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Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1868
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 195
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Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Dental School
Boston
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 158 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $68,320
  • Non - Resident Tuition $68,320
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 19.8
  • AVG GPA 3.4

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • 15th Floor
  • One Kneeland St.
  • Boston 02111
  • United States

School Overview

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 137
Negatively 7
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.27 154

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.94 104

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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

"Everything was perfect!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real suggestions. I really enjoyed the day. Maybe more food for the amount of students that end up coming and eating too." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. they were all nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make a digital copy of the blue book and put it online. Or send it to the applicants before their interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure there is always someone available to answer the phones." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better directions to reach interview location. Information about parking and hotels. Remind students to bring the blue book with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The book that was sent about a week before the interview was too much information a lot of it I could find on your website." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been nice to have a student give the tour of the school instead of the admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Allow more time for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too much down time, and need more student involvement during the whole day. For example, allow students who can demonstrate student life to give the school tour rather than people from admissions who can give you just "basic" facts." More from this Member | Report Response

"None Doing an amazing job" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a more concise student packet, the one sent in the mail was informative but filled with overwhelming amounts of detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice to have the opportunity to shadow one of the dental students in the clinic for a bit during the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - they were awesome! It was a snow day and they still came in to interview us!" More from this Member | Report Response

"bring more food. don't invite that many students to lunch. it's really overwhelming." More from this Member | Report Response

"possibly have a student do the tour, this would allow us all to ask questions in a very carefree and" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - very good and responsive." More from this Member | Report Response

"shorten the presentation!! I almost missed my flight!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you decide on dentistry so early on in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done for research and are you interested in doing research at Tufts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If dentistry did not exist what would you pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 5-10 years after graduating?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If dentistry was off the table what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get in to dental school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself? Strength/weakness? What do I do to relax? How will I manage my time in dental school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your thesis ( what were you studying, how did you do it, how many patients you had, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient asked you to...? (several ethical questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the workload of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry as opposed to medicine? (prompted by the fact that my parents are physicians)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ok working with sick people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about some of the things on my personal statement. And she mostly complimented my resume. They just want to know that you have been exposed to working with lots of people before." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you weren't accepted to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to love working with your hands. What activities do you do specifically? Can you handle a tough course load? How's your time managment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had a job?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can you explain more about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to go into dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did you switch careers into dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you considered medicine? why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my previous clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel about treating a phobic patient who had HIV?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"what would you change about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you get accepted, how do you plan to manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tufts? Why are you a good candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry, why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do u have any pulic speaking experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you so sure dentistry is for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How do you handle stressful situations? I said that I usually go to the gym and workout." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was a stressful experience and how did I handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"When did you first start liking dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel your undergrad experience has prepared you for dental school life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what quality do I look for in another person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as others" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Pick any person, alive or not, that you can relate the most to and why." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"About my volunteer experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you weren't 100% certain about law, what makes you certain about pursuing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name a time that was particularly stressful and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"give me one thing you like about dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my long term goals, why and what am I doing to pursue it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw someone cheating in your class, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you had a troundtrip ticket (open-ended) and in this fantasy world, everything was paid for, where in the world would you go, who would youtake with you and why would you go there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would i do if i don't get accepted? after 5 years of not being accepted???" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"So I see you do a lot of extracurriculars...cool...and yeah..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same questions as the others on this forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"your hero? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and not any other occupation in the health industry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero (not including a family member)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what one place would you travel to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who is your role model? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If your plans coming out of dental school fell through, how will you handle it and what would to you do seeing how you have a huge debt to pay back and you're on your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"why dentistry vs. medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry but not medicine? very common question asked to all students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you becoming a dentist because your mother's a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Would I go to Tufts if I was accepted at my State school? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked about a specific extracurricular activity" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked a lot about my hometown since my interviewer lived there for a while. Talked about specific details from my personal statement. It was very conversational and fluid." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think we need to provide easier dental care to underprivileged individuals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really a question, but when he would consistently reference details about my personal statement and application. We would go off on small tangents talking about the points that he brought up." More from this Member | Report Response

"give an example of when someone criticized you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself without referencing dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Just be prepared to have a conversation. After an initial question the interview will deviate dramatically." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel like it is easier delivering bad news in a British accent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you helped someone that has gone through a traumatic experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about the German language?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient has a bad breath, what would you tell the person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Experiences working with the sick/ill" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What dental procedure do you like the most and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever faced any type of discrimination? None were really difficult, they just want to talk to you to make sure you are personable and not some weirdo or anything. Everything they talk about has to do with you and your application, nothing out of the ordinary or out of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you wanted something badly but didn't get it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"any questions 4 me? lol" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If a student asked you a question, would you help him/her or screw him/her over?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the length of time you think you would spend studying each night in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on doing intramural sports at Tufts as well? " More from this Member | Report Response

"(they were all pretty basic dschool interview questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed you were part of the Greek community as an undergrad. What do you think you took from that experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your sister do? They asked if I had siblings, I said one, I didn't understand why they cared." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to pick one thing about dentistry that really gets you going, what would it be?t" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into dental school, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought about ethics. (it was a question he said he added in after we were done with the other stuff)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you are currently working in Europe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered Medicine? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to ask about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found another student cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have a super-power, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what should I tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had the power to change something about dentistry, what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"my Q's were generic, however, the other candidates I spoke w/ had more challenging ones. ex. what would you do in anatomy class, if one person in your group never prepared and kept giving the wrong answers, w/ no regard to the fact that the group grade was marked down for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Hope you are not a spoiled kid?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you rather be a big fish in a little tank or a small fish in a big tank? Wow that was weird..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How confident are you in your ability to be precise and accurate in working on a small object for extended periods of time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would u like to go back to your home country to practice in future [as I applied for International student program and I am from India.]" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of car do you drive" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a smelly, dirty, bum from the street came to your clinic, and didn't trust dentists. How would you treat him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? How do you handle a group project where one group member is not pulling their own weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any experience with sick people?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing too interesting or out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do u have any public speaking experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you considered medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I wanted to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you liked and disliked most about your academic and/or professional career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer (4th year student) had a sheet of questions to ask...but she didn't "ask" questions...it flowed very well...she merely would bring something up and we would talk about it: 1) talked about my research 2) talked about my volunteer experience 3) why dentistry, my different experiences w/ dentistry 4) how I deal with stress 5) public speaking -this was the stuff I remember her getting from her paper...I could give everything we talked about but I think it was just stuff that came up in conversation...I asked a lot about her and the school to get her talking as much as possible...maybe that will help..." More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes dentistry so challenging" More from this Member | Report Response

"How difficult were the classes you took at your university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a stressfull moment and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Same old same old...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient didnt like their treatment plan? or if they cant afford it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone in your group was slacking, how would you handle the situation. (Group grades are sometimes givin apparently in Anatomy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one instance in which you felt stressed, and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with a "difficult" person, either patient, friend, classmate...?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do so many Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) want to be dentists" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing, they were all decent." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what I would do in a number of stressful situations, one of which related to dentistry and group work and seemed like a good way of testing my character. I felt that these people were truly concerned with finding exactly who in the room would make a good dentist and that was what I liked most about the school. It was very no-nonsense, yet at the same time, the people were down to earth and the facilities were out of this world!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a difficult situation you were faced with. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you like to eat? (The school is located in Chinatown with lots of restaurants)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle having to intereact with patients who may have highly infectious diseases?" More from this Member | Report Response

"info: your in a group in anatomy lab. At the end of the lab the instructor comes by and picks one group member to answer one question. If he gets it right you all get it right, if he gets it wrong you all get it wrong. A member of your group gets it wrong two weeks in a row which means that you get a zero for two days in a row. What do you do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get accepted at Tufts this time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasnt asked any quetsions! We just talked for 30 min" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you planning on doing after 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was not one interesting question. I think they were all pretty much what I had expected. Now I applied one month before the deadline. I still got an interview, and have been accepted. So it is possible to apply late and be accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's your favorite subject in school at the moment? (I'm a high school senior, that's why they asked this question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pass/fail and grade system, which one i prefer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about going back to school full-time after working?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in a mainstream motion picture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel working with people that might have HIV." More from this Member | Report Response

"No" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Turning point the made go for Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"wanna know about boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have experience with public speaking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i would consider being a class officer due to the large amount of experience i have in the dental field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who is your hero? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"have you ever had an experience with someone with an illness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say a train was speeding towards a fork in the track. One side of the fork was an alternate route and has not been functional in 10yrs. A boy is playing on that side. The other side of the fork is functional and has fifteen people on the track. You only have time to let one group know that a train is coming. Who would you try to save?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a person, other than a family member or a public figure, who you believe is your role model." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero (not including a family member)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With money not being an issue, what one place would you travel to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero (name someone we would know, and not a person in your family)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats the most recent book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a kitchen utensil what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could name one person that I considered a hero that the interviewers would also know and why would I pick that person." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your ideal characteristics of a dental school be?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How will you pay for your education?" This led into "loans and school are two simultaneous stresses - how will you deal?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research experience while working on your MS degree (nothing to do with dentistry)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you had all of the money in the world, where would you go, you would you take, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"you're going to be experiencing a lot of stress when you start your dental education. how do you think you'll cope with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to study in a group or by yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What animal would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research on white tail deer (had nothing to do with dentistry)" More from this Member | Report Response

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Results Overview

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"The clinical education is second to none" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"The elevators are slow" | Report Response

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