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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Urbana
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What does it mean to you to be a professional?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you saw someone cheating?" Report Response

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"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!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just reviewed a few behavioral questions from other interviews/websites." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

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

What impressed you negatively?

"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 :(" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

O'Hare

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

iHotel and Conference Center

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2009

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Applicant status page very thorough and informative. Polite and timely email communication when my F" Report Response

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