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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1 faculty member

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)?

"First question: Why dentistry? What got you interested?" Report Response

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

"You know, there were times when I had 15 exams in 5 days. Do you think you would be able to handle that?" Report Response

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

"Where else have you interviewed? How were they?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Dental school requires you to be selfish. You need to succeed to put yourself in a position to do well later on and provide for your family. There will be times when you have to put yourself before your family during dental school. (Can you handle that? Are you willing to do that?) was implied from the statement." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult. It was only the multiple questions relating to stress and handling heavy curriculum. That was probably the most anxiety inducing part of the interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The caliber of the faculty and students was definitely impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The curriculum seemed extremely dense and time-consuming. I left feeling as though of all the schools I had visited, I'd have the least amount of free time attending UCLA." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Prepare hard copies of transcripts to mail into Noemi. Have the schools send them in. If it won't arrive in time, you can bring sealed copies for Noemi to confirm the pre-req courses with. However, the "transcript review" isn't as scary as it sounds. No mention of grades. Strictly to see if pre req courses have been taken." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"During the interview, you know that UCLA is on top of it. Great faculty. Great students. You can only set yourself up to succeed by attending this school. My interviewer asked me so many times how I felt I would manage high stress that I felt as though attending UCLA would mean giving up a well-rounded life for at least 4 years. For some, that's doable. No problem. Small price to pay for success.For others, perhaps it just isn't...due to family constraints or otherwise. This was something I needed to heavily consider when making my decision." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Automobile

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

No Response

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

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2015

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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