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University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1888
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 98
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University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Dental School
Minneapolis
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 75 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,555
  • Non - Resident Tuition $58,887
  • Application Fee $85
  • AVG DAT 20.3
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions and Diversity
  • 15-163 Moos Tower
  • 515 Delaware Street SE
  • Minneapolis 55455
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry improves oral and craniofacial health by educating clinicians and scientists who translate knowledge and experience into clinical practice.

Curriculum

The dental and dental hygiene programs emphasize scientific, scholarly, interpersonal communication and practice management skills required of graduates in a continually changing profession. Career planning is integrated into the core curriculum. Teaching methods are tailored to course content and include traditional lectures, small group tutorials, cooperative learning teams, routine laboratories and advanced simulation, clinical practice in a comprehensive care facility and community-based clinical experiences. All fourth-year dental students spend four to six weeks in outreach programs.

Facilities

The School of Dentistry, located in the extensive health sciences complex on the east bank of the Minneapolis campus, offers Minnesota's only professional course in dentistry. Its main offices, classrooms, clinics, laboratories, and reading and learning resource rooms are in the Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower, which provides an innovative setting for education, dental practice, and research.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 55
Negatively 10
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.73 71

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.55 56

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Everything was great! Maybe have someone from the admissions office also join in during lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None! Wonderful experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Keeping being friendly and awesome! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great job! No suggestions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like I was second fiddle, until I was invited for an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, everyone was very nice and friendly, they treat u like you're already a student there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seem a little more interested in the questions that students have when calling you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make us feel like we are important. The schedule for the day looked impressive, but I felt like it was executed poorly. The fact that I never even got to talk to a professor the five hours I was there was kind of sad. I know this is a great school, and it is still my first choice, but I wish they would have cared more." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not use snail mail for December 1st decisions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Change the interview process. Convince me your school is worth the over-expensive out of state tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing they are very organized , interviewed only 4 students in one day , devoting time and judging every student very nicely and answer your all queries and also explain everything about the school ,the program, just prepare yourself to answer some questions regarding school and the location, this will impress them positively." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they are very organized and really try to sell their school to you and not gun you down or intimidate you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing, very well constructed interview day, wayyyyyyyyyy better then other interviews, not a ton o" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time when you came up with a solution for something" More from this Member | Report Response

"impactful volunteering experience and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time you failed and how it affected others." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a deadline." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you held a leadership position (I think this was close to the original question)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when ... (I won't ruin it for you, but they were all pretty situational)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to do something you hated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had a crisis and how did you resolve it/deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to step up between two parties to resolve a problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly all behavioral based questions. Describe a time that you and someone else had to resolve a conflict" More from this Member | Report Response

"Situational questions, have all of your major experiences in your mind (internships, research, activities) use those experiences to answer their questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions on SDN are good to review" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you had to solve a problem with a creative solution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you make a promise and did you break it? Did you take a charge/initiative? How was it solved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you came up with a creative solution for a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a crisis you've had and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you respond to stress and how will you cope with the school and balance your personal life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last time you apologized to someone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just situational..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a situation in which you had a problem that you had to solve with a creative solution." More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry,why this school, tell something about your home country, the places and some events historical, hobbies, how you like us so far. any problems you faced in us" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you apologized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were: tell me about a time when you ...... Tell about how you dealt with it, and what were the results. Completely closed file. Seems like it's the first year with this format. Think of a lot of different experiences you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what difference do you find between your home country and US? What you like and dislike about US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you worked in a group and had a miscommunication." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why The U of M? Why Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the U of MN?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me how I would know you are responsible? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you showed empathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you a better applicant this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three reasons you would choose MN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Why the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why the University of Minnesota? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Situation in which you displayed empathy" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you shown empathy? Why Dentistry? Why MN? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how are you dependable" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why UMN and not state school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Only asked me one question, really: "Why Minnesota - especially coming from NYC?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you shown empathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you responsible?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The HIV question" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think that the school you are presently attending is a good school? If so, what makes it a good school and would you recommend others to apply there?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you knew, then it wouldn't be any fun!! Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient come to you with symptons of HIV, but denied/unaware of having it, how would you approach the situation? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why here, when it isnt your state school?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about a time when you helped an underserved community" More from this Member | Report Response

"not sure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were faced with a problem and had to come up with three solutions, and how you decided which solution to use." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't recall. However, the majority of the questions were behavioral. Just make sure you have a few answers that can be adapted and intertwined to make an interesting life story to the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to take charge..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you help someone and what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you in conflict with anyone? How did you solve it? A lot of conflict/management situational questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time where you had to work with people from a very different background than you, and what did you learn from the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you fear the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview was like story time. My only advice would be to think of past experiences you have had and be able to think on your feet when applying those experiences to some off the wall questions they ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just variations of generic behavioral-based questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time in which you had to break a commitment." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you apologized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you laugh at yourself?!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest appeal of dentistry on the scientific side?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a secret" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Probably the question on how to handle a patient with HIV" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do between now and August if you are accepted to prepare for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with unlimited money and 10 days?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you and a friend were both applying and you got accepted and they didn't, how would you console them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you a dentist's responsibilities towards under/non-insured patients should be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 10 days and unlimited funds to vaction where would you go and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a friend and I both applied and only I got into dental school, how would I handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you and another individual applied for dental school and only you were accepted, how would you console them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to chose another career besides being a dentist, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you and your friend both applied to the same school and you got in and your friend didn't, how would you console him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me three reasons as to why you want to attend our dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the healthcare system? - work towards universal healthcare, Bush vetoed vchip/champ - dental related, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you and a friend both applied but he/she didn't get in....what would you say to him/her? how would you console him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you shown empathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you and a close friend both worked hard and interviewed for dental school but only you got in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if tension in office & HIV+ person " More from this Member | Report Response

"All were the expected ones" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in? (I will, so this question surprised me because it proved the interviewer hadn't read a lick of my file.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the interviewer had a list of standard questions in front of her." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are not accepted to dental school next year, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had a patient come in with signs of HIV on their HH, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you are mature." More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you shown empathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something to the effect of how would you deal with a person who needed dental services but couldn't pay." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked why I did not want to become a medical doctor, because of one of the stories I relayed in my AADSAS essay. Basicall a rephrase of the general question, "Why do you want to be a dentist?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"the same aids question" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient come in with abnormalities in their mouth telling you they knew there was something wrong with them, and you took a look and concurred with what they had said, only realizing that these signs were similar to AIDS symptoms, would you treat them? If so, how would you go about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your patients has been showing a sings of HIV infections....What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's unique about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something along the lines of 'How would you handle a patient that had AIDS and did not know about it?'" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetically, what if I said you would be accepted to our program right now, but you would have to serve 1 year extra in addition to the 4 years of Dental school working with the Indian Health Service would you accept? And why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked anything real interesting. The interviewer didn't deviate from the standard list of questions in front of her." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you recieved three letters of acceptance on Dec 1, what would be your bottom line in choosing which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were offered acceptance at multiple schools, what criteria would you use to choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a question, but the interviewer made a comment about when he lived in Oregon and how Portland was the capital...and I kept thinking, "No it's not, Salem is" but decided not to correct him...unless it was a test, oh well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your fraternity involvement hurt your greades?" More from this Member | Report Response

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