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University of Florida College of Dentistry
University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1966
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 93
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University of Florida College of Dentistry
Dental School
Gainesville
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 130 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $41,628
  • Non - Resident Tuition $68,110
  • Application Fee $30
  • AVG DAT 20.3
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Dental Admissions
  • P.O. Box 100445
  • Gainesville 32610
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Florida College of Dentistry is one of six health science colleges that make up the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center. The college is Florida`s only public dental school and serves as the dental safety net for Florida`s low-income residents, providing nearly 10 percent of all indigent dental care to Florida`s residents through comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical services.

Facilities

The college enjoys a growing national reputation for its oral health research enterprise, emphasizing infectious diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and neurosciences, and translational research, including practice-based studies to improve clinical dental care. Total sponsored research in the college more than $16 million in 2005, ranking the college No. 4 out of 56 dental schools in terms of federal funding for research.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 91
Negatively 23
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.54 126

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.95 80

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nice work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none cool people" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Everyone was really nice and understanding." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions - they were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff is doing an EXCELLENT job - don't change a thing. However, it may be wise for the d" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I see that you have a withdrawal on your transcript, can you please tell us about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What characteristics do you have that will serve you well as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you failed and how you overcame it" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fit in this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Walk me through the journey you decided to become a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry x2" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry?? (multiple times, so really really think about this question and have multiple answers prepared. delve into why you think you would be successful at this career, what qualities you have that would make you a successful dentist)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry, why not medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What differences did you see between a private dentist and Shands? (if you're a UF undergrad student)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? (THEY REALLY POUND THIS QUESTION! If they don't seem satisfied with your answer they'll go "Yeah ok, but why dentistry and not ___?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do with your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most difficult challenge that you've had in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you get your masters" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why dentistry (X3). (Yeah, have a GOOD answer lol). I got in though :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of all the things you could do, why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry, why UF, hobbies, Do you do research, manual dexterity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist? Tell me about the experiences you've had leading up this decision." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry (your path to dentistry, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Tell us about shadowing experience, research experience, volunteering experience. Tell us about your jobs in college, do you think it was positive? (yeah, this was like six different questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Access to care in florida. what can you do about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you done to show manuel dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry... tell us about your extracurriculars, dental experience... the usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UF" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your low science GPA, how can we convince the rest of the admissions committee that you can successfully complete dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why do you want to be a dentist? (x5 literally, it sucked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist? Why dentistry and not medicine? What kind of things do you do with your hands? What five characteristics do you think are required to enjoy dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you apply to UF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your clinical experience a little bit more." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your journey up to this point. When exactly did you decide to become a dentist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your positive and negative assets? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here, why do you want to be a Dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Why i want to be a dentsit?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked about my research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you prepare for the Dat" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your shadowing/dental lab experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Do you think that you would be able to handle the competition at our school? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I know u were waiting for this question and we ALWAYS ask this question to all da students.... why do u want to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing memorable" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I have been admitted and have promptly declined. I declined the following day i received admission from other schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

"Describe a specific procedure that you've seen" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend I am your patient. Choose a procedure, and explain why I would need it and a little about the procedure." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your Plan B if you don't get into dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what's your favorite procedure" More from this Member | Report Response

"what made you to go to mission trips so often?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You know gators eat bulldogs, right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a procedure you like during shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do I like the least in dental office" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a shadowing experience that you found memorable & why." More from this Member | Report Response

"what stands out in your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Differences between my home country and the US regarding access to dental care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal ones about my work" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for your grades to be so good?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my activities and involvement." More from this Member | Report Response

"When they asked about my supplemental app essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your strongest personal attribute? nothing really out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"will the Bucs win a game this season? (I'm from Tampa)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define being a professional" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, all anticipated" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see here that you attended culinary school; talk about that..." More from this Member | Report Response

"all pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose [blank] as a major? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your most memorable experience during your time at __________ clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you work alot... do you have to support yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions Why UF Why Low GPA" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of a Dentist in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are accepted, what will be the most difficult thing you will face? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very generic questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your thought process behind choosing to go on this two year program? (She was referring to the post graduate cultural course that I'm currently enrolled in in India.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you developed your manual dexterity skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities would your friends have to say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you help Floridians get better access to dental care?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None of the questions were particularly interesting or surprising. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your leadership role?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you would like us to know? (at the end of the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done lately with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How do you feel about invisilign? (I said I was considering orthodontics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your fine motor skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"What five characteristics do you think are required to enjoy dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your dreams, 10 years from now, how do you see yourself and dentistry give back to the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly interesting... maybe "Tell us about your dental experiences"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your experience at UF been?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the worst part about being a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was applying for the FTD (Foreign Trained Dental program), not the DMD. So, the question was "What was the greatest change you have made inorder to adapt to life in the USA"." More from this Member | Report Response

"So why are you here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you move to California?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked pretty basic questions. The most interesting was probably asking what my favorite non-science class was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you like to draw/art skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics do you think are required for enjoying dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extra curricular classes did you enjoy the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thinking back 5-10 years, what do you think the most significant thing you had experienced at that point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your most interesting electives in college and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you like to be involved in increasing access to dental care and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What natural quality that you possess will be the most useful for you while studying to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you think a dentist should play in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most terrifying experience as a dental assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, chemistry isn't your stongsuit is it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"If dentistry didn't exist, what else would you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What adverse challenges have you faced during your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of work does my father do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When they asked what my inspiration was whenever sat down to draw something. I was not expecting that question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If dentistry did not exist what profession would you be going after?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your dreams" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the dental clinics you have shadowed, what aspect of the practice influenced you the most positively?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little more about one of your extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well I liked the questions about my research experience. and that opened the door for some discussion." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were even remotely interesting or even well thought out. It was like they had a list they memorized and that's all they asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, Standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were accepted to every other dental school except UF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just asked basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book I read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers asked me if I was good with computers. I told him I was pretty good. Then he asked if he brought me a computer in a box, would I try to put it together right away, or would I read the manual first. I said if it's a computer, I know how to put it together, but if it was something new to me, I'd probably read the manual first just to make sure I knew what I was doing. Then he told me that he's the type of person that would read the first few pages, and then get bored and try to figure out the rest. "Are you like me, or would you read the manual cover to cover?" I figured he wanted me to change my mind to agree with him, so I just stuck to my guns and told him I'd probably read the manual. Weird question, and I'm still not sure if I answered it correctly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist...not...none of their questions were interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the book in your hand. (I was reading the book while in the waiting room waiting for my interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"No real interesting questions as the interview was more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Wheaton College for your undergraduate studies." More from this Member | Report Response

"They wanted to know exactly how my name is pronounced. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetically, you have a private dental pratice. There is existing conflict amongst your employees and it affects your practice. What are you to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans? Do you want to specialize? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting question I was asked was my opinion of Kaplan. They were really interested in knowing my experiences with the prep course and my insights on the way they taught and prepared the student for the PAT section of the DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I see myself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where I see myself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing remotely interesting. I had spoken to the admissions committee prior to my interview and was shocked with the way they treated me. Don't be fooled by Dr. Sposetti and Dr. Logan, they pretend to be compassionate, and then turn on you. They went as far as to take the things I asked them about in confidence and use that against me in the interview. Shame on them." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel your maturity level has changed during your time in college, and how will this effect you as a dental student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no interesting questions... just condecending ones" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were pretty standard questions. Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"when did u come to America and how did u adjust to the changes? " More from this Member | Report Response

"For the most part, all of their questions seemed to target a specific area of my life and dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the responsibilities of the dentist to a patient? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your interest in preventative medicine going to transfer to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel that my previous work in dental offices will help me in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the contributions of medicine will help dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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