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  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Minneapolis, MN
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What was the most interesting question?

"What will you do if you don't get in? (I will, so this question surprised me because it proved the interviewer hadn't read a lick of my file.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"none, all were manageable. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"no prep" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"city is VERY nice and affordable. lots to do. clinics getting redone. You go through some Y1 classes with med students. Rotations through most specialties a requirement. Students were generally happy and easy-going, NOT beaten down and sullen." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"interviewer had not read a line of my file. Every student I talked to was an in-stater so it was difficult to gauge the happiness of out-of-staters. Gale Shea left the admissions team and now works for the school of nursing. Seems like the admissions office was pretty slammed (IE not completely ready for Gales departure.) Not a single window in Y3/Y4 clinics." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the experience was positive, I was just a bit rattled that the interviewer hadn't read my application. Had I clarified that early in the interview, I probably would have answered questions differently. I felt they could have gotten MUCH more out of the interview and a much better comprehension of me as a person had we NOT spent 15 of the 30 min interview rephrasing rote answers that my application paperwork addressed. Minn Supplemental is LONG. My advice for interviewers: Read the kids file. My advice for interviewees: Don't worry about the pace with which you answer questions. Some will be slow, some will be fast. What's important is to be considerate, thoughtful, and measured. Minn/StPaul is a beautiful part of the country if you like msquitos and snowballs. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


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


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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