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  • University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Farmington
Individual Feedback 3 85 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 59
Negatively 12
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.48 84

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.61 57

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.28 57

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 7
25 minutes 12
30 minutes 28
35 minutes 13
40 minutes 11
45 minutes 6
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 5

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 78
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 52
In a group 25

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 77
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.91 79

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

"Why was a grade from an undergraduate class so low" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does pipetting help with your dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about this organization you were part of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research and what you did" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You could probably go into anything--why choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I've been doing since graduating." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you get this grade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite dental procedure? What was your favorite volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you're a history major, but going into dentistry. Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What animal would you be in your next life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you think dental school and medical school are separate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn about the information section today given by the associate dean? Why UConn? What part of the program attracts you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think the committee offered you a second interview? Since your first interview, what did you do to strengthen that area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You dont want to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your philosophy on learning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where will you be in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were going to be an animal, which animal would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how you decided on dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you get a rec letter from this professor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you be a good match for UConn" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to UConn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Where do you see dentistry going in the future? Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? What schools did you apply to? Where else have you interviewed? Why should we choose you to come here? How do you fit in with this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Basic review of AADSAS application, extracurricular activities, research, shadowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is dentistry a right or a priveledge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does UCONN compare with other schools you've visited?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medicine? Why not any other health field? (The only way to stop this is to either answer that dentistry is a medical speciality or to state a much lower health field--ex/"What should I be, an X-ray tech?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself in 5-10 years " More from this Member | Report Response

"have you enjoyed your time here today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you take so long to decide to go to dental school? (I graduated college and went to gradschool first, but did not like it, so I left. I didn't think taking 2 years was all that long to decide to dedicate 4 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to a career)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DATS? Were you satisfied with your performance?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I read this in your essay, can you elaborate? What have you been doing since graduation from college? Can you explain your research? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel comfortable here at Uconn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"TEll me about your major." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a dentist? What other schools did you apply? Which invited you for an interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like the snow" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other dental schools are you going to apply to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you applied to stony brook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions related to my previous research / job. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's talk about some of these grades, what happened?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what kind of research have you done? what did you actually do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Are you interested in specializing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your research further." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain about 'this' part of your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for your DATs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to the dental class at UConn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was you research about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I bring to UConn (traits)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Are you planning on specializing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you close with your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me what _____ (from application) means - for clarification purposes" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you thought about public health school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you have such few shadowing hours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you rank our program versus other top choice programs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what criteria will you use when you decide which school to choose from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is dental care a right or a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and describe your dental experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future in the year...I don't know... 2028?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You dont want to know." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why U Conn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You took all these biology courses in undergraduate so why apply to a heavy basic science curriculum like UCONN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to UCONN?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you are so interested in research, why do you feel that you need the DMD degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you plannin to go into private practice and how would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your sculpture exhibit from your art class" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could plan your own dental school education when would you start clinical training? *pause for answer* How does that fit with how UConn does it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to medical school in the past along with dental?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questioned my Cs in biochem and developmental bio." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something interesting and unique about yourself that isn't on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your work and your research experience (the two interviewers were PhD's)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about UConn? " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Details about my career (which I would not be suprised if they got all mixed up on their records b/c of their poor listening)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what's your top choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you want to be a dentist? Why not this and that or this....I could have thrown something at the guy." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What sort of community service have you done? But before I could answer: WHat kind of community service does your father do? Does he participate in X? or Y? or accept patients with minimal health coverage? Like I said, how does this apply to me? Last time I checked, my father and I are not joined at the hip, nor do we share a brain." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in one word." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your practice be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply, and what are they? How did you select those schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you plan on doing research or going into academics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for DAT? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? After graduation, what would you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"about my dental experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my undergraduate experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else are you applying? Which schools have you interviewed at? Which ones do you like so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of clinical experience and community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"did your school have a predental club? how did you prepare for the interview? why uconn? what do you do on your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your favorite procedure you shadowed" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you improve your DAT score" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities do you participate in that require dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do in this situation? (ethical)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What made you choose the schools you are applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult class I've taken." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Dental implants?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What other schools do you have interviews with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many CT residents go to UConn for the state school tuition. How is this going to factor into your decision as an out of state student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you offer UCONN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on specializing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Tell me about yourself (summarized based on AADSAS application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We speak to the admissions committee tomorrow; what would you like for us to say to them in your regard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I cant say without giving myself up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is dental care a right or a privelage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dnetistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should we represent you to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What community service have you been part of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you want us to represent you to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you worried about the amount of science classes you'll be faced with in dental school? (I'm not a science major.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about the school or any concerns?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about your activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years, both in your career and in location?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Explain why you want to be a dentist. Can we see examples of your stippling art?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nit-pick questions about stuff in my app, but not in a bad or hostile way." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like living in France?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain something from transcript. Why UConn? Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"20 minutes to explain my transcript as printed by AADSAS, because apparantly it mixed up a few of my classes in terms of when I took them. Upon offering to fax a copy of my trascript directly from my school, I was dismissed and told that the dean has a copy. So why did I spend 20 minutes explaining something that could have been cleared up in a few moments upon looking at the original transcript?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of challenges do you see in the future of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your role in your undergraduate school's pre-dental club." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is dental health care a right or a privaledge? " More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research, DAT score....." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I give you a blank check how would you fix the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific stuff about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What seems to be the biggest problem in dentistry? How good are you in terms of drawing and sewing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you really go to UConn if accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you going to be published?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You look like an interesting applicant why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you like our curriculum and method of presenting the information?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my research and whether the year that I took off to do research was intentional. When did i decide on taking a year off and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my DAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"So it looks like you dabbled in medicine a little? Why did you switch to dentistry? (I hated that they assumed I was interested in medicine at one point and sort of looked at it in a negative way - I never really considered medicine, and really didn't appreciate their making assumptions). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me a specific question on a paragraph in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry seeing that you once wanted to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"basically went over the whole aadsas app." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think so far about UConn?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you want the first procedure you perform to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your second major relate to your primary major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the Area (Farmington)? What do you think of the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the first procedure you want to complete as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many languages are you fluent in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you could handle the curriculum at UConn?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why was QR your lowest DAT score by far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Languages I speak." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about stem cells. (the conversation developed towards this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you close with your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite drink to make? (I used to bartend)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my disability and my family's disabilities " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like us to tell the admissions committee on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself 10 yrs from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you rank our program versus other top choice programs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who was the greatest uconn hoops player of all-time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a person came to you for cosmetic care because they claimed their appearance made them unemployable, is it your responsibility to treat them even if they can't afford it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of animals would you want to be besides human? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought one of my interviewers was really out of line, and I am still debating whether or not to report that person to UCONN administration. This person asked me two questions which seemed to be designed for me to just flip my lid and were beyond appropriate questions one should be asked at an interview, and had nothing to do with my application. If anyone from UCONN dental school is reading this review, I want you to know that students who spend years studying deserve to be respected. You should also hope that I choose not to do anything about your illegal questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked in depth questions about my research " More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you doing dental work without supervision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too crazy." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were reborn as any animal, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to have another life, and you were going to be an animal, which animal would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your background, would you be interested in pursuing a career in the academic side of dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think dental schools and medical schools are separate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you plannin to go into private practice and how would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you had to tell us one thing to represent you... tell us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about the applications of dental research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Where do you see dentistry going in the future? Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? What schools did you apply to? Where else have you interviewed? Why should we choose you to come here? How do you fit in with this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my interests to become a dentists, because i mentioned that I was initially pre-med." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of teaching experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you can apply your interests in [theatre and dance] to your dental office?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the comic you write for your school's newspaper. (I guess they want to see how each student is different! I didn't even think they'd see that detail in my app ;) )" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers spoke to me in Spanish at the end after I expressed that I enjoyed the language! " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting thing you saw while shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about the financial handlings at the general practice that I work in--which is irrelevant to this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is dentistry a medical specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is dentistry a right or a priveledge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unfortunately, I wouldn't qualify any of the questions interesting, as the majority were qualifications about my trascript (what courses taken when)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you see in the future for dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I dental medicine a right or a privaledge? Followed with examples of a couple senarios." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could fix the health care system, (and you had an unlimited amount of money) what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I give you a blank check how would you fix the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think dentistry should be a specialty of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Since you had interviews in California schools, would you really attend UConn if accepted? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the other schools you have interviews at and when are they?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever visited New England before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what do you think about Lenin now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the pass fail system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was the dentistry in Russia?(i am originally from there)... after my answer, "So, if you were given unlimited amount of resources, what would you put these funds into the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of UConn as compared to the school where you previously interviewed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you could tie your major (non-science) with dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about a paragraph in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Given a blank check to fix anything in health care, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"based on your work experience, how is dentistry different from retail?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How safe are amalgam restorations?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you apply to so many schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a biology major so why was Biology the lowest section on your DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything about grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you dislike about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else would you like the committee to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do in this situation? (ethical)" More from this Member | Report Response

"No specific question was that difficult, it was more the good cop/bad cop routine from the two interviewers that could trip you up. One interviewer would ask the easy and fun questions like tell us about this sport you played. The other would ask questions like "So your Women in Science club, do you just knit all day?" He was only joking and being sarcastic really but his questions probed more and it sounded like he was waiting for you to contradict yourself or forget something you wrote in your app. After talking to others who interviewed, I think it's a tactic to see what happens when they try to ruffle your feathers a little bit. But if you're relaxed, it's more of a fun conversation and I actually really enjoyed my interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you did on your DAT? Why was this score lower than the others..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I dislike about dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a country like Sweden (that has universal healthcare) would think of our need for community service and free dental clinics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer spoke to me in Spanish and asked about Spanish literature, which I was not at all familiar with =/" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you like us to tell the admissions committee on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who was the greatest uconn hoops player of all-time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was too difficult, but ethics questions required some thought." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really if you are prepared!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The most difficult question beyond interview questions is whether or not I should try to get that individual fired for asking me innapropriate questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my philosophy on learning." More from this Member | Report Response

"How should we present you in the admissions' committee meeting tomorrow?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you would be accepted to many schools, what criteria would you use in choosing the right school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare our school to your University's dental school (UofM)....building, facilities, etc...AND which schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a rec letter from this professor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"you worked with spectrophotometers........ (openended)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you be a good fit for UConn (rephrased and then asked again 4-5 times)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What direction do you see dentistry moving in within the next few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none of the questions were particularly difficult, just know your application and be honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of teaching experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"so why do you think dental schools are separate from medical schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In observing your father's dental practice, what do you think is the most difficult part of being a dentist, and what has he found to be the greatest struggle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Major grilling about my post-graduate experience & why not medicine--you can tell that they did not bother to preview my application. I was an engineering student & had not applied to med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"None-They tried to sell me the school the whole time and tried to persuade me not to go elsewhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medicine? They would not accept any answer here!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Again, few questions were even asked about my drive to become a dentist or my knowledge about the field-I felt the interviewers were unprepared and unprofessional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what your practice will be like. I have a good idea, but for some reason this question took me by suprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could fix the health care system, (and you had an unlimited amount of money) what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I give you a blank check how would you fix the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are things you dont like about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think dentistry should be a specialty of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why not medical school? They wouldn't accept any anwser to this question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if a patient is suffering from chronic depression from a dental cosmetic issue, but has not money to pay for a procedure how would you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describing my past research..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to go ahead and do a PhD? Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because of your previous interest in medicine, what makes you think that you won't change your mind after your first few years in dental school and go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"so what brings you to uconn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you really prepared for how difficult these next four years will be?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked up common questions and practiced" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN, looked up common questions, and practiced in the mirror. I know this sounds corny, but if you practice making a pre-prepared response look natural it removes a lot of stress during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"read their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Feedback thread/ ask people who interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school, talked to some people who went to health programs here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback, asked a few students who had already interviewed at UConn." More from this Member | Report Response

"read possible interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over AADSAS application, UCONN website, read a book on interviewing skills" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, wrote down possible answers, practiced by myself, meditation (haha)" More from this Member | Report Response

"researched the school; brainstormed; practiced answering anticipated questions; approached with a sincere motivation to see if the school was right for me" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Practiced with a friend on SDN questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"UCONN DENTAL website; ADA.org; ASDA"Mouth"; ASDA "NEWS"; Dr. Bicuspid.com; ADEA"Guide to dental schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked to alums, friends, sdn." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UConn website, reviewed my application, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AADSAS Application, Other secondary essays from other programs, Other schools' career service websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, able to explain weak points of my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is nothing you can do to prepare for illegal questions at an interiew. If you are someone that received a lot of interviews, then you probably can get away with making a scene and a big deal of illegal questions. If you are someone who didnt get a lot of interviews, you have to decide if you want to ask the school for another interiew, or just roll with the punch." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, answering common questions, calming myself down, reviewing my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, spoke with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"UConn website, SDN, just acted naturally. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN Interview Feedback, UConn School of Dental Medicine Website, The ADA's Future of Dentistry Report." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read the website, know the "demanding curriculum" concept" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at my application, checked up this site, made sure I knew how to answer, "why dentistry?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my application, picked out flaws etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor.com Interview practice book" More from this Member | Report Response

"I used this site, and reviewed my application for potential question areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my AADSAS application, prayed alot" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview through my pre-dental program, SDN with a grain of salt" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN mostly, website, mock interviews at school" More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews, SDN, and listening during the orientation talk in the morning" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, mock interview, practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"school's website, general medical school interview question internet search" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN feedback, school's website, spoke to current students, reread my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read over my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the information on their website. Check out the link to the Compass newsletter on their mainpage for current events at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, aadsas application, Uconn website." More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the school, SDN, read over my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, interview feedbacks, school web, and watched the presidential debate the night before. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my essay, mock interview with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, SDN Website, School's website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"read this site, read my essay, mock interview..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read their pamphlet." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site and UCONN's" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, practiced with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed the website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website (which is particularly scant in information), mock interviews with advisor, thought about some potential questions and answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, student, tried to prepare answers to possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school website / catalog, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about UConn" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was interview number two, so my first interview was my preparation." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website and curriculum, anticipated what questions they would ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my aadsas app and read the school's online website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews (undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are beautiful, newly renovated, very nice technology that few dental schools have" More from this Member | Report Response

"how well the faculty knew their students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, the students, and the curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The intense basic science curriculum and the students saying how easy it is for them to pass their boards. Also that in-state tuition is offered to OOS in the second year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone in the school was extremely friendly. Chatting with current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school itself and the friendliness of the dental students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! The students we had lunch with were so friendly, fun and intelligent. Dr. T was so encouraging and friendly. The school is beautiful and really geared to make you the best dentist you can be. I was really excited about the classes being shared with the med students the first two years. I also really liked that the dental class is small. The p/f system really allows everyone to work together and be their personal best." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything, the class size, the curriculum, the location, the pass rate and specialization rates. The cost..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super nice facilities, brand-new for the most part." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot: The curriculum. I believe they really train competent and intelligent students of the entire body...who specialize in/treat patients as dentists, but definitely understand the greater frameworks around their area of focus (head and mouth). The students were smart and honest and nice. The cafeteria had delicious food. The placement of the Health Center is a bit imposing from the bottom of the hill, but from the top/inside the views are far-reaching and beautiful. The school is very pleasant inside. Many recent updates. Copious windows and warm yellow stone walls make it very comfy and cheery inside. Nice lounges and labs. Dr. T treated us as intelligent adults. At no point did I feel like he was trying to 'sell' or pad up the school. He presented facts and valuable viewpoints/considerations in selecting a school. Interviewers asked reasonable questions and were nice about it when I had difficulty answering some of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything Dr. T talked about in the orientation (answered all of the questions I had before my interview... :/), brand new sim lab, promise of brand new clinics by our 3rd year, cost, opportunities in research/ huuuuge building project planned." More from this Member | Report Response

"rigor, P/F, number of students that specialize, in class hours, clinical hours, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is "extremely demanding" as they will tell you several times and there are a LOT more science courses and clinical hours than most schools, but it sounds like great preparation for the future (90% pass rate on the NBDE!) Everyone was friendly and welcoming and the campus was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"PBL curriculum, pass/fail system, overlapping courses with medical students the first two years" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are GORGEOUS! The hospital is on a hill and is in a lovely location, the faculty and students are so nice - they know everyone, and the school is fairly easy to navigate. The school churns out great dentists. The food is pretty good :D" More from this Member | Report Response

"hospital campus setting; friendly; excellent faculty:student ratio; safe suburban locale; gorgeous campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very friendly and open, the cafeteria, pass/fail" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing student to faculty ratio 3.3, soooo much money invested in the school for renovations which most will be done by beginning of 2009, very high % of class does international volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything: Curriculum, facilities, student body, 90th Percentile on NAt. boards, Research opportunities, Staff, Administration" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, dr. thibodeau & his staff, culture, stdents, cafeteria, location, no need for clinic "requirements" but rather competency in the procedures" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities (all newly renovated or soon-to-be renovated), the students and faculty, Dr. Thibodeau's presentation, NBDE board scores, PBL, pass/fail" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class size; good faculty to student ratio; good living environment; pass/no pass system; board exam passing rate" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental Program" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed to love it there. I loved the small calss size and the fact that everyone seemed to respect eachother as competent students. Everyone seemed to want to support each other, and I think this is partly due to their pass/fail philosophy." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were very enthusiastic and appeared happy to be there. The orientation was very informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love there integrative approach, classes with the medical school, and the fact that they're not in class from 8-5 every day." More from this Member | Report Response

"ranked among the top five for board scores, high specialty match rate, pass/fail, camaraderie among students." More from this Member | Report Response

"91% average on part 1 and 2 of the boards, high specialty rate, pass/fail, PBL, critical thinking in dentistry course and a medical school curriculum. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed very upbeat and positive. The students said that the curriculum is demanding, but it is managable....and you can still have a life...(unless if it's two weeks before an exam) :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The streamlined curriculum, small class sizes, high specialty placement rates, and the low cost of education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their PhD program is good. The area is pretty. The health center is very large and the inside, for the most part, is nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"ummm, the boards mean scores are super frickin high" More from this Member | Report Response

"pbl classes, trips offered to countries abroad to provide dental care " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great program. Seems really tough but worth it overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school and the didactic and clinical aspects of the program. The area was beautiful and the Farmington vally is very much a quant New England town. I also liked the fact that there are not multiple classes during the first 2 years; you have a learning block of time with the medical students from 9-12 but that means you don't have different teachers and different tests competing for your time- just one test every 5-6 weeks. you start clinical stuff your first year and they don't have the numbers requirement for procedures that you see at some other schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"HIGH specialization rates and amazing student performance on the boards. Med school based curriculum. SDN rumors about UConn were laid to rest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Safe Location of the school, Technology, Cafeteria" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Thibodeau (dean), students enthusiasm, location (close to hartford)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is one of the best in country. I like the small classes and medical focus. If you want to be a leader in the field, this school is for you. They did a great job of stressing that the school is rigorous, and if you like that sort of thing than this is the school for you. Hey, you dont become number one by taking it easy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"we toured the clinic well before lunch and the place was hopping. there were tons of patients, enough to fill the 3 waiting rooms through which we passed. the faculty seemed very devoted to excellence, but they were not distanced from the students. almost everyone gets residency after 12 months, when asked about drop-out rates and such numerous people independently of each other said essentially unless you decide to drop out, you will have to actively work very hard to not graduate." More from this Member | Report Response

"the way the basic medical science courses )or should I say, one extensive course) is set up. Also, low income patients are covered under special state insurance so that most procedures can be completed in the clinics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their belief that all graduates should be competant general dentists before they move onto specialties (other schools push you right into a specialty early on)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice the faculty, students, and fellow applicants were" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very strong program, everyone reclassifies as an instate resident after first year (cheap!), nice facilities, high rate of specialty and GPR placement" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school is great. It's very safe and beautiful. Others say that there's nothing to do there, but I drove for about 10 minutes and found myself in beautiful downtown Hartford. It was aroud 4:00 in the afternoon, so I didn't go around looking for clubs and bars and stuff, but I'm sure there's a reasonable amount of things to do if you're only a few minutes from downtown. Also, I found out there were some sweet mountain biking trails behind the school. The curriculum seems very well balanced. Strong academics, but sufficient clinical emphasis also. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. THIS SCHOOL IS #1. I can't say enough about how impressed i was with the faculty, curriculum, students, and setting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the view of the school atop of the hill" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like what UConn has to offer. Great academics, volunteering and research opportunities. Students say they do not have trouble getting patients despite the fact that it is in a nice neighborhood. Pass/Fail " More from this Member | Report Response

"residency placement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. T is awesome, the other guys...well..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Inexpensive price, state-residency in 2nd year!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is theme based rather than seprated out into specific courses. Although dental students are co-taught with med students, they are supplemented with dental-specific material in the afternoons. I was also impressed with their problem based learning approach and very small class size. The student tour guides were friendly and knowledgable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The small class size, high board scores, good school to specialize. Also, the pass/fail system, no GPA...early clinical experiences as well. I was really impressed with the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Problem Based Learning (PBL), the high board scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very accessable staff, small class size, interesting curriculum, and reputaion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly. Dr. Thibodeau was really nice and very imformative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Best education at a lower cost. Their curriculum stressing both didactics and clinics. Nice faculty members. Nice building. Small class size. Nice food at their cafeteria (not expensive at all.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The nice area the school is in. Farmington is a very affluent area. The class size. The curriculum is very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's curriculum, faculty and facility. They make you feel that if you graduate from here, you will be the leading and top dentist of your time. Everyone was really nice and helpful. The small student to faculty ratio." More from this Member | Report Response

"high board scores, very nice facilities, state gives lots of money to the dental school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is big and clean." More from this Member | Report Response

"The health center facility is gorgeous, and Connecticut funds UConn with huge amounts of money, which they use to upgrade their facilities and fund research (CA is in a state deficit, lots of budget cuts at UCLA and UCSF)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very organized. The students I met were all very nice. Dr. Thibidoue was very informative not just with UCONN but on choosing the right Dental School." More from this Member | Report Response

"The high board scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Formality, Punctuality, Organization and kindness. They really make you feel that your are wanted" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are up to date" More from this Member | Report Response

"the way that Dr. Thibodeau thoroughly explained the coarse load and methods of learning. they left no question unanswered. there is also a high percentage of students passing on the boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"More time for research in the summer than in other schools i visited - the break is not 4 weeks long!; cheap; the curriculum(themes) is very appealing to my way of learning, and the environment very apt to my way of studying as well; Problem-based learning courses; friendliness and sincerity of people, small class(plus for me) and yet located in a big building that makes it open and free-like. nice clinics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Thibodeau was really friendly and helpful. The students who gave the tour were also helpful, and answered most of our questions. The dental school is really nice in terms of facilities / availability of patients. I was also impressed with their program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Connecticut is gorgeous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall great atmosphere, competitive curriculum, friendliness of the faculty, enthusiasm of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"board scores, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"the reputation of the school, the cost of living, and how honest both the staff and students were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent board scores, students were honest about how hard the program is, clinics were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's a really good school and the admissions faculty know it, sometimes it came off a little arrogant" More from this Member | Report Response

"No parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location and very little ethnic diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"The food... cafeteria was way too packed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an incredible day touring up until the interview. The bad cop/good cop kind of discouraged me and left me with a bad feeling afterwards. Still got accepted though :), so the anxiety was all for naught." More from this Member | Report Response

"Also the rigor... students might not get a life" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was the last of 7 students in my group to interview so I had to wait about 2 hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"Farmington is a small town, smaller than I am used to; however, it is not too far from Boston or New York. Also, the interview seemed to be conducted in a good cop/bad cop manner in which one of the interviewers seemed very friendly while the other one was pretty stoic. I don't know if that was on purpose." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinics seem kind of old and empty" More from this Member | Report Response

"the THREE HOUR orientation, the car-intensive suburban location, the seventies-looking building" More from this Member | Report Response

"My low shadow hrs really hurt me and it was the main topic of discussion." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was snowing on the highway on the way back :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, i was anticipating crummy facilities but upgrades in past year make it a more enriching place to spend 4 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"med school curriculum; lack of diversity; stressful academic environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would never go to UCONN dental school based on how I was received at my interview. If you have the choice, interview at another school and dont waste your money." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities were old; some classrooms and halls havent been redone since the 70's and theres wood paneling to prove it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price of the school for out of state students." More from this Member | Report Response

"kept stressing how hard their curriculum is, clinics are a little old and dim but they are renovating soon, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Kept comparing UCONN to Harvard, the clinics are not as nice as other places but the pre-clinics are being rebuilt for the 2008 entering class." More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinics were a bit old looking and dim....but they said there were making renovations in the future" More from this Member | Report Response

"The feel of the clinics. (The equipment seemed very up to date, but the lighting & wall appearance were less than appealing.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"The pre-clinics are crap. There is little flexibility in the curriculum. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it is in Farmington, nuff' said" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities were kind of shotty.... but, they assured us that the quantity and quality of the faculty made up for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How hard it'll really be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bless his heart but Dr. Thibathou talked for 3 hours straight. It didn't negitively impress me, I just wasn't prepared to sit for that long. At some points I felt like I as in a college lecture scrambling to take notes and trying not to day-dream." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is in the middle of nowhere. Nice view from the big window in the board room though." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people--it's not so much what they said, it's what they didn't say." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much. I think that the school is great Dr. T is cool and very helpful, despite the negative remarks I saw on the site. He makes you feel at home, and lets you know that if you got an interview, "Its not a matter of getting into school, but which school."" More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinic seemed old and dungy. low celings, boring walls, oddly placed lockers. i can also see how people would get the notion that the peolpe here are operate on the assumption that they are better than other schools. i however got no such impression. it seemed to me like they demand alot, but are willing to do all it takes to help you accomplish and achieve it. this is my idea of a good, strong education system. others may disagree." More from this Member | Report Response

"location. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities - rooms have no windows and all fluorescent lighting. Somewhat of a stressful and depressing atmosphere. The preclin labs seemed great though!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The excessive stress everyone talks about throughout your visit" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Thibodeau is not as welcoming or dynamic as you would like, however he will be upfront with you about whatever you want to know, so I guess that's not really a negative afterall. Everyone seems really tired, but I guess that just says that you have to work hard to do well there which also isn't really a bad thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the thought of not getting in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Intense & hostile interview. Poor listening skills & major arrogance. If these people are indeed faculty members & dental student advisors--RUN!!! They were extremely proud of their "Extremely Demanding Curriculum" yet they seemed concerned that they are unable to topple Harvard as the top dental school academically. Poor looking clinics compared to other schools--most clinical rotations are with residents, pediatric dentistry is done offsite. This school is not very diverse." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch was really short. Wish the tour was not given during lunch hour so we could see the clinic with patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"the inferiority complex they have. "we're just as good as harvard." but they're not harvard..." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer basically told me that he didn't think I wanted to attend UConn. He said I should go somewhere that they will teach me handskills and how to make money. I left my interview KNOWING I would not attend UConn." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get a chance to really talk with the students, felt like they were only letting us see what they wanted us to see." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinics were dimly lit, and empty (lunch hour). It would have been nice to have seen the clinic in action. However, the most negative aspect I found was the interview. I felt the interviewers asked me no pertinent questions as to why I was trying to pursue a dental career, and instead focused on my father (who is a dentist), which I felt told them nothing about me, and was borderline harrassment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were unenthusiastic and not really helpful when showing us around...but they were still nice, don't get me wrong. Perhaps, they should have picked a more motivated group of individuals. Also, the EMPTY clinics....i guess they said it was lunchtime. The somewhat isolated location of the health center, although students and faculty said they have no problem getting enough patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of a strong patient base (the dental school is within the UConn health center which sits atop a hill in the middle of Farmington, which is in the middle of NOWHERE)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were definitely people waiting for dental services, but when we toured there was no one in the clinic, or the teaching laboratories. The tour guide said it was because everyone was at lunch, but it still struck me as odd." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was scheduled very poorly. We heard about the curriculum for 3 hours, had to eat in 5 mins, and then I was one of the last people interviewed and had to sit for an hour and a half with nothing to do. The school is also in the middle of nowhere, but the scenery is great if you like the outdoors." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. How they emphasize their results on the board as the only measure of how good they are as a school. It is not a very outstanding school except for this reason alone." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers didn't seem very friendly. the student who toured us was kinda arrogant. still seems like a competitve environment even though curriculum is pass/no pass" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess I can say the cold weather, but I actually thought it was bearable (this coming from someone who lived in CA all his life). Most of the time you're inside their nice facilities anyways" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer did not even look at my file until I arrived. She also was part of the Med school and didn't even know a think about dentistry. She wasn't able to answer any questions about the Dental School except to say it is a very good program. Clinics were dark and cold. Building was impressive looking like Ceasar's Place, but confusing. Did not like the emphasis on how demanding the curriculum is...wherever you go Dental School is demanding and if your not ready for it you shouln't be applying. Also, community looked quiet and dead." More from this Member | Report Response

"How they thought they were the greatest dental school in the nation because of their high board scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviers didn't have a clue about Dentistry. They didn't read my file ahead of time" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people there seemed a little pompous. I also didnt like that there were 2 interviewers becuase in my case on of them was very nice while the other was a complete dick" More from this Member | Report Response

"i thought that the interview and presentation of the school was a tad bit too slanted towards the excellence of board scores. after the fiftieth reference to their greatness, i started to fidget in my chair. also, i thoght that the lecture halls were dingy,and the clinics were a little bit claustrophobic and not so well lit. the whole facility looks like a stadium disguised with a high school interior (and a few nice hallways here and there) " More from this Member | Report Response

"hard to think of one..." More from this Member | Report Response

"They did not ask me many questions about my interest in dentistry, as I thought would be the case." More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus is in the middle of nowhere - you can't walk anywhere off campus and Hartford really isn't too exciting (one student actually told me that if you want to have fun, don't come here); I was also negatively impressed the stress level of students - I have seen a bunch of schools and the students just looked really unhappy at UConn; I was also negatively impressed with the pre-clinical labs (I'd heard that they had top-of-the line facilities, and I definitely have seen much nicer facilities than the ones I saw at UConn). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer came on a little strong regarding my grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was short and the highlight was the fact that Mike Tyson had sold his house down the street to Fifty Cent. The entire day was spent discussing their curriculum and how great it was. When I asked about other opportunities outside the classroom, there wasn't much to be said, as my question was basically blown off. The clinics are outdated and the school isn't as up-to-date with technology as one would assume a state school to be. The arrangement of the day gave us 10 minutes to eat lunch and "ask questions" with the students (of which the usual answer was, "We're the best because of our boards scores."). At the interview they asked us to fill out a paper saying whether or not we would need special accommodations for testing (i.e. if we had a learning disability). I thought that this was a ridiculous request seeing that we hadn't even been accepted to the school -- they don't need that information. During the interview, I asked the interviewers about how the DMD/Ph. D. program worked and they refused to answer my question, saying that it was unnecessary to answer unless I had a "documented interest" in the area, of which they saw none. So this question, with many from the day, went unanswered. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour. it was done by 4 students. we spent 45 mins having lunch and about 15 mins touring the school. didn't get to see much of the labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some students seemed unhappy because the program is so difficult and because of all of the specifically medical information the have to learn." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview was pretty conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"how relaxed the interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"A high percentage of people interviewed end up getting offers. This is not to say that you are a lock when you get your interview notice, but it should give you some confidence" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be the first one interviewed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing specific about the interview itself but I didn't know that you can claim in-state residency after the first year! Made me realize how much more affordable the school would be (I'm OOS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of construction everywhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did know about this ahead of time, but I want to make sure others do too: the info session is long, but valuable, listen up! : )" More from this Member | Report Response

"GOOD COP/ BAD COP. If you're not particularly stunning at interviews (like me), prepare for this. Don't let the negative comments deter your answer to the questions. Keep your convictions and you should be good." More from this Member | Report Response

"where I could park" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I'd have to wait for a long time before my interview... I would have brought a book or something!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview activities started at 9:00 instead of at 8:00." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax - the interviewers are very nice and personable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not drink too much caffeine before the orientation, or drain your bladder!" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the orientation would last THREE HOURS!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dents take ALL the same morning classes/tests as the meds, not just some." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, Dr. Thibodeau was very thorough and his staff as well!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax... the interview is more like a conversation than an interrogation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered that I have a high threshold for illegal interview questions and I was able to keep my cool. I discovered that DDS/DMD professors that get stuck making minimal pay in academics while their counterparts in private practice make lots of money, have a stick up their ass and will take out their frustration on people who come to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered that I really loved it there and that everyone would be so friendly. I got the opposite impression after reading some posts here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How beautiful the school's location was." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we would sit for close to 3.5 hours in a over-heated room for the introduction." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long the introductory talk was going to be and how you could wait a hour 1/2 for your interview if you are the last one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That everyone would be so cool there" More from this Member | Report Response

"At lunchtime, be sure to get your food quickly. There's not a whole lot of time to eat." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3 hour talk at the beginning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nada" More from this Member | Report Response

"How great the program is and how nice the surrounding area is. I wasn't prepared for how much I was going to like the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Farmington is a FARM town and costs A LOT to live there :( Boston and NYC are within a train ride away :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"wear comfy shoes-a lot of meeting and touring" More from this Member | Report Response

"uconn ranks in the top 3 on step.1 of the boards and top 3 on step.2 of the boards. thats impressive! (avg. of 90% or higher)" More from this Member | Report Response

"i did quite a bit of research, so i was pretty prepared. my interview was, however, very professional but not in a way to back me into a corner (as i've read they've been for other students). i went in feeling very stressed, and i walked out wondering why my experience was so different from others'." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they are a great school, but seem to have some sort of inferiority complex. They try to mimic other schools and put the students in class for TONS of hours...just doesn't seem necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the actual inteview was not as stressful as others had described." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"that this school would become my #1 choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is nothing in the area. I arrived to get grounded in my surroundings the night before. The Dunkin Doughnuts across the street from the entrance of the school was closed at 8PM on a Sunday night!? There is no place to grab a quick bite--no Wendy's or McDonalds, only a pizza place where all of the local high school jocks hang out. The dental school only comprises 5% of the facility--which is in a hospital/medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"it's located on a floor of the hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Thibodeau mentioned about 20x that the curriculum is "extremely demanding". Over and over and over again.. felt it was overkill. But maybe it really is that tough at UConn." More from this Member | Report Response

"I just wish that the interview had been more professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state students can get re-classified as in-state after the first year!!! Awesome...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared for a fairly rigorous interview. The interviewers, although nice, were very serious. The questions were straitforward, but be prepared to explain exactly why you applied to Uconn." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not nearly as stressfull as I would have imagined. Dr. Thibideau was extremely nice, and very honest about the school and the admissions process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day could run until 3:30 for some people." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no good public transportation system. You need a car to get around. Bring your car to interview, or if you don't have a car, rent one! " More from this Member | Report Response

"That you need a car to get around, the area is very dull, and their facilities are not the best even though they said that they have received a huge grant from the government." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you have to go to med school for 2 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of beautiful trees around (very nice scenery!) Problem is though..it's in the middle of nowhere :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The health center is not very close to the hotel I stayed. It was supposed to be only 2 miles (4 minutes), but it took more than that." More from this Member | Report Response

"UConn class is only 40 students large, very nice. They have a very high rate of ppl who go on to specialize" More from this Member | Report Response

"How horribly they prepare you clinically. You get to assist once or twice durring your 1st and 2nd year. The students even hate it. All students that I talked to were planning on specialising in Ortho. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd know morea about the current Dental/Medical events. Insurance cases and general State legislature passings. They really interview you even when you think they aren't" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the school is in the middle of no where. for a new yorker like myself, i think that the lack fo things to do would quickly drive a person in need of a mental break from the grueling curriculum crazy in a hurry." More from this Member | Report Response

"that my interview would be more formal and serious than other interviews i went to. I already got used to laid back environments..." More from this Member | Report Response

"No Sim Labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"that there is NOTHING around the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The informative session regarding legistics takes up your whole morning before lunch. I would have gotten more sleep because althought it was very helpful, it was hard to sit for that long." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because of the boards scores, the students and faculty alike were quite full of themselves and made this fact very clear. The answer to many of my questions was, "Well, we're the #1 school for boards scores." This made me think that there wasn't much else going for them. Also, pediatrics clinics are off-site." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was as i anticipated. all good." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had heard from others that the interview process at UConn was terrible, so I was very nervous. The interview itself wasnt bad at all, so my nervousness was for naught. I don't know though...some other interviewers may be tougher judging by what friends have said." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, this is an amazing school with extremely nice facilities and a high rate of acceptance into residency programs. The interview is very simple with typical questions and a conversational atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly. They really sold me on the curriculum!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school with great people. I liked the visit in general" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school and kept comparing every other school I interviewed at to this one. I was accepted (!!!) and can't wait to start in August! :D" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great School." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really really nice school!! I was very impressed with the basic sciences curriculum and the facilities are new and beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really liked the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was my #1 choice going in to the application process. The orientation and tour with students confirmed it for me. I'm going to stray from the cliche "relax and be yourself"... obviously be honest with your answers, and don't change them to fit what you think *they* would like to hear. Prepare for it. Make sure you are comfortable answering questions in the field and responding to adverse or negative comments. The main purpose is to see if you can remain calm, coherent, and concise with your answers under pressure. You're only one step away from getting in, good luck! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, I would love to go there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience and great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk to the other students in the room - if you're friendly with them, it makes the whole day much easier and more bearable. Also wear comfortable shoes. Make sure you know your application COLD - I made a fool of myself by referencing something that wasn't on my transcript but was on my application, and they corrected me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great setting for those who like peace and quiet. Still, not far away from major cities. Top-notch, caring faculty. Happy students. There's a reason why UCONN does so well on boards. Their curriculum is extremely demanding, but effective. I knew I made the right decision by applying here. I knew I would not regret spending the next 4 or more years at UCONN." More from this Member | Report Response

"i came in expecting a more rural, pretty location, and the ugly building surrounded by parking lots threw me for a loop. everyone drives to school even though they live across the street. that being said, the education is pretty great and very affordable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good cop/bad cop interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you want the challenge of an extra demanding curriculum, Love human physiology and want to on the edge of 21-century dentistry,That IS a TOP choice school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"i want to go here sooooo bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my second interview after being waitlisted, where the admission committee gave CT residence a second opportunity for an interview. The first interview led to a mis-communication about my past activities in relation to dentistry; mainly because I didn't know they knew so much about me. However, the second interview I prepared well in advance with mock interviews with my dentist (who I had been shadowing), and I was able to explain everything about my application well. Unlike my first interview, I was not at all nervous; mainly because I prepared well for the second time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I summarized my interview previously. I had two people interviewing me, one was just sitting there while the other one asked me questions. It seemed that one of them was attempting to make me flip out by asking me two illegal questions. Right now I am trying to decide whether to go after this person for these questions. I feel as if I wasted one thousand dollars by going out there for the interview. Im sure that UCONN staff reads these reviews. Learn to respect students, the money they spend to travel to your school, and the efforts they have made to attain high scores. Show them respect during your interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it was alright. The interviewers were very stone-faced and won't give you any inkling as to whether they like your answers or not. The only advice I can give is to go in confident and have explanations for any weaknesses on your application. Don't second guess any of your answers. I have a feeling they were trying to get me to second guess myself at one point, but hold true. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. T was extremely thorough. It was by far the most informative interview I attended. I was very impressed with what I learned about the curriculem: integrative approach to classes, classes with med students, great board scores, high specialty match, very small classrooms, a 6 to 1 faculty-student ratio" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a real nice school with a really strong track record. The curriculum is a bit more tough than other schools but it makes the boards seem like a joke. The interview was pretty relaxed. I had a sort of good cop/ bad cop pair of interviewers (I think everyone does). Just remain calm and be prepared to be able to backup everything you say. They know your file well so make sure you do too." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great experience at a beautiful school. UCONN is on top of a big hill so there is a beautiful view of Hartford and all the trees. One of the nicest dental school areas. The interview was very relaxed and low stressed. Just be yourself and show confidence in your answers and you'll be fine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A very relaxing and informative experience. They acknowledge your hard work. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a very positive experience. From what I had read here on SDN, I expected a very difficult and confrontational interview. Thankfully, my interviewers seemed pretty upbeat in their questioning. I can actually say that I enjoyed my UConn interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I am from cali, so school totally lacked in cultural and social aspects. IF you are from cali, forget about finding diversity. However, that does not mean the school sucks. If you want to go into specialty, this school will get you there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The two interviewers seemed kind of soft spoken... I felt like I was talking over them. They asked pretty specific questions from the application, but I felt like I was being very vague in return. But they were very nice, kind and respectful people. The students were also very nice, they seemed kind of inhibited at first. But at lunch they became more talkative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Hardest interview by far, but one of the nicer interview days. The actual interview wasn't hard in a bad way (everybody was very friendly) but I would make sure to know your application like the back of your hand; my interviewer certainly did. I also felt like I had to sell myself as a "UConn student" during the interview. As someone on here said before- if you get an interview you're going to be a good dentist, it is just whether or not you fit with UConn. Overall, I really enjoyed the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, was congratulated about how I managed to get an interview at UConn. They plan to interview at most 160-180 applicants for 45 seats and will send 90 offers of admission for the coming cycle. Dr. T told us that we were some of the top applicants the country has to offer and should have no problem getting into a school as it is a matter of WHERE we will attend and not IF we can get in anywhere. The interview at UConn acts to determine whether a candidate is a good fit for their program as if there were reasons to reject us, we would not be there interviewing. Oh yeah, extremely demanding curriculum and love of human biology is necessary for success at UConn. The interview itself was pretty laid back and we got over the issues with my app immediately. Although at times the interviewers bickered with each other following my responses. So no matter what, one of the interviewers would support my statements which I found reassuring. Was told I might've gotten into the medical program when my GPA was mentioned." More from this Member | Report Response

"In the interview, it was as if they were trying very, very hard to make sure that they appeared the opposite of themselves. Although every one tries to put his best foot forward when making a first impression, this school's shoe is dolled up. When trying to hard to appear great, you can generally tell that someone is trying to hide something. At lunch, I over heard some dental students mention meeting at the nearby club (Scarlet's). In the evening, I went there for a few drinks and spoke to a lot of students. They told me that if they knew what this school was like before they came here, they would have chosen a different school, no matter the cost. Several of them kept looking over their shoulders while telling me this--as if they were afraid they would get caught. I mentioned that to them and they said that they always had to be on the look out. I also met two dentists who were residents. Those guys had gone there for dentistry and now wer going for residency there. Even they were hesitant to speak out. They told me that it wasn't just that they had to study till the wee hours. They mention how the professors treat students. They said that was worse than the studying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"this is my first interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"great place. don't go here if you're not willing to get your butt kicked for 2 years. it seems like you'll bennefit grately from it if you can, however. my general impression is that the clinical years here are not as difficult as the academic, but i doubt they are defficient clinically. the actual walls are just old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed, pleasant. Basically just wanted to review what was on my application, measure my motivation to go into dentistry and suceed at UConn." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was REALLY fun and relaxed, mostly because one of my interviewers was a cheerful, happy woman. (Usually UConn has neutral, stone-faced interviewers, but don't let that intimidate you!). They surprisingly asked about specific activities I'd done, like my music, my comic, being an EMT, etc., and didn't barrage me with academic or dentistry questions. So in that sense, it was more summarizing what I did. They asked me general questions about dentistry, but I didn't feel interrogated or anything. The room was HOT though, and it's different to have to talk to TWO people. But it's pretty short and relatively painless. Don't be afraid if they don't accept an answer - sometimes they keep asking until they like what they hear! About the school: it might be a little depressing-looking and feel like a hotel (it shared a building with a hospital), but they prepare GREAT dentists. It's a stressful and rigorous ride, but the students seem to be some of the best-prepared in the nation. They have a good balance of clinical and academia. I just don't know if I personally like the environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really had a great time. It was my first interview, but I really enjoyed the facilities and the personal attention. It was obvious that the students worked very hard despite the fact that classes are P/F, and the technology, services, and attention were phenomenal. All students do well on their boards, lots of research is availabe for specialities, and I liked the PBL learning style." More from this Member | Report Response

"Unlike previous comments, we were taken to the clinics in the morning and they were packed - no lack of patients at all. Also, Dr. T was very welcoming although clear about the type of student UCONN is looking for. The students there seemed happy, but all warned that first year is very difficult. But its P/F so it takes out a lot of competition. Once a week they have a 4 hour PBL (problem based learning) session, which works for some and not others. The interviewers were not the friendliest people in the world, but they were very nice. Overall I was impressed and it moved from low on my list to high." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience overall. They will not sugar coat things at all, but you don't really want to be tricked into going somewhere, I suppose. So you learn everything you need to know about the school. I like UConn. I think they are looking for a very specific kind of student, and those kinds of students really love it and thrive there. You just have to be what they're looking for. You have to interview there to find out what I'm talking about. A lot of the rumors I had heard from crybabies on this website were put to rest when I went there. They were very well prepared, and had read through my application thoroughly, but they were not interrogatory or beligerant. They just want to make sure you are not a slacker and take it seriously. If you're prepared it won't be stressfull." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly, conversational, and brief. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Long story short: UConn is a great school, if you're from connecticut or rhode island. Huge hospital in the middle of nowhere, absolutely nothing to do around there, dental school facilities are not much to look at, clinics were dead when I saw them. I met quite a few students, none of which really impressed me. In particular, I felt like there was this kind of "I'm from Connecticut" thing going on with the students & some of the interviewees, and I felt extremely excluded. Also, a lot of the male students seemed very unfriendly, and not the sort of people i'd want to hang-out with. They reminded me of high school students. Board scores might be good, but don't think it translated into stellar overall class specialty match percentages. One thing that impressed me was the interview. It was very serious, and they were one of a handful of schools that actually asked me about my research. Also asked intelligent questions like "how come you didn't ask for a letter of rec. from this prof. you worked for?" Impressed me a bit. I like the small class size, but overall UConn is a thumbsdown for me. It's in the middle of nowhere, the hospital is very impersonal and the dental school isn't well defined, students are unimpressive, and I never saw one person in their clinic. If I went there, i think i would probably kill myself. I would rather not be a dentist at all than go there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started out well with a 3 hour presentation by Dr. Thibodeau--who is extremely nice about the school, the financial aid, the usual. Lunch was 5 min in the extremely crowded cafeteria at its peak time, students are nice, but tired looking. Claimed that the Pass/Fail system was initially stressful, but they finally adapted so that they can sleep. Willing to answer direct questions. Interviewers were both awful, Dr.Russelmonde (guy) playing good cop & Dr. Hagj playing evil cop. Became evident that both had not gone over my application previously, because were asking stupid questions regarding the order I took my classes (I had taken some social science and A&P classes at a local community school after graduation), were extremely poor listeners (I had to repeat it 5-6 times that I was taking Orgo Lab, not the lecture after they looked extremely confused), and were arrogant. The only time I noticed that they were listening was when they asked what schools I had interviews to--& they were furiously scribbling this down. Was chewed out when I asked if there was an honor code & ethics enforcement in this school. I did not see it listed anywhere & I like to see it in all of the schools I apply to. They assumed that I had cheated my way through school & was intending to do that there. Wanted to know what motivated me to go into dentistry instead of other heath fields & would not accept any answer I gave them. Insisted I had no skills listed in my personal statement from my extensive work experience (GRRRR!!). Would not recommend this school unless you are an extreme masochist. I can't believe that these interviewers are also your professors. They must have been such extremely poor dentists to seek employment elsewhere--no wonder, poor people skills. Good Luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! Will be a lot of work taking both the medical school classes and dental school classes. Small class size, inexpensive compared to other schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"uconn is one of the best dental schools in the country. if you want to go into general dentistry and open up your own private practice...go to BU... the uconn students had a HUGE complex about being second fiddle to harvard and that negativity permeated everything all the students said. to the person who posted right before me (dec. 9th), they wouldn't accept an answer to "why not medicine" because if you had looked at the name of the school you'd realize that dental medicine is a branch of medicine. then, you would have been able to asnwer the question fairly easily..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very negative. The student who gave the tour was continually ripping on other schools. He was a bitter little guy." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were friendly enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"The morning discussion by Dr. Thibodeau (assistant dean of admissions)was incredibly informative, yet relaxing. During our curriculum discussion, we went into a mock PBL (problem based learning) approach, which really opened my eyes as to how UCONN teaches their dental students. Dr. Thibodeau underlined that the school you choose should be the right fit, whether that means UCONN or not. He even offered to give help and advice to anyone having questions about the right program (again, whether UCONN or elsewhere). The student led tour was good, as the students were willing to answer all questions, and even share their experiences with us (positive and negative). It would have been nice to have been able to have eaten over a longer time period, but they are trying to pack a great deal into one day. In general, I was impressed by UCONN. I truly didn't think I would be, as I had heard that their students were not as clinically prepared as others. But they go through all possible elective rotations, must challenge for competency for each procedure, and average 3rd on the National Boards part 2 (as well as part 1, if you're wondering). Being a Connecticut resident, I know the area, and therefore was used to the fact that it is in a suburban location, and that a car is almost necessary (public transportation is not frequent). Up until the interview, I was quite excited about the possibility of coming to the school. However, after such an interview where I felt they were more concerned with my father (the dentist) rather than myself, I have begun to reconsider whether I would attend this school. Perhaps that is rash, as I had a good experience up until that point. Dr. Thibodeau was also nice enough to extend his services if anything went awry in the interview. After emailing him I may change my mind. I apologize as the rest of this will seem like a mild Dennis Miller rant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was nice...Uconn is now one of my top choices. The small class size and "extremely demanding" curriculum will definately ensure a good dental education to anyone who is willing to go through it. The interview itself is not exactly stressful, but not a blow-off either. THe ask ALOT of questions...trust me, you'll be talking the WHOLE time, so be prepared for anything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Be ready for an exceedingly long lecture on the "extremely demanding curriculum" at UConn. Also be prepared to hear all about the performance of their students on the national boards. These are Uconn's two top selling points, which they will make sure you know by the time you leave. However, the overall interview experience was enjoyable. The students were generally friendly (albeit a bit competitive), and the dean, Dr. Thibodeau, gave a thorough explanation of the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school if you want a solid medical background or if you want to specialize. Small class is a bonus, but they are definitely more focussed on accademics than clinical training. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students I met were very nice. However, I thought the day was run very poorly in terms of the timing of everything. Also, the students who led the tour only showed us an empty clinic... perhaps b/c they don't get enough patients? (I don't know if this is true or not but I'm not sure why they only showed us an empty clinic!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Thibadaeu's overview of the curriculum/school was very thorough and informative. He was a good educator, too. He wanted us to make an informed decision, and he was willing to help us in choosing the right program for us, even when we decide not to go to U Conn. He stressed that the program is "EXTREMELY DEMANDING." Interview was not stressful. As Dr. Thibadeau says, they try to find reasons to accept us, not to reject us. Interviewers were EXTREMELY NICE. They asked a lot of questions, but not too hard ones." More from this Member | Report Response

"Morning was all tour and talk. Lunch, then interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was pretty good. My interviewers were very nice and made me feel relaxed. Some questions were a little difficult but nothing i couldnt handle" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was the most intense out of all other interviews I've had. they did ask what other schools I applied to, which I did not really see the why they needed that info. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was glad I made the trip. The interview made me go there more than before. Even though some said that they had horrible time there, it wasn't bad at all for me. Well, they let you make talk a lot and ask many questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"My UConn visit was very positive, UConn impressed me a lot. Factoring out the location, their board scores, reputation, and success in sending students off to specialize is very impressive. The faculty is also VERY nice, and they tell you straight up that the interview is supposed to be a way for them to represent you, not to judge you. Basically, they're looking for reasons to confirm that you should be accepted, not reasons why they're too good for you or reasons why they shouldn't accept you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the faculty and students were nice. They do take a different approach with basic sciences combined with Med on a Pass/Fail basis. I got the feeling that the students were overworked and tired. That probably during there 1st 2 years they were miserable and know in the later they are happy for experience they have learned. Community is in beautiful quiet suburbia. Students made reference to not too much excitement in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Look if you took the top 40 students at any dental school their board scores would be just as good or better than UConns. By having a small class size you're just eliminating the poor students that pull most dental school scores down. They have very poor clinical requirements that many dental schools are noticing. You must pass off a single procedure in each case. I would have never interviewed at this school had I known what it was like. I've talked with other schools since UConn's interview and they have been dissatisfied with how clinnically capable UConns students are. I will not attend this crappy school! I would rather apply next year! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school and most importantly great faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really didnt like the program at Uconn too much. It seemed just a little more competative then i rerally wanted." More from this Member | Report Response

"i thought that although the school has a great reputation and being #2 in the country, it focuses a little bit excessively on its board scores, and nothing else. the reuirements are very individual based, which some may like, and others may hate. i only had one interviewer, but that was only by accident since one of them had to step out, and most of the time the interviewer tried to get me to say that i would rather go to stony brook university, and prodded me to defend my interest in the school as specifically compared to stony brook, which i think is unfair. i have applied to other schools because i am interested in them, and the interviewers at conn can't expect students to have only one school on their mind. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was by far the most informative day of any other interviews i went on to. I have found the information very useful, not necessarily in regards to UConn itself. Dr. Thibodeau was very sincere and understanding, motivating. Students were nice, and i did not find the rumor of UConn bragging about their board results - rather I saw it in other schools too, and to me it was just a fact that was not stressed as others have felt. Overall, I left satisfied with everything i learned." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school and felt that their program really prepares you to be a great dentist since they focus on the "whole patient." I was happy to visit the school, and felt that my experience was worth the trip. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was definitely the most intense interview I have had. I felt that the interviewers didn't really get to know me because they seemed to be purposely trying to make me uncomfortable. The unfriendly attitude towards me made me not as friendly back, which I don't think is a way to interview someone. They also asked a lot of questions about the other schools I was applying to, which I didn't appreciate. They should just interview me for UConn and not make any judgement based on the other schools I'm applying to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UConn is awesome. Beautiful location, everyone is really positive, strong academic program evidenced by the test scores. Dr. Thibodeau makes you feel really good about getting to that point in the admissions process and backs it up with the numbers." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, I do recognize that U Conn has a reputation for great boards scores but I've now realized that this is basically all they have going for them. The people are snooty because of this reputation and I didn't leave the entire process with a feeling that I would enjoy voluntarily spending 4 years of my life here." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a very different experience. the interview was a little hard and they jsut asked question after question. i think that the orientation given by the assistant dean was the most valuble." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 53
Faculty member 14
Admissions staff 10
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 49
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.87 52

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

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In state 12
Out of state 40

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 11
2-3 hours 14
4-6 hours 14
7+ hours 7

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 19
Automobile 26
Train or subway 4
Other 1

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

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< $100 17
$101-$200 7
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 6
$401-$500 3
$501+ 4

What airport did you use?

United airway

Bradley International Airport

Hartford International Airport

BDL

LGA

Where did you stay?

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At school facility 0
With students at the school 3
Friends or family 9
Hotel 22
Home 5
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.11 57

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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7.14 57

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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6.00 55

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

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8.33 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

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8.93 30

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 28

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They did a great job making the day well organized and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office made this process as easy as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Include bus directions or a link to bus directions in the interview email. The 66 or the 66T bus goes from downtown Hartford to the front door of the Health Center and Dental School. Schedules on CTTransit website." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Admissions office was so nice and helpful! The brochures did not help too much, but that's okay" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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