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Indiana University School of Dentistry
Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1879
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 105
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Indiana University School of Dentistry
Dental School
Indianapolis
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 108 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $31,549
  • Non - Resident Tuition $66,036
  • Application Fee $60
  • AVG DAT 19.3
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
  • Room 105
  • 1121 West Michigan Street
  • Indianapolis 46202
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The only dental school in the Hoosier state, Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) offers an extraordinary learning environment in which teaching, research, and community service come together in the best way possible for the preparation of tomorrow's dental professionals.

Curriculum

See here for more information on the IUSD curriculum.

Facilities

IUSD has a significant multidisciplinary research program. In all, nearly 40,000 square feet of research space divided into more than a dozen facilities has been devoted to wide-ranging research activities supported by nearly $7.2 million in external funding last year.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 76
Negatively 8
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.37 105

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.05 75

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The "debriefing" of group interview session with the assistant dean didnt seem necessary. It would have been better if she just came and addressed the whole interview group in a more casual setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Organize the interview groups more efficiently. Provide water." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please give us more information! I don't know anything about the schedule, the curriculum, the classes or the D1/2/3/4 years. I'd love to know more but I feel like I'm on my own learning about this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good work" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They are very friendly and will try and accommodate any requests you may have." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing they seem like they do a great job" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep being awesome? I don't know. They are outstanding." More from this Member | Report Response

"More information during the interview day would be nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more organized for the students, and let the tour guide be more enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was quick and helpful. Everything went smoothly. No suggestions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked that they gave us a choice with short interview day or weekend interviews. I chose the short interview day and it worked to my advantage, because I do get tired of really long days at a school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great length of interview session and you still were able to accomplish everything that most schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two day interview was pretty useless unless this is one of your top choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience! Two day interview is really worth!! Btw, are ur people hollywood Idol stars? HAHAH" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have a folder for all the papers. Have a bigger room for all the interviewees. Be more organized bec" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had to change one thing about our healthcare system what would it be" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to finance dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

"Talk about leadership. (what I learned from it and how it will influence me moving forward.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I see you like to (extracurricular hobby). Tell me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some stuff about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself and why dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you stand out from the other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry? Tell us about your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us more about yourself, and include in your answer why dentistry and why this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a bit about yourself, why you're pursuing dentistry, and why IU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your military service. (In-depth)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems in Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of PBL?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How's your time management" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Did your parents pressure you into applying to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why IU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical questions: Why dentistry? Why IU? Manual dexterity? Dental Experiences? Leadership roles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself and why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Indiana for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research experience. Why do think is different from your previous application last year--what changed?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain to me PBL." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sparked your interest in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you don't get into dental school this year, what are you planning on doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What have you done to improve your manual dexterity skills?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you balance your academics and many extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry, and how do you know you would succeed in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"are you good with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You really think you'll make it as a dental student with a family?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked me some specific Qs concerning my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"what stroke do you swim" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist/what job shadowing have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you like to do on your spare time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would someone from Orlando, Florida want to come to the cold weather in Indiana?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change your career from engineering to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"whay do ou want to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to reconcile your National Guard duties to the time commitments necessary for success in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It was pretty straight forward interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a challenge/issue facing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"What positives and negatives are present in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you were faced with an ethical issue to deal with" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about peer and self evaluation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you do not like about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your best college memory?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None... I was able to ask questions for about 15 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other job that is related to art would you do if you couldn't do dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"what songs can you play on your ukulele " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think current technology is absolutely essential to practice effective dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years? Are you interested in returning to teach?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did your dad do in the few year gap between undergrad and dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you make a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what the color of a shirt meant, what movies I had seen recently, and what I had for lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brand of guitar I played. What songs do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer was wondering if i had pictures of some of my work (don't wanna disclose what, cuz it'll give me away), and I ended up showing him" More from this Member | Report Response

"Share ur teaching experience with us. (In-depth)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"very informal basically just answered the ''tell me about yourself'' with some follow up questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"In what way have you assisted the dentist you shadowed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"PBL: If someone in your group wasn't pulling their weight, what would you say to them to get them to pull their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you can handle the stress of dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite college football team? (because i said i liked watching college football)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you play on the piano?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does IU fall in your dental decision (first, second, etc) and what do we need to do to entice you here over other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your parents pressure you into applying to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite liberal arts class in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a cavity? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So what do you know about the PBL curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You presented a poster at the AACR conference, tell us about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"From your experiences in the dental clinic, what do you dislike about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me what PBL is since you sort of know it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know who Parks Bonifay is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a someone come in with their family and the individual is complaining of a bad mouth odor what would you do to solve the problem of what is causing the odor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just talked about what I've been doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you helped a student from Depaul feel welcome at your school? Tell us about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What would you like us to know about yourself?" Also, "It looks as if you have a weak science background. What makes you think you're cut out for dental school?" (note: I have a biochemistry major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you do not get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When comparing the offices you have visited what impressed you, and what do you feel are problems that will have to be addressed in the future concerning dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"you wrote about *blank* in your essay, explain that further since it is a link not many people would make" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be that hardest thing for you if you should relocate to Indiana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It says here that you worked in pest control. We don't see that very often. Tell us about that." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How does tutoring Middle School students relate to the field of Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any friends in dental school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my manual dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is any friend of yours in any dental school? what does he/she have to say about being a dental student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you taken a course that integrated PBL before? if so, describe." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, was Russia really cold? ( After seeing that i had lived there.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave me a Problem Based Learning scenario & let me run with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked a question directly from my personal statement. It suprised me when I realized they had looked at my application in such detail. One of the interviewers even qouted a line from my essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Jungle Friends? (a primate sanctuary I volunteered at)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what stroke do you swim?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen the movie "Drumline?"--This was after the fact of taking about marching band." More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave me a senario dealing with the PBL program. They gave me a hypothetical question and I had to use critical thinking to solve the dental problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you bring your oboe?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"so you said that you have a lot of manual dexterity skils...tell me about them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't asked anything interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems facing dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you study for DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what is PBL?(after i mentioned that i had heard and liked the PBL system)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""How'd you manage to get a 29 in Reading Comprehension and a 17 in Perceptual?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most prevalent problem with dentistry today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were low key, general conversations. Very different from what I have heard of. " More from this Member | Report Response

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