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SUNY - University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
SUNY - University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1892
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 90
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SUNY - University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Dental School
Buffalo
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 94 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $62,950
  • Non - Resident Tuition $65,316
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 20.1
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Academic and Student Affairs
  • 315 Squire Hall
  • Buffalo 14214
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The primary mission of the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo is to educate oral health care professionals, biomedical scientists and educators; to discover medical and biological knowledge; and to deliver high quality, state-of-the-art oral health care. The School improves the oral and general health of the people of the State of New York through its teaching, research and service.

Facilities

The School of Dental Medicine occupies facilities in Squire and Foster Halls on the University at Buffalo`s health science-oriented Main Street (South) Campus. Laboratories, research facilities, and the latest in clinics offer the postgraduate and graduate student research and educational opportunities in six departments in the School of Dental Medicine, as well as specialty certification in various certificate programs.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 75
Negatively 6
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.62 93

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.31 62

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have all those interviewing sit side by side against a wall while we wait (like NYU's interview) rather than inside a classroom and facing the board. It was so awkward and quiet because of that since we were so far away from each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps prior to someone's interview, send out information about how to get to the school and where to park, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suggestions for hotels near the school and parking information. Also, how to reach the admission's office. For information regarding inviting parents to the info session, which was really friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have loved a longer tour and being able to see the lecture halls" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thanks so much for being so friendly and responsive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Admissions Office is really nice. Everyone I was in contact with was very helpful to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great! Nice people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to tour the school prior to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Which class did you enjoy the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Why dentistry/Where did you apply to and why buffalo/why did you major in Anthropology (or nonscience)/Do you know what a typical day is like for dental students" More from this Member | Report Response

"What started your interest in dentistry? (what event)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you interviewed at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone were to serve an underserved area after graduating, should they given priority in admission?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All normal questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools have you applied to? How many interviews have you been to? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"(I'm from Canada) Why are you applying to the USA? How many schools did you apply to? Whereabouts are you in the application process? Where do you want to live after Dental School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why Buffalo? why dentistry and not medical, what is specific about dentistry u like? ur qualities that makes u a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"5yrs later~" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not pharmacy? (I worked as a pharmacy tech. for several years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you been accepted? Where are you interviewing? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what other schools did you apply to and where else have you interviewed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Buffalo? How will you choose between all the schools? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose certain school for udnergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What time did you get in last night? Are you going to look around Buffalo after the tour? (I got in late the night before)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we know you can handle the science courses science you have only taken the required courses ask 3 times and every time I added more to it but it didn’t seem good enough for them. (I said everything from I got A’s in almost every science class, I got over 90th percentile on the DAT for my science average, nothing over a 20, nothing I said was good enough for them) You say you like science so why have you only taken the required courses " More from this Member | Report Response

"what does it mean to be a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I say to the committee on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to your undergrad school? If you could go back would you choose to go there again? - What other schools did you apply to/interview at?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"You have had a variety of experience before choosing to pursue dentistry. Can you tell me about those and what lead up to this decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? (definitly going to ask this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply? Where are you interviewing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you are doing now (I graduated in May)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to school in Nebraska when you are from New England? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Which other schools did you apply to and what are their names?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of things have you done that show your manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you go to the same undergraduate institution if you could do things all over again? " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to princeton for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does professionalism mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is professionalism? Are your parents the primary reason you chose dentistry? What schools did you interview at? Which schools did you apply to? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"is your dad (hes a dentist)the primary reason you chose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats your definition of professionalism? Why Dentistry? Why study and go to Africa your last semester? Why Buffalo? What is it about Buffalo, besides location and money, that makes you want to attend here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how did you choose [your school] for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Background info (job stuff)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual - Define professionalism and what does it mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you define professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have had many interviews, if you get multiple acceptances how will you decide which school to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism. What does it mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which schools did you interview at? Did you take the Kaplan course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits do you have that would be useful in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it about dentistry that made you want to get involved with the profession? (the second interviewer in the room with us then asked me to define "professionalism". this question WILL be asked!)." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

"If there were one statement I could relay to the admissions committee, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you hate about dentistry in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Would you want to attend school on the East coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about football (Patriots vs. buffalo)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you think you didnt do as good the first time you took the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how many hours of class Dental school requires you to attend? .... How do you think you can handle 30 credit hours a semester?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing special!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Buffalo, why NY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We see you have had difficulty your initial semester of college. Can you tell us about it? - but if you don't want to you don't have to... it's really up to you so whatever you think (I tried to answer but they told me I was 'obviously bright so never mind the question') hmmmmm...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergraduate school? why did you choose to go there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many other schools have you applied to, interviewed at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you consider swimming in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a typical day in dental school will be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You say you like the sciences, it shows here that you are a non science major why did you do that" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any rejections so far? Why did you think you were rejected?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the responsibilities and privileges that come with being a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think you will be in 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your eagle scout project? this guy really read my application!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything that was asked was on this website, look through the past questions. no need for me to repeat them." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There was a question about professionalism. In follow up I was asked to give my opinion as to why students have never yet responded with a particular answer that the interviewers were looking for. (This stumped me! But not in an especially awkward way; more of a conversational way.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"none, all questions are expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"no interesting questions. just the type of questions that are bound to make you slip in whatever answer you give." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you gained thus far in your life from your hockey experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your parents' restaurant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you find that your Theology major and Biology major ever overlapped or conflicted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you wanted me to tell the board of addmissions anything about you, what would you want me to tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do your undergraduate degree again would you attend the same four-year institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides what we already know about you, what is a quality that will allow you to do well in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think one should be humbled? " More from this Member | Report Response

"-What does professionalism mean to you? -What is your opinion on mass fluoridation? -Describe your personality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Buffalo? Instead of schools like Columbia and Penn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothin interesting really, but very in depth and probing questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what part of dentistry do you feel you will find most negative in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question would you like to have been asked by us, that we didn't ask you. What would you like the admissions com to know about you, that you have not already mentioned" More from this Member | Report Response

"what will be a negative aspect of dentistry in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you studying in South Africa for 5 months? What kind of courses will you be taking there? Are you going to make it back alive to attend school here if accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us a last impression of you. (Final punch of yourself that can be reflected towards admissions committee)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What personal attribute would make you a good dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"What negatives aspects of Dentistry have you seen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what does the word "professionalism" mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What won't you like about being a dentist in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to dental school here in the States over India?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get into all the schools, which one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about interesting things you have seen in the Dental office." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just the typical questions and the usual "professionalism" question" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got the standard "define professionalism" question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a bit about how you got here (wanting to go to dental school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"We have some tough competition...how do you think you will choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They refered to my essay and asked some things about me as a person aside from grades. I liked that very much and it gave me an opportunity to crack a few jokes and let them see me as more than just a predent grade obsessed freak of nature. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What schools did you interview at? If you receive multiple acceptances what criteria will you use to decide where to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think professionalism means?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself going with dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what does professionalism mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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