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  • University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students have way too much free time. "It is really easy to just get by without trying AT ALL. You can get an extremely low grade on multiple exams and they will say nothing" As quoted from some students. I have little confidence in their graduates. They have a high specialization rate but maybe that's just due to the lack of skill of the GPs. The place was a bunch of nutcases for admissions staff." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The actual location of the dental school on campus. The admissions letter did not include a campus map." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Aweful. The USC dental school thinks they are the number 1 program. They're not. They're expensive and have way too much free time. I really do not know what you pay for when attending the school. The only thing nice is the sim lab and it's way to big. I feel like USC dental is more of a production line atmosphere. Where the product is someone with debt and DDS. Very impersonal environment. 1st year students were happy...duh, they have 10 hrs of activities to do a week. The 2nd+ year students seemed very unhappy. I did not see one pleasant student in the clinic." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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