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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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)?

"Are you scared about the cost of our school? Because we know it is one of the more expensive schools." Report Response

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

"Since it was open file, they asked about family subjects from the secondary application." Report Response

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

"How do you feel about the required weekly chapel during your first two years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Seems they were more interested in my family/personal life than actually knowing who I was. We spend a great deal amount of time discussing an event I included on my secondary application that was more about my family than me." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe how your spiritual life affects your daily life, or how you include it? This was very odd because I though it pertained to religion, so I talked about religion. But he said that it didn't exactly pertain to religion and just restated how my SPIRITUAL nature was." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN forums and evaluating myself." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The area isn't as bad as others have said it is, there are everyday stores only maybe 1-2 miles from the school (Sam's Club, Best Buy, In-n-Out Burgers, etc...). Also, you don't HAVE to be SDA to go there. My tour guide (D4 student) was non-SDA, as am I, and I really got to know the school from that perspective and it was a pleasant surprise. The cost of housing is also cheap, only about $400-500 with FULL amenities (cable, high-speed internet, washer/dryer, etc...)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The smog. As one other person said, it CAN'T be healthy breathing that in daily. It looks like a gray/brown fog." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Where the admission office was. They could have included instructions on their email/mail, but it only took 10 secs to ask the front desk person where it was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a great experience overall. I am non-SDA and found it to be a great looking school. They have very nice labs and updated looking simulation labs. I was hesitant being non-SDA, but a great interview and tour guide helped change that. I feel sorry for the others that had a bad tour guide, but my guy was a HUGE help. He told me a lot of the inside scoop about being there, and it really is a great looking school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2010

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?

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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The office itself was a little old and small, but the staff was extremely friendly and helpful!" Report Response

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