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  • University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Gainesville
Individual Feedback 5 130 Responses
Overall Experience

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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.03 80

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 9
20 minutes 23
25 minutes 25
30 minutes 50
35 minutes 9
40 minutes 6
45 minutes 4
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 121
At a regional location 1
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 74
In a group 46

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 118
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.00 121

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

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

"Research/volunteer experiences, strengths/weaknesses, two adjectives friends would use to describe you, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UF COD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite and least favorite class in undergrad and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"is there anything else you would like to share with us" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not pursue research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about community service" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do exactly in this research project?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite Shadowing Experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the weakest point in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there an ethical problem you personally encountered and if so, how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"leadership positions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why can you consider you can be a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ____ club you were a part of. (They really read into your file and will nit pick on certain parts!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the committee about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why would you want to go a mission's trip?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did i retake the DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do so well on the DAT and your GPA is avg?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does your passion for dentistry come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on the volunteer work you have done" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think will be the biggest challenge in dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I understand you conduct research with Dr. ______. What do you do in the lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"stengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Talk about the DAT, how did you study/improve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about dental school are you looking forward to? Not looking forward to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What makes your application this year better than last year's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest class so far, why do you think it was difficult for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Low GPA" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the two year course? What was your mindset behind deciding to go there?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your worst quality? Best quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of community service activities have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain in more detail why you want to be a dentist - They already asked me why I wanted to be a dentist and I purposely left some things out because I knew they were going to ask that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain in more detail....why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to develop manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role of a dentist in a community (They asked me Twice!) :0" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't make it to dental school, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"No, really... why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What procedures do you like? What did you like the most about your shadowing experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been up to since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your dental experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Five Qualities of a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You got a C+ in calculus your freshmen year, do you really think you have what it takes to get through dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get accepted into the program, do you have any personal obligations/attachments (wife, kids ...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What demonstrates your dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your best/worst assests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friend's say is your biggest strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits do you think an ideal dentist would have? Which of those traits do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun/what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clubs are you involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role does a dentist play in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What college electives did you enjoy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of dentists have you observed? What kind of dentistry would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a dentist? When I explained how creative I was with my hands, one doctor asked me - How are you good with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Waht are your dreams?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What skills show your manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you have any work experiance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do that demonstrates your manual dexterity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose your undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You did well on your DAT, how did you prepare for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How i prepared for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell them my favorite activity I participated in during my undergraduate years" More from this Member | Report Response

"They wanted me to explain my job shadow experience? What is it that the dentist that I job shadow do specifically that impresses me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Whats the last book you read" More from this Member | Report Response

"what qualities do you believe make a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"what are your favourite classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions related to my background / experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How long did you prepare for the DAT? Did you take a prep course, if so did they prepare you enough for the PAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Why do you think you'll make a successful dentist? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How would you address access to care in Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the more pressing issue in dentistry right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your motivation and origin of wanting to pursue dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my extracurricular activities like three of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your research on" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why UF" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us more about your volunteering leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you will be successful in Dental School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"my shadowing experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there anything you saw that you didn't like about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite service activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How X event in your life affected you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You have an interesting hobby... (not really a question, i know)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Manual dexterity? Anythign you want us to say on your behalf to the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No really, WHY DENTISTRY? They were very adamant about asking this and didn't seem satisfied. In the end, they said most students couldn't thoroughly answer this question, so I think they were just trying to eek out every bit of an answer that they could. Don't get stressed if they keep asking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my supplemental application essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your strongest pesonal attribute" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience as a TA. What did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tells us about your shadowing, and extracurriculars. what did you find interesting when you shadowed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself 10 years after DS graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your idea of success in the future? How will you make that happen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you learn from volunteering and shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We noticed that you applied to medical school in the past. What changed your career aspirations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be able to handle Dental School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions regarding my graduate school experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about your DAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/ Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific Volunteering exp?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You haven't taken a science class in two years. How will you handle the science load in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you would like to say? (This was asked about 5 times. I got the feeling i was supposed to say something else, but i couldnt think of anything.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will be the hardest thing about dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Community Service " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your science GPA? What happened in this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your low score in QR section of the DAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are five qualities that make a happy dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you work in college? No? So what DID you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you demonstrated your fine hand-eye coordination skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DAT? Are you happy with your scores? :) Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research? Would you consider going into academics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about your DAT score" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There are 3 students here from your university today, why should we choose you over X? What makes X a weaker candidate than you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What hospital would you like to do your 2nd year AEGD at ?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you plan to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn about dentistry when you were assisting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would't you like about being a dentist. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about work/shadowing experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's something adverse you had to face and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us or is there anything else you want to say or want us to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to display your manual dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

"How should dentists be of service in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you usually do with your time when not studying or working?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Wahat is your family like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? That was it, other than talking about research." More from this Member | Report Response

"how am i preparing for the dat" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do i see myself in 6-7 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your idea of the ideal dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How are you preparing for your DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any questons for us" More from this Member | Report Response

"Work experienc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about major" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clubs have you been involved in and have they been involved with the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have experience working with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies?(You'd better not say anything other than studying)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Community Service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I like to do besides school and specific activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my volunteering/club experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a Dentist's role should be in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Manual dexterity" More from this Member | Report Response

"why the heck are the tampa bay bucs playing so lousy? (asked of me only after I made it quite clear that I am a huge football fan)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of dental office experience do you have? Volunteering, etc.." More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes are you taking this semester and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your leadership experience? (They like this one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"when are you going to take microbiology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do that displays manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't be nervous, just be honest:) The interview is like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you spent any time in a dental office?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done recently for your community?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"etc...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your biology grade is not as good.. why do u think that is?? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Go Gators !" More from this Member | Report Response

""Your DAT scores are not in the top 5%, what did you do wrong in studying, and how are you going to fix it?" (They then proceeded to cut me off when I was telling them how I studied, and handed me information on a CD I "had" to purchase if I wanted to do well enough to attend their school...extremely rude)" 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

What was the most difficult question?

"When explaining my research project, I said "a drug that inhibits a protein involved in liver regeneration" and the interviewer asked me what the protein is and what it does. It caught me off guard at first but I believe I answered it well (it was YAP1)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In 10 years from now, what will you do to improve access to care in Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

""So you said watching an implant was your most interesting shadowing experience... walk us through the procedure"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the hardest part of undergrad" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you struggle the most once you get into dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of a dentist serving in underserved populations or what would you do as a dentist there?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what will be the most challenging in dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you stop shadowing after this date/what have you been doing since then?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your manual dexterity" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider as your biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you'd like us to know that's not on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"no hard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, all standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your science GPA isn't as high as some other applicants. How will you make the transition to dental school? What will you do different? (need to be specific here)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think about access to dental care in florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to improve access to dental care in FL" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I was talking about my commitment to community volunteer efforts and how I wanted to use the fact that I would be a dentist to impact my local community, and they asked how. Does not sound hard, but they wanted specific examples - really wanted to see if I was serious." More from this Member | Report Response

"access to care in florida " More from this Member | Report Response

"what can you say about microbiology and genetics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose (Microbiology) as your bachelor degree ? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Say you're accepted, what is your first concern... Also, how do you think you'll adjust to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Low GPA " More from this Member | Report Response

"At your young age (19) why do you think that you are more qualified than other applicants that are older?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing I didn't expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions are listed already!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. I had anticipated all of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of all these qualified applicants, why should we choose YOU over them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how your 'mentoring' has helped you grow?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class would you excel at in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain in more detail why you want to be a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult. I expected pretty much all of them (why dentistry, community service, dental experience, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides *listed my hobbies* what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your science GPA so low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't make it to dental school, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's our quarterback's name?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me what types of service I had done." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the fact that most people in Florida can't afford orthodontics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist, more specifically? (five times in a row, never satisfied with my answers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"No unexpected questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think about your DAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get an F in class X?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have done a lot showing your interest for dentistry, but what have you done to show that you realy want to do dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why so many drops?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The most difficult (besides why do you want to be a dentist?) was at the end of the interview when I thought it was over they asked if there was anything else I could think of that I wanted them to know about me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your non-science GPA higher than your Science GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was something you didn't like while shadowing? (only difficult because I couldn't think of something I really didn't like)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your philosophy (he was referring to intentions after graduation)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the biggest challenge for you while studying to become a Dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your idea of an ideal dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None were hard, I had thought about all the questions they asked." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Specifically why do you want to dentistry? (the general reasons such as love of science, working with my hands, working with people were not specific enough) and also "other than geography and tuition, why would you pick this school?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what did you get a "X" in Biochemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role should a Dentist play in the community" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmm... nothing to hard. They asked me why I wanted to be a dentist but I felt well prepared for that question. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you plan to do if you do not get into dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess the obvious one --- why do you want to become a dentist? I have trouble formulating my reasons for choosing dentistry. It is just a passion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist? This was only difficult because I had to stop from laughing because this was the question that you had to write an essay about before your interview. That immediately made me wonder if they had really read through anything in my file besides just the numbers." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Same as above =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made me so motivated to be involved and also do so well academically in my undergraduate program" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? Although, this is not a hard question, it caught me offguard, and I did not want to leave them the impression I was a party girl." More from this Member | Report Response

"The same jerk asked me this: He said that according to my file, I had mentioned that I found Dentistry to be exciting. "What's so exciting about it?" he asked. Seemed like something I would have written, so I gave him a good enough honest answer. Then I went home and read over my personal statement, and saw that I had never mentioned the word "exciting" anywhere on it. I don't know what he was trying to accomplish with that trick, but I didn't appreciate it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist, what qualities should a dentist have" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions at all. All were straightforward. It was more chit chat than interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all the questions that were asked were pretty straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in our position, why would we want to accept a student who is a minority, but not a minority in the medicial profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes your application stand out from the others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened here, and here? (looking at my transcript)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really difficult. I felt like I had to defend every decision I had made throughout college (i.e. courses I took, major I decided on, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why is ur biology grade low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult. All questions were straight forward and fair." More from this Member | Report Response

"If the patient had committed a heinous crime would you treat them like every other patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Difficult? Nothing, the rest of the questions were pretty mediocre, but were asked in a very non-interested manner. I had over a 3.7 and 22+ on every section and they asked me "Why would we want a student like you here? We have many applicants who demonstrate that they have somethign to offer us"" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the rest of them...the interviewers fire questions at you nonstop and when you take too long to answer or go into too much detail, they promptly let you know that you are taking too much time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you should be a dentist (asked in a demeaning tone)?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I used SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview with friends and pre-health advisor at my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application multiple times, researched the schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application many times and I read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing except look here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anecdotes from SDN and from friends already in dental schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the Interview Feedback on SDN, reviewed the UF website" More from this Member | Report Response

"internet search" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interviews and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read interview surveys on SDN and reviewed everything I wrote in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Recording myself, practicing with others, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go on student doctor, look at previous questions, and think of what answers I would give." More from this Member | Report Response

"called people" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Formed answers to all possible questions I saw on here, and ones specific to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I definitely read through my application a few times, read through my personal statement, reviewed questions posted here, and made up some questions after reviewing my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"reading the school's website, thinking about answers to possibile questions, getting to know myself better" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, reviewed my app, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"went over SDN interview feedback questions that seem to appear often" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced typical interview questions with wife, researched the school, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, mock interviews, UFCD website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, My application, Friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared a list of old questions from SDN and orally constructed my answers during the 1.5 hr drive to Gainesville the morning of my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over AADSAS info, secondary essay, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not really prepare, i enjoy interviewing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback and went over my application to look at areas where I thought they might pull questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview questions were the same as i saw on previous posts. School mission statement along with going over my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN doesn't lie." More from this Member | Report Response

"tips from dentist, sdn, reviewed questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had three or four people interview me, as well as practiced interview questions post here on the forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, thought of possible questions, reread personal statements" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net - reviewed questions from other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN interview feedback and practiced answers to what I thought were potential questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was just myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the student doctor forums, talked through the questions and my answers with my dad, went over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Feedback & AADSAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just read over all my aadsas material, thought of questions that I had for them." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read over SDN, my application and the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview book, SDN, UF website, prepared answers to questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about UF, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"UF website, SDN, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through UFCoD's website, read feedback from others, read my personal statements, went over interview questions with some students from the dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"went over AADSAS, read about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, course review books, read personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, I realized that I couldn't prepare. I was just my honest self. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched UF online and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read school's website, practiced possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Dentist I work for, looked over essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got my suit cleaned and shirt pressed. Friend helped reviewed possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor and mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, thought about answers to possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about the school, looked over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about UFCD, student network, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AADSAS and UF applications, UF catalog, and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and UF web Page" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,Dr Kanani's e-book,and dental students " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sdn, think about how I would answer the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed in my mind, read interview books" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SND" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at SDN " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, UF website, and lots of praying." More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced and read this webstie." More from this Member | Report Response

"did research on the school, read sdn comments and frequently asked qeustions" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn website and practiced with my family" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read through my application, and talked with friends who attend UFCD." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read studentdoctor.net feedback and spoke to a doctor. During my 5 hour drive to Gainesville I repeatly said out loud my answers so I would be comfortable with the how I delivered them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN and the schools catalogue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with alumni, read through this webpage." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read personal statement " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my essay and SD" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had my friends and family ask me questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Speak to dental students that attend UF, and to students that had already had their interview at UF." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didnt really prepare, thought i had it covered since it was my 3rd or 4th" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my essay and tried to plan answers to anticipated questions. (why do you want to be a dentist?.......duh)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read my app. essay over again" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, talked with current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over their website, as well as extensively reviewed the material I had already submitted to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the UF catalog, reviewed my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the school catalog, and read the posts on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I asked some friends in the dental program what to expect from the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with alumni dentists, visited the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke with current dental students and reviewed website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had been to many other interviews and was confident with my ability to interview and communicate.......I think the communication problem is on the other end...." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read a lot of interview feedback sites and studied extensively so that I could fluidly answer any anticipated questions (e.g. Why do you want to be a dentist) " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had 7 previous ones... they all went smoothly... I thought I was prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very familiar with UF. I also knew a few students in the CoD." More from this Member | Report Response

"going over just the simple interview questions they might ask..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Attended Open House @ Shands, spoke to dental students, visited G-ville beforehand, and did some research on the dental school's history." More from this Member | Report Response

"ohhh went to other schools and was successful, ANYTHING GOES WITH THESE PEOPLE" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to some friends who went there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I just reviewed my applications. All the questions they asked me were directly from my personal statement and from my supplemental." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the University of Florida Dental School catalog and did a little research on the school itself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to several people. Classmates, friend at UFCOD" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is so friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff/students were very open and friendly. They provide some cool games and puzzles in the room that you wait for your interview in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, staff, and faculty were very nice. Great dental program with lots of research opportunities for students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were extremely friendly and welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"How engaged the interviewers were" More from this Member | Report Response

"the admissions committee, mentor program" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the faculty and students were very nice! They really seemed like a family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students and good facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their recruiting of OOS and the non tour guide students impressions of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The positive school spirit. A welcoming atmosphere overall. Great program with many opportunities for personal growth." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of all students, quality of profesors (leaders in their respective field), family feeling, big university, college town, inside Shands, huge clinics, LATEST and Greatest technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"everybody, including faculties, stuff, and students, are all very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall atmosphere of the staff, students, and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff, the school, the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"1/2 of the class specializes. 92% of them get accepted in their top specialty program! Pretty impressive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the admissions people are, also the students look happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Solid program, lots of opportunities, family-like atmosphere between the students and professors, have a really nice dental clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of staff and high board pass rate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students, really chill." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new clinic format." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pleasantly suprised by the school. It was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very open about their experiences here at UF, College of Dentistry. The best part of the day was having a chance to spend a generous amout of time talking to 2nd and 3rd year dental students!! This is even more helpful if you attended another college in Florida or if you're from out of state. They have an excellent track record for the board exams, well-rounded clinical experience, and outreach opportunities. The lunch they served that day was AWESOME!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly the staff and interviewers were, along with the students who gave the tour of the dental college." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the admissions office people and the students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"The DS is self-contained, nice new clinics, staff was friendly and helpful, as were the interviewers, early clinical exposure, late boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility tour, the friendliness of the staff and interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"i went to UF undergrad and i wanted to stay in town. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Condition of lab equipment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview process was very well organized. Every current student that I spoke with was thrilled to be a part of UFCD. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very well organize day, very friendly students, and everybody seems happy to be there!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff, students, school pride" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students really seem to like being there, they've made changes to their clinic procedures so students are busy working all day, a cancellation doesn't mean they have no patients to see!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guides willingness to let the group sit down with the high speed and low speed drills to see what its like to work in that enviornment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The spirit of the school is amazing and the student seemed happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"100% pass rate, and the University of Florida campus. Current students were extremely friendly and willing to answer any questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"100% pass rate. 83 in and 83 out. They showed us a cadvar!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Each student gets his own chair!! The facilities are very nice. The wheather is awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was super nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the students are to each other, and how the faculty and students interact-like collegues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Passing rate for boards, clinics, students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Sim's lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there was extremely friendly including the people working in the admissions office, my interviewers, the tour guide, random people I saw in the hallways that helped me when I was lost. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites were nice, the students all seemed to be happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Large facility, well organized, nice people, happy students, Gainesville is great, reasonable tuition, top rated school, good preparation for the board..UF is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and faculty. The professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly faculty and students. Beautiful campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was very welcoming, made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Unlike some of my other interviews, at this interview I felt like they were just trying to get to know me, instead of asking me bizarre quesitons. It was just a normal conversation, I got to ask them a few questions as well. They made me feel like I had something to contribute to their school, not the other way around." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed close to each other and the facillities were nice, I liked that the school is connected to the hospital and med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"High board scores, good research opportunities, Gainesville is fun, " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice and the students appeared very enthusiastic about their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The National board scores and Florida licensure exam scores are extremely high, they have CERAC machines, lasers, they give 3 mock board exams to students. Everything really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Shands, students, Dr. Sposetti, UF, and how well DMD students are prepared for boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was pretty postive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything I love UF" More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't as prison-like as I had been told to expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"Weather, location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The ortho clinic- but doctoral students don't really spend time in there, anyway, mainly post-doctoral students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The ratio of students who were able to specialize from UF(I think it was 33%)...very impressive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was actually more friendly than I expected because during their summer forum they came off pretty rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the people were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tools and resources available to the students. The mentoring program. The facilities. All the friendly faces. And so many windows!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Sposetti is really nice. The students were great and helpful with questions. The school's effort to continually improve and help students. Their graduation and board passing rates. All those windows!! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was, board passing rate, improvements on facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students' enthusiasm and new renovated facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The passing rates for national and Florida boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Sim Lab, The friendly people, the enthusiastic students, the food." More from this Member | Report Response

"The team work of dental students, all positive attitudes of students,the Sim's lab, and the fact that they are one of only two schools in USA with an implant lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"UF has 1 out of 5 prosthetic labs in the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything... The clinics are all new... the sim lab is really nice. Best of all the faculty and staff were tremendous, not to mention the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"students, renovated facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly the Dr's were." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cheap tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff, especially Kristy (secretary)...the nicest secretary in the whole wide world!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The price and how well UF prepares you for the exams that one must take to become a dentist in Florida. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone was. The secretary is super sweet and has an excellent sense of humor which lets you become very relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sim labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The program and the student labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the tour of the school. The sim labs were amazing and we got to try using a drill in the sim station on the polymer teeth. All the dental students that we had contact with were incredibly nice and really seemed to like the school and have a good relationship with the faculty. Although the program is not as small as some schools (around 80 kids) it is still a good size and you really get to know everyone!! Also, the results on the national boards are incredible which tells me they do a good job preparing you especially for the difficult florida boards. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch i guess, nothing too impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed really friendly and they are doing a lot to improve the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed happy and I liked how friendly the faculty was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools reputation and the hospital network." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much, already knew most i needed to know about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically everything. During the interview I actually learned things I didn't know just through general chit chat. Lunch was great, simulation labs were phenomenol (generous alumni). Amazing weather. Best part....CHEAP TUITION!! (for Florida people)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were really nice, even though there was a lot of renovation taking place. I loved how much patient contact there is and how clinical work is always stressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"They have one of only two implant labs in the country. They also recieve the 6th most funding of all dental schools for research. They have overseas programs for credit. Great board passing rate. Simulation lab. Lots of patient practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are trying to change the systems and the school for better." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation labs are impressively new and clean. They expect to continue to bring in new equipment. Also, they're continuing to add more windows to the labs and classrooms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were extremely nice, and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Sposetti is very friendly and helpful. The Sim Lab is really nice, and the students were enthusiastic about the school. I liked the atmosphere between faculty and students. Ms. Kristy Hancock was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was most impressed with their laid back, friendly demeanor. After reading all the terrible responses posted about UF on SDN, I was very much impressed with how relaxed I felt throughout my interview. Dr. Sposetti was a sweetheart! I never felt that they were out to get me in any way. They truly seemed interested in what I had to say. My experience at UF was by far, the best interview I have had! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Sposseti and staff were very friendly and honest about everything. She showed a slideshow, which answered many questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation lab and laid back atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"cheap tuition. But not huge difference to some other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pleased to have a portion of my interview day with just dental students. They were able to answer questions that I felt uncomfortable asking to the administration." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice, the tuition is cheap." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area where the CoD is located is pretty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean of admission, Dr. Sposetti. she was trying to make me feel relaxed and comfortable as i walked into the room.. The simulation lab is great.. Seems like all the students were very close and friendly... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was extremely positive and supportive. The secretary actually helped calm me down - she hooked me up with some coffee !!! I was bouncing off the walls during the interview ! Also, the school is an extremely spirited one. The Gainesville community is really involved w/ the school's activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there were some other applicants who were there that were REALLY nice, unfortunately they had nothing to do with the school............" More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING. OLD FACILITIES. DARK. CRAPPY LAY-OUT OF SHANDS. ONLY COOL THING IS THE LITTLE DISPLAY IN THE DENTAL E.R." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was exciting being back at my old alma mater. The financial costs to attend a state school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was very organized, and the luncheon was great" More from this Member | Report Response

"the lunch....." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facility was a bit old, but overall not that bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is very old, not many windows in the building" More from this Member | Report Response

"the number of people interviewing me" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dentistry building seemed kind of old" More from this Member | Report Response

"how quick my interview felt" More from this Member | Report Response

"lunch wasn't high quality, had to eat while listening to a presentation" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were taking mock boards at the time so not many dental students were available to talk." More from this Member | Report Response

"Old building" More from this Member | Report Response

"Depressing looking building interior." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location... other than the school there's not much else to the town" More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings look old." More from this Member | Report Response

"The uncomfortable and stressful interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gville. Enough said." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is a bit old and dingy." More from this Member | Report Response

"gainesville isn't exactly the best place in florida to spend 4 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"The sim lab seemed old, especially the computers that have been there for some time. Very small windows in the sim lab.. but students should be focusing on their work anyway :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is kinda old, but they recently renovated by installing windows in the labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"How spread out things are...how much time is spent in an elevator " More from this Member | Report Response

"Old-ish sim lab, everyone says it and it's true: no windows!, the building doesn't make you want to spend four years in it..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing.. no windows maybe" More from this Member | Report Response

"no facial expression, lots of staring contests, how spaced out the classes were (lots of walking, being packed into a small elevator)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean has been known to guide students toward a particular academic path (esp with regards to graduate school), and later acts as if the student made a stupid decision (even though the student had followed her advice)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very awkward. The three interviewers just stare at you while you're talking, no smiling or head nods... just expressionless stares. They also write down alot of what you say so there is a lot of awkward silence while they write." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing negative - i had a lot of fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"the building is really ugly and there are no windows. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to WAIT." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. Inexpensive school with a good sim lab, great weather, happy students...what NOT to like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"NO windows, just in one lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went in with a positive attitude - nothing appeared negative" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was nothing that negatively impressed me. The whole day was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very hard to get a read on." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was concerned by the difficulty getting a chair in the clinics to get enough experience. You are assigned to groups and each group gets x number of chairs in each clinic to use. You have to talk amongst the group to see who gets each chair and when. What if your patient doesn't show? What if they need a specific order of work and you can't get a chair in the clinic? Some other schools asssign each student a chair that they can always count on to be able to work at. Scheduling and getting enough practice seems difficult at UF. Thats the impression I got from some students I talked to, but most had nothing but positive to say. Also I may be misinformed so ask around and find out for yourself! Everyone was very nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing- probably no windowssss" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"No windows. Hospital atmosphere since it joins Shands Hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"the lack of parking and bus system" More from this Member | Report Response

"very competitive feeling atmosphere; lunch was mediocre; I did not feel very "welcomed" and appreciated by UFCD which I did at other schools; NO WINDOWS!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers seemed tired after a long day and were dismissive of my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I love UF!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negative" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems like it's really hard to get a chair." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking, facilities (clinic and overall), location - the location of the dental school is in a hospital and also the city is really boring, lunch really wasn't a lunch. No student lounge, medical library is very lacking, sim lab design sucks. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinics are not up-to-date...it is a state school so one should expect that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the labs they work in looked really run down and one of them was actually in the basement- how depressing! Also, Gainesville just did not seem like a very fun town overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gainesville" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that stood out in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"No windows in building" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Felt a little rushed at the end of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of interaction with current dental students. They should have had at least a couple of dental students from each year join the interviewees for lunch and even the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the way they set up the interviews... My interview was in the morning, and I got to the admissions office, and it was just me waiting for my interview. There's not like a nice welcome from everyone. Also, you don't meet any of the other faculty except for the 3 ppl that interview you " More from this Member | Report Response

"NOthing....they've started putting in windows" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"students and faculty seemed very egocentric and competitive" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much competition there was between the students at UF. Also, during the tour one of the students acted like he was coughing and while he did this he said, "Go to Nova, not UF." This really shocked me and made me wonder what was going on..." More from this Member | Report Response

"the lunch..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, yes, it's true that the school isn't the prettiest and lacks windows. (But who cares, I'd be stoked spending half as much as people going to prettier schools.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The way the school chooses its applicants it’s kind of strange. i mean this because i have one class that they require as a prerequisite that I have not taken so does this mean that i have no chance or i will be put on the waiting list or I will be admitted but the admission can be taken away if i don’t complete it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They interview most of the Florida resident applicants. Getting an interview is not something big." More from this Member | Report Response

"the length of the interview day (5 hrs)! ladies, wear comfortable shoes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole bottom floor of the dental school is under construction and there arent many windows in the dental wing of the school due to budget cuts back in the 1970's. But they are renovating and windows are being added in the near future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although the students were friendly, many of them I had to wonder why they had been accepted. Some of the students who led my tour may have had high grades, but had no common sense and not a lot of personality. I know I wouldn't let some of them work on me! It was also painfully obvious that UFCD very much favors certain races over others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities aren't all that great, Students didn't seem very happy to be there, tour by students stunk, no student lounge to relax during breaks, or at least i didn't see one, overall seemed like a very stressful place to study dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gainesville. Seems they have a problem finding patients which makes it hard on fourth years especially." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was old and needed to be updated" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, Gainesville is a small town, and they do not have a large patient pool compared to many of the other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the students seemed to really enjoy their time at UF, compared to other schools I visited." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots, the interview itself was horrible. They just sat there and stared at me as if they were wishing i would stop talking. Very awkward silences and repeating of my answers. Not many chances to sit with eveyone together as a group...lunch sucked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lecture halls looked a bit lackluster, which surprised me because the dental school is one of the youngest in the country. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was somewhat apprehensive with the people interviewing me... I dont know.. they looked bored, no matter what I said. I was also slightly discouraged by the fact that Dr. Sposetti, throughout the day, kept looking at her watch" More from this Member | Report Response

"I get the impression that the 3rd and 4th year students are stressed. The have only a limited number of chairs and the scheduling process is a nightmare." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd say the dated technology associated with the simulation lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gainesville is a very small city. However, the school is really nice and the weather is great. Although the city is small, it seemed like a nice place to live. People seemed to be friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't feel much of a faculty /student relationship." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! I love UF!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they are working on impoving many aspects of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview seating was difficult. You can't look at all the interviewers at once. You have to constantly turn to face them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The Admissions committee turned me off immediately. The secretaries inability to file (among other things), the fact the Dental school doesn't shy away from the fact that the Faculty is split (yes, they prided themselves in telling me that during my interview). The lackluster dental building. I talked to many current first years and all them relayed the same thing to me: They were most unhappy, and wished they had gone else where. In addition they were kind enough to tell me that the class doesn't get along, with them or the faculty. What a problem!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are doing a lot of construction in the college of dentistry. But that is nothing major." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed unhappy. The only positive thing they could talk about was the price of tuition. The faculty and the dean of admissions were rude and laughed at the interviewers answers to the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything. These people know that Florida residents are dying to go to their school for the simple fact that it is cheap and, consequently, they act accordingly. The school is also a complete mess under construction and I don't care what they say, it is like a dungeon and those are poor excuses for windows." More from this Member | Report Response

"CITY... quite boring" More from this Member | Report Response

"The wait...I was the last person interviewed and was sitting impatiently for roughly an hour and change outside the interview room !! This definitely made me start sweating bullets." More from this Member | Report Response

"where to start? the dental school was kinda lack luster. they made gainesville sound like this really hip happenin' place, but its nothing like that. also besides the firing squad like questioning, they didn't even pretned to be interested. At the end they asked if i had any questions and when i started the dean cut me off saying "we're running out time and there are other applicant who we want to give ample chance to. Thanks for coming" they didnt even stand to shake my hand.....it was really embarassing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"THE HOSPITAL, THE STAFF, THE AREA, THE INTERVIEWERS (ESP THE DEAN OF ADMISSIONS............MEAN MEAN MEAN LADY)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small patient pool. Also I was supposed to be interviewed by 3 people. After 10 min the third person didn’t show up and so they started without him. The dean of admissions yawned like 3 times during the interview. She did not even seem the least bit interested in what I had to say. Although she was all smiles during the group presentation she did not smile at all throughout the interview. I felt she was cold and a little condescending. The other interviewer was much nicer and seemed to listen to what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"They fire questions at you nonstop, and you can instantly tell they don't care anything about your answers, they are just interested in your scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"where to begin. The secretary is awful. The dean of admission is fickle and two-faced. There are 3 people who interview you and sometimes they can be flat out rude. The faculty is split. There aren't enough patients, and you have to fight for a chair. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview is less of a discussion and more like firing questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew how many people would be interviewing me" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there 20 min before my interview and they were ready for me hahaha. Ready to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview isn't as bad as SDN makes it out to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"You will walk about an hour so wear comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask you "why dentistry" very often in different ways" More from this Member | Report Response

"that molar bear is a dentists favorite animal" More from this Member | Report Response

"To arrive 15-30 minutes before the stated check in time. You may get lost..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Whatever time is on your interview invite is what time your interview is (not when everyone gets there) and to have a lot of answers prepared for Why Dentistry? because I felt like I was repeating the same thing over and over probably because this was my first interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers is not as bad as everybody says." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were going to be 5 interviewers. In my interview group, the earlier interviewees had only 1-2 interviewers and later interviewees had more." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it was a panel of four interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were giving quiche for lunch (which I don't like)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have time to kill after you interview. Bring something to entertain yourself with. Make sure you look good for your interview because the picture they take on the interview day is the picture they will use for everything if you decide to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview and my first trip to a school, so I was a bit intimidated by the process, but reading the school's site answered everything I needed to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you get an interview after 2 o'clock bring a book, because the tour and lunch and financial aid workshop all ends at 2. My interview was at 4..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I didn't stress so much about the interview. It was my first one though, so you can't blame me... However, everyone at the admissions office was very kind and personable!! The interview was a basic question, answer, question, answer format. No trick questions. It's IMPORTANT to remain calm and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pantyhose would make my feet slip out of my shoes...had to make a mad dash to walgreens an hour before the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the setting was, I feel that I prepared as if it was going to be a question and answer session but it was more like a conversation with 4 other people." More from this Member | Report Response

"how stressful the interview was going to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the male to female ratio is about 0.4 (well I knew that before, but most people don't). If this continues, there may be a social movement toward equal rights for males!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental students they send in to eat lunch with you, answer questions, and take you on a tour may also be one of your interviewers!" More from this Member | Report Response

"no suprises" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers do not really look at you when you are answering a question. I was taken aback by the lack of facial expressions. No one nodded or even smiled to my comments. Just be prepared to talk." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my secondtime applying here, so I pretty much knew everything that a general applicant would be required to and would find out during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mmm...it freaked me out that my chair was positioned a bit higher than my three interviewers. Threw me completely off." More from this Member | Report Response

"RELAX!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I still don't know if my interviewers saw my personal or secondary statements. Oh, and you have to be very specific by what you mean - they will ask you to elaborate." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was already pretty well prepared " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was nothing that really surprised me or caught me off guard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where exactly I was supposed to be going" More from this Member | Report Response

"Comfortable shoes and don't lose your nametag....You are supposed to wear it during the interview. Bring water and something to read while you wait." More from this Member | Report Response

"WEST PARKING WEST PARKING WEST PARKING NOT East!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"already knew a lot about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they put so much into specific expectations for GP shadowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax, the faculty is generally friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too many surprises... but after i would finish answering the questions... they interviewers would kind of just stare and me or their clipboard and not say anything for a minute or so. Kinda weird" More from this Member | Report Response

"The class is really competitive with eachother and the doctors encourage it. It seems like a really negative atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people there are very nice, and there is no need to stress out !" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Ask the secretary what the names of the people interviewing you are before you go in there...it would've been nice to introduce yourself with "Goodmorning Mrs. Sposetti, my name is _____"" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is not always parking available in the garage so get there well ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental school building isn't that easy to find." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was supposed to park on the West Side instead of the East side..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxing the interview would be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ladies should definitely wear comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing surprised me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"HOw relaxed it was... there was no pressure, just be yourself, they like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"they really frown on you if you dont have much research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Gainesville really isn't as bad or boring as people made it seem before I went." More from this Member | Report Response

"WEAR MORE COMFORTABLE SHOES!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are not trying to get you during the interview or trip you up. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really didn't run into any surprises along the way. I would suggest bringing a book or something to read. I had a 9:30 interview (they are short) and had an hour and a half to kill before lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that ALL UFCD cares about are your scores--that's all. They only interview as many people as they do because they have to. They have already made an acceptance decision about you before you ever get there. Also, most students they accept went to undergraduate at UF. I also learned that at undergraduate at UF they advise students to major in food and nutrition so that they can have excellent grades, but no real scientific background." More from this Member | Report Response

"That all the interviewing students didnt have a joint meeting, except for the slide show that i had seen about 2 times before in open houses." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day in general is good, but on the lengthy side. You really learn a lot about the school and the dental profession in general there, but they can probably condense it some. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the school really is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student to chair ratio" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational interview which quickly jumps from one thing to another. You never realy have a chance to finish your thoughts on one subject before they rush to another." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew earlier I had to wait 3 hours between my interview time and the luncheon so I could prepare something to bring to fill the time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The chances of accetance are very low for out-of-state students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had already gone to several Open houses at UF, so I totally knew what to expect from the school and the dental program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although this kind of a thing is somewhat stressful, at UF they try and make it as pleasant as possible (if you are a Florida resident)." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to be a laid back interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being from Florida, and coming back for my interview from Boston I thought they would embrace the fact that I had much to offer. Apparently, what I have to offer isn't as important as the things I couldn't offer. They were very keen to point out all my deficiencies (I guess having a high GPA and DAT scores is a bad thing...). Oddly enough, UCLA, Columbia and Harvard all were very keen on me. Who needs UF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I was pretty prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were interviewing about 24 people per day for 2 open spots." More from this Member | Report Response

"That having an interview doesn't mean much. I had one section of my DAT that was average and they told me to take it again or I wouldn't even be considered. Who wants to study for the DAT in two months? I also really felt sorry for the people from out of state. They have pretty much no chance of getting in and unfortunately, they wasted money and time to be told so. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I was already pretty familiar w/ the school and their objectives." More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened to southern hospitality? My buddy there spoke about the faculty being super cool but i guess what happens in undergrad and medschool dont transfer over to the dental school.........anyways back to Boston:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how awful the school is, and how much i wish they were straight forward. Waste of time and money. They are not worth visiting." More from this Member | Report Response

"I took an accelerated Organic Chemistry/Biochem course at UF. I was assured by the head of the chem dept that the credits would be accepted by virtually all dental,vet and medical schools. At the interview the dean of admissions at UF said that the class could not count towards both prereqs. She suggested I take summer classes to fulfill 2 credits for Organic Chem or take another Biochem class. To add insult to injury she said she personally knew the head of the chemistry dept and knew first-hand about the fine program he teaches. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I paid around $700 for airfare, hotel stay, and food, and they proceeded to tell me that they weren't even going to consider accepting me unless my DAT scores were better. Why couldn't they have bothered to tell me that before I flew down there? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish i had known their policy on the requirements. The previous dean had made it clear that certain courses were acceptable, but now they aren't. Shocking that there is a lack of standard. UF selects those with the scores and not much else. Even if you have a great personality and have a couple of bad grades, you might not get in. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"GO GATORS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Start preparing roughly a week ahead. Start with making a list of questions that you expect them to ask. Then answer those questions but with bullet points, not in paragraph form. Then do a mock interview with a couple people to get advice on your answers. Make edits as necessary, and try to make your bullet points short. You eventually want to get down to a couple key words that you're memorizing per question so you have a gist of what you are going to talk about but also sound original. Also, use short anecdotes to support your answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people and faculty were great, but the building wasn't impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school, environment is great and the program is one of the best in the country!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"in the interview, they never brought up my strong points" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great campus. #1 dental school in FL and top in the nation. Go gators!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved UF, I was very nervous because this was my first interview and my top choice school, but just calm down. everyone is very nice and open with their experiences at UF" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school great program" More from this Member | Report Response

"GO GATORS!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great program! the best in FL" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really fantastic program and I hope to become a part of it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a good school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the seating arrangement in the office, it was uncomfortable. they are on a low couch and you are in a high computer chair. particularly uncomfortable in a skirt." More from this Member | Report Response

"great program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great students, great faculty, great research, and great clinical experience :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was much more relaxed than i thought it was going to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview/tour so I think I will have a more accurate opinion of the school once I see other schools and can compare." More from this Member | Report Response

"toughest interview to date" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read on SDN where the interview process at UFCD was very intimidating, so I went in a little nervous. However, after the interview started, my nerves calmed and the interviewers seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you happen to have the type of interview where you feel like they don't like you or are grilling you with questions - don't back down! Schools should be enticing you to enroll, not discouraging you. I've had good interview experiences at UFCD, but others have said it was their worst interview. Don't let them get to you during your interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though it was open file it seemed as though they were looking at it for the first time, just asking random questions about whatever their eyes fell on (several of which were answered in my personal statement/secondary). I was interviewed by one admissions office staff member, a professor, and a third year student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not as stressful as I thought it was going to be. honestly just relax and be yourself! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress, no surprises SDN prepared me for interview questions well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxing. I think I did fairly well. The interveiwers were very comforting and they were very responsive to all of my answers. Oh, no questinos were repeated. So, I felt very relaxed. The rest was as described by others." More from this Member | Report Response

"okay. The fact that the interviewers kept smiling and nodding at EVERYTHING i had to say kinda threw me off and i skipped some of what i was going to say because their smiling and nodding led me to believe they knew what i was talking about. Such psychological warfare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was laid back, there were the obvious questions-why detistry, etc. But be confident in yourself and answer honestly" More from this Member | Report Response

"I like UF even more than I thought I would. Oh, and the interviewers weren't mean, they just asked thought-provoking questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a group interview 3 - 1. I was a little nervous but all of the questions I had appropriate answers for. Just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed the entire day by what I saw. The interview was more laid back than I thought it would be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers sat around you and just stared blankly at me as I answered questions. They showed no reaction whatsoever to my responses, just looked down and wrote." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought all my interviewers were very nice and all seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say, the problem was that I was stressed out and nervous and did not come across as confidant. My advice is relax!" More from this Member | Report Response

"extremely good" More from this Member | Report Response

"Going into this interview I was fairly certain that I wanted to go to UF. After the interview there wasn't even a question about which school I wanted to go to. (I knew it was going to come down to Ohio State and UF). I hadn't been to my Ohio State inter" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the school impressed me, but the during the interview it seemed as if the interviewers were trying their hardest to make me feel unworthy of admission to uf. " More from this Member | Report Response

"From the moment I walked into the interview room I felt as if they were trying to belittle my accomplishments, force me to say "I don't know" and be unsure about what I know were good answers. This is an excellent school, but unlike some other excellent schools I have since interviewed at, I felt as if UFCD was doing me a favor by interviewing me, while other schools made me feel like part of their "dental family." They had very informative and open information sessions, although everyone was afraid to ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch, tour, and people were absolutely fantastic. However, the interview was nerve-wracking and I felt as though there wasn't anything I could have said to improve their impression of my shadowing experience. I have spent a considerable amount of time voluteering at the dental school, but they didn't seem as though they felt it was relevent. Otherwise, the interview went as well as it could have with me being so unnerved." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. The students seemed enthusiastic and happy to be there. I really enjoyed myself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good experience. Very nervous before the interview and during the first question...then relaxed and it went great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had picture taken by Sam, chatted with class president, ate lunch, took tour, listened to admissions speech, listened to financial aid speech, interviewed... It all went pretty smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was painless. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were so antagonistic. Everyone wants to go to UF because it's cheap and they know it. They barely listened to my answers to their questions and kept baiting me to say negative things about the other interviewees from my university that were also there that day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very profesional yet relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The other schools I interviewed at were more along the lines of, "so how can we help you and this is why we would like you to come to our school." UF was more like, "So why should we let you in? We are better than other schools" I disagree- I liked the other schools I interviewed at MUCH better. I also was accepted into UF but I ended up turning them down after realizing another school was best for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I did well, they even photographed a denture set that I made and seemed very impressed by it. They made no mention of my 97th percentile DAT score. And unfortunately I got the thin letter in the mail last week...rejected! {Hopefully b/c I'm not a FL resident}" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview experience was good. I went there with a negative image of UF because of a previous experience there and by the time I left I was feeling really good about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a pleasant experience. The interviewers were really nice but weren't listening closely to my answers. One of them asked me a question that I had previously answered." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was nice, a friendly laid back atmosphere and I was able to make the interviews laugh and enjoy my presence. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a fun experience! Everyone were great with smiling faces, and very little stress involved." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was pretty good overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview, and it was great. Much more relaxed than I imagined. The students were so friendly and really enthusiastic about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very easy to talk to. It was in Dr. Sposetti's office (the dean). The day also included lunch, a tour, a talk by both Dr. Sposetti about admissions and a talk by Mr. Kolb about financial aid." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty relaxed and conversational. I felt at ease and just casually talked. Be thorough in your answers and be able to clarify (because they want specifics). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was very laid back. I had Dr Sposetti,Dr Langham, Dr Gale, and one other Dr interview me. I may have messed up a few times saying "um", but I do believe I showed all of them I was very well rounded and that it has been a life long passion of mine to become a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relaxed. The interviewers made me feel welcome and tried to ease into it. Overall UF ROCKS!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good experience. The interview was like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more stressful than I imagined, but I think this is because I was too "laid back" in my approach. I felt like they were bored with my answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first and only interview so far, so I guess it was nice, but I didn't feel too comfortable there." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very nice including the Dr's who interviewed me. Overall, it was a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great. I was pleased that it was very laid back. The people interviewing me were really nice and welcoming. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I AM CERTAIN any negative comments from this school is from one person who has way to much time on his hand and was extremely disgruntled because he didn’t get in so he/she keeps posting up negative comments these people where very nice to me, the interview was very relax full, the school was very dull true but their education is awesome. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great" More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, I felt that it went quite well. During the interview, they were not trying to trip you up. One thing that was negative was the ending of my interview. When I was asked if I had any questions for them, I asked if I could know a little more about how the interviewers were involved in the school (teachers, researchers, etc.). The admissions director didn't like this question and told me that I was not there to interview them, I was here so they could learn more about me. That was the only negative part of my interview, so I hope it didn't screw my chances..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not as big a deal as I thought it would be. The panel did not give me any feedback positively or negatively during the interview. I was hoping for them to crack some smiles for some of my responses but that did not happen. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went real well. It was very laid back despite having 3 people interviewing you. Dr. Sposetti is very nice and she pretty much leads the interview. They asked why dentstry? what do you do for fun? are you good with your hands? how does a dentist become successful? asked about my job and research experience (they were very interested in that)! and thats pretty much it. The interview was short (only 20 minutes or so) and the rest of the day was a tour, some socializing with other interviewees, lunch and 2 presentations. Although the school was not verym how do you saym aesthetically pleasing, it had some very good things about it. I really enjoyed the sim lab (the students let us use the drill and see what it is like on the simulator. I wish we could have gone into the clinics but due to HIPAA? laws they wouldnt let us. Hope this helps and good luck " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't do it again." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have had many interviews and this one was the worst. Don't waist your time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked Uf, the interview was very layed back and conversational. They don't put you on the spot about anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time learning all about UF and was impressed that they have such a strong research question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interviewers were very friendly, and seemed to have read my file thoroughly. It did not seem long, they asked a lot of questions, and didn't drag things on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt they were not friendly or welcoming, but cocky. I got the impression that their mentality was "You should be lucky to go here," not "We would like for you to go here." I guess that's what you get when you interview almost every in-state applicant just to get their thirty dollars." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really impressed, patient pool doesnt seem to great. Scheduling them seems even worse. Interview went bad and they were very cold there. If it wasnt for the price i doubt i would even consider them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great overall interview. The committee was nice, and very down to earth with me. They make you understand that they aren't out to pummel you, and that they just want to get to meet you and know you better. I asked around at the lunch and apparently it is their policy to give you no idea of your status until the letter comes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was OK, I was very happy with the school and the very diverse student body. The uncertainty of not knowing whether you got in or not is awful..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is laid back, but they don't go out of their way to really make you feel like you standout, in a sense your just a number. They come off as if they know everyone from Florida wants to go to their school because it's so cheap. If your a student at UF don't feel special that you got an interview, because they interview everyone from UF" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with the school, the education seemed solid, the price is unbeatable, and the weather incredible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally, I had a good experience. All the questions were normal expected questions. Nothing about leadership, my weak or strong points." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I had a very good time, and I feel that my visit was worth it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, my interview experience at UF was excellent--the staff and student guides were great, and the doctors who interviewed me were very nice! If you are a Florida resident, you should not pass by the opportunity for an interview at UF!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What the person said just before me is exactly right. If you are ahead of the game, and are applying early AND are a Florida resident--you should have a much better experience. UF, as with most state schools, are only alowed to accept 10% from out of state. Chances are that they don't even come close to that number. My interview, as well as everyone I spoke with that day, was more like a casual conversation, with the typical dental questions. Just be yourself, have a little fun, and if you can do it right, make them laugh a little- it lightens the mood! Overall, I had a very good time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite what most of the other comments state on this website, it's my understanding that if you are coming from out of the State of Florida or are interviewing at the end of the application cycle they are going to drill you. If you interview early in the cycle and are a Florida resident they just chit-chat with you during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasted my time, my parents money, and the paper I used to write my essay. Wish I had known all this before going down to Gainesville. What a sad visit. Nice campus, but the dental school doesn't have anything special......" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more laid back than expected. The staff was nice but brutally honest. They made me feel that I needed to earn my position. They were not going to hand it to me because I had a certain GPA or certain DAT score. Oh, and to rebut a few concerns about UF's interest in only top scores. Mine were very mediocre and I was accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awkward, uncomfortable, demeaning. The interviewers tried to make me feel small and dumb. That's okay though, I'm going to a better school on scholarship!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared for anything. And have a good defense for every decision you have made in your college career." More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess i had much easier time at the interview since i was from UF... but for out of state students, it seemed like the flying to Gainesville for an interview was not worth it since they were told that they have like 7% chance of getting accepted... I felt bad for the out of state people bc they looked kind of shocked... But interview itself was really good.. I was interviewd by 3 people and all three of them were nice and friendly... they were wearing just a plain polo tshirts(no suits or anything) and they were sitting down on the couch... which made the entire atmosphere more relaxed...I really enjoyed it.. i was vvery nervous becouse it was my first interview but i got a lot of confidence after this interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unbelievable. I made new friends during lunch w/ other interviewees, then had a great interview w/ Dr. Sposetti and Logan." More from this Member | Report Response

"If the admissions dept treat their applicants terribly (and I am an alumni of the school) I can only imagine how they treat their students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A complete waste of my time and money, the interviewers are rude, condescending, and don't care about you as a person. They look only at your scores (and will comment on them if they are not within the top 3%, no exaggeration) so that when the "Entering Class Information" is published in next year's Barron's Book, their school will look good. Plain and simple. " More from this Member | Report Response

"don't waste your time. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 113
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 2
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 66
Neutral 6
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 72

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 65
Out of state 5

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 16
2-3 hours 19
4-6 hours 28
7+ hours 3

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 5
Automobile 59
Train or subway 2
Other 3

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

Response # Responders
< $100 22
$101-$200 20
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 2
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Gainesville airport

N/A

GNV

MIA

Where did you stay?

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At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 10
Hotel 29
Home 5
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.15 79

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.91 79

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.90 78

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.98 42

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.88 42

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 36

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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"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

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