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  • Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Loma Linda
Individual Feedback 3 56 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 42
Negatively 4
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.09 56

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.81 42

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 41

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 5
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 16
50 minutes 6
55 minutes 6
60+ minutes 13

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 51
At a regional location 2
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 53
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 41
Closed file 10

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.09 55

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

"If I asked your family, friends, those who are closest to you, what would they say are your strengths? How about your weakest traits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(After telling me not to be scripted) tell me about yourself. My essay responses were not referred to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, particularly growing up." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I became interested in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any brothers or sisters and tell me about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your relationship with God." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you scared about the cost of our school? Because we know it is one of the more expensive schools." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who is a leader that you look up to, that you've worked with? How are you the same as they, and how are you different?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you come to the States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...what are your strengths and weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the hardest thing you have done" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your relationship to God." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with anger?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you go to church?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your mom and Dad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"there was a lot, i can't seem to recall much right now" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you baptized a Seventh-Day Adventist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you are proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most/least proud of about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is your background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your backgound like where you grew up and where you went to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your dental experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as the sdn suggests" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Same old" More from this Member | Report Response

"Religious views--a way to determine person as a whole." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your self starting with where you were born. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How were introduced to Christianity? What has your involvement at church been?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were about family and religion." More from this Member | Report Response

"FAMILY" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a dentist, how would you evaluate your work?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was one of the hardest things you've done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for dental school and deal with student debt?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you fit in/relate to our mission and vision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry as opposed to other health professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My spiritual life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your religious life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you belong to a church?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the last time you missed a deadline." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly we talked about stuff from my app, I had Dr. Stacy talking a lot trying to convince me about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your journey in choosing your dental career path." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it was open file, they asked about family subjects from the secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"After discussing my personal statement I was asked in depth detail about my spiritual journey (I invited that question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you encountered any cheating? How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How come your English is so good? :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry/what led you to dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will be your hardest transition from under-grad to professional school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three reasons why you chose LLU." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about being a vegetarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a disappointing moment in your life? (I talked about it and how I overcame it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an area you could improve on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loma Linda?" More from this Member | Report Response

"5yrs later, what do you want to acheive?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to attend Loma Linda?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond to a partner of your practice that was writing prescriptions for him/herself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any brothers or sisters?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why Loma Linda?" More from this Member | Report Response

"but they asked a lot of family and spiritual-type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you use Kaplan to study for the DAT? How did you do so much better?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you are not proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your relationship with your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about mission work you have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can Loma Linda offer you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your religious affiliation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you enjoy helping people and working with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you get stressed out" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your expectations as you enter dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What religion do you affiliate with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LLU" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness you have? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Religion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loma Linda" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you would fit in with the student body not being a seventh day adventist since the majority of the class and school are seventh day adventist." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was an ethical dilemma you faced? How you did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your relationship to God?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your spiritual origins/how you incorporate religion into your everyday life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain bad grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"Am I organized, How I deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is dentistry like in your country" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? (obviously)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the most difficult time in your life and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the required weekly chapel during your first two years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think gives you an edge over other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Ethical Question... if you had a coworker that wasn't doing something you agreed with, how would you respond? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your spiritual origins" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you think you will struggle with during dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a memorable moment in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loma Linda?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How much of the time do you usually speak in English?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your spiritual journey, and separately, your church involvement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you'd like for me to pass on to the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What religion do you associate with and what is your involvement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe ethical/moral dilemma that you experienced." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your job-shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Various religion questions... all very easy... that is if you know what you're talking about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a good support system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths" More from this Member | Report Response

"What fears do you have about the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences with dental observation / also what types of volunteer activities you were involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you rate your self among other predental students? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Religion and Family" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can go back and tell the committee" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think those with depression get better? (I talked about my depression in the past, so this was a natural follow up question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you always this relaxed? Lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"my family and their jobs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your religious life" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you different from your sister?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some strengths and weaknesses that your closest family or friends would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would it take for you to come to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself fitting into the faith-based culture at LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems they were more interested in my family/personal life than actually knowing who I was. We spend a great deal amount of time discussing an event I included on my secondary application that was more about my family than me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What aside from dentistry interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked something specific about my resume ( what I had worked on while in the Non-Profit Organization)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Oh! I see you did research. tell me about that. I don't think that my interviewer looked at my file at all before hand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pre-interview essay on support system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hardest transition." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught a fellow peer cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about attending our mandatory church service? " More from this Member | Report Response

"hmm...I don't remember. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened to my grade in one particular semester?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you like to know more about our church? (Umm, how can I say ''no?'')" More from this Member | Report Response

"How close am I to my family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond to a partner of your practice that was writing prescriptions for him/herself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like growing up in Montana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your spiritual journey. Also, tell me about your church involvement." More from this Member | Report Response

"rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 on how neat you are" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you improve on the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about attending chapel every week?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you were hurt emotionally or spiritually." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you become a dentist, how do you plan on making money, while caring for the lower income community? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question on a possible dental scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about your family life as a child, specifically about your relationship with your parents" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did u also see UCLA and USC last time you came to LA? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your front office worker suddenly had an issue of tardiness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond to a student cheating off you on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you and your wife meet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which one is more important self-integrity or friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is more important personal integrity or friends? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how has your immigrant background affected you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my religion preference." More from this Member | Report Response

"personal religious questions.....personally, I feel it is none of their business...they can impose their religion...but shouldn't even interview me if they have to wonder about my religious preferences..it is there on my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an employee that was constantly causing problems to others (patients and staff), how would you deal with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why hasn't religion been important in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. (Difficult because it was so broad. Be prepared to say this succinctly and say what you WANT them to ask you questions about, because they will start asking about 1-2 minutes in.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why you? Was very conversational so there weren't really any "hard" questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the lack of "positive" trend in grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your priorities in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you hurt someone's feelings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you encountered an ethical dilemma." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how your spiritual life affects your daily life, or how you include it? This was very odd because I though it pertained to religion, so I talked about religion. But he said that it didn't exactly pertain to religion and just restated how my SPIRITUAL nature was." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the role of a dentist in society? (Pretty vague)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about going into dentistry are you worried about most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you think [brings up an experience from file] gives you an edge over other dental students? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that your DAT scores were pretty low. What helped you bring up your scores, and why do you think they were low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your relationship to God." More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened this quarter? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you use only Ensligh all the time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your spiritual journey. (Like, what do you mean by that?)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why such low scores on you chemistry sections on the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Loma Linda?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you are not proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you least proud of about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you were hurt emotionally or spiritually." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you like to attend Loma Linda?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were easy, conversation like." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything else Loma Linda should know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what factors contributed to you not getting the grades you wanted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did u also see UCLA and USC last time you came to LA? I said yes and guess what he seemed a little unhappy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did the dentist you observed say was hard about being a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the 7th Day Adventist Religion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get along with your siblings growing up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When do you consider yourself successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that scares you about dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is more important personal integrity or friends? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How you would describe yourself using 4-6 adjectives?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked tons of questions about my family. Again, what is the big deal? They were a little too stuck on how I met my wife and what happened...how many years we were married...on and on and on...asked my anniversary...do they really need to know that in order to make a decision on my acceptance???" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings about socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read student surveys on here and practiced with my boyfriend. We also talked about what traits I should focus on as well as my core beliefs and how to talk about those if asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced with friends and typed out certain responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, LLU's thread, PMing people" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, talk to current students, understand their mission statement and values." More from this Member | Report Response

"I researched the school philosophy" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDA" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, LLUSD, SDA" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed questions on SDN, mock interview, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums and evaluating myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, over looking my personal statement and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, http://www.medicalhelpnet.com/content/view/43/61/, prayer :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, LLU website, previous interview feedback and questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; LLU website; personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN I wrote down all the interview questions for this school, answered them and practiced each answer, secondary application, personal statement, website, I went on a general campus tour the day before my interview and asked the tour guides all of my questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Deep introspective thought/ SDN. " More from this Member | Report Response

"LLUSOD mission. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, aadsas app" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, school website. Just tried to be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my application 10000000 of times =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, LLU website, Websearch" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback. Read over my AADSAS application and secondary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"re read my secondary and AADSAS applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, with prayer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I used sdn to see what questions had been asked before. Also reread secondary application, spent a lot of time reading the website. Be sure to read about their Service Learning program." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application and secondary application answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read everything I could about thema and talked to an alumnus over the phone." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"LLUSD website, SDN, Secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, talked to peers, kept up on current events, looked at Loma Linda web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read articles, answered general questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed possible interview questions including the all famous "why do you want to be a dentist?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"sdn, articles on-line, reviewed application and essays I already submitted, and kept up on current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and loma linda website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SdN, reviewed questions, answered all, prepared basic answers (about self, school, dentistry)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Made sure I knew the bare essentials: Why this school? Why dentistry? And an elaborate background on yourself including your own strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Arrived a day before and asked the dental students." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read and answered some of the questions mention on SDN, also I reviewed the emphasis LLU take on applicants. Read information related to the school and SDA church. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, LLU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched using the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Esther, the dean of admissions, impressed me with her thoughts and comments about LLU as a school and organization. To me, LLU really lives out their motto, "Our mission is to serve," and their students and faculty and staff do as well: (1) Grace is given (LLU does not charge students again if they have to repeat a quarter/year; students caught doing drugs or alcohol will be given a chance to attend AA meetings and therapy instead of being expelled immediately) (2) Service is emphasized (LLU covers 2/3 of travel expenses on missions that they have year round; local community service opportunities are there for those who want to volunteer weekly) (3) Students are supported through their struggles (financial, housing, therapy, emotional/personal, academic, addiction) (4) Students are encouraged and provided resources/support so they can become their best self" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer seemed genuinely amused by my hobbies and interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is super nice!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness and friendly nature of the admissions staff and the student population." More from this Member | Report Response

"the family community and clinical experience they advocate for" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice environment , friendly faculty and student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus, spirited and very friendly people, international externships, clinic was packed and busy..etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"The extensive opportunities for overseas dental missions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Stacy was awesome, super nice and well read on my file. He was super positive and relaxed which helped me be calm and just chat with him" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met at LLU was very friendly and very welcoming. In the elevator, the dean of student affairs struck up a conversation with me and walked me to the admissions office. All of the students and faculty seem to love it there, and the school in general really has a lot of opportunities to offer (early and extensive clinical experience, service learning/mission trips, research, great residency programs, etc.)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area isn't as bad as others have said it is, there are everyday stores only maybe 1-2 miles from the school (Sam's Club, Best Buy, In-n-Out Burgers, etc...). Also, you don't HAVE to be SDA to go there. My tour guide (D4 student) was non-SDA, as am I, and I really got to know the school from that perspective and it was a pleasant surprise. The cost of housing is also cheap, only about $400-500 with FULL amenities (cable, high-speed internet, washer/dryer, etc...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The comfort level of the interview and front office. The students were very nice during my tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were fairly new and really nice. I was also impressed by how close-knit everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really friendly :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great student faculty relationship; everyone is so friendly; clinics upstairs in a bright room...very open and inviting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, visitors, interviewer, secretaries, EVERYONE! was so friendly. I am not SDA and I really felt like the admissions were really trying to learn about who I was as a person, what motivated me to pursue dentistry. Not once did I feel like a GPA or a DAT score. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was soooo nice. They just wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly everyone was, sim lab, and how all the students seemed to be working together" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice sim lab, clinic, friendly learning environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody is SO NICE. They also have a great clinical focus and lots of opportunities for outreach (especially international). " More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty, the clinics, the campus, the beautiful church, their programs...everything!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facility, clinic oriented, diversity and spiritual emphasis / In fact, early clinical involvements / Beautiful place especially in the evening! / I am familiar with Riverside!" More from this Member | Report Response

"HUGE clinic. Decently nice facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"The very friendly staff, Cindy calmed me immediately! My interviewer was so nice, honest, and up front." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mission emphasis of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the assistant dean (my interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic - it was beautiful and had a very thriving patient flow. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, my previous visits to the school was more worthwhile than my visit on my actually interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"LLU specializes in everything and has a lot of outreach programs, mission trips, and extensive clinical obligations/requirements." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loma Linda has every specialty and the size of their clinics and outreach." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed happy to be at LLU and the atmosphere was quite relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was conversation-like. Very nice interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very nice from the beginning, he made me feel at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice clinic. Free toothbrush!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is very peaceful. San Bernardino mountains are very impressive. School is overall great. They have update facilities and labs, nothing weak." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I interacted with was friendly, the school has a strong emphasis on service, the interviewer was considerate while being straightforward, he provided helpful suggestions for strengthening my chances of getting into dental school and " More from this Member | Report Response

"everybody is so friendly. My interviewer made me feel so comfortable and he was very friendly. Students start thier clinical rotation in the first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a relaxing campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"the kindness of the people, and the clinic size" More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff is warm and friendly and greeted w/ open arms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical requirements starting freshman year, meaning early clinical training and patient exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small quiet, christian, town" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was truly interested in who I was and what I believe. It is a school that look at the whole person: not just numbers. It seems to be highly selective on their admissions for certain values. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY large patient pool, VERY strong clinical training" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING positive...I felt they were like vultures after ANY information they could find....very unprofessional compared to other schools I have interviewed at." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is a religious institute, that might not appeal to a lot, but its humanistic approach is deff. great." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did feel like I was being tested under a microscope at times." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are kind of haunting (but they were completely empty, to be fair)." More from this Member | Report Response

"weather is tooooo hot" More from this Member | Report Response

"lab work all four years? hm........ And I wish I had a better tour of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school is pretty much the middle of nowhere, as far as Southern California goes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus itself is nice, but the surrounding area doesn't seem to be the best. The experience I had at LLU, though, definitely overrides the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The smog. As one other person said, it CAN'T be healthy breathing that in daily. It looks like a gray/brown fog." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer seemed like he was burnt out because I was his last interview of the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really expensive...but it's a great location...1 hr to the beach, less than 1 hr to the mountains" More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour of the school or facilities, nothing to do in Loma Linda" More from this Member | Report Response

"vegetarian campus; $$; nothing really to do in the area unless you have a car to drive out to LA or neighboring cities; building is older than other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very friendly and at ease, so much so that she felt like it was okay to answer her phone in the middle of a question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour included a stop for the dental student to collect the $10 he was paid for doing the tour, and my interviewer (the Dean of admissions) answered her phone during the interview and recieved several calls with her phone ringer on which was pretty distracting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the building was a little old" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic Science building is old, no good restaurants around the area, and cafeterias only serve vegetarian food." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not know the campus was vegetarian! :/" More from this Member | Report Response

"hmm...no meat is served on campus, but you are allowed to bring your own meaty lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Abstinent life style! I still think my interview performance was not bad at LLU. But it's strange to hear directly from my interviewer that my interview was screwed up. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer had her laser-jet printer printing during the interview. Her cell phone also went off and she actually answered it! My interviewer didn't read my application before the interview and it was obvious that she had no interest in me as a prospective dental school student (Why ask me to interview if you're going to demonstrate that you don't care about what I have to offer?). I felt like they didn't try to sell the school at all. They just wanted to see if I would fit into the mold they have for their students. Tour guide was very blah (boring, unenthusiastic, unhelpful). The surrounding area is even more blah." More from this Member | Report Response

"They do seem to stress the importance of religion. Something to think about before you decide." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is far from my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of enthusiasm of the tourguide, the location of the dental school, the age of the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first year labs looked very old, but the labs get progressively better as you progress." More from this Member | Report Response

"i didn't get a tour, but having been there numerous times i already knew the in's and out's there" More from this Member | Report Response

"D1 lab is really old, but each lab gets progressively nicer as you become D2, D3, and D4." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental laboratories are a bit older." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities seemed bit old." More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of applicants versus number of seats available." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs seem to be quite old. The area around there seems a bit boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excessive student lab work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Except it is extremely difficult to get in if your not 7th Day Advendist. I wish I knew. " More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer hadn't looked at my file before the interview, mix-up caused them to reschedule my tour, and there was no time left for me to ask the interviewer questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's running down babe, i mean the building looks old, also the area the campus is at looks boring" More from this Member | Report Response

"the quality of the student labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much, but one should know how religion fits into his/her life : this school may not be for everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs are in the basement, kind of cramped" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facility needs up-dating." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is in the same boring area I grew up in, but I knew that to began with. Too many questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Loma linda is not a college town, a town for families and retirees, town is semi-rural, there is much to do for a single person" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their old school equipment, very old fashioned faculty. I felt like I was stuck in the 1950's." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers, their childlike questions. Their religious questions...I know they are a religious schools..but COME ON....they are very old-fashioned" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loma Linda is extreemly hot and dry. The lab was not that great. Plus cost. The tour was done by a hygiene, so I never got to talk to a dental student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer did not ask me questions about myself other than my religous beliefs. Compared to other schools I interviewed at, the facilities seemed not as up to date." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview structure: arrive 30 minutes early to fill out a questionnaire with a short essay question, 1-1 interview, end with student tour. I was there from 9:45 to 11:40. My appointment was 10, and I was told to arrive at 9:30 to do some "paperwork," so the time I had to fill out the essay was cut short by 15 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring white-out for the writing prompt if you're prone to errors." More from this Member | Report Response

"It can get busy, come early to find the building, park in the right place, and get your parking validated." More from this Member | Report Response

"not to be so nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking! I got lost!" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you enter through the glass doors, walk across the waiting room of the dental clinic and toward the right, where an elevator will be sort of hidden. I wasted some time trying to figure out where the elevators were." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was lucky enough to find out about it, but everyone should be aware that they have you write a short essay upon arrival. You get to choose from either of the two prompts: describe your social network that provides you with personal support, or describe your spiritual journey and your relationship with God." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where the admission office was. They could have included instructions on their email/mail, but it only took 10 secs to ask the front desk person where it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was well prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"...I knew there was an essay. My two options were: what do you think is the difference between service and welfare? and what resources to you use when you are under a lot of stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"admissions office is on the 5th floor; you have a choice between 2 essay prompts when you first arrive" More from this Member | Report Response

"there was a short writing section. there were 2 options. I chose the one about describe your support network. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole process takes about an hour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would actually enjoy the experience!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To prepare for my interview and to ask questions of the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Writing sample given beforehand. The one of the two possible questions I answered was "Describe the social network that provides you personal support". Review what being a seventh-day adventist means and background knowledge on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"hmm...how awesome the interviewer was since I was pretty much frozen to my seat the entire time I was waiting for her... Oh, also, the Admissions office is located on third floor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing special! Well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"You either have to be a Seventh-Day Adventist or have rockin' stats to get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers are allowed to/ will ask about: family life, financial status, religious affiliation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The emphasis placed on clinical studies over basic science." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I knew about the Service Learning component to their DDS program." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they didn't even go through my transcripts yet to make sure i had finished all the prerequisites; i would've thought that they had done that already" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't surprised. There is an essay you must write out (one page) before interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have taken some water. I was really thirsty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loma Linda uses a strict formula to decide who to accept. I overhead the admissions staff discussing about it. Very imtimidating knowing if your stats are shaky, you don't have a chance. " More from this Member | Report Response

"thanks to sdn I did know there was an essay before the interview but it is not anything to worry about, really just a quick question that you answer on paper" More from this Member | Report Response

"i knew there's an essay but i still wrote it for too long" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing surprising" More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have looked more into 7th Day Adventist Religion and more prepared questions to ask on the spot to show my interest in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were not feeding me lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to answer an essay question before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I known that LLU gives short essays. I would have brought my pocket electronic spell checker. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there many Koreans at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of school is very far from civilization." More from this Member | Report Response

"I DON'T EVER WANT TO GO THERE..I am glad I have other options at this time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How important religion was to the school when the class is selected." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loved the interview. My experience has put LLU as on of my top two in terms of school vibe, faculty support, cohort, and location (so cheap compared to any other CA schools)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very hands on, students didn't mind chapel/religious classes, good clinical education, it's in an okay area but the school is top notch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day impressed me very much, and makes me want to attend here as one of my top schools now. Beat all my expectations!" More from this Member | Report Response

"be ready for a short answer question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice school, tuition is a little bit high" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think they were impressed with how much I knew about SDA. I would try to do some research on their faith if you're not an SDA." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not sure why they took us to the embryology lab right after lunch, but overall impressed with the school and the program. Building is a bit older, but the facilities are well kept and new equipment" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVED my experience at LLU!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience overall. I am non-SDA and found it to be a great looking school. They have very nice labs and updated looking simulation labs. I was hesitant being non-SDA, but a great interview and tour guide helped change that. I feel sorry for the others that had a bad tour guide, but my guy was a HUGE help. He told me a lot of the inside scoop about being there, and it really is a great looking school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. The D1 lab is brand new. Plans to design an entirely new building are currently in effect." More from this Member | Report Response

"They completely sold me! It's a great school the only problem is the $$$!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loma Linda is a really small town, there isn't much to do there and you need a car to be able to travel around." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything is on a point system; you don't have to purchase a laptop through the school; you need to collect teeth before entrance of your first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went into my interview with the mind set that I would enjoy myself and learn. I was really comfortable with my interviewer, the questions flowed more like a conversation/story. I had practiced my answers enough that depending on what question I started on that my responses would lead to the question that I wanted to answer next. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Anyone would be lucky to be accepted here. Great people. Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had the Director of Admissions, Esther Valenzuela, interview me. She was very nice and the questions she asked weren't too difficult. I had more of a conversation with her instead. Be sure to mention about the SIMS program and be sure to incorporate "Service is our motto" into some of your answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressed, they really try to make you feel comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Huge hospital! It's a locally & globally renowned medical center! Very clinically oriented!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the stuff about what negatively impressed me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and truly sought to know who I was behind the grades/DAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was good, but I wasn't very impressed by the quality of the school and its location." More from this Member | Report Response

"positive. The lady was new I think which is a good or bad thing, but I felt that she was "on my team."" More from this Member | Report Response

"all i did check-in, write a short essay, get interviewed, and left" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guide was a D4 student who told me that it doesn't matter how good of a school one goes to, you still have to have the guts and composure to figure things out yourself once you're out in the real-world (he was speaking about clinical experience)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Over all I felt welcomed and at home. Everyone you talk to is positive about your visit and interested in you and about your life. The interview is not very stressfull, but be prepared to be asked about religion." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked me a lot of questions about my family, religious life, work experience etc. The interviewer made me feel relaxed and it was a very positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was like a conversation. We talked about family, spirituality and what led me to choose dentistry as a career." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very nice. The whole experience felt more like a coversation rather than an interview. Overall, the atmosphere was very relaxing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Easy and calm interview with a few religious questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience overall. The traffic from LA to Loma Linda on the 10East is horrible. Took me over two hours to get back home. Plus, the location is really smoggy for some reason. Its like all the smog from the LA Basin rises up to the San Bernardino mountains and stays up there. Strange. Its way worse than downtown LA. Hard to see 10 miles infront of you. Human eye under clear conditions is able to see 80 miles ahead. I can't imagine what that does for your health." More from this Member | Report Response

"LLU is a private institution with a strong religious emphasis that creates a mission of community and world service. If you aren't a Christian and/or have no interest in helping people you may not enjoy your interview or want to attend the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was good. The Dental Clinic recieves many patients daily and evey student works on 2-3 patients daily. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i like how they focus on clinic and i think it's right to do so but i think it would be a boring 4 year" More from this Member | Report Response

"really enjoyed time with interviewer. felt very comfortable. I really appreciated the emphasis on my family and my faith, being a Christian, I felt right at home to talk freely about my life. The environment was really welcoming, the people and the staff were very accomodating. I enjoyed the tour of the campus because I was able to ask the student tour guide many questions, which were really helpful for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview was very calm and basic. Knowlege of how your stand with respect to religion and family are very important. Academic achievment seemed to not matter much here." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is old fashioned, but the whole philosophy is there. Many other pre-dent candidates are looking for a newer, fresher look. But Loma Linda is in the right course in terms of patient care. They prove that you can give quality care even with old-fashioned facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a school that does not look solely at GPA or DAT, but do not think that they are less selective for that. Just expect to be asked question related to family, religion, and dentistry. If you are married, know the anniversary date and how you met; just easy points with a silly story. Be sure to know how religion has influenced you life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I had a good time. Everyone there is really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was kind of disappointed in the school. I expected much more, and was surprised to find out how average they were." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would strongly advise that you check out this school before you waste your money on applications there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Over all the interview was not that stressful. The people are really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was not impressed with the school. They seemed to close minded." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 39
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 0
Other 3

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 24
Neutral 9
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.58 36

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 24
Out of state 14

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 16
2-3 hours 11
4-6 hours 8
7+ hours 3

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 14
Automobile 23
Train or subway 0
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 16
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 3
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

Long Beach

Palm Springs

Ontario, CA

Ontario

ONT

LAX

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 6
Hotel 12
Home 8
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Good Nite Inn

Loma

Loma Linda Inn

RedLands Inn

Rodway Inn

Sheriton

Would you recommend the hotel?

Good Nite Inn

Loma

Loma Linda Inn

RedLands Inn

Rodway Inn

Sheriton

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.32 41

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.88 41

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 40

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.90 29

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.31 29

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.62 29

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Great work and keep doing what you're doing :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"AC is not cold enough" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make it a bit easier to schedule an interview day. It took me several times calling before I finally got through" More from this Member | Report Response

"The office itself was a little old and small, but the staff was extremely friendly and helpful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"So far, everything I've seen has been great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"A tour of the campus might be nice, or maybe lunch with dental students. It would also be nice to in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the lunch, everybody was so nice. Made it less stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"THEY WERE SOOO NICE....They made me feel like home immediately." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was really smooth & comfortable!" More from this Member | Report Response

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