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  • University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"How did you become interested in dentistry?" Report Response

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

"How do you hope to refine your study habits to succeed at UCLA?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Same as the difficult question... the entire 40 minutes was taken up by two questions that acted as a foundation for the entire "interview"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I am not the strongest applicant to UCLA, so they asked me how I would change my study habits in order to do well if I were to be accepted and decide to attend, being that I have a couple low grades." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Secondary, AADSAS application, school website, talking to students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The environment was definitely academic, which proved that students take UCLA seriously. I really liked the location of the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are a little date, but they are being renovated." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the student interview is not just a conversation. I felt like it was very stressful-- I was drilled." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First- write an essay Second- admissions and finaid presentations Third- faculty interview Fourth- student interviews w/lunch Fifth- review file Sixth- tour Last- lab coat measurements The day went from 10am to 2pm. It was not stressful-- but it was very businesslike. I wish I had been mailed more extensive information about the school before the interview. Unlike others, I did eat lunch during my student interview (he took me downstairs and we ate as we talked). The actual interview was more conversation rather than questions. There were nine of us there that day, and all the other interviewees were great. The school doesn't tell you stats about how full the class is, what percentage of interviewees they accept, or when you should expect to hear back. But, they admissions staff is very nice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/03/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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