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University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1968
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
Dental School
Las Vegas
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 115 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $50,282
  • Non - Resident Tuition $52,987
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 19.9
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions and Student Affairs
  • Mail Code: 7411
  • 1001 Shadow Lane
  • Las Vegas 89106
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The UNLV School of Dental Medicine will be a driving force toward improving the health of the citizens of Nevada through unique programs of oral healthcare services to the community, integrated biomedical, professional, and clinical curricula, and biomedical discovery.

Curriculum

At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, you will study in settings that simulate the environment found in today`s advanced dental facilities. You`ll also work beside excellent faculty and professionals as you participate in research and work in the community. Southern Nevada`s current dentist shortage presents both a challenge and an opportunity for students to help shape the communities where they live and work.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 94
Negatively 6
No change 13

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.14 109

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.78 78

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"none! best interview so far!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student portion of the interview was fairly unproductive. The student offered to interview prospective students 20 minutes before lunch in order to receive free lunch. It cheapened the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"have breakfast bars/beverages for applicants in the morning" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were short on time during lunch and the student tour." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can I see your socks?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Tell me about what you wish you could have included in your personal statement that you couldn't"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you choose UNLV above other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student interviewer a lot more relaxed. Told you flat out they don't want to be impressed by you just want to have a normal conversation and answering any questions you have. They just wanted to make sure you weren't socially awkward. Also before the interview the dental students would let you know what the faculty interviewer was and what were their interest and what not." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you pick UNLV over the CA schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do if you do not get into school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They didn't ask me any specific questions, it was an EXTREMELY laid back conversation. I interviewed with Dr. Williams and she was such a sweet lady!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your other interests?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Dentistry, Why UNLV?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 4 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"so why unlv?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a dentist? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your dental experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with change? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What dental experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you happy with your DAT scores? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do that shows you have good hand-eye coordination?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Vegas?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"did you do any research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UNLV?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing in particular - they really tried to make you feel comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you different than the other 1000 applicants...what would you bring to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the amalgam used during your shadowing? How was it prepared and administered? (way crappy question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What challenges have you overcome in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your interest in dentistry come about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Dentistry? Why UNLV?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some extenuating circumstances that explain bad grades?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why change your major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do u like to do with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself.. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"didn't ask me any. the student interviewer said, "i don't have a set of questions to ask you... so you ask ME anything you want!" we ended up talking for 45 min" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I didn't really get any specific questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you interviewed with any other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why dentistry " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your Background." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not another form of health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"is it okay for me to tell the admissions committee that UNLV is your number 1, 2 choice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"WHY UNLV" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you want to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No specific questions, more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Laid back" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There was no script that the interviewers were following" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools did you apply to." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a dentist? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Can I see your socks?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will you take a step back when in an argument?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your high school rank?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None that stood out as strange" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a role model that you have." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you handle the heat? (literally the desert temps)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you pick UNLV over the CA schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you competitive or are you a team player?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will it take for us to get you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how will you manage your time in dental school? Talk about _______________ (a community service commitment)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the association/relation of passing the boards and being a competent dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. (I always like this question, because it allows me to talk about the topics that I believe are the strong points of my application). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your teaching experience? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What things have you done that make you think you have the manual dexterity to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"so why did you want to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It was really a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could eat lunch with one person, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you have any funny experiences coming to Las Vegas?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is UNLV your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever experienced failure?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same old questions. Why UNLV, why dentistry, etc" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to have lunch with one person, who would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No real specific question. More of a get to know you session." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What if you didnt get in this cycle? Would you reply again?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most interesting experience you had when you were shadowing your dentist" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like to party?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing specific." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sets you apart from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just the regulars" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you really play the guitar?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It says in your personal statement that you studied Spanish. Speak to me in Spanish." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you have a HIV patient, how do you treat him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I already knew the interviewer before hand, so he started off saying, "This may be a dumb question, you have only been in the US for long but why is your English so good, why?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"???All standard interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you here for this interview so late? (I didn't have a choice - you assigned the date.) :)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It wasn't the like what was the most interesting question asked, it was more like how many!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really. my interviewers didnt really asked many questions b/c the interview is more for you to get to know the school and ask questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing unusual or hard to answer. Very laid back interview. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"so you placed your fathers dentures in your teeth?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Q Is UNLV your first choice? A NO. (but I didn't tell them this)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give an example of when school has gotten in way of your personal life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you didn't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none.. interview was more of a conversation... " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my medical background and current employment." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"didn't ask me any... we were just having normal conversations! Both interviewers ended up going way over..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you can handle dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What class did you study the most for in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interviews were not really interviews they were more like conversations." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is the OC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to go to UNLV over your CA schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I married at such a young age?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UNLV? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I had any concerns about the school...I was impressed with the answer I got when presenting concerns over how new the school was. I was shown a lot of compelling evidence that the school will do well in the future." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did I enjoy my world travels?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if i had any manual dexterities" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why is your file so thick?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do I think a certain faculty member's teeth looked the way they did" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So what will it take to get you to go to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your learning style?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There really was not any questions, we just talked like we were friends. Everyone hope that you have Dr. Kingsley when you are interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"about my background and family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None they were all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I think I asked the majority of the questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What should I know about you that is not in your file?" Good question...a little tricky if it has been sometime since you completed your AADSAS application and UNLV secondary. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing. They don't ask one of those random questions you either know the answer to or don't. At least my interviewer didn't (Dr. Brownstein's really nice!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was not asked any unusual questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"some weird manual dexterity question regarding the manipulation of my hands and my face. It silly because it had nothing to do with manual dexterity....it was a trick. Either you know how to do it or you don't. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your dream school accepts you for next year, do you still want to attend UNLV this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name 5 adjectives to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any pets?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Should patients have access to their dentist's medical history? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Personal questions about childhood experiences in New Jersey" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain how your interest in dentistry came about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name all the specialties in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think your experience in [business related] will help you to manage a practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No questions really. Just information about the school's goals." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most of the questions asked by the d2 students, as it is based on your essay only." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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