Menu Icon Search
Close Search

Interview Feedback

All Questions & Responses

  • Creighton University School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Omaha
Individual Feedback 2 37 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 30
Negatively 2
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
1.77 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.90 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.23 30

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 1
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 3
20 minutes 14
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 10
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 4
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 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 36
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 35
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.14 37

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

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were asked of me at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your questions about the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about how you will pay for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry? Why Creighton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist? Why did you choose Creighton? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about/what has led you to choose dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are Creightons strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think you would bring to the field of dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is it that you got interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your strategy when applying to schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have your grades improved dramatically from the beginning of your scholastic career ?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Crieghton" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same old questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you become interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about specializing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you completed the forms for WICHE?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the rigor of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you get into the other schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being a Florida kid you think you'll be able to endure these cold winters? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most surprising thing you witnessed while shadowing a dentist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your volunteering experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Creighton" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How are you choosing the schools you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What Creighton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are accepted to all the schools you applied to, how will you decide which to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ype of volunteer activites have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think you will work after school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you interest in dentistry began." More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened with your DAT score ?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What factors helped you decide the dental schools at which you applied and why did Creighton make the list?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to prepare for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why our school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience do you have in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have some incompletes on your transcript, why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have retaken your DAT and you have improved. What did you do differently the second time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many other schools are you applying to/which ones?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you would like the admissions committee to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to save the world?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose what schools to apply to? " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your dental experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some volunteer work" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your career goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your future plans" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your goals in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself... Why should we pick you... " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans after dental school - opening private practice, specialty program, etc...?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering that I'm the only member of the admissions committee that you'll meet, is there anything else you'd like me to tell them about you that we haven't discussed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in specializing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in Creighton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the governor of Prague from the years 1958-1962? (kidding) How did you improve your DAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Creighton" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself practicing in the future, here in Nebraska, or returning to Arizona?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? (have some questions of your own)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any extracurricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has had the greatest influence on you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you planning to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just make sure you come with questions about their school and be prepared to think about where Creighton ranks among other schools you are applying to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a questions, but Dr. Norton spends about 5 to 10 minutes giving advise on how to become a better student prior to matriculation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many other programs have you applied to, where have you interviewed, and honestly tell me what schools you have been the most impressed by. Woah! This Q was outta left field!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your dentistry experiences impacted/ changed your life " More from this Member | Report Response

"I went on a pre-dental service trip to the Dominican Republic, So he asked me alot about that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What were you looking for when you decided on which schools to apply to" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many different dental procedures have you seen" More from this Member | Report Response

"I played a year of baseball at my school and Dr. Ayers mentioned he had also played a year when he was at New Mexico, so he asked me about my difficult decision to quit baseball and focus on dentistry... probably not an interesting question for anyone else but it gave me an opportunity to show I am very committed to becoming a dentist." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you agree with the philosophy that it is a privilege to be a health care practitioner and a right to receive health care? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were any partof the brain or cell what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the person that has been the biggest influence in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you manage to do so well on the DAT after being out of school for so long?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you considering using an Armed Forces Health Profession Scholarship? (I'm currently in the military)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary it was a very conversational. He made Dr Ayers made you feel very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I will most likely be the only person on the adcom you will meet, is there anything you would like me to tell them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do differently to improve your DAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself practicing here in Nebraska or going back to your home state? (I guess I hadnt really thought about this at all yet, I just wanted to be accepted somewhere)" More from this Member | Report Response

"1) what makes you want to be a dentist? 2) What have you done to prepare for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any extracurricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has had the greatest impact on your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What factors played a role in the schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider the school’s strength to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a single question asked during my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were very vague. Have a statement prepared about what you want the admissions committee to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to save the world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you get into the other schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"During your dental experiences what has been the thing that most intrigued you? ***(so broad) do your best to get personal" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were difficult. Very laid back interview, basically just a conversation. Be sure to have some questions ready to ask him. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the strengths and weaknesses of Creighton" More from this Member | Report Response

"none - all questions were the same as posted from previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you chosen the schools you have applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview was very relaxed and conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide what schools to apply to and what are you looking for in a dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was that difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty standard, not difficult questions about my interest in dentistry, background, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasnt anything difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were easy. Dr. Ayers is a stud. Very kind. He makes you feel right at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1) What questions do you have for me? (I had a few questions, but I wonder if I should have had more. I asked 3 questions, and then stopped, because I didn't want to take his whole afternoon. Looking back though I think that he would have been glad to sit and answer several more. Missed opportunity.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Normal questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on specializing? " More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did some research into the school. This is important!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare lots of questions for Dr. Norton. All he asks is if you have any questions for him." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN post and knowing what I wanted in a dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, did homework about the school. Have questions you want to ask because that's all the interview is." More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced using questions I found from various websites and SDN, and I did several mock interview sessions... Although all this practice didn't really matter as I was the one asking all the questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I used SDN to research questions that come up commonly, and made sure I thought about my answers so I wouldn't freeze when they were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, Friends at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SD and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interview with friends, read through my application and personal statement. Review the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my AADSAS info, read over my secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at DAT prep book" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, talked to current students, Creighton website & student handbook." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews from my school's health committe, SDN " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Creighton's Bulletin, Creighton's website, reviewed file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Creighton's website & brochures" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, schools website..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the booklet, read the website, and thought of likely questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, AADSAS app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, reviewed comments on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, Creighton's website, I read 2 job interview prep books, and had some mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading schools website and reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school handout, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN/ My application/ School website and supplementary materials received in the mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, WEB, Other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to other students, read SDN advice, practiced mock questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Writing my personal statement helped me to learn alot about myself, my motivations, my preparation, and my long term goals. Of course I couldn't survive without the student doctor network. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interviews, a self assessment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AADSAS materials." More from this Member | Report Response

" Read up on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Dentaltown.com., School alumni, and a current D1" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"There clinic and the amount of experience they offer (since they don't have graduate programs)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Omaha is a great city. People are very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super laid back and very nice people. Dr. Norton is a very nice guy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, amazing clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at Creighton is very friendly and welcoming while also very professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the friendliness of everyone involved with my interview/tour of the school. The student leading my tour was very knowledgeable and gave me helpful tips in preparation for the actual interview. While sitting in the lobby waiting to interview, the receptionist was always around making conversation with us interviewees which helped keep my nerves low." More from this Member | Report Response

"The ability of the students to perform more work in the specialty areas and the peer mentor group in which D3's are paired with D1's." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cheap tuition for Idaho Residents, no specialty progs at Creighton." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Ayers was incredibly nice and made the whole process very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility although a little older was kept very up to date with all the latest technologies " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Ayers is great! He makes you feel very comfortable and the stress level is very low. The tour was also great, the school has updated facilities as well as a nice location. The entire staff is very friendly. All the students I met were also very nice and helpful as well as honest. They all seemed to love Crieghton and were glad they decided to go there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no specialty programs there, so students learn/do ALOT more because they are not passing patients off to other endo/perio/OMFS students" More from this Member | Report Response

"They friendliness of all that admissions staff and interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr Ayers is very nice. His interview is personal and easy going." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students were very excited to be there and proud of their school's program. Since Creighton does not have specialty programs, the predoctoral students are exposed to cases of greater difficulty and complexity. " More from this Member | Report Response

"since there are no specialties at the school, students are exposed to a huge range of cases. probably the best school in the country in preparing students to deal with what they may face as a dentist, definitely a huge plus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean's Office knew every dental student that walked through the door by name!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Creighton is the only US dental school that has no specialties, so instead of difficult cases going to the specialties, DDS students get great clinical experience. The dental outreach in the Dominican Republic sounded really cool. Omaha didn't seem like a half-bad city either. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My state really helps out with financial aid since we don't have a d-school. I go through the IDEP program which means I study the first year in Idaho and the last 3 in Neb." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical facility is massive! Seeing it for the first time was a breath-taking experience that I highly recommend. Patti, the admissions secretary, was a freindly person- easy to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff were incredibly friendly. In fact, everyone at the school was really friendly! The building is old but the clinic is nice. D.D.S. students get exposure to both orthodontics and implants, and no specialists are trained at the school so you get lots of procedures. The tour guide (James) was really happy with the school, and mentioned that basically anyone on staff will do whatever they can to help you in any way possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seems very friendly and warm. I was walking through the clinic and I was called into the office of the instructor over the clinic to talk to me. Dr Ayers was very nice and genuinely seemed interested. His assistant, Patti, was very informative and made you feel comfortable. The clinic was huge. There are no specialists being trained at the school so you have plenty of work and a variety of it. The school recognizes they are in outdated facilities and are working to either renovate or build a new facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Ayers was very cordial and everyone I met was enthusiastic and seemed very happy to be there. Facilities and clinic were very nice. Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much clinical experience you would receive. There are no specialty programs, therefore root canals dont automatically get shuffled directly to Endo residents. The 4th year student who took me around said you have enough work to make you feel comfortable starting a practice directly out of school. Also everyone has done well on there Part 1 and Part 2 boards. Everything seamed clean and updated. Staff was generally concerned about the students. The student that took me around was glad that he received his education at Creighton. I asked if he had anything negative to say about the program and he said no. It would only be petty complaints not worth mentioning, the staff was concerned about your success at Creighton." More from this Member | Report Response

"CLINICAL! The clinic was HUGE. Very well set up. Administration was very kind and personal. Student tour did not seem to be part of the screening process. How they put it on you to schedule an interview. I really like the Omaha area. School is 5 minutes from the airport." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enormous clinic and all the new digital equipment. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, facilities, the students. I was a little sceptical about the school before I actually went there. But I really liked it and will give a strong consideration to creighton now." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical experience will be awesome at Creighton. There are no specialty schools, so you do everything, and will have the opportunity to do every procedure numerous times. A great place to live, and huge patient pool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic is a place I could spend a few years and not hate life. Tons of patients. Omaha is super cool" More from this Member | Report Response

"The range of clinical exposure that could be had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Large clinic, friendliness of the students and faculty. Fun town considering location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that every patient who walks in the door is given to dental students since there are no greedy post-docs doing specialties. Omaha is a nice city. The tour was given by a student and it was really helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical experience, AMPLE patient pool, and lots of extra chairs. Its the only school in which students can insert implants before being in a specialty program. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Dated facilities but it's still impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a bit dated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student-led tour wasn't very informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is a little dated, and tuition is quite expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The general dentistry operating area is a giant room with low dividers. You can see and hear everything going on. The lecture halls are dated and dismal." More from this Member | Report Response

"having to stay in Idaho for another year!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guide seemed pessimistic towards her own school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that I can think of ... " More from this Member | Report Response

"some current students really don't like it at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"While waiting for my interview, one of the admin staffers sat and talked with everyone. She mad me really uncomfortable by bashing my home state of CA (after I said I was from there) with all the things she hates about it and its people (materialistic, etc). She seemed to be looking at me for a reaction too. All the while she was writing stuff on her pad. Very unprofessional. Recommend avoiding similar situation if you can." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was very short. I wish I would have had more time to talk with current students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"location... nebraska is definitely nebraska, but this could actually be a positive for a dental student. less distractions than a city like boston or new york might make it a better place to study dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I really enjoyed my visit!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I would receive something in the mail with details about coming to the interview, with parking info, the itinerary, etc., but no cigar. Not a big deal " More from this Member | Report Response

"Small dental building, but it really doesn't matter because there are only 8 students for the IDEP program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was a little informal. The pressure was definately off but, I would have liked to have some sort of overview/informational session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were fairly disorganized, I arrived 30 minutes early and wasn't seen until 15 minutes after my interview had started. Some students were given tours before their interview (which I would consider an advantage) and some weren't (me). The pre-clinical facilities and classrooms were nothing special, and pretty old." More from this Member | Report Response

"The age of the facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff at the hotel I stayed in. Nice, but not real helpful. Food at the hospital/medical center (yuk)." More from this Member | Report Response

"OK, i was considering Creighton...matches my scores+cheap, but when going to visit the campus and interview(not formally) I was suffocated by how rural it was. If you are from NE, then maybe, but if you crave any form of diversity and culture, please do your homework first. Also, the 4th year seemed absolutely dead, and I could tell he really did not want to be giving me a tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that they still have not integrated computers into the program. Most schools have some sort of laptop based program while they use paper everything. There also isnt a sim lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"At Creighton all dental students MUST wear a tie EVERY day. I wouldn't say that is a negative, but it wasn't a highlight either." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost, but the quality of the school definitely seemed to be worth the price tag." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was kind of hidden in the building, I wondered around for like 15 minutes until I found it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really! (and this doesnt happen very often)" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had a good idea going in what it would be like" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I did my research and I was well aware of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview would be nothing to worry about AT ALL!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be the one asking questions for the entirety of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everyone in my interview group had a connection to a student or faculty member at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I was going to be a select alternate on a list that literally DOESN'T move :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew this going into it but still came early I signed in and in the order that you sign in is the order you will interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are the first person to sign in your interview will be first. I advise not to be the first one because if your interview is a little later then the others, than you can have a tour before your interview and that can be helpful. I was the first one there so I did not get to tour before my interview but others who came after me went on their tour first and then had their interview. Ofcourse this does not mean you should go late, be on time but try not to be the first one to sign in :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"that my heart rate was going to rise exponentially right before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing - thanks to the previous posters who prepared me very well for what to expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was just glad that I left with enough time to find parking and not be late!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The mapquest sent me to the wrong place and I was almost late!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing comes to mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How cohesive the student were. The new freshman class were all smiling and laughing like they weren't in their first year. My tour was with a DS-4 and he was pretty cool. Full of info, said some of the profs were kind of goofy but he is very happy with his education at Creighton." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a reason it is double the price to fly to Omaha than NY and takes just as long. You cannot find a direct flight, because no one in their right mind would want to go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to park. parking was a nightmare around that place." More from this Member | Report Response

"How humid Omaha is, and public transportation is almost zero." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had a copy of my resume on me. Don't try to alter a suit close to interview times. I almost didn't have anything to wear because my alterations were messed up." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the people were there." More from this Member | Report Response

"How informal the interview was and that I needed tennis attire for the party that night." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they have contracts with states of WI, ID, ND, UT" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely loved my visit and I would love to attend this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview is nothing to worry about. It is more of a chance for you to interview the school. That being said, try to have intelligent questions prepared and not stuff you can find easily on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a nice school...... kinda sucks that they have to dress up every day for class though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview was very laid back, and everyone I encountered during my time at Creighton was very welcoming. Dr. Norton is extremely kind, conversational, and enjoyable to talk to -- just be sure you come prepared with questions!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was one of 6 interviewees scheduled. We were all scheduled at 1:00, so the order of our arrival determined the order in which we were interviewed. I was second to last, but that meant I got a tour BEFORE the interview, which I found to be helpful. If you want to get out of there right away, arrive a little bit earlier. Dr. Norton, the interviewer is very friendly and makes you feel so comfortable during the interview. Creighton was sort of a last choice for me, but my interview visit impressed me a lot. They make you feel welcome and wanted, rather than the "prove to us why you are good enough to come here" tactic that other schools take." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school has a very traditional feel to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very close to downtown Omaha, which is much better than most would give it credit for. The Old Market is great, and the new baseball stadium being built on the North side will make that area great in the coming years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get the interview out of the way (in my opinion) get there early and enjoy the tour....the dental students love it there. Its only a two hour interview. Dr. Ayers is the man soooooo nice best of luck you'll do great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good Luck! " More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY low stress, just a simple conversation with Dr. Ayers. They made sure to almost ALWAYS have someone out in the waiting area with the interviewees, whether it be a professor or one of the receptionists... Everyone was very nice, and it was an overall great experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Ayers seems like a great guy. He put me at ease right away with his cool demeanor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Before the interview Patti Churchill talks with the students about the school and Omaha and helps to calm everyone's nerves. The interview itself is very laid-back and conversational. Dr. Ayers is friendly and pleasant to talk to. Also, I found Omaha to be a beautiful and clean city with a relaxed atmosphere. I definitely would not mind living here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I showed up a half hour early and got right in, so I'd recommend that. Patti is extremely nice and talks to you to help calm your nerves. Dr. Ayers is also very nice and makes you feel very comfortable. He started off just making conversation about my trip and my home state before he asked the real questions, so this helped make things very comfortable. Overall very laid back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a very pleasant experience with low stress levels. Dr. Ayers was very nice and takes his time to get to know you. Be prepared to ask questions because he gives ample time for that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed and pleasant experience. Dr. Ayers was so nice and Patti Churchill, also with administration, did a wonderful job of calming my nerves as I waited to talk to Dr. Ayers. The school was very nice. I felt very positive about the whole experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was pretty normal. I sat in a conference room with 2 students and 2 faculty members. They were pretty laid back. They asked me pretty normal questions and then seemed pretty intrested in my ideas and in me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Ayers was so nice. He's just as freindly as everyone says. The interview questions were all very standard - no surprises. He really wanted to know about me: asked about my family and my future plans. Just nice. Patti made the pre-interview relaxing and the students overall seemed pleased with their choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived at the school 30 minutes early, and talked to other students interviewing that day for about 45 minutes. ALL of them were from areas within driving distance of Creighton, but they were mostly nice. When there was noone else in the room Dr. Ayers' assistant Patti came to talk to me, which allieviated some of my nervousness. Interview was pretty straightforward, very conversational. Dr. Ayers' asked me the standard questions, but in a more conversational and specific form than I was expecting, and I didn't get to say a lot of things I wish I had, and simliarly I said a lot of things I wasn't expecting to talk about! The tour guide was pretty cool, just a regular guy. He was pretty happy about choosing Creighton, and answered all of my questions pretty honestly. Apparently the classes are pretty cooperative, not too much competition. There are gunners, but they still help everyone else :) Oh, Omaha is not what you expect it to be. It's a pretty cool town with a lot of culture, and the Old Market area is flat out great. The restaurant I ate at had the best steak and beer I've ever tasted, and everyone is disturbingly nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I found the whole thing to be positive. I found Creighton moving up the list of my schools to the number 2 spot mainly because of the experience I had at the school. The cost of living is reasonable and I see it as a good place for my family to live while I go to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent experience. Well worth the visit (my first time in Omaha). The student who gave me the tour was very enthusiastic and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience was great, I would have no problem spending 4 years at Creighton. Although I am keeping a specialty program in mind after dental school, it is nice to know that you would have a comfortable level of proficiency as a general dentist. Dr Ayers was great, he apparently was very thorough in looking over my application. He asked for explainations where it was needed, very easy to talk to and also honest about his opinion on your chances and added what things may strengthen your application. Although you schedule your own (Informal)interview, it gives you the opportunity to explain any concerns with your application you may not have coveyed on the application. Also they receive over 2000 applications a year, it shows an initiative on your part to see their school and express your motivation in wanting to become a dentist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was scheduled for 2:00. I arrived 30 minutes early and got right in to see Dr. Ayers. He's a very relaxed guy and doesn't drill you with questions. He's not going to bring out trick questions. He just wants to get to know you. After the interview I went on a detailed tour from a fourth year who seemed more than happy with his education at Creighton. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good and very worth it. My wife and I didn't have the funding to visit many schools so I'm glad it panned out. I would definitely choose Creighton for school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Creighton does interview visits and does not invite people for interviews, so its on you to schedule them if you want to see the school. It is however a worthwhile experience, in which you have real meeting with the dean and you get to tour the school with a student and see the clinic and ask questions. I thought it was great and would have done it again. Creighton trains awesome clinicians, and Omaha is not as bad of a town as I had thought." More from this Member | Report Response

"Creighton technically doesn't do interviews. They call them campus "visits". To get one just call the admissions office and they will schedule one for a friday afternoon. I showed up at 2:00 pm. Sat down with the dean of admissions 1 on 1 for about 15 minutes. He was very friendly. The visit was very conversational. He didn't make me feel stupid. He told me that with my stats I would be very competitive this cycle (gpa 3.66, DAT 20AA/22TS/20PAT). After the interview we were taken on a tour by a DS-4. He was a great guy. He took over 45 minutes showing us around. He wasn't trying to rush us through everything. He commented that he loved the school, especially all of the clinic time. He said some of the advising dentists in the clinic could be overly anal about certain things, but that it wasn't a big deal. Overall impression: great clinic (new, lots of room, lots of patients), friendly staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Creighton is a very nice school. I would consider myself lucky to be a part of their program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Ayers is not intimidating and very laid back. Questions were same as all other SDN interviewees Q's. " More from this Member | Report Response

"As you know Crieghton doesn't grant interview like most schools. But you can set up a tour, with a REAL interview with the Dean of Admissions. I felt that my visiting the school really helped me get into the school. BTW, if anyone tells you that visiting this school does not give you a better chance at getting in....then they are likely on crack." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it’s a great school!!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 33
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 1
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 22
Neutral 6
Discouraging 2

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.87 30

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 1
Out of state 29

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 4
2-3 hours 1
4-6 hours 16
7+ hours 6

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 14
Automobile 13
Train or subway 2
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 6
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 7
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 4
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Omaha

Eppley Field

epply

Omaha's Eppley Airfield

Omaha Ep

Eppley Airfield

OMA

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 5
Hotel 17
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Air Force Inn at Offut AFB

Best Western

Best Western Seville

Best Western Seville Plaza

Comfort Suites off the loop

Courtyard by Marriott

Hilton

Homewood Suites

Hotel Julio

marr

Sheraton

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Air Force Inn at Offut AFB

Best Western

Best Western Seville

Best Western Seville Plaza

Comfort Suites off the loop

Courtyard by Marriott

Hilton

Homewood Suites

Hotel Julio

marr

Sheraton

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.37 30

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.26 31

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.42 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.56 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.21 14

0 = low, 10 = high

// Individual Responses //

Read what each person had to say about their experience with this school.

Browse Individual Responses

// Share //

// Other Schools //