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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"The only question asked during the entire interview was 'Why Dentistry?'" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, Temple website, re-read personal statement" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Brian Hahn is a nice guy who is enthusiastic about the school. Students seem happy, and it doesn't seem like a real competetive atmosphere." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus might as well be in Beirut. I have lived in Chicago, New York... this has got to be one of the most depressed areas in the entire country. As a result however, they have a million patients." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"By the time I interviewed, the class was full. For a 120 person class, they have a waitlist that's almost 200 people, ranked by some DAT score and GPA combination. Being waitlisted here is no large accomplishment." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were 6 of us who were interviewed at a time. We went around the room and answered why we wanted to be a dentist. We each spoke for about 5 min, and that was it. There was also an essay we had to write (word is the point is to make sure you're not a mutant)and a secondary application that was sent a week before the interview. Brian Hahn gave us a tour of the school, let us talk to some current students, and gave a presentation about student life. Brian made everyone feel very comfortable and seems more like a fraternity brother than an administrator. He also made it clear that you have to email/call him and to let him know that you are interested in the school... seems more like a game than anything. Also, Joe Frazier is supposedly a patient. All in all, I wasn't impressed by the facilities but by the people. Prepare to commute 20 minutes to school every day and to do all of your own lab work. I'm sure it's got to be one of the top clinical schools because of the number of patients and the amount of hands on work they make the students do." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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