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  • American University College of Arts & Sciences
  • Psychology School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 other schools did you apply to? " Report Response

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

"How would you alter the study to control for this confounding variable? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were given _____ amount of dollars how would you alter a specific institution's treatment program? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced potential interview questions, read POI's research articles, researched pros and cons of school in advance. Developed list of questions to ask school and current grad students. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seemed at ease and very satisfied with the program. Their stress level seemed relatively low. The program is non-competitive amongst current students. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Only a portion of the students receive funding. Not all professors run an active lab and therefore not all students have office space. The facilities and program space weren't very attractive. The university is somewhat inconvenient to reach by public transportation. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not all profs have an active lab. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Reagan

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Affinity Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2009

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

6 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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