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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"Why UPenn? Is UPenn your first choice?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your hobbies?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. Got the usual stuff I practiced for: Why dentistry? Why UPenn? Is UPenn your first choice?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the UPenn website along with some other sites online. SDN was a big help!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty were very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I learned that the first two years of dental school will be spent in the basement!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The first and second year students "live" in the basement." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, my interview experience at UPenn's dental school was great! The interview itself was very informal. The students were very friendly and many of the applicants were friendly as well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton University City Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

8 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?

8 out of 10

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