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  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Dental School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities: clarinet and ceramics. Who's your favorite music writer?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to Columbia?" Report Response

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

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee when I meet them next week?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is your favorite artist?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who is your favorite music writer?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Columbia website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendly and family-like atmosphere. The various avenues of dentistry. Everyone is well-prepared and they are committed to a thorough and great dental education. P/F/Honors makes taking classes with medical students OK." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Getting lost in the building, but this isn't a big deal at all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How awesome Columbia is. Also, the area wasn't bad at all in my opinion." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loved it. I appreciate how they handled their financial situation by sacrificing the scholarships to keep the cost of attendance low for everyone." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHL then bus up to NYC

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/09/2011

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Everything was perfectly organized and well-executed. Great job!" Report Response

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