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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 dentistry?" Report Response

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

"Why would you want to come to Penn? And don't say it's because it's an Ivy League..." Report Response

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

"Why do you think you would be a good dentist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you imagine yourself here at Penn and living in Philly?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They were standard questions...it was really a conversation, and the questions just came out while we were talking about a ton of other things. We just clicked, and we probably could have talked for hours." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, pep talk in the mirror to increase self confidence =], PLUS we had probably some of the coolest people in our group to just ease people's nerves" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"really nice main campus, friendly staff, lots of resources for research, sim lab, the proximity of dental school to campus, excellent lunch - I think it was the best lunch I've had at interviews! Also really easy to access via public transit" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the facilities in the basement, the claustrophobic feel complete with the cinder blocked walls, the feeling that dental school was not a high priority to Penn (as opposed to the Wharton bldg or even the library). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"excellent school, I think it would be one of the best if the facilities were upgraded. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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?

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Embassy Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 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?

6 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?

4 out of 10

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