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Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Year founded: 1978
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Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TUFTS-VET)
Veterinary School
North Grafton
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 76 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $43,116
  • Non - Resident Tuition $47,996
  • Application Fee $70
  • AVG GRE 321
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 200 Westboro Road
  • North Grafton 01536
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Curriculum

Facilities

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 69
Negatively 1
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.03 74

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.84 76

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Change nothing. You are perfect!" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A - they are great." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of any suggestions right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Longer tours and tour of the library and classrooms would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personally, I'm a fan of the separate application for Tufts. It was 1) cheaper, and 2) asked some interesting questions, and I think it's a benefit that it filters out people that would apply just because it's a click away." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. You were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None -- they are extremely friendly and easy to work with!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Increase number of students giving tours, or decrease number of interviewees on tours... it was difficult to interact with students because we were on such a large tour. Also, larger panel of students to speak with during lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were truly wonderful to work with and made my interview day a fantastic experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they would call or email us about acceptances rather than snail mail!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is great! No need to change." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have really like to get an email or phone call about the admissions decision - it came on Ch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! You're system and responsiveness is great! You made the process so much easier and were qui" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! They were the friendliest and most helpful of all the admissions people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have an information/welcome session. Have more activities throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't wait 4-6 weeks to mail decision letters especially when the first interviewers found out quick" More from this Member | Report Response

"I've heard that some schools let interviewees sit in on a class--I'd love this!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps have the interview day survey available to complete via email after the day of the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office was incredibly friendly and extraordinarily helpful. I felt there could have been" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some food or beverages other than coffee and cookies would have been appreciated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe a bit more help for non-locals to get to the school. An info session on student life. Maybe in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide free lunch like some other schools do. Other than that, you did a great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How I planned on paying for vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of/prepared for debt after vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your veterinary experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't really ask me any questions, strangely enough. They just talked about themselves and the program and then asked what questions I had. Be prepared with at least 6 good questions. By question 4 I ran out of things to ask and we sat in silence for awhile... awkward!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mentioned in your extracurriculars *this*, explain more about it.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you like playing *insert sport here*? How do you de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you think you'll have in veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They mostly just wanted to know about me and my experiences. The interview was more of a dialogue among three people, than two people drilling you with questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your research goals within food animal science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not go to a school that tracks? (I talked a lot about my specific interest)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining my extracurricular activities in more detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why veterinary medicine and not human medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you contacted a zoo veterinarian? (Because I said that I was interested in zoo medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my TA experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for non-veterinary fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more of an open conversation than formal interview: they talked about themselves and then asked me to tell them about the path that took me here interjecting with follow up questions and statements about the school and how the program fits with my interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your experience with laboratory animals at the college (animal technician, animal husbandry at the college vivarium)." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research, and extracurricular experiences, why I applied to tufts, where I see myself 5 years after graduating vet school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to talk about? (we were waiting on one of the interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years? & Who inspires you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like ____ (my undergrad institution)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on the use of antibiotics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tufts? What did you like and dislike about working in a small animal practice? How did you deal with people who couldn't afford care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your experience in Italy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest, they didn't ask me a lot of specific questions. We just had a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the grades on your transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you ended up here." More from this Member | Report Response

"You've worked with many different species of animals. Tell us about a case that was meaningful/memorable to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"So since you are interested in conservation medicine, how do you feel about animals for entertainment such as zoos? How about circuses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your alpaca research." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your feeling about lab animals? Race horses and dogs?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us about your honors thesis"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about a summer program I did at the school back in high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say that you are completely stressed out. The electricity is out, you have 5 tests the next day and all of your underwear is dirty. How would you handle this stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself/why do you want to be a vet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself--this is your chance to "sell us" on you! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The first thing they asked me after looking at my experiences, looking at your experiences, you have a lot of exotic/zoo animal experience, is that the area you're interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"You went to Cornell and now work at Penn, our biggest competitors in the region; why Tufts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They basically were just asking me questions from my personal info on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions I was asked had to do with my specific situation. Although, they do expect you to come prepared with questions about their program and school, and that exchange comprised a majority of my interview time." More from this Member | Report Response

"''How did you decide to pursue veterinary medicine?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you decide to not pursue an m.d?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tufts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about [a class I took]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself five years after finishing vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General Questions: Why veterinary medicine and why Tufts? Tell us about your research. How much do you think a small animal vet makes right out of school? (I answered correctly, and then...) Do you think that's too much or too little? What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on preparing yourself for, or do you foresee any difficulties in, beginning a heavy science course load?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a fellow student cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of our Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program? (I attended last spring)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to tufts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about [my senior capstone course]." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How I handled ethical disagreements and mistakes working at a vet clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your 10 year plan after vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had an ethical disagreement at work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in this species?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You answered my question, now can you ask me one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They wanted to know about the person I chose for my essay and asked me a lot about my major in English Literature! They wanted some book recommendations haha" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever feel heartache releasing a wildlife patient that you became attached to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think there is such a disparity in the number of men and women in the veterinary field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my previous research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining unique/non-veterinary extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever disagreed with any of the ethical opinions of the veterinarians you have worked with? (I said I disagreed with convenience euthanasia and they had a lot of follow-up questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for us?--I asked them what they would tell me that I haven't heard from admissions or already told them that would make me want to come to Tufts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who inspires you the most? & How will you incorporate your second major (philosophy) into your profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really can't remember any specific questions they asked..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you justify the slaughter of cattle to a vegan or vegetarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your artwork. Do you think there is anything from art that you can apply to vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem pretty musical. Do you still play much music? Do you play classical guitar?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the vet's role in the animal-owner bond during euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of impact are vets able to make? What impact did you make on your trip to Peru?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tough- the interview was very conversational and interviewers were engaging and warm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you want to do some conservation research in your career, what kind of research training do you think you need for that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me some questions about my research and mentioned their own." More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare vet medicine between Country A (which i lived in) and country B (which I studied abroad in)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be done with excess males in the goat and dairy industry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I told you that the best way to be prepared for research was to go into a phd program and skip vet school, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How did you come to combine your mom's interest in horses (she's a dressage trainer) with your dad's profession in human medicine? How do they feel about your decision?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"I told an anecdote about having to put a dog down - they asked me if I was a veterinarian, what would I do in that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about a Drum and Bugle Corps I marched in. I thought is was interesting that they asked about it." More from this Member | Report Response

""you seem optimistic...tell us the dark side of your self"" More from this Member | Report Response

"See #2. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of interesting conversation, not really any questions specifically. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Because the interview style was so conversational it is difficult to say there were any interesting "questions". Tufts matches you up with interviewers who have similar interests/backgrounds as you, so that lends itself to interesting conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like and dislike about your current job? (They were both familiar with the place where I work, so this allowed for more of a conversation.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you talked to many large animal veterinarians about their economic situation? What are your thoughts? (Interest provided was equine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Exactly what kind of job do you think you could get that would match your interests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most dealt with my very specific experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you get younger students interested in veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is what we're doing with our small ruminant program...What do you think?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am leaving a 10-year career in public policy research to start a career in vet med. They had some interest in that transition." More from this Member | Report Response

"''How did you end up pursuing veterinary medicine?'' (The path here has not at all been linear or obvious! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you decide to not pursue an m.d.? (this question was probably based on my past medical research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you believe animals help people with disabilites and how well are these animals treated? (In reference to a specific expierence I had)" More from this Member | Report Response

"About a class I took." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the challenges you see facing the profession in the next 5 or 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like reptiles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If all the vet schools burned down, what would you do next year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only question I was asked was, If you saw a fellow student cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you going to make documentaries? (I have a BA in screenwriting..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are getting married soon, how do you think you and your husband will deal with the stress and time commitment of vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really asked anything specific, we mostly just talked and they gave me a chance to tell them about what I had been doing since I applied. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a passage I had written in one of my essay questions, which impressed me because they had actually read it. " More from this Member | Report Response

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