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  • West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Morgantown
Individual Feedback 1 28 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 19
Negatively 7
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.32 28

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 20

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

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

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 28
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 20
In a group 7

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 26
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.36 28

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

"3 strengths/3 weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we picked any random three of your friends, what three things would they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply only to WVU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"stuff in my app...why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"If accepted to all D schools you applied to, what are you looking for in a D school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you stay in WV to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain a grade you received." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you doing in the classes that you are currently taking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing not already mentioned." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a dentist? Why WVU and not your in state school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain a score on your dat" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"I cant. Too upsetting..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What was your hardest class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest science course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you so involved in these certain student organizations?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"can you talk about your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on your manual dexterity skills" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain weaknesses on application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you do in your free time? what do you consider your two weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Talk about volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about how you are involved in community service." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Did you apply anywhere else? What is your status at the other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some of your strengths/weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you stregnths/weakness? What do you do with your hands that would make you have good dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if someone who knows you well was here give 2 words they would give to describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your women's studies course like? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Question on my grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"why wvu" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are your DAT scores so high and GPA not so high? (its a 3.2)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you stay in WV afterwards? What would your family think of that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can we see your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your manual dexterity skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your strongest/weakest science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what are your plans for your gap year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't blatant questions, it was more of a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two of your faults" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to choose dentistry as a career path?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is a challenge dentists face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If rejected to all D schools you applied to, what's your back-up plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What acitivities do you do to promote manuel dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like us to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to go back to the committee and tell them about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"give 1 word to describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of things do you do that helps with your manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questioned my motivation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I forgot" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of dental observation did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your grades are great so why did you apply here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I prepared for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you weren't able to make this interview, and your mom had to come in your place, what would she tell us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?...and these were pretty much the only questions, we just talked and joked for about 30 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"they asked me about a study abroad class I took" More from this Member | Report Response

"As noted above, what would three friends say about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like football" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"if your friends could describe you in two words what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. They asked about my hometown and to tell them about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What happens if you get a B in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who do you know that goes to this dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how hard it is to get into WVU from out of state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging class in your college career" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to Ohio state? (my instate school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing surprising. all standard interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry since I am a hygenist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why apply to WVU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you choose WVU versus your in-state schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you do more for patients as a dentist as opposed to a dental hygenist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to spend 4 years studying all day every day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I apply since they only take 7 out of the 700 out of state apps in the program... (dud I got an interview !!!)_" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you wear gloves when working on your car?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your grades are very good and you will likely get accepted to several schools, what will be your deciding factor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your stats, you will surely get accepted to many dental schools, why did you pick WVU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you care whether or not there's a lot of snow in WV?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel your bacterial research will help you relate to the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"why WVU over your instate school? (im oos)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult, it was basically a 30 minute conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to WVU football game? I didn't know they played football" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we gathered all of your coworkers up, what would they about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult. Just the standard Q's." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you happen to not get in this year, what are your plans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want the committee to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really hard just basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you choose WVU over other schools you may get accepted to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any questions you were expecting us to ask and you had a good answer to but we didn't ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Told me right out that they only accept 9 out of the 1200 out of state students that apply and that all 9 in the prior year had a 4.0 gpa and had 'connections' to WVU. What made me feel like I could compete since I only have a 3.9." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you drop out of this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ITs been 10 years since you graduated as a dental hygenist. Why would you want to become a dentist? Is it for the money? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 things about denstistry are attractive to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I actually knew about WV... (nothing really)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt none of my questions were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, they were very nice and the interview was more like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, all the questions were fairly easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read this website and other websites/youtube videos, read my application and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock-interviews at school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this website, reviewed my application, and listened to some fun music on my drive to the school to get pumped up." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over my application, student doctor, looked up frequently asked questions and had a friend ask them to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, went over AADSAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, SDN, reviewed possible questions and answers I wanted to give, ADEA publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, WVU website, talked with current dental students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stress. SVU website, SDN, called an alum." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN and read over school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at school's web site, SDN, jotted down ideas of what I wanted to say. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. REad website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of reading and questioning." More from this Member | Report Response

"I go to this website and reviewed all the posts of a particular school that I will have an interview. I also go to the school website and browsed around to see points of interest.I wrote down all the question that they might ask and answer each question in full. I went over the answer every night before I go to bed for couple days before the interview; sleep great the night before, be yourself, be confident." More from this Member | Report Response

"no prep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the WVU Health Sciences Catalog and talked to people." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read website and looked on SDN and other stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mentally prepared answers to questions that I knew would be asked, called friends to ask how their interview went, and the SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I just went over some of the questions I thought they might ask." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read through a list of possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What impressed you positively?

"how friendly everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The energetic personalities of everyone at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were pretty nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly, and the overall atmosphere was very non-stressful. It was an enjoyable day." More from this Member | Report Response

"newly renovated clinics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities. Everything looked brand new or close to brand new." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking situation is good. They are building new buildings on campus. It is a really nice area." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are completing several renovations and preparing for several more! The new stuff looks great. Plus, the location is great. You're kind of surrounded by the outdoors but if you need the city, Pittsburg isn't too far away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were modern and seemed well kept." More from this Member | Report Response

"laid back atmosphere, clinic renovations" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is putting a lot of effort into updating the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"new patient clinic, heard about the high faculty/student ratio" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new clinical area" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and staff wanted to make the day as stress-free as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. This is my2nd interview here in 2 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Small class size maybe? They take 49 people a year." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really love the town. Although it's small compare to where I live but I feel safe around the school. Also the staff are super nice and helpfull. I felt that I will get all the attention I want if I attend there. The studying hospital is huge." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are remodeling all of their clinics, they look a lot better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The very friendly staff, students, and interviewers. They really just wanted to get to know you, and that meant that they were not grilling you in your 2-on-1 interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty members were the nicest I've come across so far. The students were also very nice and had fun rather than stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was extremely nice and caring towards their students. They weren't there to grill you with question, just to find out a bit more about the applicants. They really show a genuine care and concern to their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy going everyone was. Campus is in a small rural city, so not many distractions." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING!!! The student tour was great, they answered questions honestly, and weren't just trying to sell the school. It made a great impression. Two students mentioned that the interview was really laidback, and my first thought was "yeah right, they're just saying that because they got in" but it really was the most impressive interview I went on...we just talked for about 30 minutes, no rapid firing of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the interview would've been longer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interwiew was at the end of the visit" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour wasn't quite as long as I had hoped. We had about an hour, but I've been on previous tours of this school that were more detailed. I think the tour on your interview day should be the most extensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"parts of school are out of date, don't get into clinics until 3rd year, some of the student guides were rushing and gave short answers to get done with the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The small class size I guess is a good thing / bad thing. WVU reputation in general isn't the best, but dental school is dental school anywhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was on a weekday so we did not get to meet any student, tour the school, or anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hold old some of the facilities were. Also, the schedule they use is a bit confusing at times." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that they were more interested in going to a basketball game than their applicants. They told us that they were going to run all 22 interviewers through before noon so they could go to a basketball game. My interview lasted 3 minutes, and they obviously couldn't care less about their applicants on the date of a ball game." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a lot more renovations needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was on a Saturday, so not classes were in session and the clinics were empty." More from this Member | Report Response

"old building/facilities, but they're renovating right now, so that's good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the lab rooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"it just didn't seem like a good fit for me, can't quite put my finger on it, maybe just a combo of everything: older faciliteis, students didn't seem too enthusiastic, very little interviewing time, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing that I can remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their attitudes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The class and maybe one lab is kind a bit old." More from this Member | Report Response

"The way they treated me since I was a dental hygenist." More from this Member | Report Response

"The rest of the school was really old, like a mustard brick, the halls of the building looked like a prison. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything is old. No nice places to live. People are trashy." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long it was taking for the remodeling of the clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the clinics were a bit outdated and the school is in a pretty small setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a bit older, but there were talks of renovations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not all the facilities are top of the line." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really anything about the school itself, but I've been reading that West Virginia is going through hard financial times, so the budget for medical and dental schools is reduced. Not quite sure how large of an impact this will have." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that I didn't have much to worry about" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview involves minimal stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"To be discreet about speaking on issues such as being a parent or anything admissions may view as an obstacle. However, they are compassionate towards all situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I didn't need to stress so much. That I wasn't there to be "grilled."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress. They're just seeing that you're not awkward and can communicate effectively." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are lots and lots of hills in Morgantown." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be so short. That they were really really into WV residents and I would feel like crap about not being one or having "strong ties" to it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they took sports more seriously than the futures of students interested in their program. If I had known this I would have saved the money on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's extremely, extremely difficult to get accepted from out-of-state. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that the new clinical areas were almost finished" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew whole format from speaking to other dental students" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would still treat me like shit." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the above! Its costly to get here and then to get treated that way is terrible." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Everything was expected because I did some research before went on the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That this is such a hard school to get into." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmmm...They told me everything I needed to know, so nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That they basically hate out of state people. Why did they interview me !!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How short the lunch break was." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Morgantown is a very small, hillbilly town!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How misinformed everyone is about West Virginia: the school is in a great location, everyone is supportive, understanding, and dental school students get as much respect as medical students!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"just relax and be yourself. they just want to get to know you and have a conversation with you. they mostly ask easy questions or things about your application, so just know yourself and you'll be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with WVU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be yourself. It's not a firing squad. Everyone was very cheerful and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know you as a person. Great school and overall great interview experience!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much standard interview...nothing to really stress about. There were about 12 other people at the interview (you could tell that everyone was really nervous). Started with a timed writing sample; no big deal, just quick paragraph answers. Then lunch with the dental students (talk to them!) followed by a tour of everything. Then a general powerpoint presentation on the school. The interview was conversational with 2 of the faculty members. No pressure here, just the standard questions. Great experience overall...very quick and painless. Big emphasis on the small size of their class (50) and their clinical prep. White coat ceremony is not until the beginning of the 3rd year however. They also said that out-of-staters should be proud since there's only 10-12 spots for out-of-state applicants and they don't interview / accept many. 11am - 3pm roughly." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview, and it was a good one to start out on I guess, since it wasn't my first choice. Also, it sucked that we didn't get to see the facilities or talk to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rushed and unenthusiastic for the reasons I previously stated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very casual and informative. Don't stress about this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"WVU is a pretty small-midsize university town with facilities that are undergoing updating. The students were really excited to be at WVU." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was pretty low-key. they didn't want you to be stressed out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was relaxed, nothing major." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was fine. low stress. everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went in and had breakfast w/ introduction of everyone, broke off into groups of 4-5 and went thru PP presentation, tour, panel discussion w/ students, writing exercise, personal interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"BAD." More from this Member | Report Response

"poor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everythinng was great. I like it." More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY B A D " More from this Member | Report Response

"It went well, they were very nice, they helped us to relax and just wanted to find out our motivation and intentions. The faculty are really caring. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was more stress than needed to be, and they really just want to get to know you personally." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an excellent interview experience and am highly considereing going there. The class size is small and there are a large amount of faculty so this is definately a one-on-one atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, good experience. Not my #1 choice of school, but definately an option." More from this Member | Report Response

"It started out as a group interview, where we were allowed to ask the interviewers general questions about the school, or anything else we wanted. Then we went to a private 2 on 1 interview(2interviewrs and one applicant). At least that's how it was suppose to work, however one of the doctors conldn't make it, so it bacame a 3 or 1 interview, and so it went a bit longer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely wonderful, laidback, fun yet professional setting, it is evident that the staff really cares about the education the students receive...what more can you ask for?" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 26
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 15
Neutral 2
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.83 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 5
Out of state 14

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 5
Automobile 12
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 1
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 1
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

pitt

MGW

Pit

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 2
Hotel 11
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 20

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.45 20

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.95 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 7

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.29 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. They have been very accessible, friendly, and helpful to me throughout the entire process." More from this Member | Report Response

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