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University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1896
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 60
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University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (Pitt)
Dental School
Pittsburgh
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 81 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $41,518
  • Non - Resident Tuition $48,078
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG DAT 20.3
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Student Affairs/Admissions
  • 3501 Terrace Street, Suite 2114
  • Pittsburgh 15261
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

At The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, students from across the country and around the world come to study and continue their education through a wide variety of nationally-recognized academic programs for undergraduate and graduate work. On campus, students can involve themselves with a number of the School`s active student organizations as they work to advance their knowledge and extend the frontiers of oral health. The School also provides students the unique opportunity to participate in the only dental hygiene program in the state affiliated with a major University and University Medical Center.

Facilities

The 80-unit Simulation Clinic provides first- and second-year students with a seamless transition into the clinics. The Simulation Clinic, a $2.6 million state-of-the-art teaching center, was established in August 2002. The facility provides individual stations for didactic and clinical instruction.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 57
Negatively 9
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.86 78

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.30 50

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing a good job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please give better directions for interviews. I personally felt the organization for student interviews were a bit messy." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that there were fewer applicants during the interview day (I was with 50 other students!) It was hard to stand out and get to know the school's faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish they had better/faster response to applicants and more organized interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get more answering machine storage! Haha =p" More from this Member | Report Response

"Too much downtime. Streamline things a little more. A writing sample? Really?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Are there any last things that you would like to tell me about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"if you walk into a bookstore, what section do you go to first?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational. No need to prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you shadow at four different dental offices? Why not just one for longer?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How would your obituary read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no real questions, just questions based on the conversation we were having. The interviewer did most of the talking and I asked a lot of questions. Really laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dinosaurs? (I did research on the functional morphology of typhodont teeth)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you're interested in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you get interested in dentistry? and why do you want to pursue a career in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been to pittsburgh before? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What other schools have you interviewed at? (He told me that one of my schools was very good, and that I should consider going there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not Med or Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How has your day been so far? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

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

"You've done a lot of shadowing of different dentists, tell me about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your peers assess your rapport and provide an example?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you try to maintain the same GPA you have as an undergrad in dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you see yourself specializing after dental school? If so, what field would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you what to be a dentist and not a medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, how is Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions? After this, it was more or less just a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have helped you to develop people skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to University of Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"1.Tell me about yourself 2.How do you handle challenges." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry...why our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you were a football player?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some highlights of your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"what made you decide that you want to be a dentist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Was the brunch good?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of background are you using to complete this carear." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you got sick during the semester and had to miss 2 weeks of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do u know about the NOVA's dental prgram???" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know of the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how was your lunch?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

"How were the private practices run, that you observed?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you know anything about histology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to pass away 20 years from now, what would be in the 3rd and 4th paragrahs of your eulogy (the 3rd paragraph being background information about my life and the 4th paragraph being those who I would leave behind to mourn)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your obituary read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a fear or doubt you have about dental school and/or the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you give to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pitt? I was not really asked much, he just talked most of the time. I feel a little disappointed he did not try to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you planning on doing research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what your last name means?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does Pitt rank compared to the other schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hows your relationship w/ your sister" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Questions were just asking about me as an individual." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on moving back to Florida after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This question wasn't exactly asked during the actual interview, but we were asked the following: "What would you be doing if money were no object?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your father do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you ever had any ethic dilemma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was something that made you think out of the box? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just asked about me" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What did you learn from your volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions are incredibly open ended and spur of the moment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do u like winter sports?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So cat lose their baby teeth too...tell me about that. (childhood story from personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about E=mc^2? (the first question of the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you resilient, and explain an example." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than science, what do you like?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can you see yourself specializing after dental school? If so, what field would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, just kinda chatted" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Are you married? (I'm a guy and so was my interviewer.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was shown a specific article related to dental ethics and asked to comment on it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done while you are here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what am I looking for in a dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about dental ethics? This was same question asked for timed essay. What do you think of your overall performance in terms of grade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're from Illinois. Dentistry huh?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you were a football player?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready for the competion? Because its dog eat dog day and you're wearing milk bone underwear son." More from this Member | Report Response

"what traits will help you through dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you are into politics, huh?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How I would like living in Pittsburgh" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHAT IS THE MAIN CRITERIA FOR SETTING YOUR GOALS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of an historical figure you admire, and explain why." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't remember - unfortunately, the interviewer barely had time to ask me any questions because she had a medical emergency to attend to at the time of my interview, which only lasted for 5 minutes (but she basically told me that I was a shoe-in, which was nice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer did not ask any memorable questions. He asked the typical questions that I had prepared for." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Coming from such a diverse background and having such an interest in culture, do you think you would be happy in Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response

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