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  • University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Los Angeles
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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)?

"girl gets sick pbl situation. why is she sick?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What impressed you positively?

"modern building/facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"COST (all loans are unsubsidized, which leaves a graduate 600k in debt - according to the financial session). organization - I felt very uninformed and lost. lack of personal interview. Seemingly ubiquitous discontent among students for lack of patients to treat and chairs to use. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I still don't know!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Honestly, I have no idea how they selected me over other applicants. I feel like I sent them my AADSAS and that's it. Given my late interview date, I am not sure how they took the time to consider my supplemental app before accepting me. Everybody was happy, but few were friendly. I can honestly say I have no idea what the interview/pbl session was for - the whole day seemed worthless. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

4 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make yourselves more easily available." Report Response

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