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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Individual Feedback 5 155 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 127
Negatively 15
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.34 152

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.10 99

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.95 99

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 3
15 minutes 13
20 minutes 11
25 minutes 9
30 minutes 66
35 minutes 8
40 minutes 12
45 minutes 12
50 minutes 8
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 12

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 151
At a regional location 1
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 150
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 129
Closed file 12

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.63 151

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

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

"what questions do you have for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me? (opened with this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one overwhelming experience" More from this Member | Report Response

""I see you have a lot of _____ experience, why not then that field?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry - i see that you applied to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want to do as a dentist with a honors in x or a masters in x?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is one 30-min open file interview followed by 30-min closed file interview. The open file asks about stuff in the application and varies by the interviewer. My interviewer asked about my school, why dentistry, and some community service." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get into dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What class did you like the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Upenn" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more like a conversation where the questions went back and forth. The interviewer used my resume as a template to bring up topics ranging from certain classes I took to some of my extra curricular activities. Very relaxed atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the health field?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Very laid back. It was really more like a conversation. Questions go both ways, so have some prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"What piano songs do you like to play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked very general questions as why Penn, why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"easiest interview EVER. she didnt ask me a single question. she just answered all my questions (so have some good ones prepared) and talked the whole time. amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me about my research and why its necessary" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does dentistry offer me" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How do you think your work experience will prepare you for dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to pursue a career in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did u do after coming to the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What schools did you look at for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why the change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you like to do in your spare time." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not Canada?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So I see your father is a physician, was there any pressure to choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry as opposed to law (my mother is a lawyer)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why penn" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're from Canada?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about volunteering at the dental office." More from this Member | Report Response

"your concerns about Upenn" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your most difficult , sad and funniest situations" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you see yourself 5 yrs downthe lane?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up choosing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"hobbies,work experience,how will you deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you still do dentistry if it were not profitable?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why many people from ur school, failed in Human Anatomy? ( I dint get the qstn first, since I was wondering how she got to know abt it ? ) anyways .. tat she shud hav asked our Anat Prof I guess, not me .. very bad ... qstn .. cudnt give a proper answer. te above qsnts followed afterwards. " More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any question for us? (i forgot my list of qestions but i managed to ask about the extern program)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What i do for Fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel about relocating to Philadelphia from California?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me something that you couldnt do in India and you are able to do here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your parents say are you two best qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How/why did you choose your college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you play guitar? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why go from marine biology to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Epiphany in entering the dental profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"jokingly - why certain bad grades? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"where do u see urself in 5 years time and in 10 years time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What community service activities have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you clear all your exams in 1st attempt ? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you like Penn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite subject in high school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"About my home country." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the 'epiphany' which lead you to pursue a career in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your brother doing? (my brother went to Penn dental)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your parents consider your two worst qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you volunteer " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was most academically challenging?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Penn? What do you like about our school AGAIN besides re-emphasizing that they were ivy-league? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just general questions about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY DENTISTRY" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what are u expecting from us" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why dentistry? He mentioned my application was pretty complete in regards to academia, community service, manual dexterity, research, etc. so he didn't have many questions to ask. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you interested in Penn Dental to begin with? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Your future goals" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do u like US after coming to US? how do u change after coming here?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How do you think you have changed after you have come to the US", " More from this Member | Report Response

"why upen" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was only asked a couple questions in my interview (i.e. why dentistry? do you want to specialize?). The other half hour was spent listening to my interviewer tell me all about Penn and Philadelphia and how great it is. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Penn? How did you hear about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you like philadelphia so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever considered medicine instead of dentistry? Why dentistry? What have motivated you to pursue a career in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What were the best moments and worst moments of undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does art/education relate to dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the darkest period of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experience in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you research the topic that you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain a time you faced a challenge and how you overcame it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have been your best and worst experiences during college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medical school or phd?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The closed file, you should have questions to initiate the conversation because all they know is your name and you should be able to fuel a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Describe an ethical dilemma you've had." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you get grades below 3.0?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class did you not like the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why would you want to come to Penn? And don't say it's because it's an Ivy League..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see in the future of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some questions about ECs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about a suicide rates for dentists and why they are so high. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"asked about my abroad experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UPenn // Would I really move to the East coast" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what role music will play in your dental career." More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you stay in Philadelphia." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did you come to us" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you manage your financial debt?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You don't have many bio courses listed in your transcript, do you intend to take additional courses in biology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will u take care of ur son once u start school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry and not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"So I see your mother is a _____? Tell me about the influence that has had on you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Would you move to the east coast" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you play any team sports?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"your extra activity" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if u get a seat in UPENN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really don't think there were many questions asked. I can hardly recall any right now because I remember simply talking to my interviewer about my trip down. " More from this Member | Report Response

"if i ask u r friend whether to give u a seat or not how will he defend u r position?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UPenn? Is UPenn your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"dental school in my home country" More from this Member | Report Response

"who inspired you to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to chose dentistry as a profession? How did you end up in your Undergrad. school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Differences btwn India n US Dentistry . What changes hav u seen after comin to US ? What did u do after ur school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you learn shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did u do after coming to US?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what did you do after coming to US? [my work experience]" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you parents say are you two worst qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you start thinking about pursuing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest thing you have had to deal with?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What can I do to make you choose UPENN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extracirriculars, manual dexterity etc.." More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of work do you do with special needs children- can you elaborate?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Ask about my essay- looked like checking if I answer correctly. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What differences did you find in dentistry in your home country and in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about my employment history i.e. Research, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why certain (low) grades on my transcript?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself after 10 yrs ? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready to go back to school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you volunteer in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about things you like to do for fun (non-academic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What u dont like about US and how are the people here" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved in politics? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You have such and such grade (low grade) in this class? What happened? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Your two best qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you want an american degree" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY UPENN" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do your parents think about you getting into this profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we select you over other candidates" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the thing u can't see in other school but in penn" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel community service contributes/detracts from educational programs? What other extracurriculars are you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Strengths & weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your goal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you thik is your negative/positive side" More from this Member | Report Response

"experience in dental field" More from this Member | Report Response

"With both parents in the profession, were you pressured in any way to pursue dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what got you interested in the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Penn" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your career goal and what can you imagine yourself doing ten years from now? Do you want to pursue an academic career? Or, which specialty are interested in pursuing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you look for in a dental school? And what do you not like about some dental schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about this class you took" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"do you have any family members in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize? In what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ever been to Philly before? What are you doing after the interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your most worst time in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with a tough schedule and coursework in dental school, and how will you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do with your career in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you do any Martial art?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Tell me about your community service work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Penn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you would be a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your most favorite and least favorite class ? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like least about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other school's have you interviewed at?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why La Salle? (undergraduate institution)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the least appealing aspect of dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, where does Penn rank on your list?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"all questions were very straight forward" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any work experience in US" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did u like about ur schooling back home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I use continue to use the research that I have been conducting in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What sort of things do you enjoy outside of academics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do i hope to achieve as a dentist (why not medicine)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. Would you be interested in pursuing that topic further?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions can I answer for you? (this took up most of the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions for me" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"your experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did u adjust after coming to the US." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are u r positive and negative aspects as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What other activities were you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any questions for me? (Since I'd missed the information session, I asked him a lot of questions and he was great about it.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"hobbies, wot do u do for fun blah blah. So you are not like those, who got married to juz come over to US ? ( Since I had a GC and got married after comin to US , I escaped tat sarcastic qstn.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun? (we stayed with this question most of the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do u want an American degree" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your least favorite subject and Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did u prepare for your part1?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were you impressions interviewing at Harvard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How come you chose Spanish as your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had to choose another dental school besides UPENN, which would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths & weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"what questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your community service experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your hobby?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of insects did you study in your entomology course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you like the school you graduated from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time in your life you experienced hardship and how you got through it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your job with Medicare. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet five people, dead or alive, who would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"whihc other schools have you applied too" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long have you been playing the (musical instrument)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the turning point in your life that led you to pursue dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHAT DO YOU DO DURING YOUR SPARE TIME" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your extracurricular experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"how will you manage your finances" More from this Member | Report Response

"visa status" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you persuade a 7 year old child to go to the dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What languages do you know? (Because I had mentioned it in my personal statement). " More from this Member | Report Response

"hobbies,what do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself? what u do after coming to US? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"experiences of work" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 strengths and weakness you think you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you wish to enroll in Penn Dental Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you immigrate to USA? What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about this class you took" More from this Member | Report Response

"All standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one experience that was life-changing and that you "kicked ass" in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my travels and my background - i am eastern european" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had two free weeks and money wasn't a limitation, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could only have dinner with five people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite 4 living/nonliving people to dinner, who would you invite and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite type of cuisine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wanna come to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like/dislike about dentistry (regarding specialties)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you wife handle the move (we're from California)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other careers have you considered besides dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about Penn would be most beneficial for you? What would be the hardest thing about going to Penn?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about your research. are you interested in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you imagine yourself here at Penn and living in Philly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about how I became interested in quilting!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like/dislike about the other schools you have interviewed at? (gave me a good chance to rant about why I didn't like Columbia or BU)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do (hobbies) that shows your manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had seen a particular opera." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you had a class II amalgam patient how well are you prepared for that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your work experience will prepare you for dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they told me they didnt have any questions for me and hoped I would choose their school over others" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is the tuition worth it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was mostly asked specific questions from my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of difficulties you faced after coming to the US." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Sleep Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just talked about the school, it's programs, my undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was someone in my practice that was causing problems with patients and other staff members, how would I react. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing in particular, we just chatted. we sat down & the prof looked at me and said "well, you're different" - alluding to the fact that I had been a programmer for 7 years before applying. we just chatted about computers for a while" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All of the questions I was asked were pretty standard for dental interviews. I was anticipating being asked about specific things with regard to my application, but most of the questions were pretty standard. I have talked to others who have interviewed there, so this might vary however." More from this Member | Report Response

"i wasnt really asked anything out of the ordinary..i was asked about my childhood which was interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"You applied to U of Buffalo last year...why are you not there this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will it take for you to come here? What are the chances of you coming here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all standard questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of art you do " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medicine or vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The difference between dentistry and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you bought something for yourself ever since you started earning more money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"rank your readiness to join this program on a scale of 1-10 and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS TO ASK US?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none really..what other activities are you involved in outside of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the differences you have seen in dentistry as practised in the U.S compared to the way it was practiced in your country" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you get acceptances from upenn and another school, where will you take admission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not specifically a question, but my interviewer was trying to figure out if Penn was my #1 choice. He said, "I understand that not everyone accepts Penn's offer of admission. I don't understand it, but I accept it. I'm sure you'll have a large selection of schools to choose from." At that point, I think he wanted me to reassure him that Penn was my #1 but I didn't pick up on that until later. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the future of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, in India, if the Parents are doctors, their children will automatically become doctors, huh ??" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you take all these non-science courses? (it ending up being more of a interesting answer than a question, this lead to my rebelious highschool era)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do u want an US Degree are u desparte to have it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I took away from my clinical experience working with special needs patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was only asked one question - "why dentistry" I had Dr. Arthur Steinberg for the interview and he was fantastic! We bascially chatted about everything from my city, my experience, food, traveling..etc Very relaxing interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion, what is the future of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of person are you? Are you a "nerd"? Are you nice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Luckily, I didn't get any "out of the ordinary" questions. But when I told him that my questions were mostly for students, he asked me to ask him one of them and he would try to answer it. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you like best about moving to Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why go from marine biology to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's difference you find after coming to US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing fancy" More from this Member | Report Response

"why are you interested in OMS ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like your children to grow up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are the Seattle Seahawks doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you adjust after coming to US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked one question: What do you want to do after you are done with dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"WHat was your favorite subject in high school...(?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have got A grade in everything can i see your transcripts." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved in politics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was accessed about my journey to picking the dental profession since I was in another profession first." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet five people, dead or alive, who would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the whole interview was very conversational, he jumps from topic to topic" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain why we shoud choose you over all other students in 2 mins" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the country you grew up in and is your family supportive of your decision to go into dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All questions pertained to my file, and past experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a good cook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY DID YOU CHOOSE DENTISTRY AS A CAREER." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what are you expecting from us" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are asked to treat a patient with no medical history who is in severe pain...what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you persuade a 7 year old child to go to the dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who instilled the strong interest for community service in your life? Is there a particular figure you draw inspiration from or is from your parents? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Any interesting or memorable incident in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you miss most in your backhome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you weren't doing dentistry what would you be doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is [insert study abroad country here]? How's the food?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how can you see your engineering degree being put to use in the dental field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really ask too many questions out of the norm." More from this Member | Report Response

"the organism responsible for juvenile periodontitis" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have been invovled with a lot of multicultural groups, fighting prejudice, etc. What do think when you hear songs like Afroman's colt 45?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all questions were from my secondary and essay. The interviewers just wanted elaborations of stuff I mentioned." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary, just normal interview questions. They just ask about stuff on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Another question was how many or what are the schools have you applied for and interview with?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All general questions, very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was an obstacle you experienced" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time when you felt extremely overwhelmed?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name one experience that was life-changing and that you "kicked ass" in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"not really difficult - what is difficult is making sure you give an answer to a question that is succinct, but informative, unbiased but personal and reflects your personality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had an overwhelming experience during your time in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could only have dinner with five people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a bad grade in XYZ" More from this Member | Report Response

"To compare two schools that I dearly like." More from this Member | Report Response

"What question do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your take on oral bisphosphonate drugs and the development of osteonecrosis of the jaws?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Say you own a private practice and you have an employee who has a bad attitude and isn't working hard - what would you do with this employee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have good study skills? How can you improve your study skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class did you not like the most" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hardest thing I've had to face" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were standard questions...it was really a conversation, and the questions just came out while we were talking about a ton of other things. We just clicked, and we probably could have talked for hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. It was very relaxed and conversational. Nothing to worry about." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got in here and your state school, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is hard to say because the interview was very laid back and we just talked about general stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing hard, just a laid back conversation, probably should have been more vocal about my interest in the school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"most influential person in my life" More from this Member | Report Response

"If accepted, will you come to Penn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you want to stay in Philadelphia" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a class II amalgam patient how well are you prepared for that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same question. (I was only asked about 3 questions in all)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I think about the future in Dentistry, and how do I think that I will prepare myself to by successful." More from this Member | Report Response

"so why the change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very difficult, but I was asked about why I chose to pursue dentistry over medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all very basic questions, why dentistry, why not medicine, tell me about yourself..etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the main issue about Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, standard questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are your parents supportive of you moving to the east coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The difference between dentistry and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is my concern about Upenn" More from this Member | Report Response

"on a scale basis of 1-10 how will u rank ur preparedness if u were to treat a pt right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing is difficult. The entire interview was relaxing. by the way, unlike some reviews posted in this website, I did not have to know about the history of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"WHAT I WOULD DO TO THE COURSE WHICH I M PURSUING CURRENTLY AND AM HALF WAY THROUGH" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Got the usual stuff I practiced for: Why dentistry? Why UPenn? Is UPenn your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. It was very conversational. My interviewer was very easy to talk to. When he opened the door for me to enter his office, it took me a second to firgure out which chair I was suppose to sit in. We both laughed about it and he reassured me that it's happened with every applicant he's interviewed. I guess that broke the ice." More from this Member | Report Response

"1)Why should we select you over others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you rate yourself among your colleagues? why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your most significant flaw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why two arrears? You were complacent both the times ??" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you learn shadowing Dr. XXXXX? (my shadowing didn't end in good term, thanks to his wife who thought i was getting in the way of them makig money.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ther where no Difficult question" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your favorite subject is writing, why dentistry then?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with 5 people, living or dead, who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions. I was just asked how come I'd chosen Spanish as a major, but the question seemed to be more about curiosity than arrogance or anything negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult experience that you have had to deal with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like the least about the move?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure to go back to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"give me a few of your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist? I responded with a general answer but he reattacked me :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in OMS ? well, to be honest I don't know why.." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if u are rejected? this question really stumped me!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U Penn and not your state school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, we just had a fun conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which other schools did you apply to ? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you pass all the subjects during BDS in first attempt?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"no real hard questions...just quite a few of them" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions here." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Not really any tough ones. Only asked 3 questions, see below." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, GREAT interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you heard about Penn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned during your experience shadowing a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were typical ones such as why dentistry, when did you first decide to be a dentist, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the most intresting thing about penn that u can't see in any other school" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got accepted to Penn and a neighbouring school, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you switch from your field to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too bad-I guess just some questions about my research project. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Technical questions by one of the interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question about one of my research projects. I did not know the answer:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"are you sure you want to pursue dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you have changed after you have come to the US" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions just routine questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions asked of me." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you see yourself fitting into upenn's academics. (i wasn't too sure what he was asking for)" More from this Member | Report Response

"actually none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Various versions of why dentistry questions has been asked in my interview to confirm if dentistry is indeed my career choice" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback is really representative, read over my supplemental essays and application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read over my application, researched the school on their website." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, self practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched on UPenn, read on here, reviewed dental school questions, focused on my application and what I said in it" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, mock interviews with mom, practice in front of camera" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read AADSAS application and supplemental, SDN, looked through Penn's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my AADSAS application and supplemental application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the Penn Dental Journal" More from this Member | Report Response

"well" More from this Member | Report Response

"research. SDN. Ask friends who attend there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my AADSAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read questions on SDN, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice with wife" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the viewbooks that Penn mailed me, looked over SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Figured out better responses based on where I messed up in past interviews (like ethics questions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN forums." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and school literature" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Penn website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN feedback, pep talk in the mirror to increase self confidence =], PLUS we had probably some of the coolest people in our group to just ease people's nerves" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read through the Penn website, looked at the SDN questions, and contacted a friend at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my resume + essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pre-health professions committee interview; other interviews; researched online about school; stayed with current student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read as much as I could about Penn and talked to one of my friend's sister (who is a 2nd year)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked through many questions on the student doctor network and actually copied and answered all of them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website and brochures, read my application, personal statement and UPenn secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN feedback and their website and brochures. Also reviewed my secondary answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, school's website and other random websites with sample interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew my personal statement, researched the school, positive attitude" More from this Member | Report Response

"read stuff on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read over supplemental questions, slept and prayed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my app, penn website, students i knew at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"upenn website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed my mock interview notes, looked at essayedge.com." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed supplemental application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, did research on the school via website and their information pamphlet, reviewed my primary and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"sdn,school's website,mock interview with spouse,went thro my essays and sop." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedbacks - UPENN Brochures - UPENN website- My SOP and CV" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions, reviewed my app, practiced with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the questions on SDN, read their website, looked at my application, and talked to friends who had interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my personal statement, the secondary I had sent to the school, the booklet they had sent w/ the 2nd app, and browsed thru the website; tried to come up w/ relevant questions (which was much easier after having been to one interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website and personal statement, know your extra curriculars!" More from this Member | Report Response

"read pamphlet they sent me and their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement and supplementary application as well as visited this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn and studied the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on myself...nothing major." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview reviews, my application and the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read website, compiled a list of questions to ask. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, UPenn website and reread my secondaries again." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, and books" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I CALLED AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WH OATTENDED TO THE INTERVIEW, BEFORE, AND I WAS PREPARED WITH ANSWERS TO ALL THE QUESTIONS THEY WERE ASKING ME" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the UPenn website along with some other sites online. SDN was a big help!" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, penn site, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Penn website, reviewed my application, read brochures they sent me, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website,interview feedback,mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"looking up questions on the internet " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback on SDN and looking through the brocures that Penn sent me to make notes of questions I wanted to ask. " More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,UPENN site,Internet.(Google)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read up the school site, ask my professor for advise, review my application, http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/about/31questions.htm " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and Upenn website Online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN website, also looked online, didn't have much time since my flight got delayed and I didn't get in til 2 am flying in from Boston and previously LA." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website and SDN forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"School materials/website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the web site a small amount. Got sleep the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the brochures I had received from Penn " More from this Member | Report Response

"Other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school, researched their website, used SDN, asked friends who go there about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over SDN feedback, school brochures and website information" More from this Member | Report Response

"UPenn Website, SDN interview feedback, SDN Forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"read other feedback, my supplemental application & personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed application, went over basic questions- why dentistry..etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview - be over-prepared and then just relax, be yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread my app materials, Upenn website, " More from this Member | Report Response

"dental school website.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn website, upenn website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke with friends enrolled at the dental school and this website. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, SDN, Career Office, going over my application essays, etc again." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Sdn, school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, past interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sdn. It was my fourth interview so I did not really prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, brochure, friends that attend UPSDM" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, SDN and few books" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the information in the UPenn packet, their website, and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"school web; SDN; good sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at website, reviewed application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Penn Dental website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"asked other PASS students in Penn" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, Barron's guide to med and dent schools, other interviews (that are better organized and keep you informed on things)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out website. I should done some mock interviews to be really polished with questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, and most importantly being my self, and honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,SCHOOL WEBSITE" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"visiting there site and sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Kanani's dental school admission guide from www.dentalschooladmission.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had some previous interviews. Read brochure surfed Penn's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school website. Reviewed previous interview experiences on the SDN. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN(always helpful), penn's website, other interviews reduced the stress level" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked extensively with students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited SDN, looked at interview feedback, answered some typical interview questions and looked over school guidebook. " More from this Member | Report Response

"School website & SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, college website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my AADSAS application and the material the school sent." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the school's brochure. " More from this Member | Report Response

"previous q posted on forum and mock interveiew" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read the viewbook and website, prepared answers to questions that I think they would possibly ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"read through the informational packets they sent, sdn, application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"sdn n upenn website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my secondary. Prayed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"AADSAS application, secondary application, SDN, other schools career service websites" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new renovations, the niceness in everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"the brand new clinics" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a small group interviewing (only 8 people) so it felt a lot more intimate than other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, students, faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome campus, extremely friendly staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly people, the great academically driven program, and size of the dental school, the new remodeling" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, research opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"very positively impressed by the professionalism of the school and the staff. the abundance of opportuntiies which offsets the high cost, as you get more bank for your buck, and the attitude of the students! they were very mature and informative and students i would want to have as my dentist!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back and relaxed environment. Interviewers weren't trying to give you tricky questions or make you squirm. They just wanted to get to know you and make sure that Penn is the right school for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the top faculty in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The informational session was very through." More from this Member | Report Response

"The name UPENN!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The match rate is ridiculously good. One of the best place for specialty. The avenues of extending one's education is so varied that one has many choices. Though it's tough as nails, you'll come out prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is amazing. There's great extracurricular opportunities. The mandatory externship is great. Interesting selective options. I like the fact that they have grades and rank their top 10 students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculties are awsome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly staff. Interviewers were very friendly and not intimidating - they really just want to get to know you. Very motivated class. High tech equipment. Beautiful campus, entertaining city. Clinic experience starts in first year, including working as assistant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Architecture around campus. Huge clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem happy at Penn; Penn Dental is part of whole Penn campus which is historic and beautiful; opportunities in Philadelphia; school has changed curriculum so that 1st and 2nd years have more clinical exposure; students have a relatively good chance of being awarded one of the 25 half-tuition Dean's Scholarships; student tour guide seemed real, didn't hold anything back" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the interviewer. She interviewed me in her office just off of her lab (very casual)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus, the buildings, the friendliness of the people I met." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is rich with history and is well know for it quality in dental education. Of all the ivies you will receive the best clinical education at Penn." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer, dental buildings, vicinity to other grad & undergrad schools, Penn's reputation" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school really prides itself on its reputation; the clinics were nice; the sim lab has top notch technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"really nice main campus, friendly staff, lots of resources for research, sim lab, the proximity of dental school to campus, excellent lunch - I think it was the best lunch I've had at interviews! Also really easy to access via public transit" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very well rounded and excels in research, education, and specialties. The curriculum is innovative and offers classes that focus on specific areas of dentistry. The student body is organized and there are tons of groups that range from community healthcare to cooking" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is a perfect fit.. love the atmosphere. I feel connected to the current students. I can totally see myself going here in the future. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is not as bad as some people claim it is. It's certainly not a "ghetto", but if you go deeper into West Philly it gets a little shady. The environment is very collegiate (lots of restaurants, cafes and young people) and I like the fact that the undergrad campus and the graduate schools are all in one area. The students seem to have social lives." More from this Member | Report Response

"High caliber of students, faculty; clinics for every specialty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, beautiful campus. Friendly staff. Strong patient pool. Emphasis on technology. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This school rocks. I really did like everything about this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"School, people there, downtown Philadelphia." More from this Member | Report Response

"-Dental school is located on same campus as rest of university<br> -Dedicated dental school faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus was beautiful all staff and faculty were so nice lunch was delicious " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very classy atmosphere and I'm sure it's great for specialty placement. Lots of funding for research as well. If you're qualified for it, the Dean's Scholarship is a great bonus, 1/2 tuition for all 4 years. The students I saw were overall pretty positive about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How welcoming and friendly all the faculty and staff were. The new dent-sim lab was amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the sim lab looked pretty cool and the dschool is on the undergrad campus and is really beautiful. also, there are 25 dean's scholarships which is nice. lastly, i like the idea of required externships for personalizing your education." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. greatest school i've seen so far. awesome clinically, awesome research-based too. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"PENN is fantastic and very welcoming. The students want to do well but help each other as well. It is an atmosphere of professionalism and also enjoyment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school thinks very highly of themselves, plenty of aboard opporunities, community service built into the curriculm, the rich grad life of upenn as a whole, " More from this Member | Report Response

"the one patient one dentist concept" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dent-Sim lab was incredible. Faculty, staff were very friendly, helpful. Learning about the WHO collaboration, international externship opportunities as a 4th year." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, happy students, great reputation" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 'Penn' atmosphere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were all very friendly and seemed to be enjoying themselves. Great main clinic. DentSim. Beautiful campus. Philadelphia is very cool as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The virtual sim lab (only two schools in the US have this new technology, Penn being one of them)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the main clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Philadelphia is an awesome city. The school has so many different clinics and I love that it has its own science faculty. The DentSim lab is also fantastic. The required externship is a unique and exciting part of their curriculum. It's also great that all the Penn schools are together - vet, med, business - so there are many opportunities for a well-rounded course of study." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the way that they new clinics looked. I liked the students who all seemed really happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean DeRossi's opening remarks. pretty inspiring - esp in terms of offering all the "other" stuff you can do at UPenn - going abroad, taking educ, pub hlth, or business classes, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Philadelphia's cultural and historical life!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice my interviewer was and the clinic facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiastic students for the most part, location of the school, pretty decent facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"how relaxed the faculty and students were. The interview was very well organized and it was very laid back. The faculty and students were very approachable! I was very nervous before the interview, however, after about a half hour of being there I was completely relaxed. Also the school is beautiful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were cool, and really enjoyed this school...if you want to specialize...u should probably go to this school (85% of the students who apply for specialization get it!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"very cool state-of-the-art simlab; my interviewer made me feel comfortable and like they wanted me; the UPenn campus as a whole is amazing, it was very nice that the dental school is part of the main campus; the main school building is a very nice historic building; they offered a nice breakfast, lunch was not too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVE the environment. The professors have really good relationships with the students and it's open door policy (professors sometimes go drinking with the students too). The rates of specializations are ridiculously high, the flexibility of the program is also amazing. The sim lab is really cool too (it even checks your posture and ergonomics). LOVE the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Area, School, dentsim" More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is great, strong emphasis on clinical, basic science, academic and research. Also, there are 10,000 grad school students all part of the big community" More from this Member | Report Response

"Robert Schattner Center is an unbelievably nice building. Their clinics are top notch and have Dentsim labs similar to Case. Research opportunities and ability to get a second degree." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were nice and the buildings were very nice also. The student that gave us the interview was very nice and answered all of our questions. The staff was also very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus. Very nice buildings. A lot of history in terms of American standards." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dentsim Lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"the introduction part was relaxing and it covered most of the doubts.the dent sim lab is really cool!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"85% of students specialize. the students were friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SMALL CLASS, NOS. OPINIONS OF STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The Dental simulation chairs were very impressive, so were the new clinics" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new building; the introduction they gave about the school was very informative; dental school is part of main institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"food was great,everyone was courteous,our student guide answered a bunch of questions,student lounge is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"robert schattner center" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly faculty and staff, top notch facilities, high board scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice faculty and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"THe friendliness of the staff and faculty @ UPENN. Everyone right from the Front Desk to the Interviewers very friendly and made us comfy with the whole thing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"85% of the graduates specializes so, pretty much anyone who wants to can!! the faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr Naty Lopez " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's facilities were very impressive, the campus itself is also gorgeous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities - separation of all the clinics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem to really enjoy this school. School offers well rounded education, Profs actually seem to care about you..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students. They really enjoyed being at Penn. The tour guide was enthusiastic and generally the atmosphere was friendly and relaxing. Their clinics were bustling with activity. The new clinics they are planning to add. Great staff too (Dental and custodial)." More from this Member | Report Response

"sim lab.there is lot of renovation goin on.over all it is impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Offer really, really good preparation with a variety of early clinical skill-teaching (DentSim), option of research, professors who really want to teach (sometimes rare in a dental school). Evans building is gorgeous, and everything you need is right there - library, all the clinics, etc. etc. Right in the middle of the city, if you like urban life!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly, and the campus is awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quality of students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were very happy with penn's effort to help them do well and get through the schooling. there are many social events, including a beer party that is thrown by the biochem faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean of Admissions, he teaches at the school too and is an oral medicine specialist, the nicest guy in the world!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything: the facilities, faculty/students, wealth of programs (research, community service, etc), city life" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, the ambience, the clinics, Dentslim lab etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't know the specialization rate was so damn high" More from this Member | Report Response

"loved the staff, the person who interviewed me was fabulous and most of all the fact that specialty acceptance are quite high" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful clinic with vaulted ceiling & skylights. Most clinics had lots of natural sunight. Professionalism & friendliness of all of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly faculty member, impressive facilities, the successes of UPenn graduate in matching post-doc programs, extensive academic resources" More from this Member | Report Response

"New building complex was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem very happy to be at the school. They were very honest and candid about their experiences at Penn. Their stats in matching their grads to specialty programs is amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"good staff and friendly students, good reputation of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were AWESOME!! The Dent. Simulator was pretty sweet. The students were really nice. The student lounge is fantastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical experience from Day 1 of the program, community service requirement/opportunities, research experience, high specialization rate, new parts of the building" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The faculty is friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are very nice, very modern. students are cool. the city is much better than i expected.. there really seems to be alot to do there" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of people get admitted into a speciality program after graduation, the labs, the students, the faculty, the area around campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area around the campus is really fun and bustling with students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was good, the patient pool is large. They have good SIM lab, they help the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The many options of the program, the confidence of the students, the campus and opportunities to enroll in programs at Penn (e.g. Wharton business classes)." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice campus area; nice building; great faculty members and students; state of the art densim lab; awesome student lounge; curriculum well balanced between didactics and clinical training." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive and honesty from both Corky and Dr. DeRossi. Also the fact the out of the 116 student last year 25 were awarded a Dean's scholarship to pay for half tuition costs." More from this Member | Report Response

"It has a Dent Sim virtual reality lab which was technologically advanced and uncomparable to anything I have ever seen at a school. It will definitely prepare you for clinical rotations. Penn has a great reputation to specialize (85% are matched to a specialization). However, if you don't want to specialze, go somewhere cheaper. It is right in the city, so you get a lot of patients, and Penn is known for its research if that is what you want (best of both worlds)." More from this Member | Report Response

"facility, location, faculty and virtually EVERYTHING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the dentsim lab was great" More from this Member | Report Response

"They have some nice facilities. They don't share their professors with medical students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was quite friendly, with the exception of Corky Cacas. Like one mentioned in a prior feedback that she's an "ice-princess"---a perfect description of her! She was very unapproachable and misleading as far as telling us to contact the office ASAP should we have to make a decision on deadlines for deposits to other schools so that they can take that into consideration---knowing how expensive it would be to hold one or more seats." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their simulation facility was the best I've seen. Not all sim-labs are equal. Theirs has infrared LED lights attached to a handpiece and sensors located up above so that the position and orientation of the handpiece can be followed. A computer can then show you how you're drilling to remove a simulated tooth cavity in the manikin's head. The only flaw is that in the artificial tooth that you're drilling, there is nothing to show you where the cavity is. If the cavity where different colored this would be fantastic. They may get this enhancement in the future. Many of their facilities were fancy and new." More from this Member | Report Response

"The strength of their academic program, facilities, the number of students admitted to specialty programs, and the area was also nice, and the fact that some of my friends are attending the school and are very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dentsimlab,the environment is well adapted to internationals and the staff is like family to them.Dr.Lopez may appear a bit intimidating but she is very helpul and friendly so dont believe all that you read here and go there with an open mind.Faculty is nice and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"WELL BALANCED SCHOOL" More from this Member | Report Response

"The down-to-earthedness and professionalism of the faculty. High specialization match rates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent talk given by the Associate Dean,Beautiful school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very high tech. There are even plasma TVs in the student lounge!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both historical building and modern building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff impressed me a lot. They are very receptive. The faculty are down to earth. The facility was also very impressive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"brand new dental sim labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Penn faculty and staff were extremely kind and friendly. After my interview, I went to observe my friend who's a 4th year dental student at Penn in the main clinic. While I was there, three of the faculty members came up to me and started chatting. We talked about everything and anything from my interview and what I liked about Penn to their ages and how young they still felt :) It was pretty funny. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school really caters to the dental students and does a lot for them-the students were very happy! The curriculum was also very well tailored to the dental students. I was also very impressed by the Oral Medicine Clinic because I believe they are the only people in the country that have one? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school facilities & it's location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The way community service is integrated into the program and the opportunities to go abroad." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facility. many specialty programs. in a relatively nice area." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything except the main clinic(which is a huge open place kinda crowded) college campus is good and safe unlike I heard " More from this Member | Report Response

"Although everyone seems to think this is the negative aspect of Penn, I really thought the facilities were nice. I liked the balance between clinical and research at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"possibility of merit-based scholarships for 1st year students; prestige of school; enrichment programs of curriculum (study abroad, externships, selectives program, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty/student interaction. the professors were all really friendly and seemed very approachable" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome facilities and very cosy atmosphere. Plus the UPenn campus is beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything, facility is new and nice. Philly is a great city. The staff and students were all awsome and very helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the length of the course, fees is less comparitively n good pt exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Faculty. Students. Atmosphere. Close to main campus. Living, retail, etc was close by. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty were extremely friendly. They make you feel very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of admissions staff, faculty members, and students; great campus and program;" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The extreme cost" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tuition, Pre-clinic area" More from this Member | Report Response

"cost is high (Already knew that); safety level of the location - outside of university bubble can be a little "sketchy"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. One of my interviewers was very talkative but I enjoyed it because she was talking about a program at UPenn that I was really interested in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The majority of the facilities are very poor and run-down." More from this Member | Report Response

"Smaller clinical areas, students have to share chairs in clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The old facilities. However, dental education first needs a good curriculum and good faculty and UPenn has that." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the facilities in the basement or the main student clinic. And I'm not a huge fan of Philly and the weather there. It's also expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Classrooms in basement were kinda small but not too bad. At lunch, one dental student told us that there was a stabbing on campus and someone also got beat up behind the dental school. She said safety wasn't that much of a concern but this made me think otherwise. School and city are kind of expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"D1 and D2 students spend time in basement. Classrooms look old." More from this Member | Report Response

"D-1 and D-2 lecture halls and pre-clinic labs are in the basement of the building which has no windows and no cell phone reception; tuition is one of the highest in the country; cost of living in Philly is higher than where I'm from (midwest); school seems to push specialization over private practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The very old facilities, the heat wave in the basement, and how they kept talking up the fact that all the schools were located in the same area on campus and that doesn't occur too often..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Never liked Philadelphia..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is old. If felt like the facilities were sufficient but it seems like they could afford to modernize things a bit. It also seems like the school is in a little bit of turmoil with a new dean and heard several students complain about it." More from this Member | Report Response

""The dungeon", mainly because it was so hot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"very few units in the sim lab (they did say they were planning to add more though); the BASEMENT that you're stuck in for the first 2 years - a heat wave hits you when you walk down, and you just feel clustered in it" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities in the basement, the claustrophobic feel complete with the cinder blocked walls, the feeling that dental school was not a high priority to Penn (as opposed to the Wharton bldg or even the library). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a bit out dated when compared to some of the newer schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location.. i dunno if Philly is the place for me. School is great but do i really want to live here for the next 4 years? :?? My grandma was with me after the interview.. and we explored the city.. some dude tried to pickpocket her on the trolley. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition and cost of living. 1st and 2nd year facilities are unimpressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I interviewed, the students giving the tour had a very VERY negative attitude towards the school and towards the interviewees. One of them was a short korean girl and was a first year at the time. "Everyone and their mom comes here wanting to do orthodontics" she said. " You better hope you get a chair in clinic" "You have to find your own patients so you better start paying the bums off the streets" What a turn off!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not enough chairs for everybody. Hot basement where you live for the first two years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well nothing impressed me negatively but the tuition is awfully high." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cab driver being late and bringing me to a wrong place... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide seemed cocky (subtly), which rubbed me the wrong way" More from this Member | Report Response

"cost $_$ not enough students to talk to (but the handout of email addresses they gave is really helpful)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were a mix of some brand-new and mostly out-of date clinics, beautiful museum-like architecture, and then there's the "dungeon" where they have their sim labs, preclinic, and lectures. The dungeon was a really big turn off and I would think they could afford to renovate it. I wasn't completely convinced their education was worth the high tuition, especially if you aren't committed to specializing. Students complained a little about having to find chairs for patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's facilities. The freshmen and sophomores basically live in the basement which is old and so hot! The pre-clinic is outdated. They are in the process of remodeling all of their clinics, but I was not even impressed by the remodeled ones. The main clinic is huge and so loud. It does not seem like there is any privacy and I was not impressed by it, despite its new look and equipment. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the student tourguide was "pessimistic," as he said. he was very honest with his opinions of the school and reaffirmed some of the things I had heard. for example, there aren't enough chairs in the clinic years (apparently a big complaint here). also letter grades are awarded (not P/F) and only the top 10 students are ranked in each class, which I found very strange and could foster a competitive atmosphere. overall, the class size seemed too big for the facilities, and i never got the sense that the students were all that happy there. lastly, philadelphia didn't impress me much." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. even the tuition seems worth it considering some of the other options out there" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed to have had a bit of an ego" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very busy, fast-paced campus. I was expecting a low-key, tranquil ''ivy league'' experience with classical music playing in the background and surrounded by gothic architecture, but being on campus is like being in downtown Philly. Not a bad part of town necessarily....just busy and loud." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"The classroom's were nothing special. They didn't really show us the clinic but ran us through it. It was hard to make a solid impression on the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition is expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parts of Penn still look anitquated." More from this Member | Report Response

"the rooms where they have lectures..looked very small and old to me..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The basement - the ceiling is so close to your head and it's made of big dirty pipes. I've also seen nicer (brighter, more up-to-date) first year clinic labs. They are renovating, though. " More from this Member | Report Response

""The Dungeon" - Its everything that I have read it would be: dark and old. That being said they are supposed to be renovating it as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities seemed a little older; students seemed slightly less than happy; but we caught them on a day they were having a practical so maybe that's why..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide was very negative and discouraging I felt. Also students were stressed out and there seemed to be high level of cut throat competition among them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The dungeon or where the D1 and D2 spend most of their time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not very much, but the costs might be a little high if anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pre-clinic lab and lecture rooms are in the basement. Which seem to be a common thing among dental schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview didn't really answer my Q's, he just promoted the school and basically made me feel my questions were unimportant." More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentations at the beginning of the day were a little off-putting... I was so taken aback that I started counting how many times they referred to Penn as "the leader," "#1," or "the premier dental school." It's an excellent school, but enough is enough. Some of the facilities are in the basement (apparently you spend your first 2 years down there) which was a little depressing." More from this Member | Report Response

"They do not videotape lectures or podcast them whereas other schools do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition and cost of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expensive, W. Philly is a bit sketchy, it was raining, and 1st and 2nd years spent most of time in basement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Realizing that 300k is gone. First years begin their life literally in the basement of Penn Dental. Got lost around the campus though." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that some students don't graduate on time because they have not performed all of the required procedures." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Facilities, clinics and equiptment are very old. The new clinal foor is very open and there seems to be no order in its layout.It looked very disorganised. There did not seem to be very many patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very very old university, very bad location of the university,it is not worth to apply" More from this Member | Report Response

"location of the school - the tour guide (a 4th year student) also said that because the school is located in a low-income area, the student don't get the best type of patients - patients have no shows sometimes. the lecture hall looks a little shady. the information session was not very informative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"summer program fees 17 000usd" More from this Member | Report Response

"I learned that the first two years of dental school will be spent in the basement!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how they stick the 1st and 2nd years in the basement which has no windows..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some old facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are old..." More from this Member | Report Response

"management was not as organized as i thought it would be. students were stressed and very unhappy." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tuition...but I already knew about that when I was applying" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental students were not happy. They said faculty and staff sell the school very well but are not as nice once you are in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing as such." More from this Member | Report Response

"$$$ it's a nit expenseive. but the good news was it's cheaper than Michigan out of state, and it's a better school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the School, i want to be a part of Upenn." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area is probably not one of the best as far as safety. Although not as bad as Temple Dental School. Center City was really nice though and the downtown area." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have the new DentSim machine which seems really nice...but their clinic chairs and othe facilities seem pretty old - i heard they are upgrading soon though" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"location.some parts of upenn give an antique look. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They have the somewhat old-fashioned view that dentistry is for some reason its own science completely unrelated to the systematic body; dental school is away from med school, students stay in it all day, little scientific integration. Also, VERY expensive, but chances for a dean scholarship." More from this Member | Report Response

"It costs sooooo much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the clinics need some work. But, construction is being done. Also, the highest price tag on the planet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"we couldn't look at the main clinic in action because they were preparing the room for the NER licensing exam." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmm... price point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The introductory video was not even played to it's full length & Made to sit in a freezing cold room with no alternative/ back up arrangement." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing i didn't already know" More from this Member | Report Response

"just the 12 interview-ees who were there with me were insanely- 'proper' with 3 masters a peice speaking way too seriously, using big words to impress the dental students who were so chilled. also, the administration flaunts the 'ivy league' aspect too much" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Cold weather but it's nothing I couldn't adapt to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer did not pay enough attention to my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did'nt like the old building alot.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"rough neighbourhood areas...although the staff did stress in their talks about the security features" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't like Philly. No offence to the urbanites of Philly, but being in a dense city where 2 blocks in all directions around the campus is considered the ghetto isn't exactly my cup of tea." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Basement! It really is as bad as people describe!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Neighbourhood around the school is unsafe. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs in basement are claustrophobic." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview is freakishly long" More from this Member | Report Response

"The basement is ugly ;P The tuiton =(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic was crowded and individually sectioned off...so it seemed more like a zoo. THe DentSim lab was not very impressive..very small and clausterphobic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some parts of the school were a bit old and claustrophobic - although they said that they are trying to remodel and renovate the rest of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not enough chairs in clinic; high faculty to student ratio in clinical classes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the thought of having to move so far from current location." More from this Member | Report Response

"COST!!! Penn is very expensive. The one pre-clinical lab is pretty crappy. You think Penn, with all of its funding, would improve this facility, but it is really old." More from this Member | Report Response

"the traffic was BAD, suppose to be 5 min travel turn out to be half an hour!" More from this Member | Report Response

"they kept saying that they were the best and that if we got rejected it didnt mean that we were bad, but we should try other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The possible neighborhoods to live in if you want to be close to campus. Adjacent apartments looked ghetto/unsafe, and I grew up in a low-income neighborhood so I was used to that type of environment but some places were extreme esp. the drive from the airport. Even some of the dorms looked like they couldn't pass city codes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The information session given by Robert Emling was "over the top". Could I have been the only one embarrassed to sit through it? He was so melodramatic about the school, that I'm glad I had a seat towards the back. I couldn't keep a straight face. While obviously not very bright, he is still probably one of the friendlier people you're likely to ever meet. Corky Cacas did a good job with her intro speech, but in person she is an ice-princess. Some of there facilities are oldish; check out their lecture halls and the preclinic lab. Their main clinical lab feels like you're in a gymnasium." More from this Member | Report Response

"As compared to any other school other than ucsf ,this is the best!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"DENTAL CHAIR SPACE AND AVAILABILITY." More from this Member | Report Response

"old look to the school but i didnt feel the clinics were as old as some people have made them sound on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"weather!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Old equipment, some very arrogant students.. but I guess every dental school might have at least one or two." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition. " More from this Member | Report Response

"some lecture halls and other labs were very old" More from this Member | Report Response

"It hurts to even think about the cost of tuition. But during our lunches, the students were honest in staying they felt the tuition is worth a well-rounded education at Penn, especially if you don't know what you want to specialize in the future. Penn offers strong programs in general dentistry, specialty, teaching, and research. But they weren't able to agree on the fact that Penn's tuition is worth paying if you KNOW you want to go into general practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were somewhat pretentious-they kept on mentioning how great of a name Penn was and how they were going to do so well in life because they went to Penn. Also, the tuition made my eyes pop out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tution" More from this Member | Report Response

"i felt the college is preety old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities are old." More from this Member | Report Response

"equipment old." More from this Member | Report Response

"No clinical resurch is being conducted, mostly pre-clinical, so if you are intrested in that, UPenn is not the place:(" More from this Member | Report Response

"main clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"They seemed to be obsessed with the fact that they were an ivy league school. Multiple times throughout the info session they kept on harping on the fact that Penn had an excellent name because it was an ivy and that's why it was a good school. I think that a school with a good name shouldn't have to tell their interviewees that over and over again. " More from this Member | Report Response

"clinics are not modern -- quite old actually; size of the school; COST" More from this Member | Report Response

"the main clinic seemed too open to me. everyone was thrown into one room, with no walls... if you go, you'll see what i mean" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location was depressing n the biuding looks old" More from this Member | Report Response

"Poor clinic and hot basement; letter grade system" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviewers are so chill" More from this Member | Report Response

"how relaxed the interviews would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the whole day would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"To be relaxed totally." More from this Member | Report Response

"Come prepared to your fullest; show them you are attentive and focused by taking notes during their presentation. I did this." More from this Member | Report Response

"when you first enter the interview room - everyone looks very intense, within a few hours, you realize you are all the same" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't realize that there was a closed-file interview. Also, the guideline of 30 minutes seems really short--most of my interviews ended up being closer to 45 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is not medically based in the way Columbia, UConn, or Harvard are, although they try and compare themselves to these schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"You need to mail your transcript and bring a passport sized photo." More from this Member | Report Response

"The rigor of first and second year." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like I knew everything I needed to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"that we don't get much food for our lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Very laid back day. Small group of applicants (only about a dozen). Pasta lunch was very oily though -- would recommend a different lunch order if possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Somebody was going to come in and interrupt my second interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous respondents (like from 2007 and 2008) said the school plans on renovating the labs, well I can tell you I saw no renovations in progress and the admissions office did not give ANY indication they were planning to renovate (and it's almost 2011). Self-guided walking tour takes longer than the 30 minutes they give you." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it is SO COLD in PA. :P" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interview process was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer was awesome, just had a little bit of difficulty understanding his accent" More from this Member | Report Response

"First year students stay in the same lecture hall all day-- the instructors travel. Penn has the exams staggered so there is only one per week." More from this Member | Report Response

"Penn does everything by snail mail!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how laidback the interview experience would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Get a cab at least 30min before the interview... I was almost late as my cab picked me up late and the traffic was huge too. That made me more nervous than I was before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone's interview day schedule is different, you may interview at 10AM or 2PM!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone says the process is lax, but it REALLY IS!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was not stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the 17th street is not marked I went from 16th street to 18th street and walked back to discover that the 17th street wasnt marked:->" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interview would be so relaxed and conversational. I was literally only asked a few standard questions. Mostly, I felt like I was being gauged on my personality and my ability to converse. A very positive experience - I really enjoyed it." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY laid back, probably spent more time preparing than I needed to" More from this Member | Report Response

"That we shouldnt stay in a hotel located in the downtown area becos i was up all night as ppl were making so much noise and their were cop cars with sirens and all...i was so tired the next morning!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SEPTA schedules and routes - public transportation options." More from this Member | Report Response

"Taxis are only about $26 to and from airport & UPenn. Philly is great - I wish I'd stayed longer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to freak out before the interview, because it really wasn't that stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"a little piece of advice: pay attention to how you "feel" about the place. i had a hard time deciding between here & another school and stats-wise, they were SO on par; it really just came down to "where do you want to live & be?" - but I hadn't been thinking along those lines when I was there. after the formal stuff is over, walk around the school, walk around outside; see how you fit in/feel about being there." More from this Member | Report Response

"D1 and D2 live in a dungeon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although this is an ivy league school, the staff and students are very very laid back and that I didnt need to be so nervous before hand. Also, if you are flying to upenn, then make sure to call a shuttle ahead of time to take you to and from the airport in philly. The shuttle is a lot cheaper than taking a cab!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The electives that they promote so much are actually nothing, and are only about 3 hours long for one session...they are not actually courses you take for a whole semester...at least that is what the students told me." More from this Member | Report Response

"They offer Dean's Scholarships which are half-off on tuition to their top applicants! They talk about a "One Medicine" approach, but it seems like it is just rhetoric. Whether or not that is a good thing is up to you... Of the three Ivy League schools, this is the largest and most clinically focused. You have to send them your transcripts from every school, seems a little redundant since AADSAS has them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Taking the SEPTA to the school is really easy from almost anywhere in Philadelphia and MUCH cheaper than a taxi. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Rain...bring an umbrella. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That my SDN is wrong and my interview ended up being stressful. Other than that, Penn was what I expected it to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"High cost of the program about $200000. they will charge you for the summer program too, and it's not written on their website(about $20000)" More from this Member | Report Response

"more about the history of philadelphia." More from this Member | Report Response

"don't rely on mapquest. they already give out all their spots for merit scholarships" More from this Member | Report Response

"they give prepferance for ethnic variety to merit, unless u r extremely meritorious, say, 300, 4.0, 99 is the only cake walk situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first and second year students "live" in the basement." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone would be.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Shouldn't have stayed in downtown Marriott. They had very bad service. Also the library where they gave the introduction and where we had lunch was a bit cold. I think they had the AC on because it was a bit warm that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you needed to take your original transcripts with you for the interview.Dr lopez is nice and not the way people make her out to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"history of penn" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you decide to stay in the suburbs with a relative or friend, leave 2-3 hours ahead of time. I left Collegeville at 7:30 and got to Penn Dental at 9:45. I completely missed the information session but was on time for the actual interview with Dr. DeRossi-an awesome guy! He was so friendly and relaxed. The interview was the easiest part of the trip to Philly, so I wish I hadn't worried so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unhappy students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"To be less nervous and give proper reasons abt wot is written on my resume n SOP." More from this Member | Report Response

"that i was going to be laughing the whole interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the history of Philadelphia" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I was more hungry! They had wonderful lunch prepared for us. I wasn't that hungry, i wish i was...hmmm" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was some medical convention going on and all the good hotels were full." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be a public transit strike and cabs are expensive (lots of traffic)! Bring LOADS of money for your trip." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress out at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I could have taken the subway to downtown from the Penn campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the amazing community service opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"That this interview was going to be a very laid back experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the amazing international research opportunities!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are lots of pretenses and arrogance about the whole place under the veneer of niceness. " More from this Member | Report Response

"where the parking lot was, i kept circling fresh grocer not knowing that the fresh grocer parking lot = penn parking lot " More from this Member | Report Response

"that its way more intimidating. if you have an interview, it means you have a damn good chance of getting in- dont feel threatened by other students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How stress free the interview was. The professor who interviewed me was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer could be a science professor, not a dentist. Since I assumed he was a dentist, I made a small mistake." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wish I knew how stress free it would be. I tried to think of every question in the book that they may have asked me. It wound up being much less intense than I had expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Upenn was not my first choice before I had interviewed. Now it is my first choice..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The population base and standard of living is painful." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I checked the weather..it was raining and I didn't have an umbrella!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask you not to say the answers you prepared but "be yourself"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pitt has PBL in their 2nd year" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really just be yourseld and you'll do fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Penn is much more academic than clinical...." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the campus is so large." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"it took forever to get to penn campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"take every single original copy, including your 10th and 12th marks cards" More from this Member | Report Response

"UPenn doesn't look unfavorably on people who have applied to medical school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would take FOREVER before you get any courtesy feedback regarding your application and post-interview status (i.e., whether denied, accepted, waitlisted, still in limbo, lost your file, etc.). It's been 5 months now and not even a postcard or letter indicating what happened to your file. My friend who interviewed early last year is also kept in the dark. Dog ate our files? Well, we're picking from a better set of schools to go to anyway (like Columbia or Harvard, well-known Ivy leagues that don't have to keep pointing it out) rather than wait on our bottom choices---besides we'd rather go to even non-ivy league schools that have their act together than Penn. Called several times and same story---the adcom hasn't met yet or made a decision yet, blah blah blah. At least other schools let you know what's going on! I wouldn't have wasted my time and money to go on the interview if I've known how scattered brain they were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wow, it get's cold in Philly! I didn't feel particularly very stressed at this interview, but I must have been. By the end of the day, my palms were sweating worse than I've ever experienced. It was rediculous; I'd wipe my hands on my pants and they were immediately glistening with sweat a second later. I have to figure out how to relax more!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was all going to be soooooooo laidback." More from this Member | Report Response

"How informational the interview would be. It was just a conversation where i answered a few questions and he actually answered more questions for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was well prepared. I read the information in Dr. Kanani's guide which covered interviewing very well. I also did a mock interview with Dr. Kanani to practice for the real thing. It helped a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not stressful at all. Just be yourself and be confident." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it's on the undergrad campus and that the interview would be so laid back. I was very very very nervous going in, and my interviewer and I had a very laid back chat. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They want you to know everything about the school ( in which year was it founded,who founded it etc )" More from this Member | Report Response

"Center City is really nice but the part upenn is in is not so nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"school is very expensive. old equipment (that's what students there told me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing i did quiet a bit of research before the interveiw" More from this Member | Report Response

"That quite a few people specialize out of Penn. (40% specialize; 40% pursue an advanced education of some sort; and 20% enter private practice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the directions to my hotel through yahoo maps did not work... it told me to exit off an exit that no longer existed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish i was prepared to see the school surronding so bad coz it was totally depressing after which i din't feel like going there. if u don't expect u will find it fine esp with ivy league" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are two interviews, one open and one close. Both are 30 minutes long. One will be with a professor, another will be with a non professor. You will also meet with the admission director to go over application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked how upfront they were about costs, knowing that their school is expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school, definitely in my top 3" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a fantastic school with a great academic program. They really do a great job of selling it to you. The atmosphere is very comfortable and the students are very happy and comfortable. I loved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition is SO HIGH!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are 2 interviews with one being an open-file interview and the other being closed-file. Interviewers are interested in getting to know you so just relax and enjoy your conversation with them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a bad school but seems to be in an identity crises regarding whether to be a clinical or didactic focused school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Penn is a great school if you want to specialize, and you will have to work harder at Penn than at other schools. If you want to be a general dentist, then Penn might not be worth all the hassle since you might get a better education elsewhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good school if you know you want to go into specialty or even if you don't know whether or not you want to. Everyone is smart." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a great program with an excellent curriculum. If it was located in California, I would go in a heartbeat, regardless of cost." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopefully I get in XD" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great people. City/area and cost is questionable. If staying in a hotel, use priceline or hotwire. I got a hotel downtown. Bus system is very good -- I took a bus from downtown to the school and it only took ~10-15 min and took me within blocks of the dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"UPenn is a great school. The 30 min. given for the self guided tour is insufficient. If you want to see the whole campus you will have to see it on your own time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview experience, also lunch is VERY good! The area of West Philly did not feel like a bad area like other people said." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school overall. The staff is very friendly and helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be yourself and don't try to deliberately impress the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"great, prestigious school. i wish i would've had time to check out philly. Philly cheesesteaks are AMAZING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"excellent school, I think it would be one of the best if the facilities were upgraded. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Penn seems like a wonderful school. While it may lack the top notch facilities of other schools, the history and well-rounded excellence in research and education will help you get into any field of dentistry you want down the road" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer went straight through my resume and asked me about each activity. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview process was nice. Interviewers were nice. The tour guides seemed very unhappy with Penn. Makes you think." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome school. Arguably the best." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very nervous going in there because I really wanted to get in. the interview was very laid back and the school is great overall. Don't panic if you are being interviewed by only one person in comparison to a dean of admissions and some other professor together. It didn't matter at the end as I got admissions to the school with only one interviewer. They give you an hour of a "free" time to go and explore the campus- I did it and think it was a great experience. Plus just as a general info, I would recommend Priceline to book a hotel as I payed $80 for a 4 star hotel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school on a fantastic campus. The tuition is high, but the relatively low cost of living in Philadelphia evens it out." More from this Member | Report Response

"stay at the Sheraton! cheap Penn rate (119$) and so close to the dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you're there, they like you. be receptive to how great this place is and everything it has to offer you!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I asked what he thought my chances at a scholarship were. This probably wasn't a good idea. It made me seem like I'd only go to Penn if I got a scholarship (which was kind of true), and might have hurt my chances at actually getting one. Also, make sure you go to the Archeology Museum if you have never been to it. It is truly a world class museum and shouldn't be missed!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love Penn Dental!! Very organized, far from slapdash. everyone was excited to be around us. encourage us to explore the campus, via the self guided tour. Great combination of didactic and clinical training" More from this Member | Report Response

"great" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day begins with a presentation about the school, then a financial aid talk. There were about 16 or 17 of us, so they had to split us into groups - some groups get interviewed while others take a tour of the school. The interview, like I said, was very laid-back and conversational. As a matter of fact, I think I asked more questions than I answered. But my interviewer was very helpful and she answered my questions fully and honestly. The tour was nice too. Dent sim lab is amazing, the pedo clinic is very nice, and they are in the process of remodeling the endo clinic. After the tour, we ate lunch, then had a brief one-on-one meeting with Corky Cacas to make sure our files were complete and to address any questions we might have. They also give you a map of the campus and encourage you to walk around and see the university. I was tired and it was freezing cold that day, so my self-guided tour was brief." More from this Member | Report Response

"awesome experience...Penn is the best dental school in the east coast. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed. No tricky questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school with great students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview went really well. Penn is very impressive. The faculty are very friendly, the students appear very pleased with their experience. While the cost is high, the visit put me at ease and the financial alternatives I learned by the financial aid rep made me feel better. Penn is now at the top of my list." More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxing, stress free, casual, interesting...I applied for the PASS program and it was nice to meet ppl from all over the world.All 3 interviewers were very nice and friendly.No one asked me any technical questions.I enjoyed the day at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"We all arrived at a room with several tables/desks set up. There were about 10 of us. Ms. Cacas gave a thorough presentation about the school. Penn had one of the best financial aid talks I've heard (though they need it -- expen$ive). Then we went off to student guided tours, self-guided tours, or interviews. At noon we had lunch with several current students who answered our questions. We were all through by 2pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"again, very positive; I don't think you need to read the rest of these feedbacks either, since they'll all say the same thing - very casual. I do wonder whether your time w/ Corky is also "interview" time. haha It was cool getting to know the other interviewees and take a tour of the campus afterward." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't as top notch as I expected from an ivy league dental school. D1 and D2 work in a dungeon, D3 and D4 students kinda hog for available chairs for patients, you have schedule your own patients unlike at Case, you study from powerpoints just like undergrad, and students wear jeans and t-shirts to work on patients. There was no sense of real professionalism or anything special that stood out from other schools. But maybe I just had high expectations. The tour guide really laid out the reality and discouraged me to specialize by saying that everyone thinks they're going specialize and just end up doing general. The interview was very laid back. She basically let me talk the whole time about myself. The deans and faculty were super nice. They all did a good job selling the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience and felt like they really wanted me to go there. The interview was very laid back and the school seems great. They do make sure you know how great the school is in the presentations but overall it is a wonderful school and if I hadn't gotten into my state school I would have gone there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When I arrived to the interview I was taken into a conference room. We had breakfast and had a chance to get to know everyone (the other interviewees...there were about 11 other people there). Then the dean came and talked to us...he was incredibly laid back and funny which was very nice! Then we broke into groups, where half of us went for our interview and the other half were given time to walk around campus. After that we were given a in-depth tour of the dental school. Then we had lunch and after lunch the people who hadnt interviewed earlier had thier interviews. This whole day was very relaxed and organized!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed in, watched a presentation by Ms.Cackas (she's really nice), then by the Dean, then had lunch, chilled with other applicants, had a tour, came back for the interview, then went home. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the actual interview. It went very quickly, there were no toughies like at some other schools and I felt very satisfied with how it went." More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVED the school. A+++ The faculty and staff seem to really bend over backwards for the students and treat them as future colleagues who they're committed to help succeed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"very relax and all we did just random talk" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the program, but you pay out the ass for it and the location is not the best. (Not bad, just not the best)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much, just asked stuff about my childhood, hobbies and debated over my answers to their secondary application. I was reminded of possible problems with my application as well. Thought the interviewer was out to ruin me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started with an informative session about the school. Then a financial aid presentation. The interview followed and then we got a tour of the school. The day ended with lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good. nice faculty. There are a lot of people being interviewed for very few places and therefore rember that your chances are very slim. It is a good school in terms of its name but I personally had a feeling that it wasd not a school which is run well. Very expensive summer program in addition to the added cost of tution. If you have a choice and have been accepted at other schools...stay calear." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, penn is a nice school. However, i am not so sure if i will choose it because of its location. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the forums were very helpful, interviewers were not at all bad as told in some threads, to succeed, dont try to impress, dont tell a lie, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, my interview experience at UPenn's dental school was great! The interview itself was very informal. The students were very friendly and many of the applicants were friendly as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"People shouldn't worry about who they get as their interviewer. What I noticed is that they match you up with an interviewer who you have something in common with. For example, you grew in the same town or graduated from the same school. Mine went pretty well and we ended up talking about music, sports, Philly, food, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentations given were very informative .You can clear a lot of your doubts during these presentations as well as during interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview went well, I didn't know that students there were that unhappy" More from this Member | Report Response

"THe whole interview experience was really good. I reached 2 days before te intrvw.The day b4 te intrvw, went to the Univ. and asked te front desk person, to show me te room , where my intervw was to be held te nxt day.He was very kind enuf to guide us ter.Afterwards , got a chance to meet 2 senior PASS students , n got to talk with tem , tey were very kind enuf to stop n answer all our queries.Next day mroning , reached arnd 730am itself, n was too early I guess, slowly interviewees started comin in , n totally we were 8 , we wer taken to te room. We waited till 9, and ten Dr.Lopen came in, it seems te projector wasnt working for soem reason, ten she started asking us qstns abt Philly. Later it started working n after tis session , Dr.Uri Hangorsky came in to give a speech abt te Clinical Side @ UPENN , wich was very interesting.Followed by a speech on how to apply for loans, once accepted by Dr.Lopez, and one-on-one intrvws soon followed. All of us were interviewd by 3 faculties-Dr.Lopez,Dr.Hangorsky and te 3rd one differed for each one , I guess.. atleast for me ,, te name changed from wot was printed on my schedule . Mine took so long, since tey cudnt fidn a replacement for te name printed on my schdeule ,. so i had to wait without having te lunch . ie till 2pm , for my intervw to get over , meanwhile te enthusiastic senior (who was supposed to have lunch wit us n give us tour guide ) had already started her lunch n had to show us arond te school . Poor me, had to sit n wait till I received te call @ 2pm, te time wen we had to start te school tour. but te senior student was kind enuf to wait. Last interview went well.. she dint ask me anything , I had to tell her everything abt me. Thats it. Collected names of te interviewers to send a Thank you NOte to tem.tats it , done . " More from this Member | Report Response

"i took the train, wasn't sure if there was going to be a lot if traffic. there was 13 of us at the interview. Since most of us had interview at other schools (except for me), we were just chatting it up asking about other schools. corky, the director of Admissions, told us that they only interview 360 studentsout of 2000 and the entering class is about 116. which gave us 1 in 3 to 1 in 2.4 chance to get in. there was a intro/overview form 8:45 to 10am. corky, Dr. DeRossi, and Sue(financial aid) spoke. Then there was a 30 minute interview and the school tour and a 5 minute thing with corky, to go over your app. I think that was an interview. Trust me. She asked me two questions, one, why I picked UPENN, which I had a beautiful answer for. I told her I checked if the school had more than 30% out of state students, 30% diversity plus high academic standards. Second question was about Underwater Hockey. I explained how we play it and that there is only one team in PA, which is at Penn State. That I’m planning on making a team here if a get accepted. Right after that was my second interview with Dr. Slaughter. She was awesome. We laughed so hard I dropped my donut on the way to the room we were having the interview. Looking back she made sure we discuss every part of my app. She asked about my shadowing experience, extracurricular activities with the Scuba club and the Pre-dental club, why I transferred twice in college, how I was a little rebel in high school, specializing after dental school, and again about underwater hockey. the zest of our interview was that I want to live life to it’s fullest, with no regrets and I will show my color even in hard times. It was hard to answer her question about shadowing, since I left a bit upset. But I managed to tell her the most impressive thing was the fact my dentist was humming at work and that is how I want to be at work. I also told her that at the moment I am not shadowing anyone. Towards the end of the interview she said that I was exactly the type of student they wanted at their school. But that didn’t help me from worrying for 2 full weeks. And now that I’m in, ahhh.. Such a relief. We had 2 student at lunch asking and answering our questions. I managed to con couple kids into skipping the self-guided tour of the campus and going to the Franklin institution to go see the Body World exhibit. We exchanged e-mail addresses which helped a lot staying sane the last 2 weeks. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the interview, but i think i talked to fast, that’s the reason forgot to say some valuable points. I think if u r honest and be ur self u should do good. Dr Naty Lopez made me relax, i really liked her, and she is very caring and nice person.Dr Uri Hangorsky is a sweet person, so be relax. Dr Amir Barati was friendly, I went out of the way to show him a RCT on extracted tooth, I knew he is a Clinical Associate in Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences. So be relax and advices to foreign graduate talk slowly and clearly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxed and positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about concerts and sporting events in the New England area (where I am from). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Super relaxing interview! Tour of school was great, the new building looks great, the area surrounding school doesn't seem that bad as some other people said..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Over all, the interview was okay. The interviwers just want to get to know the prospective students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"good" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was....odd, actually. I had Dr. Rossman and he has a sort of wry, sarcastic humor. (The FIRST thing he said to me, as we were walking to his room was, "I have a piano in my office. Your entire interview is contingent upon a musical audition." I laughed and was glad he read my file, but it put me on my guard right away! haha). At first it almost seemed a big challenging and condescending...like when he asked what my "cons" were about Penn so far and then tried to convince me otherwise. But by the end I saw that he really liked when I challenged HIM, and we got this great sort of dry humor going on. But it was a different dynamic than the other schools. The questions were a little more...exposing (see below), yet the interview was very short. They'll probably be impressed either way, as long as you just relax and don't take it too seriously. It ended up being fun! As for the school, it seems to have a really great program, and if you get one of 25 dean's awards, you only have to pay half tuition. But I didn't like the exclusive view on dentistry (only America has it as a whole other "medicine", not treated as doctors of the oral cavity), and that they almost made it sound like you'd be an idiot to not believe they had the most amazing program in the country. They do encourage you to get a master's in something while you're there, the student tourguides were nice, lunch was good...the day was well organized. It seems to live up to its name and you're well-prepared for specialties (of which they have every kind and a high acceptance rate!). But I didn't see anything enormously remarkable to make it worth 72K a year. Oh, DentSim seemed like a great tool to make sure you sit right and use good ergonomics while using a handpiece! Why isn't it at other schools???" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by the Dean of Admissions, Dr. DeRossi, who is the most relaxed, fun-loving interviewer I have ever had (for any type of interview). We just chatted basically" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was my very first interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I probably had the most enjoyable time at Penn compared to other interviews. The feel of the campus is amazing in terms of culture and history. The interview process was highly informative. Students were very busy but happy. The interview was relatively short, but I felt that my interviewer really listened to me and wanted to answer my questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was very casual. i was only asked why dentistry and what are my hobbies. the rest of the interview as just casual conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview, laid back environment, the faculty and interviewer very much cared for me as a person and applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most RELAXING experience ever! Scott DeRossi, the dean of admissions, basically just chatted with me about his experience applying to dental school and asked me one or two questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"(In retrospect) Very bad. This was an interview for PASS program and we were not treated as qualified professionals. The whle show was mismanaged. We were asked to wait in front of X-room where some kind of repair work was going on. Well past the appointed time one of the interviewer appeared and almost stopped sort of blaming us for waiting at a 'wrong' place. The room where we were made to sit and watch video was freezing cold (with outside temp 29F). We had one tiny room heater for the whole room. Person responsible had no clue how to run the introductory video cassette. Kept asking for help from different people. In effect we lost time and not allowed to see the end of the cassette as we were due for interview. About interview....three/four interviewer didn't turn up so they were frantically searching for someone, anyone happy to interview this hapless lot. And probably for most of the candidates it was one of the very important interview and never allowed to reach that dimension. Level of alternate interviewer was farcical/appaling. My alternate interviewer had no clue about my file, probably never had enough time or never was interested to learn about the candidate. This person asked me to provide a document that was alreadt there in my file!! I think the admission committee already more or less decided who to select and went on pretending to be serious with all the candidates. Although I was impressed by the school the whole experience left a bad taste. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was extremely laid back and relaxed. We did it in that cafe/eating place, not an office so it was even more chill. Coming off my last interview, this was definitely 100 times more relaxed..one of those "conversation" like interviews you always hear about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the tour- the Dent SIM lab was incredible, the students that provided tours and info were sharp and honest. It felt like a team." More from this Member | Report Response

"Intro by Admissions. Interview with Dr. Scott DeRossi--extremely relaxed, I was nervous, anticipating a difficult question. He had no hard questions for me, most of the time spent as a Q/A about the school. Talked about history. Tour was held by a student, was glad to see he was confident about his abilities & was able to describe what was needed to complete the clinical requirements. Lunch was great with 5 students Q/A--extremely friendly. Got accepted 2 weeks later. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was amazed the moment I stepped through the door of UPSDM. The facilities here are one of the best I’ve seen. The people here are very welcoming. My interviewer was an old professor who even gave me a pat on the shoulder after a nice conversational interview. If there’s one thing that sets UPenn apart from other dental schools is their postdoc matching rate. It’s clear evidence that their curriculum is top notch but even if you don’t know whether or not you want to specialize, UPenn is still a great school to get your pre-doc training. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Although I got admitted to UPenn, I decided to go to another school. Philly is not that fancy city relative to NYC and also slightly less famous than other top schools such as Columbia and UCSF. However, the atmosphere there is quite comfortable and decent." More from this Member | Report Response

"First, let me say that this interview was an extremely stress free experience. The interview was more conversation rather than question and answer. Be prepared, be confident, be yourself and you will be fine. Also, I have seen posts where people criticize Penn for thinking that it is lofty as an Ivy League school. I did not find that to be the case at all. Good Luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day began with a 2 hour long talk about the school its history etc etc. then there were 3 x 5-10 min interviews.A student took us around and then there were more talks about finance etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience was great. 80% of interviewees get in, so that is nice to know. There is a lot of debt that you will acquire if you attend U Penn so be prepared. U Penn's turn-over for students entering the specialized programs is through the roof!! They are an outstanding school if you are willing to sacrifice the 4 years of stress and discomfort." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a great school with good facilities and amazing resources. The community also seems strong and supportive. Philly is a vibrant city that I would love to spend the next 4 years in." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was an interview for the PASS program. What negatively impressed me the most was the people who interviewed me hadnt even read my application & didnt know abt my experience/education at all. This was kinda annoying when they call someone for an interview & dont even know about them. It is a great school though." More from this Member | Report Response

"good school. did not consider it before i went to visit, now is one of my top picks" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like the school and thought the tour given by the student was very informative. If only this school was cheaper." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's hard to say anything bad about this school because i really WANT to like it, but after my interview experience, i definately did not walk away with high spirits. THe only reason why I would go here is to raise my chances of being placed in a specialty program...other than that, the interview itself was quite annoying with my interviewer asking me questions trying to get me to explode with why i really DON"T want to pursue dentistry. he was definately a bit dry and not very personable. whatever, though. the student leading us around on the tour was about as enthusiastic as a corpse. ok, thats all i have to say! good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told that they dont want any prepared answers. they have an idea about everyone from their file and now they want to get to know each one personally by this interview. Be honest and tell about yourself. They also told that they are very friendly people and they expect the same from us." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back and enjoyable. Lunch was provided by the school and it was held in a conference room with three D3 and D4 students who were very friendly and candid about the school. The interview was very laid back. I peppered the interviewer with lots of questions and he said he loved being interviewed and preferred that a student do that then have him fire questions the whole time. Kudos, I guess... The interview with Corky was brief - she stated that my file was complete and wanted to know if I had any questions about Penn or Philly in general. The whole experience was less stressful than what I had imagined and it went very smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a great school!!! My brother went to Penn dental, so I know that what they say in the information session is true. My interview was short because my interviewer had another appointment afterward. But we had a nice conversation. I asked her about her background and how she balances her work and family, and her answers were very honest and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a little intimadating to be part of a 16 person interview day although the interviews were one on one. A tour of the dental school was given by an upper classman. He did a good job. Overall I think this was a good interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, interview was relaxing and school was very impressive. Never met the Nasty Lopez lady everyone talks about. Students were all down to earth and not snobs. Its reputation is excellent and you have great interaction with other Penn students from all the other graduate schools so you get to meet people outside Penn Dental. Honestly, don't sweat it and be confident in yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT SCHOOL. I did not see anyone cocky about being IVE League, I don't know who Lopez refers to, but everyone I know seems so geniue, nice, willing to answer any questions. and the student louge is SUPER NICE (TWO PLASMA TV)!!! also Penn dental is on the main campus, so you get everything the school has to offer. but the traffic was bad, consequently the air was bad too. but overall, the best school I have ever seen so far.-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Naty Lopez, is terrible.she thinks that she is the best thing that happened to the school, and she practically runs the whole show.She is not what she behaves to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"They provide a great education. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Although most of the staff were friendly (again, except for Corky) and the students seemed happy, they can't seem to get enough of "over-emphasizing" that they were an Ivy League school. If that's the only redeeming factor, then I'd rather pay more to go to a non-ivy league school with quality education vs. a brand name or tag that patients don't care about as long as you are a competent and non-arrogant dentist. Man, I tell you, if you have to keep stressing that you're an ivy league (which people should already know about pre-interview), then maybe they're compensating for lack of better educational qualities. Going over the top with the branding means that other schools are more competitive in terms of getting students to go there. Before my visit, I was indifferent, but now I have changed my mind about going to Penn...(even if I hear back from them sometime this CENTURY that I've been accepted). I have better choices to decide upon---ivy league or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed happy, approachable and friendly. This was true more so than any school I've been to. The students couldn't really justify the cost of the school unless you were sure you wanted to specialize. They have fairly good rates of acceptance to specialties. When you go in to speak to Corky at the end of the day, she is interviewing you, not just making sure your applic is complete." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed very down to earth, and had a true concern for making our visit a memorable one. This school is my top choice, and after having received my letter of admission, I encourage everyone to not be discouraged for the cost of tuition, since the educational foundation that you will be provided far outweighs the cost. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Was a very good experience .They are professionals ,well organised and take good care of us the whole day.The faculty was easy to talk to ,just be ready to talk about yourself.Be honest and frank ,they genuinely appreciate that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't worry too much if you're interviewed by a not-so-important faculty member. They probably want you anyway unless you show some critical physical defects like missing a finger or something. Your application looks so perfect that some interviewer who doesn't have much experience is asked to meet you while the other important ones meet not-so-perfect applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was awesome, i had wanted to go to the school before the interview but after i really wanted to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"A very well managed interview session." More from this Member | Report Response

"over all very good" More from this Member | Report Response

"I hope I get accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally, they seemed to focus on more research even though they said they're balanced with clinical exposure. During lunch hour, one Penn student told that a certain state school can't even compare with Penn because Penn is an Ivy League school, which I thought he is full of arrogance and vanity. The guy also mentioned even Harvard dental school, well most of the dental school, is inferior to Penn. Other than that, the tour was great and had an wonderful great nice interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"i thought it was a waste of my time. there were 6 candidates, of which 4 had the opportunity to talk to the "important deans" and 2 of us talk to random professors who had very little influence in the dental school's adcom. It was a rather frustrating experience, especially after making extensive travel arrangements to the school for the day and then returning home for the night. The admission's staff was very nice overall and the student who lead the tour was incredibly informative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was unconventionally casual. My interview time slot was during the time my interviewer was overseeing the 4th year student dental clinic. He pulled up two chairs in the middle of the clinic (no room) and we started talking. I was only asked one question, "why dentistry?". He asked me to put on a gown and we walked around the clinic observing the dental students. We joked, laughed....very cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's not bad at all-they just want to learn more about you based off your secondary and find out what type of person you are. Know your secondary application and be comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was cool.They want you to be yourself.They dig into each answer you give,so be careful with your answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was interview for the PASS program. Dr Lopez is not DDS, but has PhD in "Cultural Relations", so I felt like I was whached under a Microscope, when she was asking me a question "How do you think you have changed after you have come to the US", and "what do you think people like about you"... I mean it's tough to thik of something right a way... especially if not prepaired. The other interviewers were faculty, and they were cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"good..because the faculty makes you very comfortable.." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was defintely impressed with everyone I met at Penn. They seemed really helpful and very friendly. I also really liked Philadelphia. I was a little bit worried that the area around Penn was bad, and while it isn't the safest area, it didn't seem too bad. Also, the area around Center City (Rittenhouse) was really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i'm excited to be applying here. awesome externship programs, seems to prepare students really well for an overall dental career." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really loved the school and everything that they had to say was inspiring. Really makes me want to go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"awsome. The staff was very helpful and truthful and wanted to make sure Upenn was the right pick for you. The interview was very casual, and the docotr (the head of endo) knew my file back and forth. We talked about everyrthing including how hot the girls are, as there was 30 of them standing there waiting for a class as I exited my interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the day was nice but naty lopez only looks for people who r experienced so i wud suggest u to lie n say yes i have been working all the time. being honest doesn't help at least it happened to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"They seem to go out of their way to make you comfortable. I did not notice this in the other schools I interviewed at." More from this Member | Report Response

"Consider the school as a dental school and don't pursue it because of its ivy league status. All in all, I would say Penn is at least top five dental school in the country!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 142
Faculty member 3
Admissions staff 3
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 73
Neutral 16
Discouraging 7

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.42 95

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 89

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 10
2-3 hours 23
4-6 hours 31
7+ hours 26

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 60
Automobile 22
Train or subway 9
Other 3

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

Response # Responders
< $100 12
$101-$200 10
$201-$300 14
$301-$400 11
$401-$500 14
$501+ 20

What airport did you use?

Philadephia

Delta

Philadelphia International Airport

Philidelphia International

Philadelphia international

Philadelphia

PHL

Phi

BWI

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 4
Friends or family 18
Hotel 56
Home 1
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Airport Mariott

Aloft Hotel Philadelphia Airport

best western

Best Western Center City Hotel

Best western city center

Club Quaters

Courtyard Marriot Downtown

Days Inn Chester (crummy area)

Days Inn on JFK blvd.

Divine tracy hotel

Downtown Marriott

Embassy Suites

Hampton's around King of Prussia mall

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn

Hotel Windsor

Hyatt

Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing

Marriot-Courtyard

Marriott

MICROTEL INN

microtell inn

Philly International House

Raddison Warwick

Sheraton

Sheraton City Center

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Sheraton Society Hill

sheraton univerity city

Sheraton University City

Sheraton University City Hotel

Sheraton University City!!!!!

sheraton,four points

The Castle B&B

Windsor suites

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Airport Mariott

Aloft Hotel Philadelphia Airport

best western

Best Western Center City Hotel

Best western city center

Club Quaters

Courtyard Marriot Downtown

Days Inn Chester (crummy area)

Days Inn on JFK blvd.

Divine tracy hotel

Downtown Marriott

Embassy Suites

Hampton's around King of Prussia mall

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn

Hotel Windsor

Hyatt

Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing

Marriot-Courtyard

Marriott

MICROTEL INN

microtell inn

Philly International House

Raddison Warwick

Sheraton

Sheraton City Center

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Sheraton Society Hill

sheraton univerity city

Sheraton University City

Sheraton University City Hotel

Sheraton University City!!!!!

sheraton,four points

The Castle B&B

Windsor suites

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 97

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.44 100

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.31 100

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.38 45

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.89 45

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.15 39

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought they did a great job of communicating with applicants and making the day run smoothly. Everyone from admissions was very kind!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Keep up the good work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Save trees, use email" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make it more clear that you are only corresponding via mail. Some of my fellow pre-dents had no idea that they got an interview invitation until weeks after it was sent." More from this Member | Report Response

"Directions to the admissions office, allowing students to confirm the interview via email since fax is not reliable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please renovate pre-clinical labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please start communicating by other means than snail mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Switch from using snail mail to phone call...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give 5 min. bathroom breaks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly, nice people" More from this Member | Report Response

"no suggestions - just wanted to say a quick thanks for providing breakfast! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the self-guided tour was a little pointless." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I interviewed, the students giving the tour had a very VERY negative attitude towards the schoo" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"self guided tour in the middle of the interview day was kind of lameeeee" More from this Member | Report Response

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