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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 go from marine biology to dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What can I do to make you choose UPENN?" Report Response

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

"If you had to choose another dental school besides UPENN, which would it be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why go from marine biology to dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over SDN feedback, school brochures and website information" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything: the facilities, faculty/students, wealth of programs (research, community service, etc), city life" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hmm... price point?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All the amazing international research opportunities!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The most RELAXING experience ever! Scott DeRossi, the dean of admissions, basically just chatted with me about his experience applying to dental school and asked me one or two questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western Center City Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/23/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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