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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why did you decide to take french? (Since I'm a french minor)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How does Rutgers compare to the other schools you applied to?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Where else have you applied? Was this your first interview?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"My interviewer asked me about my job as a lifeguard, since his daughter was taking swimming lessons." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult at all. We just had a conversation." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading SDN, talking to a friend who interviewed last cycle, write down key point to address for each question." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Lots of research opportunities, especially since the change to Rutgers. Great community outreach. Awesome clinics" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The surrounding area (Newark) is really intimidating." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To just relax and breath." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I get really bad stomach pains when I'm nervous, and BOY was I nervous. There is no need to be nervous. When I got there, it was all the interviewees sitting in a conference room eating breakfast and talking with 4th year dental students. It was incredibly relaxed, and everyone was so nice and eager to help you out. Around 9am, the interviewers (usually professors) come and call your name while everyone talks and waits to be called. I went with the professor to a large room with some tables, and we just sat down and talked for around 30 mins. He even let me keep drinking my tea since I had just gotten it when he called me. Basically, just relax, it's not bad at all. There was no set list of questions he was reading from, he apparently wrote some comments from my application and used them as talking points. Make sure to address any strong points of yours if they don't ask you directly. There were a lot of opportunities where we could have ended the interview if I didn't start talking about something else. Chiiiiill, you're going to do great!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

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?

10/11/13

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?

1 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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