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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Why dentistry? Why Penn?" Report Response

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

"What have been your best and worst experiences during college?" Report Response

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

"Do you want to specialize? In what?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had two free weeks and money wasn't a limitation, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you had an overwhelming experience during your time in college?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read AADSAS application and supplemental, SDN, looked through Penn's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very laid back and relaxed environment. Interviewers weren't trying to give you tricky questions or make you squirm. They just wanted to get to know you and make sure that Penn is the right school for you." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. One of my interviewers was very talkative but I enjoyed it because she was talking about a program at UPenn that I was really interested in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't realize that there was a closed-file interview. Also, the guideline of 30 minutes seems really short--most of my interviews ended up being closer to 45 minutes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are 2 interviews with one being an open-file interview and the other being closed-file. Interviewers are interested in getting to know you so just relax and enjoy your conversation with them!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia International Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Aloft Hotel Philadelphia Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/27/12

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

8 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 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?

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make it more clear that you are only corresponding via mail. Some of my fellow pre-dents had no idea that they got an interview invitation until weeks after it was sent." Report Response

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