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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Pomona
Individual Feedback 3 56 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 43
Negatively 4
No change 5

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.18 55

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.16 55

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.23 52

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 1
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 6
25 minutes 11
30 minutes 20
35 minutes 6
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 52
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 44
In a group 5

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 33
Closed file 17

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.62 53

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

"Why Western U?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the experiences that you had that led you up to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do in a situation where you don't have any experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who is a role model that you look up to" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How would inter-professional education play into your future career? Give me a specific example." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why is Western a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were responsible for someone else" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is social responsibility and how does it apply to the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Find the density of this ball-point pen (this was the second question after "tell me about yourself")" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of Western university's mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a time when you had to actively problem solve." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be your role here at WesternU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you respond to criticism?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Define social responsibility."" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you will be able to handle the courseload of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Western specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define social responsibility." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Triathlons are an individual sport, how will that benefit you in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time you made a mistake and what you learned" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does social responsibility mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked me to explain a part of my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is our justification for demanding so much privacy in our society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were very specific to my experiences, such as my research and volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your definition of social responsibility?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you were creative in problem solving." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define social responsibility" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Definition of "social responsibility" and it's relation to dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Why Western U?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite leader and how is this person's personality related to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why westernU" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would tell about myself, they would comment/ask question then I would keep talking about myself and my story" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to be a leader for anyone?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think you could bring to this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine I'm a 5th grader. Find a creative way to find the volume of the ball-point pen (I said water displacement in a test tube that fits it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a situation where u were in the group and things didn't go the way you planned and tell us what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name your biggest regret." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you weren't in a team and had a vision where things didn't go as planned and explain the results?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you dealt with diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you had to actively problem solve." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem that you faced, how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Tell me a mistake you have made and what you learned from it."" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"She pointed out my low gpa and asked me to explain it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your Theater minor. How who you think that will help you in your dental field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a poor decision you made--what would you do differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Western U? Do you have family nearby?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why Western and not UW (from WA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time you used problem solving" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is social responsibility and how does it pertain to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you use dentistry to improve the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about health care what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a time when something did not go well while working in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of Social Responsibility?...what does that mean to u?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have obviously been exposed to many unique things in your life unrelated to dentistry. Why did you decide this is the career for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Western" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is my definition of social responsibility?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your learning style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define "social responsibility"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a bad decision you've made and how it's affected you" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHat will you bring to western?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years to 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to our class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you suggest we address the rising cost of dental education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you worked in a group before and do you have any positive/negative experience? What did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard this question from another interviewee: what would you do in a room without door and window?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you bring to WesternU?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Which leader has inspired you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult thing you think you will have to deal with in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with financial debt after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any experience in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one mistake that you make and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader, followerer, or researcher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most difficult aspect of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Western" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have the necessary hand skills to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you think that you will be able to handle the heavy workload of dental school? Will you be able to put aside all of your interests for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will make you successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your learning style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what type of experience do you have with diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Western U?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your opinion of the new health care plan? be specific" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when u used creativity to solve a probelm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an experience you has where things did not go well. What did you learn from the event?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to Western U?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Making a poor decision question/ How do you feel about working in groups" More from this Member | Report Response

"a time i was creative in problem solving?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You got a poor score in Organic Chemistry, but did well on the section on the DAT. Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the hardest aspect of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What characteristics would you want to see in your classmates?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the social responsibility of dentists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me three deep things about yourself (This came from the student interviewer. Upon this moment I am still thinking about how I could answer this question better haha)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard this question from another interviewee: what would be the title of your life song?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain any research experience and what my learning style was" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"If we asked your friends what they thought of you, what do you think they would say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any regrets in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(After showing him some calligraphy...) So what would you say to your teacher if you think his calligraphy is not that good in your eyes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who's your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could be any tooth, what would you be and why/" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be your role here at WesternU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Social Responsibility one" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about a time that you had to to work with someone you didn't know who had a different opinion of how to complete the task."" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was another applicant with similar stats/app as you, why do you think we should choose you instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asking about my minor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your learning style?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe what I consider to be my social obligation to society." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is social responsibility" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you explore other career options before settling on dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to use creativity to solve a problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is social responsibility and how the role of dentist relate to it? (something like that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you successfully dealt with a problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with any person, not dead or religious or political who would it be? and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when u were working in a group and one of the group members wasnt so easy to get along with. How did u handle that situaiton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about something you had to do you didn't want to. How did you respond to the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the leader of a group and the other members of your group didn't agree with you, how would you deal with that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time were you made a poor decision " More from this Member | Report Response

"social responsibility question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of social responsibility?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why poor on Organic Chemistry, but good on DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"social responsibility" More from this Member | Report Response

"will face any challenge during your dental years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you want to choose classmates, who do you want to select? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were creative when problem solving/" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

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

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

"nothing really- if you know everything from this website, you are all set." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time when you made a poor decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I coped with something difficult that happened earlier in my life (sick brother)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to WesternU that would be helpful to the school and class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would inter-professional education play into your future career? Give me a specific example." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you worked in a group and faced a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell people who have an adverse reaction when they tell you that you want to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Finding the density of the ball-point pen -- it seemed asked only to catch the candidate off-guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too bad...but the fact that I was constantly talking my mouth got dry" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could be any tooth, what would you be and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you weren't in a team and had a vision where things didn't go as planned and explain the results?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one dentist told you how to do something one way, and another told you to do it a different way, which way would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Example of making the wrong choice and what I learned from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Criticism one" More from this Member | Report Response

""If you and someone with a similar application and stats were competing for a seat, why should we pick you?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats a time where you were working with a group and came across a problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really . . . it was all pretty basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a poor decision you made--what would you do differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation where you and a couple group members were not seeing eye-to-eye?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define social responsibility" More from this Member | Report Response

"When is a time you set your expectations too high or too low, and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you handle discussions with others when people have contrasting viewpoints to your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to work in a group with someone that had different views than you. How did you solve the problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The role of dentist and social responsibility." More from this Member | Report Response

"explain a part of my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, pretty straight forward" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with any person, not dead or religious or political who would it be? and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about something you had to do you didn't want to. How did you respond to the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you were creative in problem solving." More from this Member | Report Response

"Making a poor decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"creative in problem solving" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"social responsibility" More from this Member | Report Response

"hardest aspect of dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the social perspective of dentistry and how do you think you relate/ accomodate into such a setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the strength/weakness about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews with family, practicing answers in the car while driving" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN SDN SDN!(Cannot stress enough the importance of this website) --> Go through each question carefully and you will be all set. Also, go through their websites. Talk to students before the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"looking at their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews with family, talking aloud to myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn. Looking up dental interview questions. Research the schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN past Western questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Participated in several mock interviews from my undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview with my friend, wrote down my answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Made a list of stories/accomplishments that I wanted to highlight about myself and brought those up and tied them into my answer for whatever question was asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at SDN, asked friends in dental and in other grad programs at Western" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and family interview, read over school info." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"SDN, AADSAS APP, Western Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN saved my bacon! Most all of the questions I was asked were already posted in the interview feedback, so it gave me a chance to think about my responses ahead of time. Thanks guys!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, had lots of feedback from friends that were current students there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading books on interviews, student doctor network, researching the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"mock interviews, reviewed my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, personal essay, WestenU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my aadsas, researched the school's mission/etc, sdn feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interviews, review personal statement/AADSAS app/Supplemental app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over personal statement and secondary, their website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"sdn, internet" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN read over applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback for Western...verbatim! Spoke with current dental students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Looked over application. Online research on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing AADSAS/secondary applicaitons, talking to students who had interviewed at Western U, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review my personal statement, caught up on current and past events relating to dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, mock interview with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview posts (just to get general interview questions), SDN interview feedback (they REALLY ask you about social responsibility so prepare for it), Mock Interviews with friends, practiced interview q's on my own. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, rereading applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, reviewing AADSAS app, discussed with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, SDN(thankyou thankyou thankyou), western website and googled: dental school interview questions (there are many, check out...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't research because I wanted to be honest about it. But I did thought about answers to general question such as why dentistry and why Western University." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be my self." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, re-read AADSAS application and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school only has students take one science at a time, with the exception of second-year (you will take 2). They are also pet-friendly and allow you to have pets on campus, even in the dorm." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly vibe on campus. Everyone is very down-to-earth. I am especially surprised by the students they selected for the interview. All the candidates are genuinely interested in you and they all have very extensive exposure to dentistry. Talking to the candidates there honestly took away my stress before interview. I also met some very nice friends that I would definitely want to stay in touch with!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly students and faculties" More from this Member | Report Response

"i liked how organized it was" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview was. More of a conversation rather than formal interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Advanced technology approach in the clinic. Beautiful view on campus. Very nice atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed, conversational, friendly experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools humanistic approach to teaching as well as the way they tie in comprehensive care for their patients. Also, they don't have a certain number of procedures you need to do for graduation. Its just based on what they call competency tests that you do for each type of procedure. You let them know when you think you're ready and you just have to pass and show the faculty you are able to be proficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student panel was honest and the facilities are new and clean" More from this Member | Report Response

"The brand new facilities, gross anatomy lab, the campus and good WEATHER!" More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of things actually. 1. small class size 2. everyone was very friendly--seemed like a family 3. excellent clinical exposure 4. interprofessional education 5. service learning 6. the fact that the interview was on a saturday" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, friendly faculty, interprofessional learning, case-based learning supported by lecture material, students are competitive applicants for specialty programs and are receiving interviews even though WesternU is a new program, 5-week off-site rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was very passionate, presentations were great" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was very new." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed happy and new facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff, the school philosophy, the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"-Excellent, high tech facilities (especially the sim lab) -Cool campus (renovated, down-town city mall) -Friendly students, administration and faculty -Modular curriculum -Close-knit campus -Strong clinical emphasis -Service education -Osteopathic/humanistic philosophy -Nearby everything (ocean, mountains, city)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff was really nice, everyone was smiling and happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed generally happy there, nice new facilities, very innovative way of practicing, they seem to take into account the student's feedback on the school and curriculum and work with changing things to make the school better. Also they have yummy orange juice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admission staff were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The helpfulness and eagerness to help of the staff. Vanessa and Yesly really impressed me! As did all of the dental students; they all seemed very easy to get along with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly the friendliness of admissions/staff/faculty/students/etc! SIM labs were obviously amazing too" More from this Member | Report Response

"New, state of the art facilities; great faculty; small, tight-knit student body; fairly nice (small) campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities - technology!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"very friendly students, great facilities, great faculity" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the students attitudes, the friendly faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"block scheduling, integrated learning (learn with DO and other health students)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great -- everything is brand new and state of the art. The faculty and students also seem very happy with their involvement at Western and they seem like a very cohesive, collaborative community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of everyone at the school. The amount of pride they have in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"new sim lab, low faculty:student ratio, small class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really nice building and facilities. A really awesome school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, the facility, and the students. Everyone there was extremely helpful, professional, and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the multidisciplinary curriculum, the Dean, and their marketing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, students and administration were absolutely phenomenal. They really went out of their way to answer any questions we may have. They were very professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone, everything, the dean is sooooo cool!.....students are all friendly and welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building is AMAZING. The staff is exceptionally positive and supportive and treat students as peers. The dean, who is a very impressive leader BTW, has an incredible vision for the school and curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff is REALLY friendly. Also, I like the whole concept of interprofessional education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Knowing I would practice dental techniques since the first year and use the latest technology " More from this Member | Report Response

"integration with DO curriculum (DO school is pretty good)...brand new clinics being built-latest technology, friendliness of admissions staff/faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"They admission staff was very personable and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Integration with DO school--the DO school has a good reputation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Integration with the DO school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum. I was at relief after hearing that we will be taking general sci classes with DO students which is well established school (from 30 years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"small campus, construction of new facility, nice faculty members and staffs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Program curriculum and upcoming new facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was. It seems like the Western is a tight-knit community that truly cares about their students. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

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

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

"the clinic was closed that day, so the campus was very quiet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long day, especially if you're first group to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most students said you have to get a car to commute to school if you want to live somewhere affordable. Rent for nearby places is a good 1k" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's reputation for low scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"Surrounding neighborhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the school and somewhat the surrounding area" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was great, but the area that its in was a bit of a downer for me. Wish the neighborhood was safer and had more to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview felt like an interrogation. Faculty interview never made eye contact and just typed my answers. Felt very impersonal and that I was just another number." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having a very cold interviewer on top of seeing 100+ other candidates with you on interview day. Kinda takes some wind out of your sails." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a lot of students to be interviewed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. the fact that we didn't get to see the clinic 2. the area---not the greatest 3. the school resembles a strip mall" More from this Member | Report Response

"no scrubs, the school is situated literally on one block, there was no tour of the clinics because the interview was held on a Saturday" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very unorganized, questions seemed out of order, all applicants were asked drastically different questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"They wouldn't let us view the clinic on Saturdays." More from this Member | Report Response

"I left not knowing for sure what years 3 and 4 clinics are like. Tuition is quite expensive and has a track record of increasing every year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area" More from this Member | Report Response

"-The majority of the intro sciences of the first year are taken with the medical, podiatry, and optometry students which, while encouraging exposure and camaraderie, results in large lectures (~300) - The neighborhood is kinda shady." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour SUCKED! The student that led the tour complained about the school the entire time. Most classrooms were locked so not really a tour of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"IPE sessions, having mostly all science courses with the DO and other grad school programs, having to dress up business casual everyday, the large amount of intervieweees there at the same time, and they dont learn how to wax up teeth" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many interviewees on the same day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of applicants seen that day made the interview feel rushed" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area surrounding the campus wasn't the greatest - but it's also not as bad as people have claimed on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location; tuition cost; the large number of interviewees on the same day" More from this Member | Report Response

"South of the campus is pretty ghetto, but not as ghetto as many people say." More from this Member | Report Response

"We weren't able to see the dental clinic because it was the weekend." More from this Member | Report Response

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area does not seem the best..." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"location (not much to do), current students say that immediate surrounding areas not that safe, but within the vicinity of the school is okay" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"i heard pomona was scary. i couldn't tell from the campus but that is what i heard." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the campus. Although it's not bad by any means, Pomona just seems like it's in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location location location. Pomona is kind of in the middle of nowhere. More suburbia than LA." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's really new. (I just put this for the sake of putting something down)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the campus library" More from this Member | Report Response

"the area is a crap hole but most schools are located in this type of area, computer lab is not really a lab maybe 5-10 computers, on campus housing is very limited" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very new, so when applying for specialties, people out there may not take you seriously. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was very obviously fake nice and a few students I talked to said that if given the choice to come here over a well-established school, would not have come here." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's not that negative, but the facilities won't be finished until mid-way through the first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. It's a ghetto town, the campus is small and seems very unsecure." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wished coffee was available instead of bottled water." More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive experience, but the fact that they didn't know when the facilities would be done." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"N/A. The admissions counselors did a great communicating to us everything we needed to know prior to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"To wear more comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to answer the inter professional education question." More from this Member | Report Response

"The order of how the interview groups are arranged" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and laid back the interview would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The variation in how interviews were conducted. Other interviews just chatted about flights and hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more relaxed and had more experience of being interviewed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I wouldn't get to see the Clinic after I traveled all the way down there." More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview is possibly at the end" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think I realized how great of a school it is. Now it is my top school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was breakfast and lunch served (if you have the early 7:45 interview time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviewer wasn't going to read any of my application before talking to me, essentially it was a closed file interview. Also I wish I knew I was going to be interviewing later in the day- being at the school at 745am really tires you out when it finally comes time for you to do the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Creepy statues on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that Cheetos came with the ham sandwiches (at least based on what the other people at my table had) - turkey sandwiches got Lays plain potato chips . . blah." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just that parking would be an issue, the recommended public lots were full and I had to drive around to find parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that it didn't matter how early you get there; it doesn't start until 8ish anyway. Oh, and that I would be able to see a cadaver." More from this Member | Report Response

"There would be mayo on the sandwiches!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring more water... I was so thirsty throughout the entire day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 2 groups of interviewees. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. At some point, the 2 groups mixed during lunch & Fin Aid info presentation. It got a little chaotic with what seems like 60 interviewees trying to outshine each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"that there would be 30 other interviewees there with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to park...lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have to wait for 1.5 hours before my interview. I needed to save energy for my interview because I was exhausted by the time I had it." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the school used to be a strip all......super cool and way different!! love it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Ontario airport security would be nil at 130 PM on a Saturday." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How relaxed the experience would be and that the questions are pretty much what I read on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"no breakfast =/ " More from this Member | Report Response

"no breakfast. =(" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the program was geared towards minorities." More from this Member | Report Response

"More about the holistic approach/aspect of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I guess I was well prepared. (Oh yea, my shoes weren't too comfortable I wish I knew it earlier so I wouldn't have ended up getting blisters, eeee>>)" More from this Member | Report Response

"our interview day was day of the exam at Western University. We were not able to sit in the classroom." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview would be." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone is very nice and they emphasize over and over the importance of relaxing and being yourself. My interview felt more like a conversation than anything, so much to the point that the 30 minutes felt like 5 minutes by the time the interview was over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Western U has a very friendly and down-to-earth vibe. Just relax on the interview and let your natural self shine through." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience overall. This was my top school so the nerves were definitely there, but great faculty, staff and students. Great vibe overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Show them your strength and passion. Make sure they know that you really want to come to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school was very friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school and a very different approach to dentistry. But a good different." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a good school! Focus on community work during dental school... Overall a good school. Faculty were also really nice specially Vanessa and Yesly. Friendly faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"huge let down with the clinic. i keep harping on this, but it's really important in my eyes. of the schools that i interviewed, this was the only one that didn't show their clinic. granted, it was a saturday, but for the sake of attracting applicants it would have made a difference. while i admire the school and its philosophy, i felt like i was kept out of the loop in some respect during my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, very professional, faculty genuinely care for your success, students are happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive experience, changed my view of the school of school to very desirable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I talked to felt like their interview went well, but I doubt we're all getting in. Who knows? :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a good school, but I wish I would have had a different tour guide (one that actually liked the school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was fairly relaxed. Some interviewees were not very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area is a little ghetto, but there are many areas only 30 40 minutes away that give you plenty of things to do. It's a young school, but has a LOT to offer its students in clinical experience, lab time, and learning side by side with their faculty. I'd be honored to be given an invitation to join Western U." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school! Can't wait till December 1st =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good, relatively low stress interview. The interviewees and staff give the impression that they are really interested in you and committed to student-focused education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cali is beautiful. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview day went smooth. It was a really relxing environment, and the WesternU family is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cool school, really nice staff and current dental students, willing to work with students if they have suggestions for the improvement of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, Western pleasantly surprised me and definitely exceeded my expectations." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great school. The students were pumped about it and were happy to be there. I really want to go there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"An amazing school. It has a very progressive view of the way they are running the school and I like it. Plus, it is a really nice campus and the students sounded honest and were very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing. The students seem confident in their educational quality. I like how their graduation expectations are based on quality not quantity." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a fantastic school with amazing opportunities. The philosophy of the school is amazing and the humanistic approach/clinical experience is exceptional. It would be an honor to attend Western." More from this Member | Report Response

"dental faculty is great.....everyone is passionate about the school...fits my personality soooo well .....thanks and i hope i get an invite!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great staff. We had a provided Quiznos lunch with the D1s who spoke volumes about the school. They gave up their Saturday afternoon to be there and were genuinely interested in the applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really nervous for this interview since it was my first, but I felt the interview committee just had specific questions they wanted answers too and were looking for a specific person to fit their school. That being said, I think Western has the potential to be a good school in a few years once it graduates its first class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep an open mind about this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Looks like it's going to be a great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very nervous because it was my first interview. However, staffs were very friendly and made it more enjoyable and less stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 36
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 11
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 39
Neutral 5
Discouraging 3

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.46 41

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 25
Out of state 20

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 7
2-3 hours 15
4-6 hours 9
7+ hours 15

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 27
Automobile 17
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 10
$101-$200 7
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 7
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

N/A

Ontario International (ONT)

American Airline

ontario, ca. highly recommended over LAX since LA traffic is terrible. ontario airport is about 15 mins from the school.

SNA

Ontario

phoenix

santa ana/john wayne

LAX

ONT

Ontrio

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 11
Hotel 22
Home 4
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Air BnB

Comfort

comfort inn, 1 mile from the school

Holiday Inn Express San Dimas

Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Air BnB

Comfort

comfort inn, 1 mile from the school

Holiday Inn Express San Dimas

Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.16 50

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
4.43 53

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.87 53

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 55

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.55 55

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.88 50

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Overall I had a very nice experience there. But I felt bad for the students that are going to have the interviews after the tour and around lunch time. Maybe in the future, set up some more interview days so that less students are interviewed on the same day, and they could all enjoy the tour after the interview and lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"they did a great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No other suggestions!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Great job, wish there was less variation in the times for when people had to interview. There were too many students on one day." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been a good idea not to separate the day they show clinics and put it on the same day we have interviews! I really wanted to see it." More from this Member | Report Response

"please allow interviewees to tour the clinic. since it is one of the major selling points of the program, prospective students should have the opportunity to see the clinic...even if it is a saturday. of the many schools i interviewed at, this school was the only one that did not give a tour of the clinic. very strange." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick me! ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office staff are amazing! If I were deciding on a school based solely on this I would hands down choose WesternU." More from this Member | Report Response

"give us a clearer idea of what to expect on interview day. An itinerary of some sort would've been nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a large number of applicants interviewing the same day as myself. I felt like it added some stress to my interviewer, which did not make it as personable as I had hoped. Still, everyone was very warm and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! Vanessa and Yesley were so nice and welcoming - definitely eased my nerves from the start!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow parking in student lots, the recommended public lots were full" More from this Member | Report Response

"I recommend that they have more interview days. We had over 70 interviewees on our day; it was overwhelming and difficult to become friends with everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the whole day was a very pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe make the whole interview day a little shorter." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to have such a long waiting period before interviews take place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic job!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better communications based on location of the event. This is understandable based on the staff wishing to show off their new building; however, an email was sent to me within 18 hours changing the location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good Job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be a Little more professional" More from this Member | Report Response

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