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  • Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Washington
Individual Feedback 4 74 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 68
Negatively 3
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.86 70

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.43 44

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.47 43

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 1
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 5
20 minutes 11
25 minutes 18
30 minutes 23
35 minutes 7
40 minutes 3
45 minutes 4
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 73
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 60
In a group 11

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 67
Closed file 4

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.70 71

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

"What leadership roles have you had in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the mission statement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why did you so poorly your Sophomore year?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How do you relieve stress?", "How do you balance school and social life?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strenghts and weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Describe yourself with 3 adjectives." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three adjectives to describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ive looked through your application and your file but I want you to tell something about yourself. Relate it to why you want to be a dentist and why you're here interviewing at Howard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the history of the Dental School" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the specialites" More from this Member | Report Response

"why should you be chosen over the others interviewing today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why are you interested in Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Howard University?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"3 adjectives that describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience you indicated on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why did you choose not to get a PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So, why did you want to study dentistry here at howard? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What past experiences/challenges have impacted you career goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give 3 words to describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to dentistry that others cannot?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What began my interest in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were you and you were me what would you want to know? Now answer your own question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. Where you're coming from and where do you want to go? Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there were only one seat left why should we pick you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you deal with stress? Do you study in groups or alone?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What made 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

"write an essay "Who is your biggest role model and why?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to become a dentist? What are some of the qualities you have that will make you a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be ..... " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What changed in your trend of grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had a goal that you didn't quite reach. How did you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should we pick u? Would u get along with diverse ppl ect" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I am prepared for dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What "specifically" about our school makes you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a situation when you faced adversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you willing to leave your family and friends to move to DC and attend dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why specifically do you want to attend Howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the school and colleges mission statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me twice, Why Howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What qualities will you bring to the school and workplace" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard University?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you mentally ready for dental school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges have you faced, and how did you overcome them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of art projects are you involved in? Are you good with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extracurricular activities and shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you know what a historically black school means?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been in a dental office either shadowing or volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you feel like you are able to communicate with people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry and not Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your PAT score very low comparing to the AA and TS? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What life-challenge or adverse circumstance have you overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do I like culturally environments " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define integrity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most profound accomplishment and biggest adversity how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? What is the latest development in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me an event where you overcame adversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you applied to howard instead of other dental schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have family in the D.C. area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"community service" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you over other applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics do you possess that would make you a successful dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Have you participated in any extracurricular activities? How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to school here" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What leadership positions have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Name 3 adjectives that describe you and why?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if one of your friends was cheating on a quiz, but then kept doing it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about community service and what service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about Howard being such a diverse school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three words that describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get into dental school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the 9 dental specialties" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do after graduating dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot of questions about diversity and different experiences I've had with diversity and how it impacted me. Then he would use your answers to formulate more questions about diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why should we pick you? why are you a good fit? etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very conversational...I was talking more than they were asking questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get into Dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with the stresses of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Would you accept Medicaid/HMO?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What legacy would you leave behind?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you deal with stress? 3 weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What past experiences/challenges have impacted you career goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three adjectives that describe you best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain why your grades change in your junior year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership experience have you had on and off campus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you hope to add to the field of oral medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you give back to the community when you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What area of dentristry do you want to practice in and why" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think you'll affect the field of oral medicine upon graduation? (elaborate)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you responsible? How?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"if we have only one seat for the entering class left, why should we accept you over other applicants? what qualities do u possesses that would make you a better applicant among the rest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"hardship in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have problem with older students in the classroom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over a similarly qualified applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your desire strong?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is something about myself I can improve upon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the ways that you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Use three (3) adjectives to describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"leadership skills" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing they were pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you faced discrimination (if you have). How did you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your transfer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How do you feel about going to a school in a diverse setting?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me how i prefer to study in group or alone" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain in one sentence why you received "X" in a section of your DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you contribute to the dental field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your social life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could look in a crystal ball, where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel if you had a professor that felt that women were inferior to men?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Howard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does someone go to get an extraction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you know how it is like in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a very diverse school so what experiences have you had with diverse populations" More from this Member | Report Response

"What obstacles did you have to endure to arrive at this stage of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what does your brother do? (i thought to myself -WHAT?! what does that have to do with anything - it came from left field...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my research and seemed interested." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the different types/fields of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about cheating? If you knew someone was cheating in your class, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you go back to your country to serve" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn and improve since the last time you applied to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What personal challenge has given you motivation to succeed and how did you overcome that challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult situation you have encountered at your office?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me 3 adjectives that describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What legacy would you leave behind if admitted to Howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your biggest challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be comfortable in a very diverse community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We get thousands of applicants every year, what makes you think you are one of the best or what sets you apart from everybody else? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel the compassion means?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing that special. But may be " so tell me about your parents"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give 3 words to describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a life-challenging experience that you've had? How did you overcome it? How has this experience help you mature? " More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, The interview flowed like a good conversation from topic to topic." More from this Member | Report Response

"We are dedicated to serving the underserved. How would you handle a homeless person (or someone with an extrememly bad odor)if they walked into the clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are not granted admissions will you apply to Howard again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three words to represent me" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define integrity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What could I bring to and how would I affect the field of oral medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

""If you were me and I was you, what is something you would want to know about me?" - The Interviewer. Next, he asked me to answer my own response to the first question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you responsible?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were you and you were me, what would you want to know about me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the school's mission? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would you feel, if you are admitted into the freshman class and you realize that you are no longer the smartest person in the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

" What situation has caused you to overcome adversity in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were you and you were me(the interviewer), what would you want to know about me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest moment of your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were me, what questions would ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What situation has caused you to overcome adversity in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do that creative?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a problem facing the feild today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How good are you at handling stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was really too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was my role model and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions really stuck out from the rest. They were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Use three (3) adjectives to describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was my role model and why - essay question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you? If you were me, what question would you ask me? (Now answer your question.) Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose this school" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what do you think you can contribute to the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think dental school will be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What do you expect life will be like for a first year dental student?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specific community service events do you want to participate in that Howard has available?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you over other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the Affordable Care Act" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you feel that your academic performance was lower in some classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you were put in a diverse situation" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why should you be chosen over the others interviewing today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Those random questions on diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What suggestions can you give to prevent plagarism/cheating in professional schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked about what I wrote in my "Has anything happened to you that would adversely effect your academic record" section." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew someone was cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing......questions were very straight foward." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick YOU over all the other qualified candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a C in class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why are you here today?/ Why Howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There was no difficult questions asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Most of the questions I had reviewed already." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was caught off guard by the interviewer when I was aksed "do you have any questions for me?" Try and be prepared to ask questions yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to handle a family and school" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I am going to giveback after I graduate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you report your classmate if you found them cheating? I did not knwo how to answer it because i did not knwo if they wanted me to say i would or i would talk to them first then report them on the second time. I was scared that they would criticize me for my response." More from this Member | Report Response

"What could I bring to and how would I affect the field of oral medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about a dentist and his or her role or commitment to the community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really that difficult!" More from this Member | Report Response

"-same as above, because it took me a minute to understand what the question was really asking" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest social problem facing dentistry today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i were you and you were me, what would you want to know about me? it wasn't really a hard question but it was strange. " More from this Member | Report Response

"above...it wasn't a hard question, just strange..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Has anyone else in your family studied dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were easy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was pretty much expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was only one slot left for the entering class, why should you be chosen to fill it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your top choice school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress. The faculty member that interviewed me must not have liked my first response because she asked me the same question a second time in a different format a few minutes after the first time." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were that difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a difficult situation where you faced adversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, Facebook DAT Bootcamp Study Group" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Mock interviews with faculty from undergraduate and reading interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn and website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrote out answers to interview questions and practiced with mock interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at these questions and wrote down what I wanted to say. Practiced with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, talked to dental students, read several dental journals" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, mock interviews, notecards." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, spoke with friends that are at Howard, spoke with friends that interviewed with Howard before me." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, HU site (neither really helped) National Dental Association (most helpful)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and Howard website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Study Howard University history and how I fit into the goals of the College of Dentistry? Read FDI (World Dental Federation) Ethics Manual http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_6ethics-manual.html Mock interviews Google current event involving the funding and patients of the evening clinic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over aadsas ap" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor, practiced question responses, and developed my thoughts." More from this Member | Report Response

"PRAYED! Reviewed SDN, reviewed application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I made sure I had an answer to all of the questions listed on studentdoctor and practiced my answers. I did my research on the school. Made a list of questions I wanted to ask the interviewers ahead of time so I wouldn't draw blanks and have no questions come interview time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prayer,fasting,prayer,SDN, and school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read the school website, had friends and family practice asking me questions and me answering." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"PRAYER, SDN, researched website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Deep breaths." More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback on sdn, asked a dentist for advice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, had my mom interview me, had my sister ask me impromptu questions, prayed, stayed calm and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at website, talked to friends who already interviewed there, prayer" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Practice ineterviews with my advisor, and talked to people who had already been for an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback and practiced with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, talking with current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, talking with current students, preprofessional advisors, and PRAYER!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Forum mainly. Almost all of the questions on the forum were the questions answered." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website. Howard's website. Mock interviews. Prayer etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and friends that interviewed at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, other websites, school website, and mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, the schools website, other applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, the school's website, ADA.org" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN, talked to dentist and MDs about their interview experiences, reviewed my application and personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over the website, studentdoctor.com, and some basic interview questions from internet sources." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock Interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"-read over this web site and talked with a friend of mine who is a Howard dental grad" More from this Member | Report Response

"school's website, this website, and practice interview with a friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"website and this site" More from this Member | Report Response

" i read mainly the school's website and importantly, studentdoctor website. Thanks to studentdoctor.com. it helped me a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, read over interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at their school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read "The Pre-Dental Guide" by Joseph S. Kim, read interview questions on this website, and read Howard's website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, website, personal essay , other interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read personal statement, asked questions of people who had already interviewed there " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my essay and looked over there website" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview and so I looked over my personal statement, their website, and wrote everything interesting down on a piece of paper including questions they might ask and questions I might have for them. I don't suggest doing this because the interview was SOOOO laid back!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the website and read my credentials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over personal statement, did practice interview, read over school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and mock interview at my undergraduate school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out the school's website, reviewed the information that they gave me." More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website along with guides to medical & dental school for more statistical information not found on their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my personal statement " More from this Member | Report Response

"Their website, & reading magazine articles about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"a good night sleep " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How welcoming and family oriented the faculty was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The warmth of the students and faculty. All of them had such enthusiasm and love for their school and they were very helpful and honest when answering questions. I also loved the family feel; everyone spoke as you passed them in the hallways. It was very warm and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pride that the current students have for the school, the program, and the people. Students said that school definitely prepares you for Boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was most impressed by how friendly everyone at Howard was. I immediately felt welcomed and made to feel at ease while I was there. The interview itself was very laid-back and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I get the feeling that the faculty care about the students and the students who were there cared about their profession and the school's missions to help the undeserved. Thus I was very impressed with the people at Howard. Oh, I was also really impressed by the location of the school! The part of Washington DC where Howard is located is a really nice area that will be fun to attend school at." More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere family oriented" More from this Member | Report Response

"The family atmosphere and team spirit approach to succeeding in dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were very welcoming and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students/faculty are so nice and welcoming. The school has a warm, "family" feel and seems very team-oriented. DC is such an exciting place to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean coming to talk to us about his passion for the field and the students at the university. The students sharing their experiences with us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly admissions staff, give you a laptop that is included in tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"sim lab was alright. most of the clinics are set up nicely. all the staff is super friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness and openess of the school, students and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"student interviewers were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff were soo friendly, it felt like one big family." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly, family like atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of the student body. Pretty good facilities. D1 schedule sets up 1st year students to do well (no Monday classes, only exams that day, if any)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and the new labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, Students and Staff were warm and inviting! High ethical standard expectations Facilities looked new" More from this Member | Report Response

"great atmosphere & nice, down to earth people" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly staff and students, new facilities, very close knit family feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! First Dean Hewitt-Clarke spoke to us and congradulated us for making it this far, she told us to relax. Then Dean Rouse spoke to us, and he gave us an amazing introduction about Howard. Then Dean Bell came and spoke to us. All three of them had a great insight to what they were expecting and honestly it was very motivating. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The feedback about Howard from dental students--not just the interviewers, but random students walking around. The diversity among students, despite what many people think. The sim lab is nice! D.C. is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diverse community " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new ortho and pediatric labs. The faculty, Dean, students, etc.... seemed very friendly. They really made me feel like I was already part of the school. D3 and D4 get to recruit and create their own patient pool. You will definetly have more hands on practice before you graduate." More from this Member | Report Response

"ummm...the library." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is so involved and it has a great community aspect. Everyone is so enthusiastic about the area and the outreach. They emphasize the passion of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The welcoming atmosphere and student interaction. The new ortho clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are awesome! Everyone is so nice and open-minded." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was very friendly and enthusiastic. New sim lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new pedo clinic, nice ortho clinic, everyone was very friendly and understanding" More from this Member | Report Response

"How students in the halls stopped and spoke to us about how they were nervous on their interviews as well so reassurance not to worry about it and how happy they are at the school now, but also how extremely hard you have to study/work to succeed in school. You cannot slack off." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new ortho clinic, the detailed tour, amount of students going to specialty programs, location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The welcolming atmosphere and the beautiful people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The brand new orthodontics lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"ortho clinic and simulation lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"ortho clinic, simulation lab, and friendly environemnt between students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Sim labs are awesome! Very state of the art. The orthodontics clinic is brand new also." More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is excellent! The staff and students were very freindly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly stress free atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of labs...and the students that seemed enthusiastic about being there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospitality of the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that the faculty made sure you felt at home and relaxed. They were genuinely interested in you too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The positive and friendly attitudes of the staff, the sim lab, and the new ortho clinic. Also the fact that they impress upon that upon graduation from Howard how prepared you'll be to go out and practice dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the staff's (especially the Dean) positive attitudes and commitment to really care about the students graduating successfully." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very close knit school, Laid back, new sim lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"- the easy-going atmosphere - welcoming staff (wonderful Dean)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the rest of the interviewees and willingness of staff to make sure that you get through the program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new lab and the friendly atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly the faculty, staff and the students are." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness, students seemed very happy there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean was great, inspirational, passionate speaker. The interviewer was very very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school really seems to care about all students. The school is not as expensive as other private schools and the facilities are newer than others I've seen." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They are genuinely nice people" More from this Member | Report Response

"The warm family atmosphere of the students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"They made you feel apart of their family" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a faculty member and a student and they treated me like family and so did every other person I met that day at the school. Also the price was right and the diversity of the faculty and students was incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"It feels like they are all one big family. They were so friendly and enthusiastic about their school. I feel like I would be well taken care of if I went there. They have a patient base from the community and from the Howard undergrad students. So in your 3rd and 4th years you get tons of practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty knew almost every student by first name, very much of a family-feel" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are extremely polite ans seem really interested in the well being of their students. They took time with us and answered any questions that we had about the school. They were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The honesty and attitude of the staff and students. Everyone seems genuinely interested in your successful completion of dental school. And of course tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly the whole time and made you feel at home. Also, I like the diversity of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"There seems to be a really supportive academic system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, their eagerness to sell their program, their mission to help the underserved communities." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very nice and very helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It is an HBCU so certain things are to be suspected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have to say the facilities as they are older. Howard is the fifth oldest dental school in the United States so I was not expecting state-of-the-art equipment, but coming from interviews at newer and more high-tech dental schools, it can cause a negative impression. However they are making improvements and updating facilities so it was better than I had thought from the negative hear-say and more up-to-date than some practices I have shadowed at thus the older facilities are not a problem. Another thing that impacted me in a negative way was a conversation with my tour guide and an alumni. My tour guide made it clear that going to Howard would be extremely hard but not in a challenging way, but in a demoralizing, breaking you down kind of way. An alumni also commented on how difficult and demoralizing going to Howard was which gave Howard a bad impression. However I was able to speak with more students whom assured me that although it is difficult, it is not soul-crushing and demoralizing and is very do-able if you work hard. Howard might want to have more positive people come in and speak to prospective students next time as their disgruntled students give them an unfairly bad image." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities need some updating. They aren't terrible but for some people that would be a deal breaker. I don't need the latest and greatest stuff but there is a difference between having supplies from the 1970s and 1990s. In the end they are teaching you the basics about being a dentist and you will definitely learn that very well at Howard." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I was going to hate the facilities, but they weren't as terrible as I anticipated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are old (but they're slowly changing things- starting to use digital charting, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is not very technologically advanced, still use paper charts, and that you are on your own in finding all your patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview email said that the day would conclude around 3pm, but we were released at 12:30. No lunch was served. Breakfast (dunkin donuts and coffee) was given around 10:30. Be sure to eat breakfast before attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"my initial drive down Georgia Avenue at 5pm" More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer was somewhat critical of me, commented on my teeth (negatively)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is pretty old and no renovations. The sim lab is new but I've seen so much more impressive facilities before." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was served, no breakfast, lunch, nothing not even water" More from this Member | Report Response

"Like all campuses, you might want to walk with a friend at night. Enough said!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour seemed a bit unorganized. we had to leave a few students behind. students also have to use school issued laptops - no exception. this isn't so bad for all those pc users out there but i haven't used a pc in 7yrs. and how much is it you ask... $2500! i wonder if it can be returned after 4 yrs. umm..." More from this Member | Report Response

"You wouldn't be able to walk outside alone at night because of the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Its not in a great neighborhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4th year student was talking about how to cheat your way out through dental school, while they made us write an essay about how to prevent cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental building is a bit old.....but the end result is the same....you're going to become a DENTIST." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...I had beautiful weather and saw many things." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Building is old, equipment is old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I've been to several dental schools and the building itself looked just the same or better than those at UCLA, Indiana, or UIC, so the premises are fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facility is kinda old, textbooks are online rather than a traditional book in my hand, anatomy lab is in the med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"DC's TRAFFIC!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The elevators were really hot inside, slow and small in size." More from this Member | Report Response

"the elevators" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I've been to Howard's dental building before, and they didn't take us to the more run-down parts of the building. Besides that, nothing impressed me in a negative way. Everyone was very nice, enthusiastic, and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great. What negatively impressed me is the location around the school. It is very run down. Also, the cost of living around the school is expenive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"one elevator was broken and the other was so bad we had to take the stairs" More from this Member | Report Response

"When we went on our tour, one of the professors kicked us out of her classroom...and she was rude about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The disorganized day. They filled time by showing a Rhodes scholar video. The tour was scattered and not well orchestrated." More from this Member | Report Response

"High cost of living in Metro DC." More from this Member | Report Response

"The third and fourth year students' old bright orange lockers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities a little run down" More from this Member | Report Response

"- not being able to find the building" More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't negative, but it made me more nervous having 2 people interview me at the same time" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area surrounding the school is not that pretty but you have to get use to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility seemed kind of old but there were some rennovations being done." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility,equipment outdated except for one clinic that was new. They will be updating another clinic though" More from this Member | Report Response

"How bad the area is around the school. The cost of living in DC is as much as NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"neighborhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"The equipment was old" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the neighborhood, the lack of patients(must recruit them yourself), and the cost of living. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost of living is crazy and there is no where to part, my suggestion to anyone is to get a hotel nearby and take the metro. The facilities were a little old, but they are making great strides on improving them and adding on. The ortho lab is really nice!! The area was pretty bad also." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of the school..very shady!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest, Nothing! I loved it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The standard of the facilities are bit less than I expected and the fact that there doesn't seem to be a solid system of helping students to find patients to complete their many clinical requirements. But the school makes up for it with its, "its not easy, but its not impossible" can-do attitude." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing except for the snow." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities looked kinda old" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is kind of old. They're updating/renovating alot, but the majority is old. Parking is terrible too." More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard so much negative things about the school but I found no evidence. School is old (they need new chairs etc in clinical) " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there would be so many people interviewing. Our session had 33 people interviewing and we didn't leave until 5pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we would asked to draw certain surfaces of a specific tooth rather than write an essay like other applicants have done in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I was prepared for the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"None i was prepared but it wasn't stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not going to take the entire time. It said 8:30-2pm but Honestly we were finished by 12:30" More from this Member | Report Response

"Luckily for SND I knew there was an essay to write during the interview day, but it wasn't hard at all/ However everyone had a different question and some student's questions were harder than others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to park!! It's mostly meter parking around the school and it's limited to 4 hours, but I found out that you can park in the permit-only lot on Saturdays." More from this Member | Report Response

"What airport to fly into. There's 3." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew about the essay questions---so i was prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the group tour is before the one on one interview. Allowed my nerves to calm down and me to collect my thoughts." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it would be higher stress and asked lots of particular specific factual questions about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it is truly the LEAST stressful interview you will ever go to" More from this Member | Report Response

"an essay was written" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were going to ask so much about cultural diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be so nervous before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the traffic in DC is CrAzY in the morning. I was actually 10-15 mins late for my interview even though I left the hotel 90mins beforehand. The school was VERY understanding of the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress, and there's no reason to be nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"To have eaten more food for breakfast. I was really hungry when we were doing the tour, however I managed by going to the hospital cafeteria. Food is really good! I recommend going there after the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I knew about the essay.....nothing really surprised me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody in D.C. turns their heater on turbo because it is cold outside...this makes for a warm visit when you bundle up for cold and then end up inside all day." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to rain lol." More from this Member | Report Response

"Already knew about the essay which is very easy so nothing in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing suprising, really. The short trek from the Metra to the actual Dental School is a 5 minute walk, plus students were adamantly opposed to living away from campus, I wish I had known that so I knew to stay at a hotel on campus and check out the scene better there. I stayed at a hotel in Alexandria. " More from this Member | Report Response

"DC Traffic is terrible!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the traffic was terrible." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was nothing I didn't know. But may be the title of the essay we had to write." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing. The forum really prepared me for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had more familiarity with the Metro system. It can be a bit intimidating. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No suprises. The essay question was different, " what adversity have you overcome and how", but I was prepared to write it." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is an essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions are on a sheet of paper." More from this Member | Report Response

"I pretty much knew everything i needed to know from this website and theirs" More from this Member | Report Response

"After reviewing SDN I was pretty prepared for my interview. There were no real suprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew about the role model essay, however everyone failed to mention the 25-30 minute time limit. Also be prepared to be put on the spot by the Dean. Its a good chance he will ask you "why do you want to be a dentist" infront of everyone, so just sum up your prepared answer and give it back to him sharply. If you don't sit in the front of the long table you might can avoid this. Also people who sit at the table (when they take you up stairs) are the first to interview while everyone else goes on the tour. I wish I knew that the first question in my interview was "why dentisty?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"- THERE IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, if you can make it to the interview you are half way there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew we had to write an essay, so I was prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing that i can think of because i knew we had to write an essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Yes, everyone must write an essay! Oh, and you have about 30 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went sight seeing also and freeways hard to get around, not easy to make turnarounds if you make wrong turn." More from this Member | Report Response

"The "Smart Classroom" is impressive. The ortho lab is beautiful, and many other labs are being renovated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that DC is one of the most dangerous cities in America" More from this Member | Report Response

"That their curriculum was soo great" More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish I had known you had to write an essay. It was not bad though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I needed to write an essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"there was an on-the-spot essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I had known that parking is terrible and the cost of rent is ridiculous. It seemed as if the only way to find affordable housing was by living farther away from the campus. But the farther away you live,the more that you seem to rely on the need for a car. And the more you rely on your own car, the greater the parking situation will negatively affect you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"That we had to write an essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I liked it alot." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I believe Howard is a fine institution. I do think that there should be adequate resources in regard to updated technology, but overall a great experience and really conversational interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience at Howard. While Howard's facilities are not as shiny and new as some other schools, this does not mean that Howard isn't fully equipped to provide an amazing dental education. Please keep this in mind!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Howard was such a pleasant experience and very relaxed. You can tell they have more of an old school way of teaching in that they believe in letter grades and really challenging their students to think and problem solve but they are invested." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to write a short essay at some point during the day. The questions vary but are not hard to answer, I do not think they critique them heavily. Some examples were "What is your favorite food and why?", "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?", "What is your greatest weakness?"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself let them see your personality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you know the mission statement, vision, and what the acronym CARES stands for. Be clear about why you want to be a dentist. Howard is driven by community service and practicing dentistry as it relates to whole health. One of the first things the Dean asked when he met us was why we wanted to be a dentist. He went around to EVERY person." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed this interview. I did not know what to expect since this was my first interview, but it was not stressful at all. You will have a great time at the interview. Just be calm and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview impressed me a lot. I like that Howard dental school has such a diverse class, but is like one giant family. DC is a diverse and exciting city to be in." More from this Member | Report Response

"My #1!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because I really love diversity and the family feeling this school offers I think people really underestimate what Howard offers. Although they said it is hard to get patients, I see that as a positive thing because it trains you for the real world. Especially if you open your own practice you are going to need to know how to be self-sufficient and find your own patient pool. I'm also from the DMV (DC-MD-VA) area so I LOVE DC. It is an amazing city." More from this Member | Report Response

"very good school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I felt a positive vibe here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hurray! I got accepted a month after the interview. There are lots and lots of interview questions out there. I strongly recommend you answer as many as you can while having someone critique whether your body language matches your verbal responses. Go into the interview being yourself. God Bless!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview questions were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really great school, and the interview and tour really changed my impression of the school from somewhat so so to what might really be a top choice. The only thing that's slightly holding me back is the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't be afraid to be yourself. I was nervous however I wasn't so nervous that I didn't show them who I was. Prepare but honestly just relax. Make sure you ask questions... We did write the essay, it wasn't hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience and a very relaxed interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"My overall experience was truly great. The Dean, Faculty, students, etc.. were very friendly. I really felt like I was already part of this school. The Dean seemed very personable and approachable. He loves to interact with students. This school has alot of history and it's really culturally diverse which is a reflection of Washington D.C. I hope to be there next fall. They will make their decision on Dec 1st. I'm keeping my fingers crossed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went well however, the tour didn't impress me. The labs weren't appealing to the eye, not saying that they're not efficient, just not aesthetically pleasing." More from this Member | Report Response

"We met the Dean first and sat in a large conference room. Everyone was too nervous to eat any of the snacks provided. We then went into interviews one on one and wrote essays, then we had a tour of the school. The overall experience lasted from 9:15 until about 1:00. Overall, it was very exciting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was good experience. Just got my acceptance letter a few days ago. Can't wait!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a really good experience at Howard. I loved the school, area, people, etc. They were very prompt with their decision (Offer Made YAY!!!) unlike other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall was a good experience. Tuition is probably one of the lowest. Everyone was very nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"After I was interviewed by a 4th Year and a Dean, I was pretty confident I did well, because I was so relaxed, smiled, and had a good time. Everyone has the numbers and you have to set yourself apart with your personality, because if you're timid and shy this is probably now the field to be in. You also can't be cocky or arrogant so do a self-check before you go; just be yourself, have fun, enjoy the day, and meeting all the other students. You're there to find a good match as well so have questions ready. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, this was a great experience. Going there will actually change your impression of the school. Students seemed warm and enthusiastic to be there. There was a one-page essay to write, but it is really easy. The sim lab looked really good too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The School is Great and the interview experience was wonderful. So many beautiful Women!!!! Not saying that's all that was there but it is nice to have them around. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful- everyone was great (fellow applicants, faculty, students and staff). It was a very relaxed interview. Howard definitely eased my nerves." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview went well. Everyone was super nervous, but the faculty was very nice and seemed to care about the students. However, the building is very run-down overall and is in the heart of the ghetto. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience I had at Howard was great. At first I was a bit apprehensive because the culture shock of being in eastcoast scared me. But the school is great. Howard produces great clinician. The dean's inspiring talk convinced me that Howard genuinely cares about its students and the people of DC. The students were very helpful as were the professors and interviewers. The staff is wonderul. Overall, it was a great experience that I recomend to others. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was old but the equipment is top of the line. You use touch screen tablet pcs for all of your classes. The faculty makes everyone feel like family. Got my Acceptance Today and Im Stoked!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions that I prepared myself to be asked, were asked. The interview was laid back and casual. Everyone seemed nice and willing to help." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not as stressful as I expected it to be, the faculty and students were warm and made us feel at home. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a nice day. I had a lot of time to sit and think." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually loved my day at howard. After the interview they fed us which was very surprising to me. I got my acceptance last week and i'm glad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I got my acceptance email yesterday and I'll be enrolled in HUDC this fall so obviously I had a very positive experience. We arrived at the school, we were taken up stairs to a conference room and brief about our day. Our large group was broken up into smaller groups and given a tour of the facilities. We returned to the conference room and were taken in one by one for interviews. We also had to right a short essay about a positive role model who influenced our lives (23 min. time limit)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was great. The other people interviewing are just as nervous as you (even if they don't show it), so just be confident. The professor who interviewed me was positive and relaxed. The new simulation labs are so tight. The students are nice, so its similar to a family oriented environment. The Dean talks alot, but he is very friendly and gives off a genuine concern about the school and the students. I got my acceptance letter the other day, and Howard is where you will find me in the fall. Be confident, be prayerful, and be yourself. Holla." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great faculty, really care about producing successful dentist!" More from this Member | Report Response

""Excellenct"" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good day with the essay writing, interview and then tour. I was very nervous during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was very relaxed. I was just very nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a good experience and i knew howard was the place for me the first time i stepped in there because there was no stress involved unlike my first two interviews and felt like i was home. i got my acceptance email today. i would advise anybody who is going to interview in howard to read this website because they ask the same interview questions and be your self and honest. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience overall and very low stress level. I would like to go to Howard, it is the cheapest private dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall it was a great experience faculty, admissions personell very nice/helpful. Students kept asking if we were sure this is what we wanted, not very encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Howard College has a lot to offer. Many people are selling themselves short by not applying there. The faculty is determined to turn out good dentists whom they feel will stand up against students from any other school. Be prepared to write an essay. "Who is your role model?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think that if I attended this school I would get a good quality education and have fun doing it. I would definately consider this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, plesant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every single question that I was asked was on this website. The night before I jotted down answers to all the questions and that made the interview a lot easier. Everyone was really friendly. I definitely feel like I would have a lot of support if I went to that school. There is a lot to do in the city and the women are beautiful!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience at Howard was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by how great and well-rounded their curriculum was. Although Howard is a historically black school, they make EVERYONE feel welcomed and like family!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am STRONGLY considering Howard now." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience, I am honestly strongly considering Howard now. I would advise everyone to get there a day early and experience the metro and know how to get to the dental school before 8 o'clock on the day of the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was very laid back and I actually enjoyed talking to the interviewer about her experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty laid back experience and having a student as one of the interviewers made responding to questions less intimidating. I enjoyed my time tremendously." More from this Member | Report Response

"My overall experience was a good one. The only weird thing was it had snowed overnight causing schools to be closed in the area including Howard University College of Dentistry. As such, there was no one on campus except for us interviewees, a couple of administrative staff and the one faculty member who interviewed us. Other than that, I had a great time and would definitely want to attend this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was stressful only because I was nervous. My interviewers were great." More from this Member | Report Response

"be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 62
Faculty member 6
Admissions staff 3
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 36
Neutral 8
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.64 42

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 2
Out of state 42

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 17
2-3 hours 12
4-6 hours 9
7+ hours 5

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 23
Automobile 14
Train or subway 5
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 12
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 8
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 7
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

BWI-Baltimore

DSW

Ronald Regan

Reagan National Airport

Reagan

DCA

BWI

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 16
Hotel 15
Home 5
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Beacon Hotel

Bloomingdale Inn

Capitol Hilton

Channel Inn

Donovan House

Henley Park

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel

Hyatt in Crystal City

Marriot

Red Roof Inn

The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Beacon Hotel

Bloomingdale Inn

Capitol Hilton

Channel Inn

Donovan House

Henley Park

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel

Hyatt in Crystal City

Marriot

Red Roof Inn

The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.19 43

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.56 43

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.91 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.71 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.72 25

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.48 23

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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"Improve on communication with current students, future students, and prospective students. No one ever answers the phone and e-mails get responses 1-3 weeks later and that is IF you get a response. No one keeps anyone up-to-date on anything. Everyone excluding the admissions office has been completely awesome though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Answer the phones, it goes to voicemail 90% of the time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have the application fee be payable online or as a check." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure that the phone lines work! They were down during the end of the summer/beginning of the fall and it was very frustrating to try to get hold of people and communicate with admission officers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions commitee is very friendly when you are at the interview. They were very funny and took away all of my stress. The only advice I would give is that in the past when I called them up I have encountered 2 different people who either sounded really tired or frustrated that I was calling the office. It would just be nice to have a slightly more friendly phone voice. Other than that the faculty was super nice in person and I felt right at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"Should be able to pay secondary fees online and/or by credit card." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour didnt emphasize in depth the research currently being done at the College of Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, staff, and as well as the students are very friendly and nice. It has a diverse communi" More from this Member | Report Response

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