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  • University of Colorado Denver School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Aurora
Individual Feedback 3 55 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 45
Negatively 5
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.09 54

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.84 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.23 43

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 5
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 15
35 minutes 5
40 minutes 6
45 minutes 18
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 55
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 36
In a group 18

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 46
Closed file 7

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.36 55

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

"Ethical: you caught a friend cheating." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's something you recently read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an issue facing dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you decided not to do dentistry, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can invite three people to have dinner with you-- who are they?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What book are you reading now and would you recommend it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your future goals, besides getting into dental school and owning your own practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain your busiest semester." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got in here would you actually move out to Colorado (I'm from NC)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"A student is cheating, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry, what are your strengths/weaknesses, what book are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They took direct quotes from my personal statement and then asked me to explain, elaborate, give an example, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name all the Dental Schools you applied to? That's an extensive list... why not Harvard? If someone else could sit in for you today who would it be and name one good and bad thing they would say about you. What is unique about you that will benefit you as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed that you've taken a lot of music classes. How do you think you could combine your passion for music and dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about you and your dental experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"the address of the dental office where I volunteered" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your wife supportive of you going to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If i told you I was concerned with you being able to keep up w/ the work load the first year, what would you say to that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What made you choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we tell AdCom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans when you get out of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you choose UC over other schools that you might get accepted to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a great RC score, and a high GPA. But GPAs are inflated nowadays. (There really was no question here, just them criticizing high GPAs. WTF? How do you respond to that?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the neatest dental procedure you saw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your concerns about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide on pursuing dentistry, and why do you want to attend CU SOD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you been to so many colleges?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your art class/artwork?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Besides the 'most difficult/interesting question' they really just wanted to get to know you. The interview was much like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CU? Did you apply to other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why have your grades changed so much in the past few years Why dentistry What qualities do you have that would make you a good dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"most recent book read? why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I f your gilrfriend had to describe you to ther parents, what would she say in five sentences or less?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this accurate about your high school rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"2 strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will be the hardest part of dental school for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a challenge facing the dental industry right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about catching a peer cheating" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical based questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you like to read? Which books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain your worst semester academically." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you done since coming to the states?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What have you done the past two years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What movie character do you relate to in a movie you recently saw? What was the hardest class you took in undergrad and why? The one you liked the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your music background apply to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you think about gross anatomy? Why are your grades so bad this one semester? What was the most recent book you read? I don't want to hear about that book - pick another one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like spending two years in Russia? What was the worst and best day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strenghts? what are your wickness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the name of the dean of my university" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it about dentistry that motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of academic talent do you have as far as learning this easily or hard work? Is is natural ability to memorize, or more conceptual?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a challenging experience and explain how you learned from it" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How would you celebrate with the dentist you shadow if you were accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take biology and physics at a CC? (I technically didn't; dual-enrollment program while in high school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't end up becoming a dentist, what will you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you different from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider yourself a leader or a follower?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be here today, who would you have sent as your representative? What would they have told us about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read and who in it did you identify with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have other family members who are in the field of dentistry or work in related fields." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us where you applied (list all schools and talk about prefrnces)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you be doing in five years after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some things you dislike about dentistry What are you looking for in the schools you have applied to How did you like Temple and Boston U. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your community/volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you choose to do if dentistry didn't exist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something about yourself that you are proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe mom." More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you prepare for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"last book you read" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think we should look for in a dental student?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"You caused a complication during a restorative procedure. What do you tell the patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think dentistry is a balance between work and family?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Is it ever okay to lie?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you plan to provide service to others as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to? If you got into everywhere else but colorado on December 2nd - where would you go? why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How will your athletic involvement help you with a career in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your plan for after you graduate undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"You aren't coming to CU - where will you go? ANSWER NOW! (This was surprisingly easy to answer - just don't be scared because they smell it... and please don't rehearse this)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How are you going to pay for dental school? Financial aid?" More from this Member | Report Response

"fluorization procedures" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult thing you've had to overcome in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome that challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What types of proceedures have you seen during your internship?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What was the most significant book that has taught you a life lesson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to? (Answer: 20) :laugh: Shotgun approach, eh? (Answer: Not really, I don't have a state school) Yes, you do. (Answer: No, we don't) Yes, you do. (Answer: ASDOH is a private institution) Oh, is that what YOU call it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your most difficult adjustment?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you wanting to specialize? For the most part, the interviewers just wanted to get to know me as a person. The interview seemed more like a conversation than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were advocating for yourself to the admissions committee, what would you say about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many many you're on an island scenarios..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What other schools did you apply to Which of those have you interviewed at " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if dentistry did not exist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What advice do you give to your little brother?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions about UCSD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle criticism?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of music do you like?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If your clone came in (DAT, GPA, etc.) why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most pressing issue facing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one challenge you think you will face entering dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dinner guests question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your philosophy behind choosing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be a dentist, what else would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you use your time wisely?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to tell the committee when we are reviewing your file (for admission) ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any family connections or reasons that you would want to live in Colorado?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever run a marathon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to have it perfectly as you wish, describe your life in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dec 1 comes around and in the mail you get an acceptance letter from every school you applied to but CU. What school do you go to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend could sit in for you today, what would they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"These questions were very typical dental interview questions from everything I've read on SDN and heard from other dental interviewees. Also, the interviewers were definitely kind and not trying to make me uncomfortable. Definitely know your application and personal statement - they will ask!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do anything (as a career, but one that is non-academic, so not dentistry), what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read? (Answer) No, no, I don't want to hear about some 'chick-flick' pick a different book to talk about." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to and what were they?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"We have a very interesting pool of applicants, Why do you think we should choose you for this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about fluorization and fluoride varnishes. I also had questions about my home country." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult thing you've had to overcome in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of academic talent do you have as far as learning this easily or hard work? Is is natural ability to memorize, or more conceptual?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Funny thing, I wasn't asked any questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about sports" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to tell the adcom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book have you read recently that has changed you or your outlook on life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you celebrate with the dentist you shadow if you were accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could do anything, unrelated to dentistry or scholastics, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have someone come speak on your behalf, what would they say about you? What do you want in a dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us, as your representatives to the admissions committee, to know about you? (A closing statement to the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be here today, who would you have sent as your representative? What would they have told us about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider dentistry to be medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How/why are you fluent in the Samoan language?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last movie you saw and how did it influence you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a lot about my art class and the type of art work I like, which most schools hadn't addressed for as long of a time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a character in a recent movie that has changed your outlook on life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of your classes has prepared you the most for the profession of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I tell you that you are doing everything wrong (during class) what are you going to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why have your grades changed so dramatically in the past few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"??" More from this Member | Report Response

""So it says here that both of your parents are deceased?" I made a mistake on my AADSAS application stating that both my parents were dead (they aren't...thought it was asking about my grandparents--stupid). Since my interview date was set on short notice (8 days), they had not yet received the correction form from AADSAS. I explained the situation and they didn't seem to think anything of it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it's friday night... time to take your wife out on the town, where are you going and what are you doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do in dentistry didn't exist? (i.e. there was no more tooth dacay or any of the problems that a dentist deals with?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this accurate about your high school rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you know your values and ours are the same?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical type question like what would you do if you caught someone cheating" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a challenge facing the dental industry right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical, situational type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult thing you've overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you override a treatment plan proposed by your senior attending if you felt that your treatment plan was more correct?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it ever okay to lie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does dentistry fit into the overall health of an individual?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does oral health relate to other health care professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe an ethical situation you were involved in and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain an ethical dilemma. How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you best and worst character traits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You failed an exam - How would you explain this to your dauhgter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very informal approach to the interview... just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not directly apply for post graduate program ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical situations and how I chose to deal with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do or what could I do as a teacher to build your confidence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest challenge you have faced in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't make it to this interview, who would you send and what would they say; one positive and one negative thing? You can't come to CU - where will you go? ANSWER NOW!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted all the other 12 schools you applied to, but not to Colorado, would you wait and try again next year? (this question is not fair)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react if you were failed by a professor on something you spent a great amount of time and effort on." More from this Member | Report Response

"We have a very interesting pool of applicants, Why do you think we should choose you for this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The name of the dean of my university (I am a graduate student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If i told you I was concerned with you being able to keep up w/ the work load the first year, what would you say to that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So what were the reasons why you chose dental school over med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't a question as much as it was the overall institution. This place is pretty proud of itself for the new facilities, the cost of attending for non-residents, the stress of a "prestigious" academic institution - as the interviewer stated." More from this Member | Report Response

"No question was very difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most significant book that has taught you a life lesson?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the latest book you have read? What would you be, if you could not be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The interview was more of a discussion about myself that was to help the interviewers to get to know me. I didn't think any of the questions were difficult, nor were any meant to be difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider dentistry to be medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If two years into it you decide you hate dentistry, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Discuss the most difficult time in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of your classes has prepared you the most for the profession of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty classic interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things you dislike about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were terribly difficult, but I was asked the same question twice, about 5 minutes apart. That put me off balance a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty laid back, none of the questions were too difficult. Maybe, "why did you choose dentistry over medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all fairly straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"manual dexterity skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'll be able to handle the work load?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Summarizing things I know about myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN review the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"One on one interviews with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, spoke to other students who interviewed there and read their website over and over. Looked over my application and made sure I knew what I have been doing to improve myself since applying." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, Visited Schools Webpage, ADEA Guide, Mock interview, Thought about questions they could ask and possible answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, going over many questions, reviewing my application, interview preparation classes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke to my friends that attend CU, SDN, interview books...." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, Bought a book, Practiced with voice recorder" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN posts and know general things about school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussed expected questions with friends, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, this site, talked with friends.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school, looked up Colorado threads on SDN, read interview feedback on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN, read over my application and personal statement, looked at CU's website." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Mock interview, reviewed application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 mock interviews, constant practice with friends, reviewed application, studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"I increased the muscle-mass of my upper-arms. I oiled my body." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied the school's website and looked on SDN>" More from this Member | Report Response

"I gathered information on the internet and had bogus interviews done by professional friends ( university professors) " More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared answers to possible general questions and I tried to look as good as possible and feel as confident as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"I ironed my shirt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Remembered to be myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over this website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the school's website and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read the school's website and interview feedback from this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, current students, AADSAS file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, and SDN. I was just myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this site and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed this site and the school's web site. I also looked over all my application information. I practiced interview questions with my wife." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through my application materials and reviewed the CU SOD web site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the material I had submitted, prepared a list of likely questions and answered them ahead of time, and skimmed the schools web site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada, too much research makes you try to guess at the right answer. Just wing it, what's the worst that could happen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Web site. Talked to friends going to school at UCDHSC." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website and mission statement/admissions statistics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read. The usual." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, a self-assessment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor network, videotaped "mock" interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Looked over the schools website. Reviewed interview feedback on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, a lot. Read "101 Answers to the most difficult interview questions". Asked current dental student a lot of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the schools website, read SDN..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through a fairly comprehensive list of interview questions, visited the school and spoke with the director of admissions prior to even applying." More from this Member | Report Response

"be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school, baught an inerviewing book-very helpful "101 toughest interview questions"-it has some good genreal interview strategy" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wore a suit, and drove to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Chill and friendly vibe." More from this Member | Report Response

"How inviting and "chill" faculty and students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly people, awesome VR and 3D equipment" More from this Member | Report Response

"How conversational both interviewers were" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, library, friendliness of the students, staff and faculty. Lots of opportunities for mission trips abroad. Strong clinical focus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seem to care about the students a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are incredibly chill and positive. Campus is beautiful, colorful and vibrant." More from this Member | Report Response

"A school that takes care of you to the minutest detail.. shows they really care about you.. very organized" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem very happy as do the staff. There is a calm air about the school. Many of the students stressed that they still have a personal life and try to live a balanced life." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new buildings and facilities. Also, how friendly the administration was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone there including the dental students, the facilities, the interview process, the introduction to the school presentation" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendly faculty and students, the campus was beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, ACTS program, faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly interviewers and extremely laid back interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty are impressive and seemed very approachable . The facilities are top notch ." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their facilities blew me away. Also, everyone involved in the interview day from the students giving the tours to the people interviewing me were super nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"State of art facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are obviously nice and new" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities... wow! The people were all really nice. It is a completely Mac based school! YES!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything - campus is incredible, all faculty and students were kind and approachable, brand-new facilities with small class size." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything: friendliness of students, staff, beautiful facilities, nice computers, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are incredible. Brand new building with the latest technology. All students were very happy to be there. My tour guide had several positive stories about her favorite professors. Sounds like an amazing program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new facility, fancy student lounge, nice new clean smell, happy happy happy students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities are impressive and they seem to have a lot of oppurtunities to do research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The staff is very polite, nice and helpful and the University has a new state of the art Dental School." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's facilities and the international student community. Almost all of them were present there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are brand new. Everything is digital, wireless, and they have imacs at every operatory. There's a lounge with a flat screen and couches for students to hang out in, but it only holds about 50 people. They have a CT scanner for diagnostic imaging. When the other buildings are finished, the whole medical complex will be impressive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is amazing! Paperless, new, and brilliant! Dr.Potter who is the director of admissions was also very warm and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very enthusiastic and proud of their growing facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour guide, Barbara" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facility and current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the staff and students associated with the interview were extremely nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a school I could possibly get into." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinics are impressive, small class size is a plus " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new technological equipment they had and the school was also a clinic. Also, the small class size." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice and helped me feel at ease. The staff and students that I met seemed very enthusiastic about the school. The facilities are amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are brand new and the architecture look well thought out and intelligently organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and students, they totally put me at ease the minute I got there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is absolutely amazing. Plus its all APPLE based, B. Gates needs to fall...now is the time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new equipment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that they will be opening a brand new school next year and the price seemed very reasonable." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are getting a new facilty. Focused clinical program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendlinesss of the faculty, the curriculum, the high standard at which they accept their applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"great people, very relaxed " More from this Member | Report Response

"They will be in a new building 2005." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class sizes, not as intimidating as big schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3rd year student that gave my tour seemed to care abut the school and that I succeed. He gave advice concerning the professors that were to interview me." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. They are building a new school, which will be ready in 2005. 2. Small class size (only 46!). 3. Very welcoming staff and faculty. They seemed very proud of their school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite the obvious competition in dental school, the students and faculty were both adamant that UCSD is a supportive program that values their students. Also I was guaranteed by both of the professors in my interview that the new school will be open by the fall of 2005 (even through they have yet to break ground). The facilities are supposed to be state of the art." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers did not try to grill me, they wanted to KNOW me" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and the students were very nice and everyone seemed happy to be there-even on a saturdayq" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student was a 3-yr. student who felt prepared to practice dentistry right then." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"old looking sim clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"No in state tuition after first year. Talked a lot about research on the website but there seemed to be very little focus on this during the interview. Would have liked to at least have lunch with dental students since their was no student interview. It was hard to get a real sense of how they felt about the school. The haptics machine seemed like just a tool for admissions - they promote it as a way to improve hand skills in D1 year but the D1s on the tour barely knew how to turn it on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Calling enormously huge number of interviewers for the limited seats" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school, it is very desolate." More from this Member | Report Response

"It isn't as close to downtown Denver as you would think." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, it was all positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area around the school in a little bit sketchy." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing on the actual day. The ISP admissions office rarely responds to emails and voicemails (understandably) but when they do pick up - very curt and borderline rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"Second person who interviewed me didn't speak the greatest English. Somewhat of a language barrier as far as what context the questions were being asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city Aurora is very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff, students, and overall vibe. Overly confident and unfriendly/unenthusiastic. Also, school was built for 52 seats (or so) and in 2011 they will be accepting 80 students..." More from this Member | Report Response

"No lunch provided :( Not that big of a deal though. Also, the D2's giving the tour didn't seem all that prepared. But they were really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The immediately surrounding area of Aurora - a tad bit scary. But beautiful downtown Denver is not far away and there are many nearby places where students and faculty live. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish there were some more family-friendly apartments closer to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was held on a Saturday, so it was difficult to get a feeling for a typical school day. The building and campus were so quiet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location -(Aurora) :P I would not even drive through the surrounding areas at night." More from this Member | Report Response

"They made the school seem like it was some sort of presigious club and impossible to get into if you aren't super-special." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school. The fact that the interview was on a Saturday so the placde was deserted" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"They make 1st years buy a laptop (white macbook) for $2800. All textbooks come on a DVD." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the other people there to interview was wearing a nose ring. Who does that?!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything else. The faculty, other than the admission's director and the dean, are complete jerks. They didn't even try to get to know me and I find this funny. I got into this school December 1st and I will not attend this school. I find it funny that the interviewers just tried to disagree with everything I mentioned in the interview. One of the students said that they drink everyday and the others said that they study once a week. They say that only the best get into this school but I am very hesitant to say that. I got in and I will not go to this school, it truly is a joke. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was really impressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall sense that people weren't genuinely happy as students or staff. More like they wanted to be in Denver than at CUD." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Parking half a mile away when it was 8 degrees out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Housing in Aurora isn't the best" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was on a Saturday, so I did not see any students and could not get a feeling of what a typical day would be like. Also, my interviewers were not the nicest." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is located in an older part of town, however nice areas to live are relatively close." More from this Member | Report Response

"With a huge new biomedical campus being built students still have to pay for parking. Would a free parking lot be too much to ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location relative to Denver, lack of amenities but that should improve with time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was on a Saturday so we couldn't see any of the patients or else the morale of the students. Also, the schools in Aurora, talk about the ARMPIT of Denver!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview seemed more focused on making me uncomfortable than really getting to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were some questions brought up regarding funding problems that the staff seemed overly defensive about. I didn't like the Saturday interview because there weren't enough students present to get a good idea of how happy they were with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour of the new building... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not having a guided tour of the new building. It is going to be pretty nice from what I've heard. If you go there for a tour, check out the site of construction to see for yourself. I wish I had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Budget problems. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Equipment is out of date." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classroom section of the school is a bit cramped and entirely belowground. The lack of windows was disappointing. The clinics are upstairs and have plenty of natural light. The school will be moving to a new building and campus by August 2005. This new building is promised to be state of the art. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The current building-the practice clinic was very old and most of the classrooms were stuck in the basement. Also, the students say they are very competetive with each other-they don't appear to help each other out much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Obviously, the fact that the school is currently stuck in the basement stinks...but then again, that's why they are moving in 18 months. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tour was quick and uninspired, their facility was impressive but it was left to the imagination what the real experience there would be like (student-led tour) " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facitlity is very old and cramped. there are moving to a new campus in july 05, but that is subject to construction delays" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's in a basement." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nope!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy it would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"The "light breakfast" they provide is just granola bars. Eat breakfast before you go." More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't give tours of the classrooms or fitness center etc, only clinics and sim labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"You need to be very very well prepared for the bench test." More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"That is wouldn't be nearly as stressful as I thought" More from this Member | Report Response

"to relax more, they just want to get to know you" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had a written questionnaire" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 2 interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"How absolutely amazing the area would be and how nice the people were........... Would not have been in my top 3 prior to visiting, but is for sure now!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are increasing class size to 80..food provided in the lobby while you sit around." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they are increasing the class size to 80 people. Parking is only $1 on the weekends, not $5. That I didn't need to be as nervous as I was." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the process would be so laid-back! Don't stress yourself out - they don't interview everyone, so they're already impressed with your academic credentials and experience. They just want to get to know you. Have fun!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A lot of schools do not require that your file is complete for the day of the interview (i.e. all letters of rec do not need to be received). Colorado, however, definitely does. Make sure you have everything in plenty early. This is especially critical if your professors are submitting paper letters of rec to ADSAAS because it takes ADSAAS about a month to process them before they send them out to the schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They are very thorough with their interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be four people interveiwing me at once." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school prepares you for WREB and Central board, not for NERB" More from this Member | Report Response

"Breakfast was provided (bagels, muffins, fruit, coffee). " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing-I planned for parking and for staying at the school for several hours. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone (i.e.) the staff and the students are rude and inconsiderate. I have spoken to residents coming out of this school and they have said the same thing, Colorado does not care about its students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew more about their service learning projects" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is in a very high crime part of Aurora. The campus is nice but within 800m of serious criminal activity." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They do not host a friendly interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat before." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to be 9 degrees on the day of my interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have had lunch before I went to the afternoon interview. The process lasted longer than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they weren't going to feed us. I was starving" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are done by a committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we weren't going to be given a tour of the new building." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was 100% ready, so had no surprizes" More from this Member | Report Response

"They aren't a requirement based school. Eg. you don't need x number of dentures to graduate. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of about 180 interviewed only 26-28 accepted are instate" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I arrived a bit earlier in order to talk with my competition at greater length." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really comes to mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rent is somewhat high in area & Denver has 3rd worst traffic in US. (Beautiful area though)" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be yourself. Don't be nervous. This interview is probably the most relaxing one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small school, very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! Stands above all else" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What a great school and amazing student atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome clinical program and lesser time to finish" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself and be calm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome school! I hope I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, relatively easy interview - be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Awesome! Would love to go !" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems to be a great school with good people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was unimpressed. Students were unenthusiastic and staff kept emphasizing how much of a big deal the school was because of the new facilities. Beyond the shiny new seats/technology it did not seem like they had much more to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, nice people, wonderful facilities!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This really wasn't an interview in the traditional sense. I basically had a 40min chat session with 2 students and one faculty. It was so relaxed (the stress was marked high because I REALLY wanted to go to Colorado but knew they took very few out-of-state), we just talked about everything. It seemed like they had already made up their minds and just wanted to see if I could be sociable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prior to my interview, I read several posts on SDN that described the Colorado interview as very intimidating and stressful. I would ignore all such negative comments. The interview was only slightly more difficult than those at other schools. If you are genuine, know your application extremely well, and come across as friendly and educated, there really is nothing to worry about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't expect to get in because I had heard so many horror stories. Then, after the tour of the school I fell in love and gushed during the interview. I felt I did well and it was certainly a thorough and complete examination of who I was and what my motives were. My fellow interviewees had mixed experiences of the interview - some where very pale afterwards and didn't say much, but some were smiling and happy. (This isn't meant to scare anyone - just what I experienced)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole experience was actually pretty nice. The interview was with four interviewers (one faculty, a local dentist, a volunteer admissions chair (the guy was way old but way awesome) and a student). It was pretty relaxed and we had a good time talking." More from this Member | Report Response

" The interview process which includes a personal interview and a practical examination, for some applicants may seem easy and for some may not. Before the interview, we are given the information and indications for the practical, which give the applicants the opportunity to have some time to prepare for it. Of course stress plays a very important role during the interview process. Overall it was a very good experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was a very positive experience. I liked my interviewers from the first moments and I believe they liked me too. They didn't look scary and were curious about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Waited in lobby with about 25 other interviewees. Brief intro by Dr. Potter at 8:00. Returned to Lobby and waited until 9:30 for interview. Interviewed by a 3rd student and an oral surgeon (both were friendly and laid back). Tour given by a 4th year student. She was great, very honest and excited about CU. After the interview we were free to leave (about 11:30)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just stressful. It seems like these guys will flip the switch and grind the hell out of you! Just take their insults with a grain of salt and try to pursue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was great. It was nice getting to know the staff and students (that were around) and also the prospective students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good. I enjoyed the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was very smooth. Although the interview in general is a stressful situation, it was a very laided back. It was more of a "getting to know you" conversation then an interview. Many of my questions were about work and research experience, plus a couple of below average grades I had on my trascript my freshman year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers weren't making eye-contact at first, but then I warmed them up and they were all really nice! My student interviewer was especially kind. Questions were thought-provoking and different than other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview, so obviously I did the worst. I did not like the 2-on-1 interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I had a really good experience. Everyone was nice and helped me feel comfortable. I was glad that I got to be one of the first to interview out of the group because that helped me feel more relaxed and more able to enjoy the tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very positive. I was concerned going in because I had heard CU could be adversarial. I certainly found just the opposite to be true." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back, conversational. They addressed all of the things you would expect, issues on transcripts, why do you want to be a dentist, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good expiernce -- overall a good time. I liked the school and was impressed by what it has to offer. Stinks about the cost for outsiders, but other than that good." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. The school has much to offer with a friendly atmosphere. I know if I were to get in there I would be very pleased. Denver is also a nice city." More from this Member | Report Response

"had a great time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too stressful. Half a day. They asked typical interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We met with Barb to make sure our applications were complete and that all recent transcripts had been recieved. We than had a small tour and waited for our interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"The process took about 3 hours and started at 8 AM. All the candidates met in the student lounge and we had some time to talk. We then went to a classroom where the DA explained the admissions process and what was to happen that day. They also told us how to start the financial aid process. We then broke up into pre-designated groups and interviewed/toured. Overall I had a wonderful experience; with almost zero pressure and hassle! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, great experience..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a positive and informative experience. It was definitely a long stressful afternoon (4 hours to be exact). However, this was mostly due to the fact that I didn't have my interview until the very end of the day, so I got to worry about it all day." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was treated well, family is highly respected, the school's associates are REAL PEOPLE... i.e. they watch football on saturday's like me and you. This school has tremendous class and appeal. It produces quality practitioners. Just looking forward to December, hoping there's a letter for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"CU seems like a great school and you can't beat the class size of 40. I think it will be much better wehen they move into their new facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an interesting day where I felt pretty-well grilled by my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 51
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 3
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 37
Neutral 5
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.17 42

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 14
Out of state 29

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 12
2-3 hours 12
4-6 hours 10
7+ hours 7

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 26
Automobile 15
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 8
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 5
$401-$500 7
$501+ 4

What airport did you use?

Denver Intl. airport

Denver Intl.

Austin Bergstorm international

DIA

Denver International Airport

Denver

DEN

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 5
Hotel 19
Home 1
Other 3

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Commerce City

Crossland Economy Studios

Drury Hotel

Drury Inn- Denver East

Holiday Inn and Suites in Aurora

Hyatt

palmtree hotel

Renaissance Denver Hotel

Springhill Suites by Marriott (across the street from campus) Really nice!!

Super 8

The Drury Inn

Timbers Hotel

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Commerce City

Crossland Economy Studios

Drury Hotel

Drury Inn- Denver East

Holiday Inn and Suites in Aurora

Hyatt

palmtree hotel

Renaissance Denver Hotel

Springhill Suites by Marriott (across the street from campus) Really nice!!

Super 8

The Drury Inn

Timbers Hotel

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.37 43

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.86 43

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.79 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.14 22

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.14 21

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Record next interview prep session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let us go after the interviews. They did a financial aid presentation in the afternoon and I nearly fell asleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work. Please limit the interviewees number to 4 times.. but not 6 times the class size. You guys do a great job. Keep up the great work." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Very friendly and attentive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really thinking about eating a whole lot but a nicer lunch instead of snacks would have been nice" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"applied to International Student Program . The admissions coordinator leaves a lot to be desired." More from this Member | Report Response

"Helpful and cooperative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Organize the interview process better. Have the current dental student interact in a better setting where everyone can engage in conversation, not in a lobby." More from this Member | Report Response

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