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  • The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Columbus
Individual Feedback 3 48 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 45
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.41 46

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
9.05 38

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.92 37

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 5
30 minutes 10
35 minutes 9
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 4
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 11

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 16
At a regional location 8
At another location 23

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 38
In a group 9

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 43
Closed file 4

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.09 47

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

"About different experiences or life events on application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a challenge in dentistry that you believe you will have to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"About academics and DAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to pursue dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"just general expected interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of community service volunteer experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no specific questions, just a discussion about my past experiences and telling my why I should choose their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult set back in your life and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what first attracted you to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you passionate about becoming a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you were forced to self-motivate yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were going to sell yourself to the board/committee, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you observe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you interested in becoming a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any family members who are dentists?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What will you need to do to be successful in dental school and as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about a time when you made a mistake and what you would do differently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you wait a year to apply to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"About extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you motivate your students? (I am a tutor.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why osu" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you unwind from a stressful week?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me a little bit about your community service experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you see your role as a dentist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'll specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DDS/Ph.D." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What was your least favorite/favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the things you do to relieve some stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you done to improve your skills in manual dexterity (I think that they're looking to see if you make something up on this one)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What types of procedures did you witness during your observation? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose the school you did for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know anyone who went to Ohio State's College of Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to improve your manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you see yourself living in Columbus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no other real questions, the conversation just went from one subject to another after my response to the first question. It was a relaxed conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe activities you have been involved in that have increased your manual dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What procedures did you see while observing dentists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [a specific extracurricular activity]." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What volunteer activities have impacted you the most and how so?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"volunteer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your personality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there anybody in my life that was an academic example to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About shadowing and Com service" More from this Member | Report Response

"General discussion of dental technology included in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"previous dental experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"IF I LIKED COLUMBUS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of people do you easily work with and what type of person do you have a hard time working with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't remeber any other questions, they were really casual and just wanted to get to know who you were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversation. Know your application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"do you think you aer academically prepared to handle dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just talked the rest of the time." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you and your wife like columbus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you describe academic excellence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you call yourself a leader? What experiences have you had in a leadership position?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ofcourse, Why Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most important quality a dental student should have to be successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you make a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kinds of activities are you involved in on campus?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the qualities of a good practioner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what ways have you prepared yourself for the challenges that will face you in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans for dental school and after. ie specializing, research, teaching?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think it takes to be a successful dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other questions came from my application or personal essay." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do if a patient refuses your treatment plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What should be done with dentists that do something unethical?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's one thing you don't like about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the equation for the surface area of a sphere?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your leadership positions helped you in dispute resolution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I say to you to make you choose us over your state school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why should we choose you, what can you bring to the class" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHAT DO YOU BRING TO DENTISTRY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A - Questions were relatively direct and simple" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not asked any questions, we just talked" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specifically have you gained from your volunteer experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role does research have on dentistry and is it important?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing to interesting, just the normal questions... Why dentistry? etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the advances in psychology are good? (I'm a psych minor and the interviewer was particularly fascinated with psychology)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you play [this] instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see your role as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you famous for?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain the educational philosophy of your school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you resolve staff conflicts with your employees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your football/leadership experiences will help you in dental school, and eventually when you become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of material was used in the fillings you observed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has running your business helped you prepare for dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you think it takes to be a successful dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any family members who are dentists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting or out of the ordinary. I guess it would have to be what leadership qualities have you developed that would aid you as a dentist in private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself living in Columbus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are important character attributes of a successful dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only question I was really asked was "What got you interested in dentistry?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest class you took in your undergraduate work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing special" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your happiest day" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you give bad news to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges in dentistry do foresee and how will you address it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethics question about a student being sexist towards another student." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the missing number in a provided sequence of pi....this was a joke but did happen during an interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle conflicts" More from this Member | Report Response

"HOW WILL YOUR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE HELP YOU IN DENTISTRY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A - Questions weren't at all interrogating and the interviewers were very casual" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was too difficult or unreasonable" More from this Member | Report Response

"From your observations, what is the general trend of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were difficults, it was very casual conversation. They just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Psychology question. I kinda BS'ed my answer. I like psychology, but don't know everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"No question was difficult. Just know your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Nothing really. It was very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you accept medicaid as a practicioner? Why or Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't remember the exact wording, but it was something about the technical aspects of dentistry. i.e. how the dentist views it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you were forced to self-motivate yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the charges on your record (underage drinking and public intox)." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult, but know your AADSAS app. because they may call you on your exposure to dentistry. For example, they asked me how long I had assisted for. I had assisted for about 8 mos. but not for 8 straight mos. so I had to take a moment to think. They were satisfied with the response." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

" what types of procedures did you observe when you were shadowing dentists? which procedure interested you most/least?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult or out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"None were difficult, all were relaxed and normal questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the color of the material placed inside the root of the tooth during a root canal?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced interview questions with college faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"A professional school interview book, mock interviews, and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN and there website has all the questions they ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"Flew in the night before and got 4 hours of sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"1) Always read the school's website. No exception. 2) If the school's website has some practice interview questions make sure you work on those. 3) Make a word document with questions and answers. Gather as much interview questions as you can. The best source is right here. 4) Once you are done with one interview don't delete your Q&As go over them again for your next interview. 5)Please dress well. Thats so important. Do not forget to smile. In the FAQs section of OSU's website there's a link that gives you a bunch of practice questions, make sure to go over them." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't. I just went in with the mentality that it was going to be a nice conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"osu website, know your primary and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"READ OVER THEIR WEBSITE...MADE UP MY OWN QUESTIONS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Exhaustive answer outlines of possible interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are some interview questions on their website-but I was not asked any" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my file, looked over the OSU website, tried to learn as much as I could about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read SDN, talked to students of OSU, and read school webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"briefly went over SDN, application, and website. I find it best to relax and put a few beers down the night before. I recommend the new Bufalo Wild Wings on High Street." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SND read OSU website re read application essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"No preparation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to other students. SDN site. OSU dental site." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; be honest and just be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I sacrificed a brown trout to the prcelain god. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over some sample question and mentally talked to myself, picturing a successful interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the OSU dentistry website, read over my first application and secondary application, and prepared and practiced sample questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly, I studied my appication because I knew that the interview was going to be open-file and that the interviewers would be referring to it throughout the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"OSU website, SDN, interview books, practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Briefly went over my app/knew their website....but don't over-prepare on this one. They honestly just want to get to know a little more about you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"This and other forums like it." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, osusod website, read over my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, visited internet site (wasn't too impressed with the OSU dental school website...it is very old and needs to be updated MAJORLY!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to students I knew at the school. This website and Ohio State's website." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Read website, Talked to a D1 student, read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"read website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, went over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my personal essay and read over a few possible questions. I also read the OSU website to learn as much as I could and gather some of my own questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my file, a little on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A lot of student interviewers. Makes you feel very comfortable and easy to talk with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pride of the school and the eagerness of faculty and current students to participate in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy and excited about their school absolutely everyone at The Ohio State is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, unity, politeness, great school spirit, cooperative environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole school. Really glad I attended the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and the food" More from this Member | Report Response

"They made the event into a recruitment style event instead of students showing up and begging for a spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch and breakfast buffet, no other school in the states do that. Kudos to OSU people" More from this Member | Report Response

"The sheer amount of planning and details that went into this experience. The staff and students were eager to help. Great atmosphere!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything is super organized: the tour, the interview, the presentations etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compassionate people, Midwestern friendliness, clearly valued meeting the applicants, interview event, food, optimism, overall happiness, school spirit, combination of excellence in research and clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"the blackwell, the food, the amount of students and faculty available to us during lunch, breakfast and in between activities to get questions answered, very organized, very professional, tour was nice - we took a bus around and got off at important locations throughout campus lots of other pre-dents to meet!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the morale of the whole city. Everything revolves around OSU. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They really treat you well and all the students I talked to really enjoyed the school. There were a lot of students you could talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"The individual attention given to each student. The student ambassadors were very friendly and made sure that you stayed relaxed throughout the whole day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere of the school is great. The students are all really enthusiastic and the admissions staff really goes out of their way to recruit you and make you feel important." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere. The campus is amazing and Columbus is a great city (especially greek town- not fraternity/sorority). They may not have the latest equipment at every cubical, but they have rotations in which you use the lastest equipment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there talks to you as if your the coolest person in the world. They whole heartedly and genuienly want you to come to there school and consider it for your number 1 pick." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview event was very informative, organized, and impressive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"People, Excellence, Tradition." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have integrated the hygene and DDS so you have an assistant during your clinical time. They allow you to work on multiple patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly EVERYONE was!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How organized the whole thing was. You did not need to know anywhere you had to be except the hotel. There were students with you at all times guiding you and answering questions. They served you two meals (breakfast and lunch). Very hospitable. There is a lot of pride at OSU, not only for the school of dentistry, but campus in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was fantastic. This interview totally changed my thoughts about OSU. They were very professional yet highly considerate and kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was outstanding!!! Everybody loves football! OSU has more school spirit than any other school ever! Everybody was soooooo nice. They truly wine and dine you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff, students and interviewers, their willingness to assist me in every way, the pride they take in turning out quality dentists." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students helping were very enthusiastic and eager to answer any questions. The whole interview day was very professional and well organized. They made you feel very special and important being there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How thorough they were with everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the student ambassadors were so nice. The admissions staff wined and dined us to sell us the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview setup. The setting was great to let the interviewee know that OSU is VERY interested in you. The clinics are great! They are slowly renovating things that need to be renovated. And for those of you that may have heard that the pre-clins are outdated...well they are old, but they're not outdated. I think some of the responses previous to mine will lead you to believe that the pre-clins are way out of date. It is a little gloomy down there, but what are you looking to get out of pre-clinic? If you're looking for a picnic or an esthetic playground, go somewhere else. But if you're just looking to learn what you need to know to become a good dentist, it looks good to me. I really liked OSU. The students seem happy and the faculty, especially the dean, were very inviting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinical labs, size of campus. the hotel you stay in is super nice and has very comfortable beds! The students were really nice and helpful. Food was good. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"got to talk to so many students and faculty, and everyone was extremely friendly. it was very well organized. my interviewers were super nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, they took us to this nice hotel on campus for the interviews and brunch, so we hardly got to even see the actual dental school itself. We're not attending dental school at the Blackwell hotel, we are going to Ohio State College of Dentistry. They tried to overly impress us which they might think is positive, but it was only a HUGE negative!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions interview event (as the call it) was unbelievable. It was very well run and organized. We had an opportunity to talk to a tremendous amount of students and faculty members and get all your questions answered. It was held at an extremely nice hotel on campus. They really rolled out the red carpet. It was the most professionally run interview experience I have ever had. They are really trying to sell the school. The low cost of the program was also positive. They have a very high retention rate and from what I gathered students seem to have very little trouble passing the boards. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seemed to be genuinely interested in each applicant. They went out of their way to be courteous and informative to me and the rest of the applicants. Their program is very solid and out-of-state residents can qualify for instate residency after their first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"how much money they put into the interview process (which i thought was not necessary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff is super friendly and helpful. They genuinely seem excited about you. The students seem very happy, and seem to have a good relationship with the faculty. Clinics and research labs seemed nice enough. And OSU football is a good selling point. I am going to seriously consider going to OSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Feeling among students, respect from faculty. "Ohio Project" outreach program sounds like a neat experience. Great clinical school with lots of research opportunities for those interested. You get enough experience in doing your own labwork to know how to be a good dentist but you won't have to be casting a crown at midnight cause your patient is coming tomorrow. Columbus is a great city and there are many apartments that are very affordable ~600/mo (2br/1.5ba) within a 10 min drive or 15 min bus ride. Very good bus transportation system also. Oh, and Buckeye football games on Saturday...what more could you ask for!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They treated me like a king and the students seemed very down to earth and happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Attitude of facutly/students. Everyone seems very happy to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were very friendly. There is a good upbeat atmosphere there. Columbus is a nice town. OSU football is a definite plus. They treated us well, serving a continental breakfast and nice lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very positive about the school. Nice campus, nice town, awesome stadium. Faculty seemed friendly and helpful. Very organized staff." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish they had talked more about the school during the whole process. Mostly focused on the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was pretty old, but they are under construction currently for a remodel/addition" More from this Member | Report Response

"The older facilities, no electronic patient records, and no digital x-rays in the student clinics." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Became one of my top 3 choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lecture halls probably. Really old." More from this Member | Report Response

"slightly older facilities but stil pretty nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"old classrooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"no wine!" More from this Member | Report Response

"High in-state tuition, offers for merit-based scholarship aren't until May" More from this Member | Report Response

"no diversity ohio state campus is very college-y 2/5 interviewer were rude" More from this Member | Report Response

"older equiptment. the fact that we didn't get to see anyone working on a patient in the clinic. Interviews are on saturday. Non-football saturdays that is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were older than other schools I have been to" More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs and clinics are older." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"They use typodonts rather than the simdents." More from this Member | Report Response

"All classes are in one building. I am not used to that. I like going to different building for different classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were nice but the labs and slinic materials need to be updated. They also do not have a sim lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Length of time. It starts from 7:30am to 3:30pm. Although the day was enjoyable and stress-free, being on the go all day was tiring." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour was extensive as could be, they don't hide anything, but walking for two hour tour was hard on my wife." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with everything, because this interview experience truly topped ones I had had prior." More from this Member | Report Response

"You need to ride a bus to get everywhere!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour of the school was somewhat unorganized...but the rest of the day was top notch! " More from this Member | Report Response

"pre-clinical labs are outdated, but not as bad as everyone makes them out to be. If it works, it works, it doesnt have to be pretty. Plus lots of experience is done during years 2-4 with real people." More from this Member | Report Response

"seemed like they had something to hide. spent way more time at the hotel and seeing the athletic facilities than the dental school. only about 10 percent of the interviewees were female..where are we, in the dark ages? give me a break. also, seemed like almost every student i met had a father who went there." More from this Member | Report Response

"As above. Also, several dental students claimed the school is in a lot of financial burden. The pre-clinics are EXTREMELY old, and a lot of the facilities just need to be renovated majorly. It also seems like a lot of nepotism goes on in the school. The dental students I talked to wanted to take over their father's business and I think it's sad that they never thought for themselves to see if dentistry is what they really wanted, it was more the way out for them in the family business. Ohio State tends to favor this which is why I was appalled by the question of if I have family members in dentistry...because I don't. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of lab work that students are required to do there. I am also not so sure about this Ohio project that is being implemented into the 4th year. The students have to leave campus and go various place in Ohio for 60 days during there final year. I think it is nice to have an opportunity to help the needy but I do not want to really be traveling around Ohio all the time. To allow for this Ohio project they have also had to move a bunch more of the curriculum into the first two years. Sounds like it would be really hard down there. But this project does allow for even more clinical experience they said. The dental school itself isn't the nicest building inside, the operatories, etc. but that really is a negative to me. What is a negative to me is not having the curriculum on a DVD and just using a laptop all the time. The school is not using any laser techology as well and the students seem to get little exposure to digital radiography. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The preclinical lab was a bit old and antiquated." More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact we were at the hotel for everything and at the school for only 25 min. once i got to the school i found out why they kept us at the nice hotel most of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"pre-clinic is old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone says the preclinic labs are old but I really didn't think anything negative about them when I saw them. They may be less new than many other schools but they weren't poor quality." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are older and they voted not to re-do the labs in favor of building a new school in the next 10 years or so." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The preclinic facility wasn't the best I've seen, but it was alright. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pre-clinic labs suck, but are supposedly getting replaced soon. Plus there's a really wierd smell down there. The clinics are nice, but the rest of the building is pretty dang old." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To not stress out about the interview. It is very welcoming and fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"That each interviewer asked about a different portion of my application so be prepared to address anything and everything on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"They prepared us well for the interview. I wish I hadn't worn high-heels because the tour was long but very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Food around OSU. Take a COMFORTABLE SHOES. Right after the lunch, there is a tour which is 1.5 hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"What a great school it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"there are 5 mini interviews set up like speed dating" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's way more relaxed then I thought it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are incredibly laid back. I had great conversations with each of my interviewers. I wish I had known that it is set up in a "speed dating" format, where the student rotates around a table of seated interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"great food (but a little too salty)" More from this Member | Report Response

"HOW GOOD THE FOOD WOULD BE!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were more dental students present than applicants, and they were all volunteering to be there" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was with a student and a faculty member. That made it very laid back and the student just kept joking with the professor the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay at the Blackwell-its nice and not that expensive-it was full when I called so you need to call when you recieve your invite" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a big issue but parking is very expensive compared to some other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that it would be the coolest place, I would have gone there for undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they would give you so much stuff. Also, the Blackwell Inn (where I stayed) is a 5 star hotel. You must stay there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you don't need to bring anything. I brought a leather folder and ended up carrying two (they give you one) all day." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt bad for those who couldn't stay at the blackwell. Super nice hotel, 120 per night was a steal." More from this Member | Report Response

"They provided us with portfolios containing information, a notepad and pen, etc. I wouldn't have brought a tote to carry things if I had known that." More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax more for the interview. It was so relaxed and even sort of fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my wife would have the stomach flu all day long! That the applicant tour of the school would be so long and that we (all of the applicants) would be touring together. Incidentally, we toured the college of dentistry for over an hour. I don't think anyone's hiding anything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You only get 20 minutes at the dental school and like 5 hours at the hotel across campus. I know they are just trying to recruit us, and the school is crappy...but still, it's not impressive to go to a hotel across campus rather than letting us see the school since we'll be spending four years there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wished I would have stayed at the blackwell (the hotel where the interview is at) it would have made the weekend nicer." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you can get resident tuition starting from the day you start classes if your wife is working full time for the first year of school. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be yourself and know your application and why they make you a great person!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ohio state is a great school and it definitely showed through during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school spirit, everyone is extremely friendly, great service opportunities, everyone is excited about being there, but they do have outdated technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great faculty and staff. Everyone is friendly and don't be shy. They just want to get to know you. Listen very carefully to questions and be humble, respectful but thoughtful on your answers. Be honest. The school is very impressive. I recommend staying at Blackwell. Call and ask for a special rate for interviewees. I am so grateful that I got the chance to interview here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Midwest girls are top notch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school and people...the interview was very casual and fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school . I would LOVE to go there" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a wonderful time. Every student had something interesting and important to say, and most of it was incredibly positive. One student was unhappy about the dress code. I decided if that was the worst thing about OSU I could probably stand to go there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"a very long day (esp. in the morning right before the interview) but i'm glad that i went" More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING REALLY" More from this Member | Report Response

"O-H-I-O!" More from this Member | Report Response

"speed dating interview style! (3 faculty members, 2 students) each has a different topic like ethics, your academic record, your dentistry experience, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not pass up this interview. Best interview i went on by far. They don't have the newest equiptment but they do have a state of the art section of the clinic, just not sure how often you get to use it. They put on a huge event thoughout the day and really encourage guests. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great-the interviewer was answering my question and trying to resolve my concerns about their school. We had a lot of fun and laughs, just realize and hopefully you get one of the easier interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall great experience. From the beginning of the day, they made me feel as if I belonged and would fit in there. The interview itself was very relaxed and a pleasant conversation. I just wish I was not so nervous beforehand because really there was nothing to worry about and they make sure you stay relaxed so they can see your real personality. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They really wine and dine you here. I was extremely impressed at their production. The interview was just a 35 minute conversation about life, I didn't get any standard questions. It was really great." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is laid back. They obviously have questions they are supposed to ask everybody, but they also tailor it to your profile. At the end they said I did a fantastic job, so it was a positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school has really moved up on my list. I was so impressed with everything at the interview. They have a lot of patient flow in the clinic and it looks like you can have a chance to get your hands into whatever interests you most. The campus is huge and has tons of facilities that you can take advantage of. The school really cares about you and geniuenly wants you to consider them. They have worked hard to build a solid program and they are dead honest about everything. I loved this place, it had a special feel to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"My best interview experience by far. It was quite an eventful day. I really got a good feel for what the school was like. It seems like they really put a lot of money into the event which is nice. They give you an intinery for day ahead of time so you'll know what to expect. The tour was quite long 2 hours. They showed you the school as well as the medical center that's connected. Overall, I would love to go to school there." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very conversational type of interview. Just know why you want to do dentistry and you'll be set." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great experience. They represented the school very well. Faculty and students were very friendly and supportave. Overall it was good enough to make me overlook some of the things that were not up to par with other schools I have interviewed at. I would attend this school of accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall... it was awesome. I really like the school and it's number one on my list right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview day was a blast. The ADCOM really tried hard to ensure that all the applicants would have a great time. Very formal/professional interview yet they didn't make me feel nervous at all. They really wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I met my interviewer at breakfast, he was a great guy. By the tme I was being formally interviewed I was completely comfortable. Lunch was fabulous breakfast was continental. Everyone was super friendly, they sell the school hard, they really want you to know how interested they are in you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They were very friendly and positive. They were upfront with concerns they had, yet they were encouraging. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I though it was a very professional and informative day. I had a great time and left with a great impression of the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time visiting OSU Dental School. It was held at the Blackwell Inn, which is a fancy hotel located right next to the "Shoe". Breakfast gave us an opportunity to mingle with some of the students and staff that were on hand and was a great start to the day. After that we broke up into our groups that were designated, and we began with the interviews. It was nice that we interviewed rather early in the day so we could enjoy the rest of the day. Lunch was really good and the tour at the end of the day gave us a good feel of the whole campus and what OSU really has to offer outside of the dental school. I was happy to be accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had breakfast and a meet-and-greet, then broke up into groups to learn info on the school, traditions, financial aid, the interview was conducted, we had lunch and an extensive tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed. I really didn't need to prepare much. From the get-go OSU asks you to relax so that they can get to know you. It really helps to calm any anxiety. My experience was great and the interviewers were kind and relaxed as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The morning started with breakfast and a casual meet and greet.We were then broken off into groups and sent into discussions about financial aid, tours of the campus, and of course had interviews. We then all met back up for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was fine. It was more me asking them questions towards the end. A lot of the students I talked to said the school doesn't prepare you well for boards, but it seems like they are starting to get a program integrated into the curriculum, but that won't take into effect for a few years. I also asked about international experiences and outreach programs because a lot of dental schools will take students to Bolivia or Cambodia to do dental work but the school really doesn't have programs for that either." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole experience was very nice and exceeded my expectations of the day would be. I already knew quite a bit about the school and had been down there before but I was really impressed by how they tried to sell the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was conducted at the Blackwell Inn, which was is a very nice hotel owned by the university. They provided a well catered breakfeast and lunch for the applicants, both of which were staffed by a small army of student ambassadors, faculty, and admissions staff (thereby ensuring that each applicant had someone from the school to talk to and ask questions). My interview was very laid back and I kept waiting for them to spring "the Question" on me (you know, the one you dread that you won't be able to answer without demonstrating some level of inferiority) but it never happened. All of the faculty and student representatives present were very upbeat and enthused to be there and more than willing to share their ups and downs with the school. Over all, I was very impressed with the program and this interview by far has been the smoothest out of the several that I have been on thus far. I highly recommend the school and, as a result of my interview, am seriously considering them as my top pick. December 1st can't come soon enough..." More from this Member | Report Response

"this was probably my least impressive interview experience. one of the interviewers was very nice and took my answers for what they were worth. the other guy let me answer questions, but then he basically told me the correct answer after i told him the "wrong one". i had no idea when he for asked my opinion, he would tell me it was wrong. i also thought the university tried to wow us with some free things, a very nice breakfast and lunch, a tour of the campus (aka look at our wonderful athletic facilities), and their hospital connected to the dental school. at every other school i interviewed at, they let the school talk for itself and we spent our day at the actual dental school, not some nice hotel across campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back, more of a conversation then an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were probably 80 or so applicants there that day and they give you presentations in a hotel near by and then interview you and give you a tour of campus and the school. They treated me like they wanted me there and even told me in the interview that I was in and they hoped to see me next year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the experience was great. I had a lot of fun in my visit at OSU. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was very impressed. Great feeling and atmosphere. I will seriously consider attending." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 37
Faculty member 4
Admissions staff 5
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 36
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.28 36

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 17
Out of state 21

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 8
2-3 hours 14
4-6 hours 4
7+ hours 11

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 13
Automobile 21
Train or subway 1
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 7
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 6
$501+ 4

What airport did you use?

US Airways

Port Columbus

columbus

CMH

COL

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 5
Hotel 23
Home 2
Other 0

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
9.03 37

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.69 39

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.54 39

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.44 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 15

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Elaborate more on school, curriculum, and opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work! The interview process was excellent." More from this Member | Report Response

"More room for interviewers, interviewee, less people each room. It was loud and talking soft spoken interviewers was hard to listen/understand and concentrate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great lunch and breakfast buffet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I DIDN'T LIKE THE 5 MINI INTERVIEWS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most spirited, people-centered program I have witnessed, treated applicants like family, impressive!" More from this Member | Report Response

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