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  • Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Alton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 SIU?" Report Response

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

"What component of your application do you want us to overlook?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What qualities do we look for in an applicant, in your opinion?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were to go back to a situation and act in it differently, how would you act? What would you have done differently?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looking through previous questions from other students here in SDN, watching lots of YouTube videos to prepare, and doing a mock interview with my family via zoom since my interview was held virtually on zoom!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"What impressed me positively was how the 3 admissions committee members were very nice, very funny, made me laugh, and really made me feel very comfortable and at home!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The title and some background info about each of the 3 people that interviewed me. Make sure to look them up and know who is a dentist and who is not, so when you are asking them your questions and you want to ask the question, "Why did you choose dentistry or what aspect drew you into dentistry?" you know exactly who to ask since not all of them may be dentists." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a very chill, laid back, and relaxed interview. All of the 3 interviewers were very nice, friendly, funny, and one of them commented on one of the things I said and told me that their son enjoys doing the same thing too! So, they definitely made me feel comfortable and not as nervous! Good luck to everyone reading this, you WILL DO GREAT! :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Other

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

9 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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None!" Report Response

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