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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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 was the most interesting question?

"Not a real interview. You arrive and they give you a writing sample to do for 15 minutes. Then you listen to speakers and videos about PBL and how to do PBL for an hour. Then you get a financial aid lecture that is really blunt and very helpful. After that, you spend 50-60 minutes in a group of 8 interviewing students doing a mock PBL Case (very simplified). The 2-3 "interviewers watch and evaluate you as you go through it. After that you take a tour and have lunch with students and faculty." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"n/a" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked up PBL format on the internet" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"People are very nice, very beautiful school right next to a bunch of museums, lots of free-time to study " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"PBL isn't really my thing after seeing it and trying the mock PBL. Cost of school is insane. Traffic around school on the freeway crawls." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"if you go during the morning rush hour (interview starts at 8:30am) it takes 30 minutes of stop and go to move through the last 4 miles of the 110 North before USC's exit" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The experience was great, and I have friends at the school who speak highly of it...but it takes a certain type of learrner to want to go there, and I'm not one of them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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