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  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Newark
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"How difficult was the undergrad admissions process?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Do you feel your GPA fully reflects your skill/knowledge?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Would you chose NJ over X?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too interesting." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. *a few more questions* Tell me more about yourself. I didn't know how personal/detailed he wanted me to get." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview with friend, read AADSAS, SDN, school web site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The super friendly faculty and the great student-faculty relationship everyone seems to have. The apartment dorm is right across the quad and pretty nice. Strong emphasis on clinical education and how almost everyone passes the NERB and gets into post-grad (mostly GPR) programs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students don't seem to do anything cultural with their time... When I asked them if there were things to do in Newark, they started talking about the bars in Morristown. They also have a dress code where each class is color coded. Not such a huge deal, but still kind of weird. There is no library dedicated to just dental books; it's all in a huge biomedical library." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I should have had coffee mid-way through the day because I was burnt out around 11am (I got up at 5:15am to get there on time)... there was so much to take in at once!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions committee kept emphasizing the fact that the interview was for finding a good reciprocal fit, and not to trick us or anything. They were really honest and open about their school. The theme of the day was "ask us questions; be an informed consumer." I really enjoyed my time taking to my interviewer because he was incredibly enthusiastic. He showed me around after talking in his office for about 30 mins, which helped me come up with questions about the school. I also tried to interject things about my character/values after he described parts of the school to convince him I would be a good fit for them. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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