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  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Minneapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Tell me a situation in which you had a problem that you had to solve with a creative solution." Report Response

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

"Tell me about a situation in which you were stressed out and how did you handle it?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a time in which you had to break a commitment." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"tell me about a time in which you apologized for something that you were directly involved in? I honestly couldn't think of anything..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the feedback, but they must have changed their interview process within the past couple of years because now it is all closed file and standardized to very specific questions that everyone gets asked no matter what was in your file." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Not much, I guess we got free food. The tour guide was really good, and did give us some advice for interviewing in general, which is good, because I want to get into other schools that are not this one." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview, I thought, was very impersonal and allowed no room for casual conversation. The questions, for me at least, got me talking about all of the uncomfortable and painful situations in my life that were perhaps a little to personal to share with two people who just sat there and scored my answers." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To apply to more private schools. Public schools don't offer the biggest bang for my buck as an out-of-state student. This was clear to me when they said that about 65% of faculty time was devoted to research, with only 45% devoted to teaching me how to practice general dentistry because they need the grant money." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not impressed. Their interview made me feel uncomfortable, not welcome. Their financial situation makes me feel uneasy. I about large tuition increases and faculty salary cuts when I would be handing over hundreds of thousands of dollars. When I am paying that much, I really should only have to worry about my next exam." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

09/14/2011

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Change the interview process. Convince me your school is worth the over-expensive out of state tuition." Report Response

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