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  • Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Loma Linda
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"If I asked your family, friends, those who are closest to you, what would they say are your strengths? How about your weakest traits?" Report Response

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

"What was one of the hardest things you've done?" Report Response

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

"What was an ethical dilemma you faced? How you did you deal with it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think those with depression get better? (I talked about my depression in the past, so this was a natural follow up question.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. (Difficult because it was so broad. Be prepared to say this succinctly and say what you WANT them to ask you questions about, because they will start asking about 1-2 minutes in.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read student surveys on here and practiced with my boyfriend. We also talked about what traits I should focus on as well as my core beliefs and how to talk about those if asked." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Esther, the dean of admissions, impressed me with her thoughts and comments about LLU as a school and organization. To me, LLU really lives out their motto, "Our mission is to serve," and their students and faculty and staff do as well: (1) Grace is given (LLU does not charge students again if they have to repeat a quarter/year; students caught doing drugs or alcohol will be given a chance to attend AA meetings and therapy instead of being expelled immediately) (2) Service is emphasized (LLU covers 2/3 of travel expenses on missions that they have year round; local community service opportunities are there for those who want to volunteer weekly) (3) Students are supported through their struggles (financial, housing, therapy, emotional/personal, academic, addiction) (4) Students are encouraged and provided resources/support so they can become their best self" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing :)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview structure: arrive 30 minutes early to fill out a questionnaire with a short essay question, 1-1 interview, end with student tour. I was there from 9:45 to 11:40. My appointment was 10, and I was told to arrive at 9:30 to do some "paperwork," so the time I had to fill out the essay was cut short by 15 minutes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loved the interview. My experience has put LLU as on of my top two in terms of school vibe, faculty support, cohort, and location (so cheap compared to any other CA schools)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Great work and keep doing what you're doing :)" Report Response

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