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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Urbana
Individual Feedback 2 37 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 24
Negatively 7
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.29 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.97 37

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.49 35

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 2
15 minutes 4
20 minutes 12
25 minutes 9
30 minutes 7
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 36
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 27
In a group 8

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 35

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.97 36

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

"Questions regarding cheating including scenarios." More from this Member | Report Response

"can’t share the exact questions, but they asked general questions for the most part just to get to know you and understand how you’ve gotten to where you are in life." More from this Member | Report Response

"They really just want to know what you have done in your undergrad, how you feel about cheating and how to destress, and what you would do other than veterinary medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were not allowed to share interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"We cannot give out interview questions due to the honor code. When registering, they give you a packet that mentions at least two (possibly three) times that you cannot share questions and that it may impact your acceptance if found out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school asked us not to share the questions as it is against their honor code. They ask everyone the same questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you saw a student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to be a follower for something and then a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you call home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An owner comes in with an animal with a treatable condition and wants to euthanize it. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is professionalism to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient comes in with a completely curable condition, but the owner is tired of paying for the animal. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what being a professional means to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to you to be a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What, to you, does it mean to be a professional? Think of the last time you encountered a conflict- how did you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be a professional? Also, tell us about a time that you dealt with a difficult person and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The vet business has a lot of death in it. How do you think you will handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 things relating to vet med that you could get at Walmart." More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you needed to deal with a difficult person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were so boring that I don't remember them. Look at everyone else's, since we were all asked the same dumb questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone you've had the most trouble communicating with in the last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a veterinarian? What specific field are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose [insert name of undergraduate institution]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time in which you had to work in a group situation. Tell us about a time there was a disagreement in a group situation and how it was resolved." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the most rewarding experience you've had in the last 4 years. Tell us about a group project you were involved in and your role in it. Tell us about a time you solved a conflict between two people." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a time when you had to work in a group? What was your position in the group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you felt rewarded." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Questions regarding general knowledge of the veterinary field. Like if you know what you are truly getting into. What’s the average debt, average pay, how do you handle stress etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a classmate being dishonest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you could not pursue a career in veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The vet practice you work for has imposed a 15min time limitation on health exams. How would you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one of the most difficult people you dealt with and how you dealt with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be your 2nd choice profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw your classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had a conflict with someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict you've had and what you did to resolve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time where you failed or had difficulties with your academics and what you learned." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't be a vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you weren't going to veterinary school? What would you do if you saw a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw someone cheating? Also, what is an instance of communication you observed with a particular vet and their client, and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think of a vet you admire. What qualities did they possess that inspired you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult person." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation that you had to take leadership of a group." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last group project you did and what was your role in the group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with conflicts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the most difficult person you have to communicate with, and how do you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the most difficult person you've ever had to work with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you encountered people with large differences from yourself, and how you overcame those differences. What has been your most rewarding experience in the past few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a difficult person you've worked with and how you've handled working with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time when you had to work with someone you didn't get along with? With someone different from yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a group project you were involved in, and what your role was." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Some fun questions about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your first year of vet school did not turn out as you expected, how would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a client brought in an animal with a treatable condition and wanted to euthanize, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your biggest academic failure and how you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you were challenged academically" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the greatest academic obstacle you've encountered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught someone cheating." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught another student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your greatest academic challenge/failure and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict you had with someone and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do outside of school/preparing for veterinary school? Tell us about a difficult time you had academically." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your academic failures? Also, what would you do if a client wanted you to euthanize a healthy animal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think of a conflict you have had with a colleague. How did you deal with this conflict and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What has been a rewarding expierence for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to act as a mediator in a situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your specific undergraduate institution? What do you do for fun? Do you want to go into [field I currently work in]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did u apply to U of I? Why did you pick your undergrad school? What question do you wish we had asked?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of I? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to work with someone difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you describe a vaccine to a toddler." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you convince legislators to increase funding for veterinary school and veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class would you recommend to a pre-vet student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, they were all kind of lame. Sorry U of I =[" More from this Member | Report Response

"Veterinary students are prone to burn outs! How do you prevent burning out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go from a completely unrelated major to being pre-vet (after I told them my major)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is professionalism to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite veterinarian, and what have you learned from him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how communication has been important in your favorite vet's career and what you've learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite vet, and what have you learned from them about the art of communication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Recall your favorite vet. Why is he/she your favorite." More from this Member | Report Response

"Think of a veterinarian that you've observed who had client communication skills that you admired- what made that person so able to talk to clients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't become a veterinarian? Also, what do you like to do in your free time when you are not studying or working?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if an owner brought in a treatable or healthy animal to be euthanized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not sure." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest accomplishment in the past for years? For me that was a softball question...I just defended my PhD in Bioengineering last September and had not expected to be asked that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your most rewarding experience in the past 4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"the dumb walmart question...interesting not because it was good, but because it was so very pointless." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wal-Mart question" More from this Member | Report Response

"You walk into Walmart, name 5 things that have to do with veterinary medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most rewarding achievement in the past 4 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 things at Walmart that have to do with veterinary medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there any question you wished we would have asked you, but didn't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are five things found at Wal-Mart associated with veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 5 things related to veterinary medicine you'd find at WalMart? Also, is there anything you wish we would have asked you that we didn't? (then they had me answer it)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you describe a vaccine to a toddler." More from this Member | Report Response

"there were one or two ethical dilemma questions. Don’t try to answer how they want you to answer, just answer what you would do if the situation happened to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to an 8 year old what a vaccine is" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were super difficult to answer, but I think the hardest part was generating an excellent response instead of an above average one." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you and another student were vying for the last spot, what would you say to convince us to pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to be a follower for something and then a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sometimes you have to be a leader, other time a follower. What have you learned as a follower that will make you a better leader someday?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to you to be a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is professionalism to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you see someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What academic failures/struggles have you encountered and how did you overcome them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The "professional" one." More from this Member | Report Response

"If an owner comes in with a cat, dog, rabbit, horse etc. (companion animals) that has a completely treatable medical problem, but they are tired of paying to treat the problem, and would like to euthanize their animal, what do you do? (I think I just over-thought this and made it more complicated than it needed to be, silly brain!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The conflict one. I honestly don't have many conflicts with people - or at least none that make for good storytelling. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone came to you with their pet that was ill and they couldn't afford/didn't want to fund more treatment and decided they wanted to euthanize- what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found out that a classmate was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you wish we had asked you that we didn't? I went blank, but they said that was the stumper of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a person you had difficulty communicating with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, they were all pretty generic." More from this Member | Report Response

"A time you felt rewarded" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time when you had to resolve a conflict in a group." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of I? (this wouldn't have been hard, except I thought that it was going to be all behavioral so I was somewhat unprepared for the more traditional second half of the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you walk into Walmart, what are five things that a veterinarian has had something to do with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you attend the university you attended for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you had to resolve a conflict between other people." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced coming up with various examples from my life that could multiple questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over questions I found here online and some behavioral questions (ethics or situational) and practiced my responses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because the interview is closed file and I knew it was ethically based questions, I didn't prepare. I just winged it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the past questions on here and general behavioral interview questions and brainstormed possible responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over behavioral interview questions online, looked at the UIUC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about the school, read over my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Glanced over past interview questions, sat down and reviewed my experiences over the past four years and tried not to over prepare!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reviewed my app, read about the school, read up on behavioral interviews, thought up some situations to talk about" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sample questions online, SDN interview review, brainstormed scenarios that could answer potential problems." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studying behavior-based questions, assessing myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Glanced at some behavior questions, thought about some conflicts I've had in the past" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just reviewed a few behavioral questions from other interviews/websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read behavioral interview questions online. Made lists of possible experiences to use. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too much- I glanced at some behavioral questions and jotted down some thoughts, but my answers were not from those notes anyway" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied past IL questions, other behavioral questions, current events, etc. and looked at some of my experiences that I could talk about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studying behavioral interview questions and practicing talking about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Made a list of behavior type questions. Read this forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read material on schools interview site, googled possible questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read behavior based questions online, read about the school, reviewed application." More from this Member | Report Response

"reading over behavior style interview questions, researching the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Made a list of anecdotes that I could recall when they asked about specific situations (highly recommended)" More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced behavorial interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the behavioral interview sample questions posted on the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading over the provided behavioral questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the behavioral-style study guide the school provided beforehand, also Googled behavioral-style interview questions, and read about the school online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read information on their Interview page" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed questions from other schools' interviews, researched popular behavior-based interview questions, reviewed the school's web page" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at questions the school sent online." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly everyone was and they genuinely want to to feel relaxed and do well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical skills lab, curriculum , new MRI and other technology; plenty of refreshments at the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of current students that were there to walk you through and support you. Also, the amount of student involvement and development" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new curriculum and clinical skills learning center" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus and facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"The academics as a whole is something I like. They're on 8 week rotations for classes/clinics throughout years 1-3. They are also renovating various areas of the college." More from this Member | Report Response

"The information session was helpful, the day was well-organized, and my interviewers were friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentation by Dr. Foreman showed how much the school cares for students." More from this Member | Report Response

"They answered my questions thoroughly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new curriculum looks amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and the new curriculum looked really cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were super nice and helpful -- a little casual but it really helped soothe my mood." More from this Member | Report Response

"the wildlife clinic, the curriculum change, opportunities in the wildlife clinic beginning in the first year, the campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and Mary Kelm." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was very laid-back, putting me at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"Course curriculum - trying to integrate clinical experience starting first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice, even when they had to play the part of impassive interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gorgeous anatomy lab, potentially new and cool-sounding curriculum, very integrated technology in the classroom." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the teachers and administrators were. The information session was very... informative (Candace, the technology lady, especially)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The information session (curriculum, computing and financial aid) was very informative. Also, my interviewers were very friendly and interested in what I had to say and answering my questions (even though I was their last appointment of the day!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students, interviewers, and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the panel, their openness to questions, and general encouraging demeanors." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I met were very open to my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The research facilites...I went on my own little tour as I had an appointment with a friend of my adisor." More from this Member | Report Response

"The information session - very informative, and straight forward. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the information session was really the only positive part, the people presenting seemed friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"good information session" More from this Member | Report Response

"The helpfulness of the school's administrative staff. The housing and financial aid reps that presented during the information session seemed extremely helpful and knowledgeable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed very cooperative with one another, not very competitive." More from this Member | Report Response

"People were extremely friendly, it was a kind of ''northern'' hospitality that I haven't experienced before in other northern cities. I also enjoyed the feel of Urbana-Champaign." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Tenant Union associated with the school seemed very helpful. Urbana-Champaign is a pretty nice college town." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone (students, faculty, and interviewers) were EXTREMELY helpful and friendly! The surrounding area is nice and has TONS of stuff to do. The Tenant Union did a presentation and gave us a list of area landlords that allowed pets and also a list of the number of complaints each area landlord had against them. That's all good info to have!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The town was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A little disorganized in terms of other activities for the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was not a lot of information on the wildlife opportunities. I would have liked to see the clinic, or have an info sheet about the opportunities available to students, and general statistics from the clinic. Also, much of the day seemed disorganized. There was only one day for interviews, and it was a Monday so on the tour, student were in lab and in class so we didn’t get to see everything. The info session I went to was very specific to irrelevant information. I would have liked to hear more about the opportunities available to vet students throughout their 4 years. Any research programs? MPH or similar opportunities? How do electives work? Etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of structure to the day and the lack of exposure to students in a formal capacity to ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"We got the interview schedule very late. I had to fly to IL and it was very stressful waiting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first year tour givers did their best, but there were simply too many interviewees compared to first years. It also didn't seem as organized on the tour front." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewing everyone on the same day was a little stressful and overwhelming. Also I didn't understand why they had the interviews on a weekday, since they had to work around classes to have rooms available for the info sessions and students available to give tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire day is poorly planned. Tours were stressful, and I feel like I missed a lot of highlights about the school. There are 300 students coming all in one day, and it seems that they are unable to host that many at once." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was a bit less structured than I'd anticipated, and the tour was very short. The buildings were a bit old, too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of back-and-forth during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Our tour was terrible. The girl had no idea what was going on, where she was supposed to take us, and what she was supposed to show us. She spoke so softly that no one could hear her and rushed us through the whole thing. I still have no idea what half the rooms we saw were." More from this Member | Report Response

"No real negative impressions." More from this Member | Report Response

"international opportunities, the fact that they seemed resigned to the fact that they were not anyone's first choice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was structured, which means that the interviewers don't ask follow up questions. This led to some akward pauses." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"School location and weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state tuition costs. We were told we could get loans in excess of the federal ones, which makes me think there is not a good scholarship presence at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Current students hard to talk to-- often didn't really answer my questions. Day felt quite disorganized ie. I had to wander around on my own a lot searching for rooms and activities and that was definitely a little awkward. Also, tour guide v. friendly but tour VERY short and hardly saw anything :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The third/fourth-year student who interviewed me seemed like he didn't really want to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was sub-par and the guide couldn't answer our questions. The facilities are adequate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a tad old, but they get the job done. Also, I asked a question and one student spent 5 minutes trying to find someone who could answer it, and when they did, that person wasn't even too knowledgeable on the subject. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The odd choice of interview room. It was way in the bowels of the school right next to the loading docks." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of down time. Slightly unorganized. Well into the info session the speaker realized that the reason why the room was so empty was because he started it 30 minutes earlier than the posted time. Glad I just happened to be nearby." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student-run tours were a little disorganized, but my tour guide was great so a little chaos was worth it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization of the day and the format of the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"most everything else...the tours were infrequent and not good, the interview format was bad, and the whole day seemed chaotic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were old, they didn't really care whether I was there or not. The students seemed indifferent. Chambana is much more geared towards their almost 40,000 undergraduates, who I'm really not in the mood to deal with during my 4 years of vet school." More from this Member | Report Response

"not the greatest geographical location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a big fan of college towns like Urbana-Champaign; facilities were somewhat old; 1st & 2nd years are mostly confined to the Basic Sciences Building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings were dungeon-like. Even though they had some pretty cool equipment, it was buried in these windowless, cold, cement cells." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and facilities just seemed old. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many people interviewing on the same day made everything impersonal. There weren't enough tours being held. Current students didn't seem positive or negative about the school, just neutral. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, I was overall very impressed with everything! I think the tours could have been more in-depth, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers didn't seem like they wanted to be there; unorganized interview day; the facilities were more like a high school." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Have some more student related questions ready because I’m the main atrium while waiting they are tons of students able to answer any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the wildlife clinic is not part of the tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It was pretty straight forward and followed the schedule pretty well." More from this Member | Report Response

"How quickly the interview would go by." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known more about the new curriculum ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing as of yet!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was structured." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions they asked were not nearly as difficult as the ones I found online, so I didn't need to stress that much." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much stuff I was going to get when checking in! I didn't have a bag so it was a bit cumbersome to carry everything around all day." More from this Member | Report Response

"More about the town's location and culture. Also that we weren't going to be getting much in the way of written info/brochures, I definitely would've come earlier in the morning to attend more of the Info Session." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the questions weren't going to be mind-boggling. I had psyched myself up for something much harder. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was closed-file; everything i wanted to reference in my own life I had to give a background on because my interviewers were not familiar with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I didn't really have anything to fear." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...I am familiar with the campus and the organizers did a fine job so my day was great. Although, there was plenty of downtime and had I not planned my day - I would have been pretty bored." More from this Member | Report Response

"How truly impersonal the interviews were. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not to buy the boxed lunch...it was nasty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first hour or so of tours were jam-packed with people. After the initial wave of people, the tour groups were much smaller and it would have probably been easier to ask questions and get a more thorough tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I couldn't count on current students to come to my aid when I was looking for someone to answer questions! They all seemed busy studying." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was about to snow 12 inches the next day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked everyone the same questions. The questions aren't that difficult if you read over the information they give you. They say the interview is about 30 minutes, but mine was less than 20. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I'd known just how relaxed of an environment it would be. Maybe I would have been less nervous (I doubt it)!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loved Illinois" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers just want to know who you are as a person, don't worry!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoyed the experience. I will chose this school if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"UIUC seems rather unique in its curriculum, and in a good way. There doesn't seem to be much going on outside of Champaign, but the campus is huge and it seems like there'd be plenty to do. Strongly considering this program if I get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"This seems like a great school. If I don't get into my instate, this would be my top choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty smooth interview! Just relax and take your time to think before answering." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a typo on the first line of the letter/packet about the DVM/PhD program, and no written information about the possible new curriculum changes, just an "announcement" saying that they were changing things-- I really wanted something to have to take home about it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The vet students were very nice and my tour guide seemed to know what she was talking about. The other pre-vets weren't terribly friendly though (at least the ones I spoke to). Maybe it's because we were all so nervous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was able to show up around noon because my interview was late in the day. It was a fine time. I wish that question 1 had been "tell us a little about yourself"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a good experience and I was glad I got the panel I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty short (about 20 minutes). The interviewers were very friendly. The first half they read questions from a manual and the second half was open ended." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was nevous for the first minute or so, but once I started yapping I calmed down. If anyone furutre applicant is invited and interested in research I would make appointments to meet those professors as there is plenty of time during the day. Plus, you get to see an additional side of the college." More from this Member | Report Response

"In general it seemed as if they were not trying particularly hard to recruit, even though much of their materials in the packet referred to the day as ''Class of 2011 recruitment day''. The whole thing seemed rather impersonal. The tour did not offer much in terms of actually seeing the facilities they have at the school - lots of hallways and not much else. As it was closed file and intended to be a short interview, it did not seem as if the panel really cared too much about getting to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty bad overall, I don't feel like I was able to express myself during the interview, but it seems OK because I don't like the school anyway" More from this Member | Report Response

"I originally planned on being there at 8, but then realized that the schedule was so unstructured that I didn't really need to be there until 3:30 (my interview was at 4). I slept forever and then drove around for a while. I didn't bother to go on any tours, or go to the information session about...tablet PCs (I really don't know why they bothered with this). I showed up at 3 and ''registered'', which involved someone's secretary throwing a folder at me. The interviewers seemed tired and ready to go home. I think I did well but I don't really care anymore." More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive. half of the interview was behavorial, half was more open-ended questions. all the people were very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first half was like a standardized test (''I am going to read you... good luck'' then it was just me responding to questions and they couldn't give feedback). My interview was early so I got some extra time-- this was great because I felt that the best part of the whole day was chatting with my interviewers and hearing what they thought of the program/location after the official interview was over. I wish everyone had that opportunity, as it made the place seem really great despite the aged facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers: One faculty member, one clinician, one 3rd or 4th year student. In my interview, the student did most of the talking and asked all the questions. I was asked the behavioral questions, then more personal ones. There's no conversation between you and the interviewers during the behavioral portion; they just let you talk and move to the next question when you finish. After the behavioral portion, the interviewers relaxed a little and made comments to some things I said. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is NOT THAT BAD! It's closed file, so they know nothing about you going in. They asked me very few questions actually pertaining to vet med and really just seemed to want a better idea of what kind of person I am." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students were asked the same questions; should have gotten there earlier since no one seemed to know where to go. Over all, the day was very unorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 32
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 22
Neutral 10
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 35

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 10
Out of state 25

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 3
2-3 hours 6
4-6 hours 11
7+ hours 14

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 16
Automobile 17
Train or subway 2
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 3
$101-$200 8
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 7
$501+ 6

What airport did you use?

Southwest through MDW

O'hare in Chicago

St Louis

champaign

O'Hare/Willard

O'Hare

N/A

CMI

ORD

MDW

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 28
Home 0
Other 1

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
6.22 36

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.53 36

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
5.89 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.48 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.91 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.04 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"A little more communication after admission is offered." More from this Member | Report Response

"Decisions by email; multiple interview days; earlier interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was going a slow this year but understandable as they had new employees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Update portals as soon as admissions decisions are made rather than waiting for us to receive letters." More from this Member | Report Response

"Consider adding a second interview day. Your prospective students will then be able to have better tours and actually attend the info sessions and ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Applicant status page very thorough and informative. Polite and timely email communication when my F" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give the tour guides a more comprehensive list of talking points. Our guide couldn't answer our ?s" More from this Member | Report Response

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