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  • Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
Individual Feedback 5 172 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 133
Negatively 15
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.42 170

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.15 91

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.22 91

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 5
15 minutes 33
20 minutes 35
25 minutes 28
30 minutes 32
35 minutes 6
40 minutes 12
45 minutes 9
50 minutes 4
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 148
At a regional location 19
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 168
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 162
Closed file 5

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.00 167

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What did you like/dislike about your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your dental journey." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now (after graduation)? Interviewer didn’t really seem to pay attention to my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since graduation? (I work in a lab) followup question: Isn't that tedious?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my hobbies/interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a conversation, very laid-back" More from this Member | Report Response

"honestly cannot think of a single question they asked me - it was more a conversation with questions feeding off each other" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's your plan in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research in layman's terms. (My interview was admissions staff)" More from this Member | Report Response

"is there anything that you'd want me to tell the admissions committee that isn't in this application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you doing this right now? (activity unrelated to dentistry)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"what does your dad do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your greatest challenge in trying to get where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your university." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really a discussion, but it lead into Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your extracurricular" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston? (im from the west coast)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you graduated from college in 2007 and are now just applying to dental schools, what is the reason for that and what have you been doing in that span of time between graduating and applying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain this part of your app?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the biggest problem in dentistry is today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do with your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why is your Part 1 score JUST 87?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your observation experience in US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you done since graduation " More from this Member | Report Response

"YOU like working with kids..any of my interesting pedo case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"related to my clinical exp" More from this Member | Report Response

"why had i taken an online course" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you come to America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a conversation more than a grilling you with questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did u like about the tour you went on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where were born? (literally, this was only question he asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you like to change your personality? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"As the conversation went on, we spoke about why I'm considering dentistry over other professions. We also spoke about my volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry " More from this Member | Report Response

"why Boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for your DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you taken biochemistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many dental schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I transfer out of my old school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston as opposed to Los Angeles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose bu" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to go to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you could live in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Bu" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did I apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are any of your relatives dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience with the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long will you be in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any voluntary work you did." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long have you been/will you be in Boston? What are you going to do while you are here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why Boston university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About dental experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me about my work experience [back home]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. Tell me about your volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you graduated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you are from Cali!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you questions about the school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be most interesting for you in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did apply to? what are they?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your strengths you'd like to tell me about." More from this Member | Report Response

"same as "most interesting question"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how many siblings I have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you did from after your graduation" More from this Member | Report Response

""You've applied to alot of programs in alot of locations. What is your reasoning and criteria behind that?"" More from this Member | Report Response

""so how's school going for you this semester?" (i've been out of college for two years and my essay described all the research i've done. she didn't read my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you really go all the way to boston for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your time spent overseas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dental? Why BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like about dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry and not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you practice in public health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you like Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didnt u opt for a regional interview in Vancouver? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your hometown" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like MOST about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what classes are you taking this quarter and next quarter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston/Boston U" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? How many interviews did you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why boston? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought of Boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist vs doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do u want to do postgraduation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you doing today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you use sports to deal with stress? How do I deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you watch the game the other night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you're facing stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you decide dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you'll like Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dental" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strong points?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about yourself? Did you watch the game last night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like boston. why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me or about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't you heard back from anywhere else yet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"back and forth convo completely unrelated to dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"any observership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked maybe 1 direct question. The rest was just conversation. My interviewer was great and very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like your school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your favourite course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parents' practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like working with children? (I have done a lot of volunteer work with kids)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I brought it up- but research I was involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a particular experience I listed on the AADSAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Also lead into...Why the career change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i see you did X. tell me about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your shadowing and volunteering experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Off the top of your head, describe yourself in 3 words" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (insert every activity I listed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you graduated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like most about dentistry/what do you like least?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How different is the dental practice/patients in US and my country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you would describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you talk about your research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you visited boston before " More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you been doing after graduation" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did u prepare for toefl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do i like boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry, why boston, why bu" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long are you staying in boston? What do you look for in a school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none " More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry and not medicine (since i volunteered at a hospital)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What schools did you apply to? Why did you apply to these schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where else have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"How's the climate in Venezuela (where I am from)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you taken English?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like diversity in culture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"which other univ did u apply" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your internship experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to live in boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Work exp. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I think that I will do better in dental school than college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what challenge do you think you might face while attending dental school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you plan to do research in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any volunteering experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my family & friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your state school" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your career goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why boston? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think about your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"my hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your manual dexterity. Tell me about your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"If lets say you were accepted to every school you applied how will you make your decision on which one to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your GPA and DAT score ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do better in JC science classes than those taken at a four-year institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see youself in five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be least interesting in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whould leave Canada?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one weakness you'd like to tell me about and how you intend on improving it." More from this Member | Report Response

"all questions just came from anything interesting i said... cuz i'm so interesting of course! hahaha lol j/k. asked about my sister goin to school in the states & about her in general. normal conversation stuff. travelling, etc, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your community experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

""Explain the deficiencies on your transcript (classes withdrawn from, low grades)." More from this Member | Report Response

""why boston?" (boston is the mecca of all health professions, why ask a question like that....) " More from this Member | Report Response

"not many questions- mostly conversational and i asked a lot of questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know/feel about the Scott Petersen trial? After I answered, Dr. Calabrese showed me a way in which dental students at BU are taught to attack professional "problems" in the same way one might approach a courtroom battle, vis-a-vis an analytical method called Evidence Based Dentistry. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why not uconn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"me talking " More from this Member | Report Response

"how was your school back home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you adjust to school full time? How do you deal with stress? How will you like being broke? (I have been out of school for a while)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you choose the schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready to go back to academics? (I've been out of school for a while)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you think about the tour?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why apply to medicine, which one prefer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were grades so poor in first and second year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research project." More from this Member | Report Response

"What schools did you apply and interview at." More from this Member | Report Response

"how old is your brother" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"when did you move to US and why did you go to california?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what dont you like about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do u see urself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do u look for in a good dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my undergrade, the classes I took, basically about my major and the field I study in.." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the stress of the intense program of our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did I apply to? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your future goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do i relieve stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like 'Beantown'?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I want to be a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything in particular you want to know about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you graduated a couple years ago and went back to school to take some classes recently... how did you feel going back to school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the school you are studying now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your scholastic career" More from this Member | Report Response

"why BU" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What don't you like about yourself? Are you here long enough to do any site seeing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how prepared do you feel to take 10 science courses in 1 semester" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you want to be dentist." More from this Member | Report Response

"How about this weather..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you apply to BU and why do you want to move to Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about manual dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were basically NO questions.. the interview was super informal and I had to try really hard to talk about my own accomplishments (volunteering, shadowing, why dentistry) because it wasn’t asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's something you don't like about yourself/would change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you want to ask about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you would be a good fit at this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't you taken very many upper-level biology courses? (I have taken physio, anatomy, microbio, and biochem....there was just a misunderstanding, but expect them to ask it if that is the case!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical situation- how did I handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"And lead into my willingness to relocate to Boston." More from this Member | Report Response

"personal stuff about family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYU (Undergrad)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a competitive applicant? Tell me about your shadowing experience; Tell me about your volunteer exp..etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your Future plans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare or your NB? Why have you applied to BU, any specific reason?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions from personal essay...like oh I see you did this, tell me more about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you talk about a volunteer experience you've had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do in your free time " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you plan to do if you dont get in this year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have time to read for pleasure? What books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was my internship like" More from this Member | Report Response

"have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why boston over california school? What other schools did you apply to" More from this Member | Report Response

"What i do in my free time what books i've read lately why BU " More from this Member | Report Response

"Any other interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didnt you take Biochem yet? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of dentistry do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun and on your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the reaction of friends and family to your decision to apply to dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why was your toefl score less . my toefl score is 250" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the last good book you read." More from this Member | Report Response

"why bu?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not Cali?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how long will you be staying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like broadway shows?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose not to waive the right to read your recommendation letters?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you not like about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about your dental experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other schools you applied and whats your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"if bu is my 1st choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other activities do you do on your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If lets say you were not accepted to any school what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how crazy the weather is around here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your current job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston University? (I don't want to go here, its just my backup plan." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you work and volunteer experience with children (I tought and volunteered at elementary schoolsL" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do i look for in a d-school? what are my top choices? any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you like to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why BU" More from this Member | Report Response

""What have you been doing since you graduated?"" More from this Member | Report Response

""why bu?" (in hindsight, i should have declined the interview invitation. i was going to withdraw my application after the interview becasue i had no interest in going, but i didn't want to waste a stamp...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look forward to the most in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of the 2004 presidential election? I didn't feel uncomfortable to be candid on this topic." More from this Member | Report Response

"what questions do you have (over and over again), he talked more than me, but was super friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"me still talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went through AADSAS application, asked about grades and DAT, etc. Then, what should I tell the admissions committee about you, that you may not have mentioned already?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you make your decision on where to go for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you go to boston if accepted and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your family support your decision to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question from my essay..." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine and dentistry? which would you pick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many brothers/sisters you have,,, all in all Dr.Shah was really nice as an interviwer but some of the questions she asked me were sooooo non related to my applicatoin, i.e. wat is that stuff indian people put on their hands (i.e. mendhi) and wat do you parents do, i mean come on !!" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would u do if u didnt get into dent this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strongest quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doind since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what type of engineer is your dad" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your family/" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do u look for in a good dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do u see urself in 5 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I do in school during my Fall semester?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"my strong points" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you going to get a chance to see the town before you leave?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer to your colleagues, friends, family, or the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation about your future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many school did I applied for" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you like working in Montana? How did you like Vancouver? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what community service activities are you involved in (after seeing it in my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you intrested in Post graduation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you prefer to attend an in-state school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked about a local museum and we talked about it for half the interivew" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a vegetarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my horse." More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about baseball." More from this Member | Report Response

"we talked about spirituality and being in touch with yourself - questions on this topic" More from this Member | Report Response

"normal questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's with some of your grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"did you apply to tufts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your brother doing for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you shadow so many different specialists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like the weather up here so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot about my application and the essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussion, extremely laid back interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really! She just let me do all the talking. She seemed very into everything I was saying" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Boston so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the biggest problem in dentistry is today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The very first question the interviewer asked me--why is your Part 1 score JUST 87? I could see in which direction the interview was going..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a professor or a close friend of your describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"wht is my opinion regarding advertisements on teeth whitening?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do i like about my home town" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have time to read for pleasure? What books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you come to America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions asked. Was just a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"No odd or interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a portion of my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for you DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you'll be a good fit in BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basicly went over my application files and clear up some stuff with me. Nothing hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very informal...more of a conversation...I got asked about courses I did not take" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Though I had a regional, I also visited the school and I was given a tour which impressed me. Why Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you choose your wife? parents or u urself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all pretty straight forward about things on my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you want to live in boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have a most interesting question...just why bu? the rest of the questions were in the form of a conversation so that's it." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where all did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how long will you be staying and what are you planning to do during your stay in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like watching broadway shows?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular,Just a casual conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing specific" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you enjoyed volunteering for Big Brothers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your state dental school like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If every school you applied takes you,which schools would you opt?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of people did you meet in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of food do you cook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your opera singing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you look different from your photo." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like the Red Sox" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the usual predictable questions, nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was to out of the ordinary. The interviewer had two prepared questions that the ADCOMS wanted to know about (info on my app.)(have i graduated?...Classes i am taking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the plastic surgeon pulled my skin too tight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you got here alright?" More from this Member | Report Response

"usual stuff nothing different" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be most interesting for you in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing serious really ... maybe .. tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"he read my essay, and asked me a question about how i felt leaving my family @ 17 and goin to university 1/2 way around the world" More from this Member | Report Response

"No really in depth question was asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more of a conversation and it was great! Nothing really interesting(As in something I had to think before answering)was asked. They were questions about my life and I was made very comfortable throughout the interview. It could have been shorter...but I just had so much to talk. And the interviewer was very patient while I spoke." More from this Member | Report Response

""You've applied to alot of programs in alot of locations. What is your reasoning and criteria behind that?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"why boston? (i'm from boston)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you really want to move to a cold place like Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the Scott Petersen trial?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Won't you just go to UConn? (ct resident)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why did u choose this to be a dentist. I did most of the talking. " More from this Member | Report Response

"who recommended BU to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you going to be able to handle being broke? (I have been working for a few years, so this was directed at the transition to not having any income once I start dental school) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about BYU (undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's your definition of being a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have this pain in my right arm and shoulder, how would you treat it with accupuncture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you do hindi classical dancing (im east indian)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have anything to eat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I liked to do in my spare time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you compare other schools you have been interviewd at to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston and not a California School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like MOST about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top 5 schools in Canada" More from this Member | Report Response

"name the top 5 schools in canada" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you coming here for a hair stylist interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of the program intrigued you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why go into dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did I apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what I thought of boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Right when I walked in the first question he asked was Why doesn't your last name end with "ian?" (since I am persian)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In which field do you want more exposure after(if) being admitted into the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question did you not wish I had asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"What age do mormons usually get married?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the economy doing in _____ (the place where I live)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I cant remember actually being asked a 'real' question!(except for maybe "how are you enjoying Beantown so far?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you use sports as a way to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me no "real" questions. He looked through my file and commented on my essay, gpa, etc... He asked what I wanted to know about BU. He made sure that I was very comfortable saying, "this is a very informal interview...we are like family here."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will be happy to study here? (This question is hard to answer when I am first time there.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you you program palm pilots? (after reading of my old job in my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing real interesting about the interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting...just wanted to know about family members, and wanted to know what I thought about the yankees/sox match-up." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like living in Vancouver?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why psycholinguistics (a class i took)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you enjoy about your program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you handle this weather and this city?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. I even had to ask if the interviewer had any questions for me because I wasn’t asked about any of my accomplishments or ECs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Why not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no questions phased me." More from this Member | Report Response

"just a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"none at all. i was pretty much only asked 1 question (above). the interviewer just told me his thoughts of the school, and we just kind of went from there. i wasn't asked anything about why i wanted to go to dental school or why i liked the school. i kinda brought it upon myself to talk about that. very very conversational and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has changed since last years application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince me why you should be accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"how does your research relate to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions. It was just a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their weren't any hard questions. Just a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have anything to ask us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you are ready for an education in dentistry after not being in school for almost 2 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions. Very casual conversation to get to know applicant" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like least about dentistry....I feel like there is no good answer for this question!" More from this Member | Report Response

"why is your Part 1 score JUST 87...what should I say?? the scoring was not done properly OR I didn't study enough OR The topics I had prepared were not asked in the exam!!! BS!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothin" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all good enough" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I went from Herpes research to plant evolution research " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not asked any tough questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, it was more of a laid back conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"something along the lines of - if you're in clinic and the professor is harsh in criticizing your work, how would you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No hard questions. It was more like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston as opposed to Los Angeles where you reside?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the last book you read (book?? who has time for books??)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to go to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they to want to make you feel very relaxed. If you prepare you will not be stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't a difficult question..the interview is more like a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's with your science GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"there really aren't any difficult questions. most of the questions are what you see on this website. The whole interview process was more like a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose not to waive your rights to look at the recommendation letters?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why were you rejected by upenn, without interview ,inspite of getting good score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will it take for you to attend here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...at BU dont worry about any difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I remember some of the other applicants got asked questions about healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"If say you were not accepted to any dental school, what would you do next year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who told you we have great patient pool? ( I was about to compliment on patient pool as my interest to BU, but he kinda denied it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do better in JC classes compared to those taken at you four year institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as Above!!It wasn't dificult at all. The relax environment really made me feel like home." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult, just the usual questions like strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult...It was very conversational and laid back. I had the feeling that they already had there opinion of me one way or the other before the interview. They just wanted to make sure i was not a outcast." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like the Red Socks?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, questions were what I expected & had prepared for (:" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why whould you leave schools in Canada to go to the States? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing Difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, since i was prepared for this ...but i would assume it's - why did u apply to so many schools... so u have to justify why u have crappy grades...lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult...it was about the things I did after I graduated and I told her everything, so I was fine." More from this Member | Report Response

""Explain the deficiencies on your transcript (classes withdrawn from, low grades)." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, the interview was very conversational and fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look forward to the least in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no treacherous questions. Dr Calabrese wasn't trying to "stump" me rather he honestly just wanted to get to know me and the other candidates he was interviewing " More from this Member | Report Response

"Won't you just go to UConn" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no difficult questions because he just wanted to talk about that i liked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"most of the questions were those that were posted in this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions commitee about you? (There was no really difficult question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I cannot think of anything very difficult at all. I really cant stress how easy and natural the whole process was." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was what you'd expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Just typical interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"above" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you apply to medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Applications of my research project. But no questions was really difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The one above." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...it was very relaxed, we mostly just chatted about boston and my hometown" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would u do if you got accepted to Boston and then a Canadian school... wouldn't u just go there ? afterall it would be less expensive right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if u were accepted both at Boston and in canada..afterall it would be cheaper right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if I'm not very convinced that you are a good candidate, I'll give you a minute to convince me..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to so many schools? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to 16 schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were difficult becuase the interviewer is trying to get to know you. And so, all of the questions are about you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what difference do u think there in the treatment aspect in my native contry and USA " More from this Member | Report Response

"What question did you not wish I had asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else do you want to tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my best/strongest quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you watch the red sox game the other night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your first semester you will be taking 19 units, I see that you have been taking only xx, what do you think about that? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why so many people from california applying for dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"na" More from this Member | Report Response

"What don't you like about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see your grades have gone up and down. Can you explain that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to reduce stress? (this is not a very difficult question, so I guess I am trying to say there were not any questions that were too difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just go in with a positive attitude" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and mock interview provided by my college" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice questions, school research" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at their website. SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN Q, mock interview with mom, research on dental topics/dilemmas" More from this Member | Report Response

"CAAPID application files, SDN interview feedback, BU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"just prepared for the basics, but honestly it wasn't necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback posts, spoke to current/former students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare to give an answer for anything they ask about what's on my application file." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"mostly winged it... did a mock interview prior" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read sdn, looked at school's website, and talk with students from the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"coached responses for common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Feedback forum, read more about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AADSAS and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Int. Feedback questions and practice answers, AADSAS application, Personal Statement, and BUHGSDM website (Boston dental school, hehe).a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke from the heart.." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, BU website, my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and mostly their school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, BUSDM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, BU website, ADEA official guide to dental schools, a few random interview books with sample questions which i practiced and video taped on my webcam" More from this Member | Report Response

"The norm. interview practice and researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"reading my AADSAS essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"general replies based on interview experiences on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN threads, few friends who have been studyings in BU." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, thought about general questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the website for about an hour, looked up past questions on SDN, and practiced for a few hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, adea file " More from this Member | Report Response

"thru sdn,school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn .website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN, talking w/ my dentist who graduated from BU dental, reading the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over school's info through website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn and more sdn.. also the school's website.. and some other interview stufff" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn feedback, school website, my school's career center mock interview materials " More from this Member | Report Response

"just was my self" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, aadsas application and schools wedsite (excellent resource)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to BU student, Reviewed application, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, aadsas application" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed the website and talked with a student who attends the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AADSAS application, shcool's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School's website, read my application. Walked the Freedom Trail and had a great Clam Showder bowl the night before! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read every interview feedback entry. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews and advice from BUSDM Alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview books, sister" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN forums and interview feedbacks, looked at BU website, practiced common interview questions, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website; SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my application stuff, mock interview and school websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"through school's website, google some sites and through this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, re-read my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"BU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, BU's Dental School website, read my essay, reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read information on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn,school's website,read thru my reume and sop." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, networked, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"application, SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, bu website, previous interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"School Website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn,school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website and tried to be myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn,friends ,bu site " More from this Member | Report Response

"Walked freedom trail, ate a lobster" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, reread personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went throught this website & spoke to friends at school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, feed back from students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, BU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn,books from public library ." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedbacks (although there werent that many recent ones), website, aadsas application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review application, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN ask friends in BU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Boston website and this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"BU Webpage and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ate breakfast" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"BU web site and this site as well. Reviewed my personal letter." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website" More from this Member | Report Response

"general stuff, talked to dentist, dental students, read SDN " More from this Member | Report Response

"BU website, this site, and friends at BU" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, BU website, The introductory lecture about the program on the interview day, Saw my favorite movie the day before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited the BU website, talked to a current student, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked to people, sdn, read bu's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my essay, read school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"(1) Talked with my friend who is a DMD-4 at BU (2) Surfed their website (3) Read about the school in my ADEA guidebook" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, b.u. website, thought out questions/answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the SDN website, read the BU website, talked with my dentist, and practiced answering questions that I found in various books and websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"I studied the website and referred to other posted responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website, school catalogue the school send you, interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"tour, website...." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, application, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"review my app, SDN, website, other folks, " More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, information booklet/brochure, my application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, read other interview questions on web, read their site and was myself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over reviews with sdn, and checked out the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read of brochure, online website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, visit, brochure, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website info, browsed stud.doc" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website, re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read similar review like this one, practised with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the BU website, studentdoctor.net, the usual." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, friens and school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through the website and my essay. I also asked advice from my dentist. " More from this Member | Report Response

"website, brochure, current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"visiting bu website and sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my application and the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website and my essay & SDN. My advice – talk to any students you may know there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website and my essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, read over my own app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Web site--very informative, and looked over my essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the info on BU website, SDN, reviewed my application and read my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the website, ask questions from SDN, and email forth and back with the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"I only prepared for the question "Why do you want to be a dentist". Read their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"BUSDM website. SDN forums. Talked to a friend on the admissions committee of a different school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pray for a peaceful heart. SDN, school website, RELAXED" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the BU website and reviewed my applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"just tried to relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website although no questions of this nature were asked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN & school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at website, re-read resume and essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"BU's website and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the BU website, remember as much info as possible, come up with questions before going to the interview, figuring out whether I would want to go there, and what I look for at the interview to make a better decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I flew to the location, dawned a suit, and showed-up on time." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new facilities that will be finished being built Summer 2020 I believe" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked how all the faculty and students kept reassuring us on how the interview is not super formal and extremely casual." More from this Member | Report Response

"The history and presentation of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, research opportunities and specializing opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"the collegiality of the students/faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"All their externship opportunities and their APEX program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything, loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are nice (although this isnt really important to me). the students are a good mix of fun and intense (goal -oriented)" More from this Member | Report Response

"great faculty, very kind and friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"faculty were so nice. very laid back environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was very friendly. So was the admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"So friendly. I liked how they hold a casual conversational interview rather than a timed and stationed critical thinking ability assessment which really does nothing to find out about the applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Happy and helpful faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was super kind and welcoming and funny" More from this Member | Report Response

"The openness of the faculty and administration with students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school is very friendly and happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"stress free interview, great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were SO chill and nice. :) A lot of spanish speaking patients, so if you speak spanish youll have NO shortage. Tour guide was AWESOME." More from this Member | Report Response

"APEX program, no block exam but an exam per week, research, very involved with the community" More from this Member | Report Response

"I've been in boston for 6 years, and the place is awesome~~!!! good people and good place to hang out and definitely a good place to learn." More from this Member | Report Response

"10 Week externship, seems to be a progressive curriculum. Although its an older and larger school, students still have input and are able to change things regarding curriculum and policies." More from this Member | Report Response

"slack attitude" More from this Member | Report Response

"APEX and Externship opportunities! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very modern and nice. The faculty were all very friendly and made you feel like they wanted you to attend BU. The APEX program seems like a great jumping off point to finding a job after school. Tons of research opportunities. BU has all specialties. It's Boston!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How frickin friendly everyone is at the school and in the city! You feel very welcome and comfortable instantly. We got to meet the Dean of the school (that was amazing) and my interview group were the first to see the new dental school student scrubs by the dean himself! How easy the interview was and how elaborate the school is." More from this Member | Report Response

"externship program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back environment. Very friendly admissions team." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone is extremeeeely friendly! one of the students there said that coming to BU felt like a "big hug"..and i totally agree. everyone really seems to care" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very pleased about attending BU ad also seemed like a fun student body." More from this Member | Report Response

"its a 2yr program for Advanced standing students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the staff and the vibrant city of Boston.." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were the most welcoming and nice people I have met at any dental school. They emphasized the supportive environment and how great BU is, and you really felt it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the students, professors, and admission committees were. They even tell you at the beginning of the interview that their interview is conversational and relaxed so they can get to know us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the students and staff were." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students really like their school " More from this Member | Report Response

"the school's staff were very nice, students really liked being there" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"faculty " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff, faculty and students that interacted with our group." More from this Member | Report Response

"atmosphere, faculty and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was super friendly.. treated us really well.. very relaxed atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly atmosphere " More from this Member | Report Response

"APEX program, good clinical program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school/location/programs offered/research/clinical time." More from this Member | Report Response

"the stress level at the school was low, everyone acted like a family" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed nice, the sim lab was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people! The professors, students, administrative staff...they all REALLY care about their peers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a " More from this Member | Report Response

"people were pretty laid back and the faculty that we met seemed really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty attitude. They were all very nice, laid back and informative, even those that were just walking around the building would say Hi to you and tell you about the school. The school offers a lot of hands-on experience before you graduate (APEX in the 1st and 2nd years and then the externship program of your 4th year)I think these are very helpful for practice before you go into the field." More from this Member | Report Response

"People are genuine. Have a real passion for dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed to really care about the students. APEX program is the only one of its kind in the US." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are nice. Labs are brand new." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their APEX program that allows you to gain more experience before working on real patients in your third year. Also their Bump up program to provide more patients for their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back atmosphere, stress on research with time specifically alotted to research" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are beautiful. The faculty we met were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very nice and Boston is a neat city. They are an established institution with strong roots in the community." More from this Member | Report Response

"They had a diverse student body who seemed to be willing to help freshmen. Also the students all seemed to get along with each other. The simulation lab is state of the art." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly environment " More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation clinic and the building it is in are beautiful, very modern and well equipped. The admissions people did a very good job promoting BU's positives and seem to genuinely care about their students. There were also a number of very friendly faculty who said hello to us while we were on tour. If I go to BU, it will be because of their efforts and the great pre-clinic facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, enthusiasm of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, the students, but most of all the fact that the staff truly care for the students. Dr.Shaw (Associate Dean) is the sweetest lady, she said very nice words to us. I wish I had spoken with her after my interview. The students are very sociable, they are not cuthroat, [cough::unlike UF]." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, Dr.Shaw's intro. lecture, the professors who dropped by to speak with us, and the interview day was well organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed friendly and very laid-back. In fact, the whole school gave off that vibe. Boston is an amazing city! The preclinic was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm of tour guide,competitive atmosphere at the school,facilities in school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"laid back atmosphere, everyone wears scrubs and barely ever dresses up." More from this Member | Report Response

"APEX and externship program. simulation center. The newly renovated 5th floor. The friendly learning atmosphere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Apex, stimulation lab, and friendliness of teh faculties" More from this Member | Report Response

"Programs such as APEX and the externship opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"tour of school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed atmosphere, they interacted with us positively as if we are already selected" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone will discuss both pros and cons ,HONESTLY" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city, the school, the students, the faculty, the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"programs like the APEX and externships, exams are spaced out where you have only one a week" More from this Member | Report Response

"the sim. lab, the faculty & students were very friendly & really made us feel at home.great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"students, faculty, school (i.e. facilities and diversity of student body), Boston...awesome city" More from this Member | Report Response

"program director" More from this Member | Report Response

"students n the faculty r very warm.students look happy n satisfied." More from this Member | Report Response

"extremely high tech facilities, diverse student body and patient pool. free shuttle to and from main campus and medical campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The environment and how high tech the school was " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were really good and used a lot of new technology. City is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"no" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and happy to be attending/working at BU." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are awesome. No wonder BU is one of the most expensive schools out there; they really invest in their school and it shows.`" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was extremely calm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all. The foor wasn't bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The DS-4 who gave us the tour was very nice and helpful. Boston is a student city and is very diverse and international. And it wasn't as cold as I thought." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the facilities were top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got the chance to visit Tufts. Tufts is a much better school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great program." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were very positive and happy " More from this Member | Report Response

"School is very nice and faculty members are so warm and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it was" More from this Member | Report Response

"BU is an AMAZING school ... and its very surprising it doesnt have a better reputation than TUFTS or any other good school. Tour was very useful. It has amazing facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid back it was...and how the interview was NOT structured...so that the faculty generally just wants to get to know the type of person u are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being in a big city, good facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour, Staff, Univ is fab, SLC!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was more of an on-going conversation and I felt really comfortable. The interviewer was really open, honest, and candid which was cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was not impressed at all. but if i had to pick something, the facilities were new." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer was nice, friendly, helpful, and genuine. he just wanted to make sure that i would really go to boston for dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sim-lab. High tech. APEX. " More from this Member | Report Response

"(1) Dr. Calabrese (my Interviewer) (2) Dr. Shaw (Associate Dean of Admissions) (3) Mike Kacewicz (student tour - DMD-3) All three of these people were friendly and honest. Dr Calabrese emphasized how important it is to make the right choice for "YOU" when deciding which dental school to attend...even if it isn't BU. Dr Shaw treated us as if were already her colleagues - she actually said this - and conveyed to us various "recipes" for success as a dentist and public servant. Mike, was just completely straight forward and mixed no words when he described his and other BU classes as being a "team" rather than "100% cutthroat". He said students who have good lecture notes or some kind of edge on a particular topic, regularly circulate their information to their classmates rather than look out for "#1"." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facilities, cool looking sim lab if that's what you're into" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people there are amazing. I cant stop saying only good things about the faculty. Everyone was so helpful.. They werent afraid to tell you that their school wasnt perfect and wanted you to choose the school that fit you best. " More from this Member | Report Response

"students were happy with their college and the staff were open to any tyoe of questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful facilities, the student that conducted our tour was knowledgable and friendly, the staff was also very accessesable and informative. I would love to get accepted here." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire process was very low-key. I never felt that I was being tested or under serious review. The faculty went out of their way to make the experience pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"modern facilites/sim lab was really nice/students and faculties made you feel really comfortable and welcome at the school/student's concerns seem to be heard and respected by faculty/large patient pool" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people there were saying that they are receptive to change. So if something is not going well, they will change it quickly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"great facilities and location" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilites...i liked the fact that the 3rd and 4rth year students work in a small private practice type of a room, instead of a large hall with a million chairs...the latter doesn't give you any space and privacy..." More from this Member | Report Response

"APEX, sim suite, aerodynamic dental chairs.... " More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice the interviwer was, the new simulation clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculy seems really nice. The school as a whole is largely student oriented and therefore they welcome any suggestions to improve the curriculum, etc etc. The new Sim lab. APEX. Enthusiasm of the faculty. Overall a good school. My first choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The sim labs were very nice! The city is also great, but very busy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The EXCEL program, APEX program, and their externship for 12 weeks." More from this Member | Report Response

"their committment to the students, very impressive simulated learning center, high-tech equipment, staff and students seem cohesive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"its easy to tell that its a good school during the visit there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, the students, everybody was so friendly and nice. faculty members were very nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"high tech facilities beautiful city" More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid back the entire thing was...sooooo different from Canadian interview experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers positive attitude regarding the program. The interviewer had a lot of supplemental information for me after the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very technologicly savvy - All textbooks on DVD - a digital library - sounds very cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was definitely very relaxing and my interviewer is extremely nice and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was extremely friendly. It was very relaxing and he was extremely encouraging, We spent most of the time talking about weather, and Iranians. I also got a tan while there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school will go through great lengths to accommodate your needs. I got the impression that if students are unhappy with any aspect of the school, they will bend over backwards to try to fix it. Furthermore, Boston is a great city to live in. Just be a little open minded." More from this Member | Report Response

"faculty is very welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school schedule and curicullum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Simulation Learning center. The faculty are really close with the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities (Now I know where the tuition goes.) and the faculty. The faculty are really really close with the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"atmosphere, faculty, the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I talked to was awesome, the dental students and faculty. They made everyone feel very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were really nice and the students were very friendly and looked happy. I felt very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student are happy there. A lot of patients. Really new and good facilities (new hand pieces). All medical center and dental school are located in the same area. Dental school is not isolated. Good preparation for Board I for students, and it means high possibiligy to get into speciality programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the APEX program (a lot). The interview itself was very comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The APEX program, seems to be the most proactive program to help students transition from school dentistry to real world dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were extremely friendly. Also the admissions people stressed the fact that they want people with a personality and not people who look good on paper. I really liked this fact because dentists have to work with patients. The new clinic floor is brand new and extremely nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are really nice, the faculty was great, students seemed happy, and there are so many resources available for students - the school really tries to make you feel comfortable and to be flexible to the student's needs. Also, patient base is huge!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They always talk about things as if you are already accepted and will be starting next year (eg. "next year this facility will be available for you")" More from this Member | Report Response

"the simulation clinic and you work with patients starting your first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is really good, new lab that is impresive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, and attentiveness of the administration. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A new clinic on the 5th floor, 25 new chairs I was told to be open for use starting Summer 2003. The sim. lab is also fairly new, very very spanking clean and impressive compared to another sim. lab at another school I have seen. This somewhat explains the high cost of this school, but we all know it is very expensive to build a brand new clinic with 25 new chairs... The staffs were also very polite, professional, and providing both breakfast and lunch is very nice of them..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved being in Boston. I wasn't too crazy about the blistering cold (which was mild compared to January I was told). I also loved how the school caters to their students. I loved how we were able to talk to the dental students alone. I was impressed by their APEX program. I only wished we could have talked to more faculty. By far out of the 3 interviews I went to they had the best lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed atmosphere, and positive attitude of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The surrounding area, the South End is pretty sketchy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview style made it difficult for me to talk about myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm still not fully convinced Tufts, BU, and Harvard have enough patients for all three schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"some of the presentations - fin aid/ student services were really long and not very professional..overall i prefer when the process is professional and a little bit on the formal side." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic was empty and students were found in the clinic calling their patients to schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities were on the older side, not too busy clinic (i consider this to be a bad thing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got a bad vibe from the school. I think I saw a total of 6 patients throughout the course of the entire day. The clinics were a ghost town. Students kept making excuses. "Oh, the clinics are normally busy...". They send you on externships and APEX because there's not enough patients at the school, in my opinion anyway. Students also said "you don't do much of endo, it's too tedious", and "you refer extractions down to oral surgery". I want to learn to be a dentist, not how to refer things out and not do procedures because they're too tedious! The facilities were also "meh", nothing too special. During some of the presentations, some of the faculty were yawning and had their head in their hands, and playing with their cell phone. Doesn't exactly send a professional message." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long interview day, with many presentations. Interview itself was not pleasant at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Large class size and older facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The school was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"locale" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to schedule your own chair. Facilities a bit outdated." More from this Member | Report Response

"High tuition!!! 369K to be exact, Seems not enough chairs and patients sometimes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faciliity is a bit old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Empty waiting room" More from this Member | Report Response

"crappy building. interview was a bit unorganized. most of all APEX!! APEX is just glorified shadowing. i dont know how they can put a positive spin on cheap labor. i rather have my summer break than to work like a dog. " More from this Member | Report Response

"$$$" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone does not have their own chairs. It doesn't seem like they get that much clinical experience since grades are based on "competency" rather than a set number of procedures. I'm not sure how good the patient pool is (Tufts and Harvard are all close by). The cost/high cost of living." More from this Member | Report Response

"How expensive the school is, expect to be in 300K+ debt by the time you graduate. US students can get 100% loans but if your not a US citizen it will be harder to finance education here, but they have alot of options to help you out." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are kindof old and beat-up" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer took phone calls during interview and I asked all of the questions. the whole day was really boring. bad presentations, boring tour that lasted forever." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wanted so badly to love the facilities of the school since I am a Mass Resident and loved the atmosphere of the school...but the other posts are right..it's still not quite as good as a lot of other dental schools. not to say that you wouldn't get a good education from these facilities, they just aren't quite as nice for the price of the school " More from this Member | Report Response

"$$$$" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Pollins, the guy who gave us the talk about the school, was really boring. The students all seemed like the worst stereotype of dentists...white, male, and going home to join their daddy's practice after graduation. They didn't seem like people I would be proud to have as colleagues. Dr. Pollins didn't seem to respect us as future professionals, either - he told us that we couldn't get out of exams just because our girlfriend/boyfriend had dumped us the night before, which I thought was rather unnecessary...Overall the school struck me as really corporate and unacademic. I'm sure it would be a good personality match for some people (I could tell that some people in my interview group really liked it), but for me, it would be a bad fit. " More from this Member | Report Response

"infrastructure, clinics, patient pool" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've only seen less than 5 dental schools, but I hope they upgrade the clinic. High Tuition " More from this Member | Report Response

"Single biggest turnoffs are the location and facilities. The school is across from a mental institution and the jail. The facilities are old." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer was strict and kept cutting me off when I was answering the questions. I prepared for a lot but he didn't really go far beyond reviewing of the application" More from this Member | Report Response

"there was break but the office staff continue to talk to u during break." More from this Member | Report Response

"strict interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"The price tag!" More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition price tag" More from this Member | Report Response

"--" More from this Member | Report Response

"cost. haha" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"not that a safe of an area, classes are so crammed together that the students take the boards a semester ahead of schedule (to me, it seems like they are rushing). it was personally not for me, but it could be for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"super slow interview process..not very organized" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities seemed kind of old, got a mixed reaction from students. Was not able to get a clear vibe about happiness of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities weren't as good as some of the other schools. That being said, they are more than adequate to provide a good clinical training. Getting patients COULD be a problem. However, getting a chair is not huge issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"lackadaisical/ whimsical tour guide (maybe she just didnt know details to the questions we asked, but imo, dont tour) Other applicants/interviewees seemed like children imo, and i'm 22yrs They dont disclose the board scores for the classes, shaddy imo for the 1st and 2nd years, you sit in one classroom for the whole day and professor come to you. Too much monotiny for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were a bit old and students seemed stressed (I guess that's typical though)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition...Expensive!!! Also, I could see that if I go there I would not be able to use my car at all and I don't like public transportation...traffic is hectic and you can't find parking spaces anywhere in the city! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are DRAB. Nothing seems to have been updated. Lecture rooms are tiny. Cafeteria is GHETTO. Food does not look appetizing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Could use a bigger lab area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer showed no respect. She asked maybe 3 quesitons, all about my transcript. She answered the phone in our five-minute interview, and did not even look at me once directily. Gee, if I am going to pay 70 something thousand a year, I think I at least deserve an nice eye contact and the phone off. This shows me how much attention I am going to get in the future if I will enroll. But no." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"cost,cry!! Projected total costs each year for the class of 2011: yr1-$80,768 yr2-$82,566 yr3-$78,541 yr4-$78,475 It was nerve wracking that the interview was at the end of the day. They discussed curriculum in very little detail. There was a student tour guide, and a 4th year student who came to the boardroom to answer any questions. However we had no real opportunity to talk to any other students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is old; students implied they don't get enough clinical experience. In fact, many feel the need to complete the AEGD program to get more clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is really expensive. Some parts of the school seem old. " More from this Member | Report Response

"didnt match my dreams" More from this Member | Report Response

"Our tour guide left something to be desired. The building the clinics are in is a dim, hideously ugly cinderblock, low-ceilinged, 50's architectural nightmare (but the clinic chairs themselves are modern and well equipped and well lit). The financial aid lady almost scared us straight out even considering going to BU. The area that the school is in a rougher part of town and is pretty far from the most convenient public transport (the T), but they have free taxi vouchers if you have to stay late to study." More from this Member | Report Response

"the weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost, your looking at close to $320K for four years of dental education!" More from this Member | Report Response

"COST!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seemed old and dark. Our student interviewer told us scheduling patients was a challenge. There aren't enough chairs for every student. My interviewer seemed really bored; there were lots of wierd silences." More from this Member | Report Response

"School building is pretty old,school still beleives in sticking to conventional techniques in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"There didn't seem to be the emphasis on student life that there was elsewhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the neighborhood where the school is located" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer seemed uninterested " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was freezig cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING" More from this Member | Report Response

"not enough chairs, some of the facilities don't look that great (apparently there is this building that they don't show you that is in very bad shape)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the extreme cold and high cost of living" More from this Member | Report Response

"limited space for the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost of attending the school and cost of living in Boston. the day didnt run according to schedule as planned, things ran late." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"tour was too long. Interview was short and sloppy Interviewr showed his unconcern" More from this Member | Report Response

"A dental student didn't come for lunch as mentioned in the schedule. But, they did apologize." More from this Member | Report Response

"TUITIONNNN and the overal cost of living" More from this Member | Report Response

"A bunch of idiots were in my group so it made me feel pretty dumb, one kid didn't even want to be a dentist, but he got an interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was totall confused with my application and had it mixed with someone else's. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was alot of waiting, the school did not seem as lively as I would like it to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very unorganized. I just got the feeling things were not planned properly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought Dr. Shaw was a caring person. Turns out that the woman is just a fake. She actually answered a call during the interview. How rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low ceilings. Sim lab was across the street." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the price is a bit high but I believe it's worthed." More from this Member | Report Response

"nuthin" More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY COSTLY!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"well i didn't VISIT, but nothing negatively impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Price of school, the other applicants that I interviewed with did not seem to be to prepared for the interview, or Dental school. The Cadavours are already dissected all you do is prosection, and there are only 4 cadavers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. The hotel was a little hard to find but that was really it." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. i felt like the place was a dentist factory. they made no attempt at making anything personal. the lady couldn't even sign acceptance letters. they sent me a photocopy of the letter i think. nothing about the interview day was professional in the least. the interviewer could tell i was overqualified for the school (no offense, sorry)and it was evident she didn't even bother to read over my application before interviewing me." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing negative. i just wish that i would've visited boston instead of having a regional interview- i hear boston is a great city." More from this Member | Report Response

"old part of the buildings. they look like they're about to fall apart. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wow, Boston can be cold...but you knew that." More from this Member | Report Response

"false impression of how easy it is to get chair time...right before we left a student was finally straightforward and said only 65% graduate on time b/c there aren't enough chairs. and cost!" More from this Member | Report Response

"like everyone else said your goin to pay to stay...." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didnt know untill after reaching the school that APEX and Externship were not for PASS students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition. If I believe all of my mentors, I should be able to handle the repayment of loans in a timely fashion though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I guess the high tuition is a negative. For me however, it is not such a big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Price. " More from this Member | Report Response

"our tour guide was very inappropriate in the information he gave us about the school. he only spoke about the negatives of the school, which i wont repeat, and just completely turned everyone on the tour off to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"cost of everything...$$$$$$" More from this Member | Report Response

"how depressing the school itself looks, the traffic how expensive everything was (i think i spent 200 dollars and i was only there for one day--and im canadian!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the area wasnt the greatest, but even then was still good." More from this Member | Report Response

"We only got to meet one student. The entire day we were pretty much kept in one conference room which got very trying. The weather is also an extreme there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost of the school and everything else in the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"No parking space(though I didn't need it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tution of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"price " More from this Member | Report Response

"the Canadian acceptance question was a bit uncomfortable..." More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition fees...damn... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely None.." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price of tuition!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The price." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I was in Miami, I didn't have a chance to get a tour of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition is very costly. Facilities are a little old. Although they add new operatories, they should consider renovating the current ones." More from this Member | Report Response

"climate" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost, fact that it is in a really urban setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"High tuition and high cost of living." More from this Member | Report Response

"The living cost and the traffic." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didnt really get to see the school since it was regional. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had not done a regional interview. After talking with him, I really would have liked to have been at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"bad traffic to get there; I am glad I was on time" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is only one building and it seemed packed with people running around. Each of the floors were small and packed with patients and students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition is high, and not everyone gets their own operatory during 3rd and 4th year - but I was assured that there would be enough chairs regardless and that chair time isn't often an issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Boston is a big city, not sure that's were I want to be, and tuition is very high." More from this Member | Report Response

"seems like everyone only studies and is swamped with work" More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't have seats still they called us for interview. They told on the day of interview that we don't have any seat for this year." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have gone to the school for the interview so I would have a better idea of what it is like" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost plus there is no housing for dental students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told the location of the school is in a somewhat unsafe neighborhood to walk around at night, especially for the girls, but that this is common for medical/dental areas in large cities...." More from this Member | Report Response

"The costs! Everything there is so expensive. 3 out of 4 students basically said that if you can go to a cheaper school you should go there. The weather! It snowed overnight when I was there-and it is even more bitter during the winter. I did not like the set up of the clinics-yes the rooms were seperate but you are basically on your own from day one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost was a substantial deterrent when compared to other options. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How chill it was going to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are literally no interview questions. Throw all of the typical interview questions out the window." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the day would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's pretty relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day is quite long. They provide lunch and a small breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"no coffee. everything else was pretty standard dental interview style" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, just be familiar with each word on your application files." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is far away from the T stops. It's a 20 minute walk from the nearest T. I think this contributes to their lack of patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"The order of the interviews so I can expect whether I'd be called up first or last. I ended up waiting for an hour while people went and came back. I wasn't nervous at all until I saw all these people filled with confidence coming back one at a time and I was left to be interviewed second to last." More from this Member | Report Response

"you can bring coats and bags" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring a picture of yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the whole day is very relaxed and stress-free." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was surprising" More from this Member | Report Response

"Girls- just wear flats. Its gonna be a lot of stairs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Just know it's very cold in January." More from this Member | Report Response

"They do tours first and then the interview. So you have some time to think of some things to ask them." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back it was" More from this Member | Report Response

"easy peasy" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was going to be so relaxed! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How incredibly easy the interview was! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back, helpful, and friendly everyone was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"it definitely depends on who you get for an interviewer! (not that i had any control over this) some of the interviewers were extremely laid back and from what i heard from the other students barely even asked any dentistry-related questions. mine definitely did, however..but still wasn't overwhelmingly intense" More from this Member | Report Response

"That its important to KNOW somebody in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was actually just a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is really nothing around Courtyard South End hotel so if you don't have a car like I did, I would recommend else where with restaurants around. Otherwise, it was very nice because they had complementary wireless and printing downstairs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That this was so easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview is not as laid back as sdn says :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"its not that laid back as people tell on sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"that it was going to be so easy" More from this Member | Report Response

"holiday inn express was too far from BU, wished i booked hotel near BU like bestwestern roundhouse or hampton inn suite..." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Bostons 1st and 2nd year courses are taught by the chairperson of that subject. ie Biochem- taught by Biochem chair" More from this Member | Report Response

"the area around it. i was told by the hotel manager that it is not that safe, even at parts of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"You get free dental work as a student!!! Its cold so pack heavy. i knew this, but might want to inform others!!! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"boston is colder then I expected and that people start drinking two days before st. pattys day at 11am." More from this Member | Report Response

"that i didnt like the school and would have saved myself the trip" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was going to be so laid back and stress free. That I didn't need to rent car b/c it was faster and easier to use public transportation system (T)...the car was a waste of money. (We only used the car to come from the airport to the hotel and back to the aiport, so try booking a hotel that offers airport pick-up and drop-off and use the subway and buses for your stay...even for tourism!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Doesn't matter how early you arrive and sign-in. You get randomly picked for an interview. I was the first one to sign-in and the last to interview (45 min. wait)." More from this Member | Report Response

"EXCEL program which offers students the option to start a month early to get accustomed to the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of living." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview and the day in general would be so stress free" More from this Member | Report Response

"They said that 40% of students do not graduate on time. It's not as bad as it sounds, since most finish after working a couple more months in the summer. (fortunately, you don't pay any more tuition as long as you finish by sept?) Still, this can't be good. Getting chair time can be a challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was going to be this easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"fee icreases every year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything I read here was true" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Boston is a very nice city, I wish I stayed longer. For those of you who are out of state and plan on going to your interviews, don't rent a car. Boston's mass-transit system is so efficient. The people are frienly, everyone is helpful. The city is saturated with a college life atmosphere, there are soo many students (people my age early 20s) and you don;t feel isolated or alone. Dental students do not have classes with medical students or any other health professional division, I think that a big plus! If you visit the school you will be drawn in by the faculty and the facilities. The building iself is huge!" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is really keen on high scores,strong recommendations and work exp. does help but end of the day it's the high score that matters." More from this Member | Report Response

"they pay attention to every inch of your app." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition + other expenses for BU dental school this year is $75,000, while the maximum studnet loan for each student is only $45,000. so if you are planning to attend this school, you need to be ready to come up with the extra $30,000 per year somehow. " More from this Member | Report Response

"traffic" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was a casual conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"how much walking and talking they do before the interview, i was starving and exhausted by the time i started my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's no point stressing yourself out for the interview. Interviewers are VERY friendly and when they ask you a question they even tell you what they are expecting and make the whole thing a piece of cake!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview was going to be laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the whole process would be so relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"how windy Boston was and that I should've worn an overcoat." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it would be a relaxing day with a very encouraging interviewer who was also very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dont stay at Bestwestern around BU. Watch out a beard old dude (interviewer). " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my file. I don't think all interviewers ask about my grades and such. I may have just been unfortunate and got a tough interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the place where I stayed at was goint to be so crappy!! Damn the place stinked." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was going to be freezing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That this place is not worth going to." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was going to be short and easy and my preparation was overkill. And they don't provide housing." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no interview, just conversation to make sure I wasn't a moron. Also that my flight was canceled." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish I knew it would be so cool and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - I feel I was very well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"that if you have even thought about specializing or deing research or academics, don't go to BU. if you want to finish school and go into general dentistry, go to BU. don't waste your time and money at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"BU has a large patient pool... apprently, after they lowered the price of the dental care at school. Students are overwhelmed with the amt of patients that they have. More than enough clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was really excited to visit BU and Boston in general so I had been asking a lot of questions ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"tough to get to using public transportation" More from this Member | Report Response

"DONT STAY AT THE HOSTEL>>>>>>BADDDDDDD" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a lot of reading about the school, but it was not clear as to how great it was until I saw it for myself. I can't say enough about the staff and facilities. I would also agree with the other posters in saying that there is no need to worry about getting barrated by the interviewer at BU, it was a pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the process is really a pleasant one." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing; if boston's one of your top 5 choices, I'd opt for an interview that takes place in the campus, not a regional interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is a long walk from the T (subway station). Late to interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"that i was being interviewed for a waitlist position..." More from this Member | Report Response

"how the interview was conducted.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that gettin a cheap hotel outside boston (i.e. in brooklyne) may have saved me $ but that the cab rides would have taken back what i saved " More from this Member | Report Response

"that it was gonna be so laid back. i wouldnt have stressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I could have structured my thoughts a little better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was nothing much to prepare for the interview..it was pretty laid back " More from this Member | Report Response

"that its a kick-back process" More from this Member | Report Response

"that they interview 900 people for 115 seats... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather. I was snowed in and stuck in Boston for a few extra days. But that really couldn't be helped." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don’t drive!! The traffic is crazy in the morning hours and the roads are confusing. Plan to leave early to get there in time. Dont stress yourself out and get a good nights sleep before the interview day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wished I had know how student orientated BU is. They are all about making their students happy. It has certainly moved up on my choice list." More from this Member | Report Response

"He said that at early interviews, the purpose is more the school trying to recruit students they want rather than the students trying to sell themselfes to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I did not stress over the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how impressive the school really is!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone is. There's no stress the whole time you're there." More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly the staff and facutly was" More from this Member | Report Response

"be patient because they have made decision before the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That they still had spaces open. I moved my interview date from end of April to mid-March, and I think I was very lucky to be moved up. They didn't say whether there were spaces still open, even at my interview they wouldn't say it. That was too much stress for me, thinking that I am attending an interview that might not have any more spaces and spend..." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the class was already full-That we were basically interviewing for alternate spots. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They are generally just trying to get to know you. Come with questions and show that you are genuinely interested. The students are really helpful and you can tell that the school promotes a really friendly and cohesive environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a long day of interviewing! but everyone is super nice and welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, would love to go there" More from this Member | Report Response

"very relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"seems like a very student friendly school. they seemed a little aloof about the clinical situation, but overall i got a positive vibe from this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I might go if it's the only place I got in. Otherwise, I'll be passing on BU!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, people are great" More from this Member | Report Response

"For all the negative comments on the SDN forums, BU actually seemed like a good place to spend 4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and faculty just really want to get to know you better and there is no need to stress about the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great interview. very stress free and easy going" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are SO nice. Wow. They really go out of their way to talk to interviewees. Really cool atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a great university but very expensive. The building is a little old but overall, students are happy there. Faculty has an open door policy which is great. Very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the school. Clinic was great, sim lab and everything was on par with other schools. My only concern was the patient base, but students seemed to have no problem completing their competencies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"lousy location. tufts is right next to the subway station. you have to take a bus from the subway to get to BU. didnt like boston much. rude people. also, not sure if this speaks for the whole city but there was race protest in downtown boston. bunch of rednecks with racist cardboards walking around. was quite shocked by this" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school! and the people. Their responsiveness was great! I interviewed on Nov 30th and was accepted on Dec 1st." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful school. Very welcoming staff. I didn't think much of BU until I interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview and so I was really scared and nervous. I studied extensively for this interview, going over possible questions over and over in my head. All you need to do is make sure you know whats in your AADSAS application and personal statement, study the BU website (just in case you want to throw some facts into the interview to look good), and most importantly JUST BE YOURSELF! Seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

"She gave me her card first.. and I noticed right away she has a degree in education. So we talked about education (my tutoring and teaching experience.. and learning English as my second language) for the most part. Nothing about dentistry haha. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really enjoyed the school overall. Large class size, but good teacher to student ratio. Best advice: be yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"while you are waiting for your interview during lunch...talk to the other students and relax! it was definitely the best thing i did to calm down" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish they would have been more specific about available spots and had a time better time frame of when we can hear back" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was with a non-dentist administrator, which I thought was kind of silly. Also, they scheduled my interview in early February for mid-March, so in the meantime I had been accepted to two other schools. BU was definitely the worst of the schools I interviewed at, but maybe I was biased since I'd interviewed other places before. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the SDNers have said that BU interviews are the coolest. I agree with them! Just be calm and truthfull, read your SOP well since its an open file iv most of the questions are from your own writing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"As many others had said, the interview is very conversational and they just want to know you :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"BU has everything going for it from a faculty and student perspective, but I can't justify the cost for the facilities that I saw." More from this Member | Report Response

"be yourself " More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed like a great school - the faculty seems to care a great deal about their students and want to help them succeed in every way. " More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty good day all in all" More from this Member | Report Response

"i became to love BU really =]" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was a joke. not even an interview. guy was really cool, he just went over my AADSAS application, and then asked me if i had any questions. we then talked about the red sox-yankees series" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was excellent. It was sooo relaxing and everyone made you feel comfortable. Dr. Shaw is a sweetheart. I interviewed with Dr. Stoute and he is a wonderful man. He made me feel comfortable and was delighted to see the students who were there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relax and comforting. I really enjoyed my interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer was very nice, talked about my relatives who attended BU, the weather, very laid back. No grilling and more of a conversation. The lecture prior to the interview was held by another ADCOM person and this guy was intense. Very honest and blunt, very different from other faculty members. Overall a good experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very pleasurable. Stress free, relaxed and positive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Didnt get a good vibe from the school. Seems like it's run more like a business rather than a school. Didnt feel like i was a distinct student to them. I'll be going else where." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was really laid back. the interview itself was very laid back. the doc seemed to talk more than i did, which i guess is a good thing. just sit and listen ;) and look interested " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great overall, I wouldn't stress about the interview; it's more like a conversation, just relax and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked me about almost everything in my application, starting with the numbers (GPA and DAT) to hobbies and goals. Further into the interview, it became much more relaxed and it turned out that his son and I both played the same instruments and similar hobbies. Play on whatever peaks the interviewer's interest. If he/she is a hard-ass and you feel you're not getting anywhere, ask them questions about their personal life and they'll open up right away. At least it always worked for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful. I've never had such a pleasant interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"BU sucks. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had the nicest interviewer, who definitely eased my stress. There was a thorough explanation of the curriculum and what to expect for next four years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive...the school is laid back, the students seem happy...the interviewers were very friendly and put you at ease" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was a woman on the admissions staff. People were interviewed by either a faculty member or admissions staff. She was incredibly sweet and friendly. The conversation was very laid back, and I enjoyed talking with her." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience to see the school and meet some of the administrators and students, but I think I expected more." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a regional and ended up visiting cause I had another interview in the same city the next week so my experience was somewhat unique, but it seemed like a really good school with more than enough to offer students. The interview was laid back and interesting, don't stress it too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"good" More from this Member | Report Response

"As I was foretold, the interview was pretty casual- I was asked about a number of things in my application, about dentistry and about my dental experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very laid back, a directed conversation where they asked you the obvious questions, but mostly wanted to get to know you a little bit. Not at all an interrogation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started with a light breakfast. Then two dental students started the tour. The facilities were nice[looked new]. Along the tour we met some of the faculty, they were very nice, and asked us if we were having a good time. They also help relieve any anxiety we had. Then we went to their other building and saw the Sim lab[really nice!]. Then came back in. Dr.Shaw came and spoke to us, again she's so linda! I love her Bosotn accent, for example she pronounced the word 'after' as "..aaafter". Then lunch and during lunch another student came in and talked to us. When we finised lunch we the interview process started. One by one they the interviewers came in and called our names. This I'd say was the only time I felt stressed, only because I wasn't called immediately." More from this Member | Report Response

"I hope you can carry a conversation because if you can't I think this interview will be a little hard for you. Its more of a conversation than a bunch of questions and answers however, in the conversation you can talk about yourself. Just be confident and relax. This interview was pretty stress free and I did not sense any tension between the other interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a small group of us interviewing. We had to wait in the conference room for about 30 min before our student tour leader arrived. At least everyone interviewing was cool. Our tour leader had never given a tour before so we didn't really get a good look at the clinics and the whole tour was kind of sub-par. We had lunch and then our interviews which were really laid-back even though my interviewer seemed really bored. Then a talk about financial aid which was actually really informative. No mention about the cirriculum at all which was odd." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"They pulled us away individually just before lunch. My interview was with Dr. Stoute. It was a conversation, but he did ask some questions i wasn't expecting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student who gave the tour of the school was very friendly and did a great job in giving us a complete tour of the facility. Faculties that we run into during the tour show so much interest in each one of us and made us feel we are at home. You'll be surprise how friendly and easy going the faculties are. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back. They asked very simple and straightforward questions. But after some questions, the interview was like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was very informative. The interviewer was very nice and laid back. It seemed more like a conversation than an interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was nothing like an interview.They behaved as if we are visitors there and they have to show the place around." More from this Member | Report Response

"very informal they just want to know you so be honest" More from this Member | Report Response

"Breakfast, introductory talk, tour, interview, lunch, financial info." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good experience but tiring. They are very nice and willing to answer all questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had applied for Advanced standing,the interview was very cool, the interviewer made the students feel very comfortable and the questions were all based on whatever we had written on our SOP." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every one there are very friendly and will make you feel at ease.We had a short, simple and informative orientation.Students are friendly and will answer any questions you might wanna know." More from this Member | Report Response

"One thing I must definitely say is that the interview was very laid back so make sure you are not so stressed out about it that you fail to actually learn about the school itself. Take the time and thought to ask good questions, take a good look around Boston if you aren't from there to make sure you like it or not. Interview was really good...have fun, enjoy it, and RELAX!" More from this Member | Report Response

"felt very good after the whole interview day.Got the best treatment here" More from this Member | Report Response

"great" More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall process was great except for the "lecture" right before the personal interviews. Right before the interview, you kind of want some time to prepare yourself mentally and we didnt really have that. The personal interview turned out to be a very laid back conversation about certain things on your application they were unsure about or wanted further information on. We talked through current events for a bit, talked about Boston in general, talked about doing residency in the future and some other stuff. There was a little bit of tension between all the applicants, not too bad though." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was really friendly and laid back. The tour of the scool took about an hour and a half." More from this Member | Report Response

"good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour was way too long. My interviewer snuck in the waiting room as a stranger. He started eating and talking for 30 min while the one on one interview had begun then he identified himself a interviewer when he's done his coffee and donuts. I still cant forget his greediness to those terrible food on the table. I know it was a laid-back interview, but I totally felt disrespected. IT IS INTERVIEW, NOT YOUR BREAKFAST TIME. BEARD DUDE!!! Since he's talked a lot before taking me to his office. He only asked two questions and then kept asked me "any questions".... He brought me back to the waiting room and guess what~~ he then looked around any leftover~~ But the food was really bad, he then opened a can of coke beofore heading back to his office. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was nice but she asked some easy questions and some tough ones regarding my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good. The city is extremelly academic and BU's curricullum is awesome. I got accepted the 20th and am very happy about it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a conversation to make sure that I wasn't a moron. It must have worked cause I got in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour around the dental school was very helpful. My interview was very short and laidback, although it almost seemed like my interviewer didn't even care. Got accepted 2 weeks after." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was nice but they could not defend the problem of too many students to patients. Thus I assume chair time will be a problem. Also during the interiew you will have to introduce yourself at least five times. We went around the table every time a new DS came in to answer question and talked about ourselves. We all were very put off by this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cold. Weak school. Weak program. Disorganized. They don't let you interact with students because they are scared of what the students might say. No wonder no one wants to go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was just great. I did come out not knowing where I stood. If I could be hopeful or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed and very smooth, Dr. Stoute just want to know me and see what I was like, nothing more. It was what an interview shoud be like! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dont like how the tour comes before the actual interviews. All in all, good experience, had achance to ask a lot of questions. Student giving the tour was also very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"best interview yet, mind u...i haven't had many :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools seems pretty nice. But it is definitely COLD in Boston. The whole day was pretty laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student giving the tour was pretty shy and reserved, he seemed like he did not really know how to give a tour or was to insecure to do a good job of it. That or he just really didn't care, which I cannot blame him for. However we had another student a 4th year come in for Q&A and she was seemed really to have a good grip on things. She was much more candid about everything which was a relief. The actual interview was one on one and was mind blowingly laid back. I was not asked about anything science related." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall great interview. Interviewer read over my essay and I had used the phrase "dental tools". He asked me why I used the word "tools". He advised that I begin to refer to them as dental "instruments". We had a good laugh about it." More from this Member | Report Response

""i'm just trying to get a C in each class to pass so I can take over my dad's private practice"- tour guide... that was the sentiment running through everything that was presented to us. you pay loads of money to feel like you're on a dentistry conveyer belt, just try to pass and just get through school so you can go right into filling cavities non-stop for the rest of your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was at a regional location and not at the dental school so i missed out on a lot. if you can, go to the dental school for an interview! nevertheless, the interviewer was very friendly and genuine and just wanted to see if i would really go to boston for dental school. overall, a very pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good experience. I would have to say that it's my top choice. yea.. it's expansive, but you're gonna be able to pay it all back once you start working. so no need to worry about that. I think the APEX and externship prgm that they have here impressed me.. as well as the nice faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"As an interviewer at Boston University School of Dental Medicine, I just wanted to clear up a few "facts" as presented by students in this forum: 1) No interviewer "accepts" a candidate-rather we make a recommendation to our Admissions Committee which makes decision--one student posted a response saying that s/he received a final decision within his interview--that does not happen. 2) The Dental School is, like any other large city school, subject to the environment around it. As with any city, we would recommend caution in moving about an urban campus at day or at night. But the School is not in a war zone or bad area. It is simply a very busy urban setting near a major interstate highway and consequently traffic and congestion can be difficult. 3) There is no issue with students being able to not graduate on time because of inadequate chair numbers. The School recently opened a new, state-of-the-art 22 chair clinic devoted entirely to the DMD program. 4) To the student who said we appear to be crammed into one building: that's an interesting observation since on your tour you were shown through at least 2 of the 9 buildings we occupy! 5) Our conversation during the interview phase is to assess an applicant's preparedness, both academically and otherwise, for the rigors of an intense, 4-year curriculum. It is not an interrogation and is meant to be as friendly and laid-back as possible. We certainly welcome feedback as to how to better this experience for applicants! You are also welcome and encouraged to ask us as many questions as you'd like! 6) Lunch--the eternal question--the student tour occurs in the morning and applicant interviews commence at 12 noon. Food generally arrives between 12-12:30 (depending on the caterer) and certainly everyone is invited to eat immediately though most prefer to wait until they've interviewed to present with nice shiny teeth! Great forum--wish this had been around when I applied to college! :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"BU is definitely my highest choice with the exception of The University of Washington and that is only because I am a Washington State resident so the lower tuition really speaks my language. I'm sure anybody reading this, who has been on at least one interview so far, knows the difference between feeling welcome and laid back throughout a given interview and feeling semi-nauseous and ill-at-ease. I can guarantee your BU interview will, at very least, keep you much more in the former category. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a laidback day. the faculty/students were very friendly and continuously wanted to be asked questions. the facilities were great too, until you realize that it's so tough to get a chance to use them when you're competing for chairtime!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is a piece of cake.. Just enjoy your stay. go out and enjoy urself.. and for everyone one that interviewed NOV 1. good luck with your other interview... hope to see you guys somewhere someday..." More from this Member | Report Response

"On the whole it was a good experience I got to know more abt the school during the tour when compared to their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love Boston, and I feel I will get an impeccable clinical education here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day consisted of a tour, a question and answer session, and the interview. The interview was very pleasant, and was more of a get to know you session. I would suggest asking questions. Not only Q's related to dental school, but ask the interviewer how long they've been in Boston, What made them consider dental academics, and where they attended dental school. I asked such questions which led to a very long and heartfelt conversation. I think more than anything, the schools are looking to see how your interpersonal skills are." More from this Member | Report Response

"be honest and tell your interviewer your true passions in life" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a relaxing day. Not too stressful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"positive...i loved the city...good transit system..." More from this Member | Report Response

"laid back. more like a chat then an interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was ok, other than the expenses of the city and school (which are HIGH!!) the school itself was ok, the new simulation clinic was really nice but felt like an assembly line rather than a class,, also i would recommend getting a hotel near the school and dont drive, cab fares are a rip off there" More from this Member | Report Response

"awesome. i like the school. hoping they like me too. cost is a little much, but youll make it back after a few years in the workforce. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a good but very expensive school. A few students stressed how difficult the first year was. But I guess thats how all schools are. The facilities besides the simlab were just o.k. and nothing imparticular stood out about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First we were briefed by a couple of faculty members, then a tour by a student, then another briefing by a retired doctor, then the interview, then lunch, then financial aid...then we got to go home. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact that our tour was given by a member of the administration wasn't very helpful, it would have been better to have a student show us around." More from this Member | Report Response

"neutral" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was very very friendly and I really enjoyed it." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was straight forward and like a casual conversation. nothing to sweat about." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started out with a group tour of the school. After that, we came to back to the conference room where sub sandwiches were served. Then, several staff members and students talked about there life experiences as professional at BU. Make sure you listen carefully and ask as many questions as you can." More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back, nice hotel, very friendly interviewer, went through the APEX schedules...got a better idea of it... he was a dentist so i got to ask him some questions about his experiences as a dentist..good and bad ones..." More from this Member | Report Response

"great...extremely laid back... great location... 4 Seasons baby!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experiance for me... The interview was held at the gorgeous hotel.. and Dr.Polin definitely was trying to put me at ease..we had many laughters.. I really like the feeling I'm getting, and I would definitely love to go to BU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive - the interviewer, Dr. Hutter, was very positive and asked me what was going to make or break my decision with regard to which school I attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was great!!! I regret that I didn't choose to have it at Boston instead so I can see the school more. From all my experiences with other interviews, this one is the best. I smile a lot, that's for sure :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The best interview experience ever. Since the interview was regional it was held in Miami, FL. I had my interview in the most gorgeous hotel on the 33 floor outside on the balcony facing the beach. Absolutely the most relaxing place to have an interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't like Boston. The town was cold, boring and the school is very hard to find. plus the interview was very stressful. Oh..and the interview is scheduled at the very end of the day..which made us all stressed till the end and none of us was able to eat anything till the end. why do they do that???" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a really fun interview filled with a lot of laughter and jokes. I felt like I was talking to a friend and not responding to interview questions. Great place to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was really good experience and wish i may get admitted there." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very relaxed, laid back interview. It didn't even feel like an interview. Dr. Polins didn't ask ANY of the typical interview questions. It was pretty much whatever you wanted to tell him. And it was mostly an opportunity for me to ask questions. Dr. Polins was very honest and open. He said I should go to whatever school I was most comfortable at. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked BU and Boston. I would love to be accepted here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really positive. We just talked. There were no real questions. Just a nice conversation where the interviewer just talked about how she was really impressed with something I had done in my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would be happy to go to Boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't drive!! I can't even remember how many times I got lost. I suggest taking a taxi. Boston is a great city, I think I would be very happy at BU. Try and go a few days in advance, like I did, to get to know the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally, it is a really good school in clinic. BU takes care a lot for their students, and they have good ranking in National Board I. Students are happy in studying there even they know they need to borrow a lot of loans." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a lengthy interview with one adcom, and ran into another in the lobby where be talked for 10 minutes. Both were very cool and weren't out to "get you". They asked some questions and wanted to see if [B]I[/B] was interested, then told me about the school and what it offers me. I liked the interview and I liked what i learned about the school. Overall it was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"He really different ask me a lot of questions. The main thing he asked me was if I had any questions, concerns, comments on what I learned from the website. At the end of the interview he asked a few questions about some of my life experiences, grades, DAT scores; all pretty general though. More of a recruiting effort." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just relax; they are pretty lay back. they just want to get to know you more." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed my time at the interview. Talked to the other eight students about schools and about life in general. The school made the entire time stress free and the food they provided was good. Don't stress about the interview. Throughout the day they get to figure out who you are because they have pictures of each student. So when people are talking, PAY ATTENTION and ASK QUESTIONS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a great school! The overall gpa/dat scores of current students belies this however." More from this Member | Report Response

"great, really make you feel at home-not to worry." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty laid back...it was more about me asking questions than questions being asked of me. The only difficult part was explaining some of my grades. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive. Was told I will be admitted at the end of what seemed to be like a very short and brief 12 minute interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a school that caters to their students. If you are looking to go to school in Boston I think this is a school to consider. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall experience was very gratifying! It was my first official acceptance, and it may be rare, but the admissions coordinator admitted me on the spot. I'll not forget that day!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 136
Faculty member 5
Admissions staff 4
Other 4

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 67
Neutral 18
Discouraging 2

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.23 84

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 10
Out of state 74

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 16
2-3 hours 16
4-6 hours 26
7+ hours 23

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 58
Automobile 18
Train or subway 7
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 13
$101-$200 11
$201-$300 10
$301-$400 13
$401-$500 8
$501+ 17

What airport did you use?

Boston Logan

Boston-Logan

Boston Logan (BOS)

no

Logan International Airport

Logan International

providence,RI

logan

united airline

BOS

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 3
Friends or family 22
Hotel 45
Home 2
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.34 90

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 92

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.72 90

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 50

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.90 51

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.65 48

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Possibly move around to different rooms for presentations, staying in one room got a little tiring" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an agenda in the beginning of the day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of time spent just waiting around." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, great faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"none at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"more detailed itinerary in the invite email... didn't know what to expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quicker response and more efficient updates for the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let all the students interview with faculty, not random non-dentist administrators like I had to! D" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't call those students for interview in the early cycle whom you don't want to admit!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"please do reply to students everytime they try to contact you." More from this Member | Report Response

"To have a recycling bin somewhere in the office." More from this Member | Report Response

"keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. i just thank for their friendliness!" More from this Member | Report Response

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