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  • Temple University College of Liberal Arts
  • Psychology School
  • Philadelphia, PA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


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?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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 type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How do you deal with stress? What do you do outside or school/work? Last book you read/what type of books do you read?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Who is your role model/inspiration? How are you artistic?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"An aspect of dentistry that you find interesting/fascinating? (A reason to enter the profession)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How are you artistic? Be able to talk about yourself... What do you do in your spare time? What challenges have you faced? And how did you handle that challenge? Inspiration toward dentistry? Culture of the area you grew up in? eg: diverse, middle class, suburban..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not medicine? (not really difficult if you think about it ahead of time)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read personal statement, read other secondaries, etc. (by the time you reach the actual interview you will find out all the information you need to know about the school--Brian Hahn's power point presentation). only found out about my interview only a few days before (I switched with someone on SDN) and I feel like it went smoothly, so there's no need to stress about the interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"When you walk into Temple for the interview, you will walk through a large room that is packed full with patients. The school prides itself on its large patient pool and the amount of clinical experience. Temple prepares students to practice dentistry by the end of their four years (probably like most other schools)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No real negative impression. I liked the school a lot and could see myself there for 4+ years. A lot of people bash the school b/c of its location. But the area really isn't that bad. It's not the best, but it's not the worst either. It's also the source of a lot of the patients you will be practicing on in school too." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I took a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (Lady Liberty) because it was only 8 dollars. If I could do it over again I would have paid the 25$ flat rate for a taxi because the shuttle ended up taking over an hour for a 15-20 minute drive. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a long day (9-3), but it goes by very fast. The interview isn't until 12:30 but it sneaks up on you. Brian Hahn, is a funny guy who is very dedicated and passionate persona. You will enjoy him throughout the day. The advantage to having a group interview, in my opinion, was that you aren't always the first person to answer a question. The interviewer would read a question and then point ot someone to answer, so as long as you don't entirely bomb the questions that you start on (for me it was about 3 total) the rest of the time you are able to think about what you are going to say before you have to talk to the interviewer. I had Dr. Castor, who is a young and layed back guy. But it seemed like the other 2 interviewers weren't any harder. Also, there is no written essay this year. Unless you count a 2-3 page paper in only 15 minutes an essay. Just kidding. Because it is a group interview, your answers don't have to be as long. Most of the questions that he asked everyone had to come up with an answer so if you began to drag on he would shorten you up or ask you to be brief. Basically, more question and answer type of an interview than your typical one on one type of an interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Would you recommend the hotel?


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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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