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  • University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • San Antonio
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Closed file

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

"Why San Antonio?" Report Response

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

"Describe one of your strengths?" Report Response

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

"How do you relieve stress?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me how (personal statement topic) has affected your life and how you overcame that challenge." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a strength of yours. (I had only prepared answers for my weaknesses.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

""Interviewed" two friends. One is a DS1, the other just graduated in May. Reviewed the school website for talking points. Took notes on school-specific strengths/attributes and had them ready to reference during the faculty interview. Researched my faculty interviewer on my phone =)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"-All the students we interacted with were very positive about the school. -Ms. Nelda Potter, who helps coordinate the interview day, was super friendly and made you feel welcome at the school. -Rent is really affordable near campus, and the shuttle runs during normal business hours so you might not even need to pay for parking. -DDS students can do implants, invisalign, and can even go to Japan for a week through the school's program. -Both interviewers actually read my personal statement." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The financial aid presenter mis-pronounced FAFSA over and over. The lab where models are poured up was pretty dirty and windowless (compared to Houston's)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To bring hairspray and an umbrella. It was humid and rained a bit." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Do. Not. Show. Up. Late." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

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?

La Quinta

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

8/26/2013

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 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?

"I would have liked a bathroom break earlier during the morning presentations." Report Response

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