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  • Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Loma Linda
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 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)?

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why dentistry/what led you to dentistry" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about your family and spirituality" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Oh! I see you did research. tell me about that. I don't think that my interviewer looked at my file at all before hand." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I see that your DAT scores were pretty low. What helped you bring up your scores, and why do you think they were low?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN I wrote down all the interview questions for this school, answered them and practiced each answer, secondary application, personal statement, website, I went on a general campus tour the day before my interview and asked the tour guides all of my questions. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students, visitors, interviewer, secretaries, EVERYONE! was so friendly. I am not SDA and I really felt like the admissions were really trying to learn about who I was as a person, what motivated me to pursue dentistry. Not once did I feel like a GPA or a DAT score. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer was very friendly and at ease, so much so that she felt like it was okay to answer her phone in the middle of a question. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"there was a short writing section. there were 2 options. I chose the one about describe your support network. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I went into my interview with the mind set that I would enjoy myself and learn. I was really comfortable with my interviewer, the questions flowed more like a conversation/story. I had practiced my answers enough that depending on what question I started on that my responses would lead to the question that I wanted to answer next. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

RedLands Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

7 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?

10 out of 10

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