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Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1997
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 110
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Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
Dental School
Ft. Lauderdale
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 168 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $58,699
  • Non - Resident Tuition $59,565
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG DAT 20.0
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Enrollment Processing Services, Office of Admissions
  • PO box 299000
  • 3301 College Avenue
  • Ft. Lauderdale 33329
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

At Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, your education will focus on producing a competent, confident, and mature professional. You will be trained to function as a highly qualified primary care practitioner, capable of delivering comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. For the highly trained and skilled dentist, career opportunities are almost limitless. The options can be fulfilling and rewarding.

Curriculum

The College of Dental Medicine embodies an innovative, newly developed curriculum designed to graduate competent clinicians devoted to primary and comprehensive care. The college is closely allied with the other colleges in Nova Southeastern University's Health Professions Division. Courses in basic biomedical sciences prepare students to treat both physically well and medically compromised patients with assured quality care. Early introduction into clinical settings, under the preceptorship of faculty group leaders, enables the student to achieve an understanding of the dynamics of the dentist/patient relationship. Classroom instruction in basic and behavioral sciences is integrated into management and delivery of dental health care. Students are taught the importance of teamwork in an efficient and modern health care delivery system.

Facilities

Located on a beautiful 300-acre campus in Fort Lauderdale, NSU has more than 25,000 students and is the largest independent institution of higher education in Florida. Nova Southeastern University is the largest independent institution of higher education in the Southeast, and it is the 7th largest independent institution nationally. NSU awards associate`s, bachelor`s, master`s, educational specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. The university is comprised of undergraduate, graduate and professional schools of osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, optometry, allied health and nursing, medical sciences, dental medicine, law, marine biology and oceanography, business and entrepreneurship, computer and information sciences, humanities, conflict resolution, family therapy, interdisciplinary studies, education, psychology and counseling, and family programs.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 144
Negatively 9
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.59 155

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 126

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"keep up the good work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please make some change! Please improve on your program as you expect the same thing from students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us more tour guides. the group was big and it was hard to hear what the students were saying a lot of times if you are in the back of the group" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all! Everyone was so nice and every time I call or email I get a very fast response. And for those that are traveling for the interview they ask if you have flight restrictions so you get to be seen faster. Super accommodating. Always a pleasure to be at NOVA :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing! Every school should have their interview like Nova! Having a relaxed, conversational interview with super friendly faculty let me be myself and show who I really am, and I think that is important so that the admissions can see if I am a right fit for the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"more receptive and reachable office of admin" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much actually, they're all doing their best to recruit and generate the best dentist there is." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at Nova today and I have to say it was the best interview yet. I was interviewed by Dr. Keller. He was very honest about how I ranked among the current students. Also, I like his interview approach. I felt very comfortable and laughed throughout the appointment because he made me feel at ease and just be myself! The admissions dept is doing a great job! Please dont change anything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"maybe start earlier so OOS students can catch earlier flights." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers tell you NOT to stress out but for me I don't like how much emphasis the students and interviewers place on relaxing and being happy and not being TOO serious. It is a very serious process and the fact that they kept telling us we were too serious as a group of interviewees was a little annoying. We were all post-december 1st applicants so we obviously care a lot about our future. There is a difference between being nervous and being serious." More from this Member | Report Response

"Start earlier. Makes the day go faster." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its soooooo pretty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, they did a great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Get to know your applicants better. I felt that my interviewer barely skimmed my personal statement, and had a lot of misconceptions about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview isn't just to interview applicants, it also should show applicants WHY we should go to Nov" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick up the phone. E-mail or phone call to confirm would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please answer the phone :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I liked the shorter time format because I feel as though 7-8 hour interviews are wayyy over" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick up the phone or call back to confirm an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having options for the interview dates would be nice for applicants with full-time jobs." More from this Member | Report Response

"NONE!" More from this Member | Report Response

"pick up the phone" More from this Member | Report Response

"need a better way of interviewing. one at a time doesnt work cuz ppl waited for 2 hours to get inter" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the great work!!! You guys are very efficient, professional, and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be professional" More from this Member | Report Response

"Smooth, nice, felt at home!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about UF a couple times. This annoyed me a little bit." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you change your major from engineering" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What motivates you ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drives you /motivates you to pursue dentistry (reapplicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your driving force?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a casual conversation about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't ask me a specific question. It was just a conversation about my extracurriculars. Then we just continued to talk for 25 minutes. It was not stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strength and weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready to move to Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist? Did you get to do any shadowing while you were abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"so you applied to medical school..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most hated & most favorite class ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had some friends sitting here right now, what would they say are your weaknesses and strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They simply said tell me your story/about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your girlfriend wasn't in the room, what would she say you stink at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So let's get this out of the way, you are a re-applicant. Tell me about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Famous person you would have (any point of his or her life) if you were stranded in a desert island?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will engineering help you in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on an island, and can only pick one person, who would it be? (no relatives)" More from this Member | Report Response

"if someone famous dead or alive could sit next to you, who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General, why dentistry? Why Nova? About my personal statement..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years after graduation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little bit about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in the field of dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as you see on all other feedbacks :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you would come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you changing careers from chemical engineering to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you have a low score in biology with such a high GPA as a biology major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could be a leader of anything, what would I lead?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for us? (don't ask questions for the sake of asking; come up with good questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"You have taken a long break from school (6 years), but did well on your DATs... how did you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ur plan after 5yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your fiance say about your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Basically everything that was posted here on SDN feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you study for the DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If your friends were here, how would they describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you consider to be your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"*assorted Qs about my grades, classes, and DAT scores*" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"they are already posted on other feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to improve your application over last year's?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Did you father pressure you into pursuing dentistry (my father is a dentist)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what reflects you best, your dat or gpa" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"have you been to the beach" More from this Member | Report Response

"what dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? How did you prepare for the DAT? Why dentistry? Are you being pressured into dentistry (My sister and brother-in-law are both dentists)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself. (more of a command)" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"No trick questions, so don't worry about it." More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell who you really are: the student described by your GPA or the student described by your DAT score?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get from being a Religion major to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"why nova and florida" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are your DAT's or Academic performance a better representation of your academic abilities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"all the usuals. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Strenghts and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergraduate backgorund, so when we present your file to the committee, it looks favorable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe your academic journey from when you were a freshmen to the present." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"have u applied to any other schools?If we dont accept u this year how do u improve your resume ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you want to specialize and if so, in what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how was you flight" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why nova" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, it was a casual conversation about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best qualities that would be beneficial to dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready to move to florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite composer? (I'm a musician)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what i like to do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"A cup and a pitcher are on the table in front of me. He asks what would I do if I was suppose to make the cup for a class but I made the pitcher and failed the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"if your best friend were sitting in the room interview w/ you, what would they said is your weakness & strength ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had one day to do whatever you want, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you inherited Bill Gates' bank account, what would you do with the money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Highlighter/whiteout question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is dentistry so impt? What can you bring to this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What person would you want to meet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were stranded on a desert island with only two movies, what would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your flight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there been any major dissapointment in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on an island, and can only pick one person, who would it be? (no relatives)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all of them attacked my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"the dead or living person next to you question?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No off-the-wall questions. Pretty conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would I sit beside on the way home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"On your ride home if you could sit next to anyone alive or dead who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if your best friend can name 3 good adjectives what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Lippman was very friendly and knew that I was a little nervous in the beginning. He started the conversation by asking me to tell him about myself. That helped me to start out " More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your family think about your goals" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could choose one person from past/present to sit and talk to, who would you chose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, pretty basic interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'll like the weather here? I almost couldnt hold back my laughter!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you like to sit next to you on your drive home (excluding any family or friends)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"On your flight home if you could sit next to anybody dead or alive, excluding friends and family, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I saw that you were in Hollywood, tell me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us one thing about pre-dental students that we should know." More from this Member | Report Response

"If have just finished your crown prep and someone drops and breaks it, how would you deal with the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ON YOUR PLANE RIDE BACK HOME, IF YOU COULD SIT NEXT TO ANYONE WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY (CAN'T BE FAMILY, FRIEND)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is my country devided to 3 separate now? (answer is 7!, I wish it's 3:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked a lot about sports..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a fruit, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to balance out your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a car, what kind of car would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what would your friends say your weakness is" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Nova? Would you stay in Florida after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"All expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your academic history is an indicator of your academic performance in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you have all A's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats your favorite hobby?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the opportunity to switch lives with one person for a week, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Nothing in particular. Nothing funky. The usual "Why dentistry?" and "Strengths and Weaknesses" stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"what Questions do you have about Nova?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a All questions were typical" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we were to ask a relative about you what would be the first thing that would say to describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is becoming a dentist so important to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"On your flight back, who is the one person from history that you would like to sit next to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do your parents think of you wanting to become a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"have you seen the beach here" More from this Member | Report Response

"On the flight back to California if you could have one person from history sit next to you who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given two tasks, one difficult and one easy, which task would you complete first and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If my best friend was in my place what would he say my best assest/weakest quality would be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would your husband be okay moving to Florida" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If we could ask any question, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question would you like me to ask you to highlight your best assets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing comes to mind" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you get from being a Religion major to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"did you apply a lot of school outside of california?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient had a mouth full of decent teeth but wanted you to pull them all and make them dentures, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you LDS?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"if ur friends were here, how would they describe two strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which one of the courses that you have taken so far gives you the best understanding of the biological sciences?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How was your trip?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How did you study for the Chemistry section on the DAT?" (I scored a 29 in Gen. Chem)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why you attended 3 schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the meaning of life? (as a joke from the interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What good/bad things would a friend say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say is the best quality about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could have one wish what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how much did u study for part 1" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you find out about Nova Southeastern and what drew you to it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give 3 words to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Last book I read" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you're friends say are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you special?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many days did you work during your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had one wish, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does florida's weather compare to ca?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you like a cookie? Now, why did you choose that kind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really it was mostly conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergradtuate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you done so well academically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe your academic journey from when you were a freshmen to the present." More from this Member | Report Response

"why should we prefer you to the other students who attended the interview today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, I was only asked 2 questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting, pretty much standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. All very basic, predictable questions. I did hear that some students got some off the wall questions though such as "what type of furniture would you be?" or "who would you sit next to on a plane?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have your grades improved so much in the past 3 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more of a conversation. No tricky questions were asked. They just want to get to know you and see if you fit the feel of the school. Be yourself and you'll be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who have you looked up to most of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was nothing really interesting. They basically asked simple questions like what do u like to do, why nova, hows florida weather, tell me about school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think music will affect you positively in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the 45 min interview I was only asked two questions: Why do you want to be a dentist; What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could pick one person to sit next to you on the plane ride back home (non-family member) who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The questions were all pretty normal and expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be a piece of furniture, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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