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Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1956
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 90
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Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (NJDS)
Dental School
Newark
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 87 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $37,972
  • Non - Resident Tuition $60,929
  • Application Fee $85
  • AVG DAT 22.0
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Room B829
  • 110 Bergen Street
  • Newark 07101
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The mission of the New Jersey Dental School is the scientific exploration of factors that contribute to oral health and the dissemination and application of that knowledge toward the health and well-being of the community. This mission is accomplished through four interrelated activities: education, patient care, research, and community service, in a collegial environment.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 76
Negatively 9
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.76 85

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.51 61

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Offer scholarships" More from this Member | Report Response

"End of the tour left us all like "Wait so do we get to leave now?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great job so far, keep up the great work." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are doing great! Thank you for putting the interview first and including a detailed financial aid session in the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Instead of breakfast provide lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was extremely unorganized, her office was extremely dirty and full of clutter. She was unfamiliar with my file and didn't ask me any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Serve water at lunch :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"they spelt my name wrong on my name tag :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Id love to have the tour before the interview. That way we have a little more information to ask our" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why Rutgers" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Rutgers Dental?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why you are here today/" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you're going to be doing tomorrow, what's a typical day like for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to take french? (Since I'm a french minor)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about gateway to dentistry program" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry/ what got you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How serious are you about going to UMDNJ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you become interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"About one of my DAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"i see your parents went to this school--it's not your 1st choice then, right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do to improve your DAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do after graduating from your college? I took 3 years off." More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why umdnj" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How difficult was the undergrad admissions process?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why did you repeat organic chemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"they asked questions like how do you like ur university, why umdnj, why dentistry, where else did u apply, basic stuff. i answered all honestly including where i applied, i think they appreciate that, especially Dr. Wexler...and they knowwhen ur tryin to hide info. saying you interviewed at some other competitive schools shouldnt hurt your chances unless u say u want to go to them over umdnj which wouldn't be the best response." More from this Member | Report Response

"How was the Gateway Program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities related to dentistry have you participated in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your goals after you receive your degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What part of New Jersey are you from? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Since you were already accepted to ____ (she had asked me since it was post 12/1), what would make you choose UMDNJ over ____?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Tell me about how you grew up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain poor performance in these classes...?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What made you want to come back to NJ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened with organic? (wince)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most of the questions were about specific things on your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Here's a piece of paper, draw me. (Followed up after manual dexterity question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you major in Exercise Science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Nelson Mandela. (He died a few days before the interview day.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to play video games?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer asked me about my job as a lifeguard, since his daughter was taking swimming lessons." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you play any music instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you sell [objects related to hobby]? ...he seemed surprised when I said 'no' lol." More from this Member | Report Response

"We just had a basic conversation on a restaurant that we both went to" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to undergrad where you went?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about _______ (specific country where I spent time as a medical missionary)." More from this Member | Report Response

"They only asked like 2 questions. It was more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved in (certain hobby)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it that got you interested in dentistry? (I though this was a much better question then ''why do you want to be a dentist?'')" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you turn down Columbia (my alma mater) for UMDNJ, if accepted to both? Talk to me about your sibilings " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing to crazy. basic questions... why dentistry? why here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my experience as an immigrant... nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is martial arts do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is research in Columbia Univ? How is that dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not law? (My mother is a lawyer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to Columbia? (I think my interviewer just wanted to see if I would lie)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I really wasn't asked many questions. We pretty much spent the 10-15 minutes talking about baseball." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you succeed academically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to increase manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can I convince the rest of the committee to recommend you for acceptance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would make u a good dentist? What do you do to increase manual dexterity? Why switch from PT? Why dentistry at all?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do after you receive your degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Engineering is a very good and promising field, why make the switch to Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my grade in physics, which is definitely not my forte. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to the east coast? Won't you be homesick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual question about why dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why make the switch from business to dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pediatrics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you mind living in Newark?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you really want to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about how you grew up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted, would you come here? (They were pretty direct about it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, all the question were pretty much what I have expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really all straight forward questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, every question was straight fowrward." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to come back to NJ?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why do you feel it is necessary to pursue a masters in public health" More from this Member | Report Response

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