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Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry
Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1892
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 70
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Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry
Dental School
Cleveland
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 130 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $62,235
  • Non - Resident Tuition $62,235
  • Application Fee $145
  • AVG DAT 19.6
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 10900 Euclid Avenue
  • Cleveland 44106
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

At a clinically oriented school like ours, our program is structured to prepare you for the real world. We limit each class to 70 students so that everyone has their own operatory - meaning you don`t wait in line or sign up to use a chair. Students are organized into groups simulating small practices, complete with their own Patient Care Coordinator who acts as an office manager. And courses in practice management teach all the managerial and entrepreneurial aspects of running a not-so-small business. Lately, the school has been accepting more than 70 students which has resulted in "student floating" - no more own operatory for selected students.

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed around four themes and two threads that are integrated across the four-year program. All content is taught within these themes: Health and Well-being, Disease Processes, Restoration of Health, and Maintenance of Health.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 112
Negatively 5
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.72 123

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.52 96

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I loved Case! It's an amazing school with great reputation. Wish I could spend more time with students and tour more areas of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The interview process was very relaxed and I was very impressed with the school and program." More from this Member | Report Response

"None at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would suggest having a more scheduled day. As applicants, we spent far too much time just sitting and waiting in the Admissions Office. This time could have easily been filled with presentations to convince us that CWRU is the school for us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Include more student-interviewee interaction in the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better signs/directions to the admissions office within dental school building." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wanted to see more presentations! I am excited about the curriculum and would have loved an in-depth look." More from this Member | Report Response

"Post directions to the admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure the updated expense report is in our packets so we don't get surprised with the extra cost half way through" More from this Member | Report Response

"Serve food on the interview day and make it more obvious which entrance to use and where to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! They are so easy to talk to and helpful answering your questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Try being a little hospitable when we are meeting with you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The Admin Office was great! The staff at Case Western are superb" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Everything went great" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful personnel, interviewers were engaging and very friendly, student tour guides were honest a" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were very nice. I was looking around for the admissions office and people were friendly i" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice!!! Great experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None specific, just general ones like "tell me about yourself and your family," "what do you do for fun," etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your research about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel like you can help the under-served population." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you, and why are you here? (It was a closed file interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you academically prepared for our rigorous curriculum? (I chose an easier major in undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will like PBL?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some qualities that make a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you enjoy working in groups" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself....growing up, high school, anything not on AADSAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do i feel is most important in choosing a dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about one of your research positions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"have you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Case ? Why did you get this grade ? What do you do to relax? What can you bring to this school that others cant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? After my answer, And does it work?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you want to be a dentist...are you sure about that? Why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about the school and the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family and where you grew up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Case? Why Cleveland? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"drilled me on ethics questions!!! at rapid-fire speed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 2 ethical decisions you've had to make." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"first interview asked the basics about research, why dentistry, and other academic areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family background...parents education, childhood, where you grew up, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which subjects do you like the most, like the least and why? (Strangely both my interviewers asked the same question)." More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry? why case?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. (not quite a question but it was asked by both interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you would learn well in a small group setting? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"have you done research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Case Western?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your parents/family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you attend the college you did? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your background (birthplace, family)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about urself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your marks are reflective of your actual academic performance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Academics aside, what can you bring to Case that sets you apart from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your family and childhood?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well at you at handling stress, change, and working in groups?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one time when you had to work in a small group to complete an academic task." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your LDS mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of our new teaching techniques?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is the fact that you applied to medical school going to be a problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you chosen dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself from where you attended high school until now." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you plan on funding your education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your schooling prepared you for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you observe an oral surgeon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why dentistry, what have you done you show your interest in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself (background, family, education, hobby etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"first interview, there was no interview questions asked of me, i did all the asking questions. i think this is cuz he didnt look at my file yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry/why case?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What area of art history (art history major here) interests you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yoursel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why case? what specifically about case that sets it apart from the rest? why denistry? when did you first get interested in dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"cheating question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the definition of a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your faimly life like, what was it like growing up in your home town?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do to destress" More from this Member | Report Response

"How's your relationship with your roommate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was none" More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay we were supposed to prepare during our time at Case on the interview day was interesting and had a surprising subject. Wouldn't ruin it for you. You'll like it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview was interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. - My interviewer had not read my file previously and only opened it midway of our interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your life experience prepared you to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your family like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why should we pick you" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Five words to describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"why a career change to dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of each where you did a morally wrong action and a morally right action." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which comes first, Egg or Chicken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any questions to ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All Basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a patient that comes in and doesn't like your work, is upset and gives you a hard time, what do you do ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting class you took?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the last book you read for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"background (personal stuff)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? What is your support system like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you've done this [pulls experience from file] tell me about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research (school is big on research - and if you have an interesting one, it will make the conversation flow); Why did you take this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We have many qualified applicants--what can I tell the admissions committee that makes you stand out from the rest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your mom think about your educational goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name and two ethical dilemas you were in, how did you respond? do you think you made the right decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the course load and stress in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do u think dental career fits to u? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical one (see questions below)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really was not asked any questions, they just wanted to talk, I asked most of the questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a girl friend? (wasn't sure where he was going with this one but he then mentioned how he's seen marriages/relationships fail b/c of dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Usual questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"where are some good places to party around here thesedays?!?!? (i live in cleveland) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical situation that you have been faced with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite psychological experiment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who'se your favourite composer, followed by hum a tune by said composer =)." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you not like about dentistry? (After a slight pause, my interviewer qualified by saying "It's ok, whatever you say will have no bearing on the outcome of your interview." ---what the heck man? I'm pretty sure that's just not possible)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has living outside of the USA changed you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's all pretty basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think Dr. _____ wrote about you in her letter of recomendation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Least favorite thing I encountered while shadowing my dentist." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself...most interesting because you never know what to say." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about your parents and family" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What sets you apart from others who are applying to Case? What can you bring to Case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favourite book and its importance in your development as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite nonscience course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to make an important decision and how you decided." More from this Member | Report Response

"Academics aside (closed the folder for emphasis), what can you bring to Case that sets you apart from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just the normal questions. Why Dentistry? Why Case? Tell me about your family? What about your undergrad, how was it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you work well in groups? (a new curriculum is being implemented)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working on a collaborative project in a small group and a group member refused to complete his or her assigned task, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was mostly just shooting the breeze. i got alot of marriage advice though." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me all of the schools that you applied to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why give up career in banking to pursue Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to play golf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any experience with problem based or group learning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me everything you know about Case" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why do you play football?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We interview more than 400 people... why should we accept you above everyone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do so many Mormons apply to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have your morals ever been tested?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your childhood like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked about my essay topic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what if u had to fire yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you? Do you have a significant other?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really, pretty basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would Dr.(wrote me a rec letter) describe you? He did this for ALL of my letters." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family life growing up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever done construction work before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your ACT/SAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like southeast asian history?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you enjoy college sports or professional sports more?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most frustrating aspect of your service mission to brazil?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does R mean you repeated the course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i had two interviews, the first one was cake! we sat down talk about random stuff, like las vegas, and good cities to practice in. nothing in the conversation had to do with my application file, i had to initiate and ask stuff bout the school to get on the topic, i dont know if that was a trick and i was suppose to do it, but it was chill." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your undergraduate college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the little town in Germany where you went to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from, why did you choose the undergrad. school that you did. do you regret anything, or if you could change anything about your undergrad experience what would it be, why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you have a C anywhere on your transcript? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Cheating question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, same traditional questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are 3 most influential people in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would Dr. X describe you? (I had recommendation letter from Dr.X in my application file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions. They did most of the talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical question, why dentistry, why case...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

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