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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"It is a mock PBL case. They observe how you interact with other students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"World class faculty. They will be updating their clinic in the next couple of years. They have a very strong alumni base, and you can probably get a job working with one of them right out of school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Estimated debt at graduation: $468,366.73 If you pay it off in 10 years, you pay a total of $671,888.21 If you pay it of in a more realistic 25 years, you pay a total of $1,064,794.52" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How impossible it would be to get out of debt if you go there!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The mock PBL really made me reconsider my negative views of PBL. I think it could work out okay. However, the cost is what made me decide not to attend." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

BUR

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2008

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

1 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

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