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  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Richmond
Individual Feedback 3 64 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 59
Negatively 2
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.11 62

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 50

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.18 49

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 6
30 minutes 32
35 minutes 5
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 12

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 64
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 64
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 57
Closed file 3

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.08 64

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

"Will you be able to handle the stress of dental school since failure is such a big part of of learning dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in your gap year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mind elaborating about your withdrawals in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your day been so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me three weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The "tell me about yourself" question set the tone of the interview, all the other questions came from what I said from that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one of your strengths" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU? Would you choose it over your in state school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you not want in a dental school? [Basically, what type of dental school are you looking for?]" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to get out of four years of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to dental assist during your year off instead of attending graduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you graduated, what have you done to remain involved in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"3 strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"what questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself. Name 3 of your weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is public health important to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about musical background" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you get to this point?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"do you think you can handle the rigors of dental school? how/why? can you do it and balance it with your family life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response

"3 positive and 3 negative things about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"tell me three bad things about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want me to tell the Committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same Old Questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Denistry? Why VCU? (Obviously)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"who are you and what got you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were very few questions, both staff interviewers just spoke and I nodded my head. Very little interaction." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some of the positive and negative things you experienced through dental shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Once you graduate, describe to us what you will be looking to do (where and what type of work you will be looking for)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I would like to practice in the area I desire and what challenges do I foresee in this environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about shadowing experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU? What is your favorite part about our curriculum? What is your plan to succeed?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Greatest strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to go back to your Histology teacher's lab instead of shadowing at a dental office during your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 Strengths, 3 weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Your academic performance was much better in grad school than in undergrad, why the change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 good qualities and 3 bad qualities about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"We have a large and very diverse patient population. What experience do you have working with people of different viewpoints and backgrounds than yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of research have you been involved in? Tell us about how you contributed.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? (unique characteristics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this part of your essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"what has been your greatest challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your leadership positions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three of your weaknesses? Strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"3 strengths and 3 weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do if you're not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"life story" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the hardest class that you took this last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the worst thing that you experienced in the dental field that you weren't expecting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me what is the greatest change you have undergone throughout your highschool years" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could you give back to the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What will you do if you don’t get into dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What seperates me from other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how is your manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What manual dexterity skills do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the most difficult obstacle or hardship you had to overcome in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research/ do you want to continue research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What draws you to dentistry? How will you maintain ethical dentistry with all the debt incurred?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my volunteering" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about any experiences you have with manual dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you stop ____ activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of your extra-curricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like/dislike about other schools you have have interviewed with" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you? What will you bring to our class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your proudest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What was the toughest time in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you feel dentistry is a good choice of profession for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to explore this career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your astronomy research (from high school). I was asked very particular questions about this research...like how many years ago did the star explode?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about your activities pertaining to manual dexterity" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you like about volunteering/dental assisting? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would make you happy in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about (a leadership experience from my AADSAS application)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a C in organic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can your husband find work here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"does your wife know how demanding dental school is going to be? is she ok with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all the questions were very simple" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any children? NO!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"we talked about my application and things I talked about in my essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you have an 'F' on your transcripts?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"if you could go to any college what would it be and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a biography of your life, hitting the highlights." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your 3 biggest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my extracurriculars that they read about in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What it takes to be a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you done to improve your manual dexterity" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of manual dexterity activities are you proficient at?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

"Do you have photos of speed-cubing rubik's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot about the activities I did throughout college." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Is anyone in your family in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you speak mandarin? Followed by interviewer whipping out his chinese vocab." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your surgery affect your goals during your second year at college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your proudest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay question pertaining to professional ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one goal you would like to accomplish before entering dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see your file in front of me. Tell me things about yourself that are not in here." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to specialize, which specialty would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My 2 interviews were very relaxed and more conversation style rather then QnA. The other one was mroe QnA, and had no interesting Qs in my address :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite procedure that you have watched/assisted? Why? Explain it in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this portion of your personal statment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your DAT seems low for your GPA. Care to explain (I did not think this was the case...)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what was the most challenging time of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked about my musical background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you think you'll be bored in dentistry? (I'm changing professions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, the dean tells me you had an interesting road getting here, tell me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"asked me about my experience with photoshop and graphics design programs. was just a personal intrest of the professor. luckily i am know quite a bit about that stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your life story hitting the highlights. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think a Dental School should provide it's students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you not expect to find in your dental volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want me to tell the Committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is VCU your top pick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could you give back to the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest risk you have ever taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same questions as I got at every other interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were able to be in the meeting with the admissions committee, what would you want to tell them about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about one of your weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a time when you were ready to give up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how has you r life prepared you to be here at this dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would my manual dexterity skills help me in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the next three months, what would be one thing you would like to improve on in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not really asked any specific questions. We mostly had a conversation with one another in which various topics arose, such as amalgam restorations, laser dentistry, DentSim advantages and disadvantages, etc. It was very enjoyable and informative. " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"From the tour, what did you like best and least about our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to apply for the Army HPSP and not the other branches" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All pretty much what I expected to be asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably coming up with 3 weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about Health Care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your 3 worst qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None, all were very straightforward, no out of the blue challenges." More from this Member | Report Response

"the one about other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? [The interviewer had a negative look on his face for this question, so I had to work hard to 'turn his frown upside-down']" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What can you bring to VCU? What do you have to offer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the toughest time in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We have a large and very diverse patient population. What experience do you have working with people of different viewpoints and backgrounds than yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you unique?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same old same old..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you goto dentistry? I was previously a completely different major (comp sci / engineering)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me 3 of your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me three strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they didn't really ask me any traditional interview questions, only natural conversation stuff. The students at lunch were the ones asking the akward questions-so be prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental school is hard. How do you think you'll manage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was hard at all- perhaps what questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 personal strengths and 3 weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest thing you have to accomplish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers did most of the talking, they only asked two questions which were no-brainers, one asked what I will do if don't get in, the other asked why did you get a C in organic. That was really the only two questions asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from the rest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened to your grades Junior year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself? (only reason why it was difficult is that there was a weird pause after...i was like...hmm should i say more...or less? you have to just read the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three worst things about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to live in virginia if you live in a beatiful area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was ready for them all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think we should pick you over the other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I hate the weakness questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"situational question" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me three bad things about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Between D.5 and being on the waiting list, which one would you prefer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name five of your biggest weaknesses. (I was ready for one or tow but five.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest part of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want me to remember about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you really want to be a dentist after I already elaborated on why. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was my most impressing "chair side" experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No hard questions really..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, researching the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application a million times and used SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"5 previous dental school interview experience, VCU website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"prepared common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, google, brainstorming answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, other students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had mock interviews with my friends and a career advisor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor, Self-Study" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"First looking at SDN...then realizing I should just relax and that coming in calm and confident was the best preparation." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, Interview books, meditation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Mock interviews, interview books, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application, personal statement, common interview questions, notes from past dental experiences. Studied VCU Dentistry website in depth. Listened to Master of Puppets." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal statement, SDN, talked to first year students I knew" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, supplemental materials, researched their website, and spoke with friends who are currently attending the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to friend who is in D-School already." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, news articles about the school, prep books for interviews and reviewed my essays and application questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AADSAS application, friends who were admitted to the school, shcool's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice from other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, looked over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"searched through SDN, the school website and practiced interviewing with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"no prep besides buying a pant suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Googled dental school interview questions and practiced them, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"practice interview questions, student doctor, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school's website, SDN, looked over AADSAS, watched Richmond news channels in the morning" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this forum, read some potential interview questions, researched the school's DDS program" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at the interview feedbacks on this site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my past performance at other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, online sources, Barrons" More from this Member | Report Response

"www.studentdoctor.net, www.dentistry.vcu.edu, mock interviews (and feedback) with a friend that is in dental school...mock interviews are very helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions on SDN forums." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"www.studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked with other's who had interviewed there, and practiced with possible questions and their answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn and practiced answering questions that they were most likely to ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice answering questions again and again, recorded myself, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Web, Other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"this web site, and the schools web site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at others' posted feedback, read the forums, looked at vcu web site, practiced answering obvious questions (e.g. why denistry? why vcu?), prepared questions to ask interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too much. I just looked at their website and looked at SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Notes, VCU notes, SDN, Application reviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced answering obvious questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at this web site. looked at there school and talked to friends in dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up the school on the net, asked students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through SDN, thought about answers for common interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour of the school, school web-page, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How welcoming and friendly everyone was. Also, the new building that should be completed around 2020-2021 (I interviewed in 2019). They will be replacing the dent sim lab with digital dentistry as well, which is becoming the standard in modern dentistry. I’m glad they are welcoming positive changes that will ultimately help students when they practice in the real world." More from this Member | Report Response

"How not stressed out the students seemed to be. How VCU seems to really care about their students and is willing to change curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid-back from the start. We had a normal conversation that just happened to involve a few of the common questions asked in dental school interviews. This interview experience was much better than many other schools who just happen to read from a list of questions and rate your answers - they truly seemed to care and were interested in what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice and welcoming everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental students there were so down to earth!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Culture of the students and faculty. Everyone was really nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Instead of showing us the clinics, they let us experience them. So instead of seeing the specialty clinics, we shadowed in them. We also got to drill on a tooth on the dentsim. It was awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The professionalism, technology used in the school and curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly, students were great to talk with, technology is good." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it was. Students are happy and the clinical experience is amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the location of the school. Dr. Healy was very friendly and the lunch was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff does everything possible to make you feel relaxed about the interviews and to inform you about the school. You even get a chance to go into the clinic and work with D4 dental students!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinic, the friendliness of the faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything about the school was fantastic. The location, clinics, and DentSim (A HUGE plus)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SIM lab, clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"How the students seemed to be one big family." More from this Member | Report Response

"SimDent, specialty clinics, facilities, student interaction, laboratory space and cleanliness, possible academic scholarships exceeding $10,000 annually" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were amazing, very friendly, took lots of time to answer all my questions. Students were very happy. Early clinical experience of students. Wonderful externship and community volunteer opportunities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic and how soon students were able to have clinical experience. The staff/student relationship was amazing. Also, all the students seemed to love the school and get along, which made you want to be part of the atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good facilities, friendly faculty, excellent clinical education." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice and a new patient clinic building is being constructed and should be completed in May 08." More from this Member | Report Response

"New equipment and friendliness of staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The sim labs and mannequins used, the overall advancement of the dental school, and the interviewers were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The closeness of the minority community" More from this Member | Report Response

"the upgrades to the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dent-Sim lab, new facilities, everyone was really nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! especially the student-faculty relationships, the DentSim lab, and the GP clinics" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic experience was great, and I'm impressed with the renovations that are going on." More from this Member | Report Response

"THE FACULTY!!! they were very warm and inviting and pretty much told me that I was a shoe in for the school, so that gave me a lot of confidence during my interview. I have a variety of dental experiences so I think that helped. also i love the area of short pump to live in - very suburban, and not too far away." More from this Member | Report Response

"SIMS lab, great faculty, friendly/happy students, very nice admissions staff, thorough tour, and a VERY informative financial meeting " More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed very happy, it was cool to assist with D3 students and talk to them one-on-one" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is SOOOO friendly and supportive... the 4th years had just been notified of acceptances to specialty programs and walking through the halls they were randomly calling out to each other and congratulating their classmates on getting in! Also, admit rates to specializations are REALLY high compared to other schools. Students' clinical skills are superb by 3rd year and DentSim labs are very new and clean." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students absolutely love VCU. The facilities are brand new (the building itself is old, but there is a new one scheduled to open summer of 2009). And there seems to be plenty of opportunities for clinical work, starting in the second year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both the DentSim labs and the clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"You get to assist in the clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. I really enjoyed the students and the staff especially. Everyone seemed really interested in helping and answering questions. The facilities are great, the location is great, overall I really liked it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental school professionals and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"brand new labs, friendly students/faculty, 2-hour shadowing built into the visit, school's vision for the future is solid" More from this Member | Report Response

"Large dental building, love VA, remodeling labs, very friendly community... Free lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Assisting the students with their patients, the DentSims, the facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the people there (both faculty and students) were so friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have just recently expanded their general dentistry clinic and that is what I want to go into." More from this Member | Report Response

"The close-knit feeling among the students and their professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are remodeling the D1 and D2 labs and everything looks really good" More from this Member | Report Response

"i liked the dormitories" More from this Member | Report Response

"I learned a lot from the students - got a lot of questions answered and the Faculty are so nice!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They prepare their students to take the boards after the first year. Good facilities. All the students semed to really enjoy the school and were happy with the education they were recieving." More from this Member | Report Response

"the number of speciality programs avaliable and how kind the people were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The sense of community between everybody there. The students all seemed to know each other. The faculty seemed genuinely interested in getting to know everybody. I didn't get the vibe that anybody would be stepping all over each other to make the grade. Good facilities, very nice clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed really good, very concerned about the students. The students seemed to be very happy and glad to be there. I also liked Richmond a lot more then I thought I was going to. Very nice town, and the people there were nice. They are phasing in a lot of improvements to their facillities over the next 4 to 5 years. Appartments are more reasonably priced then I was led to believe by other people who had interviewed there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with the clinic, the faculty, and the students. The clinic was very large and each student was working on his/her own patients. The faculty all seemed nice. They treat the students as equals-in-training not as money trees. The students all seemed to be happy and focused. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great clinical program. The students and faculty were all easy to talk to, and they seemed to have a great relationship with each other. Love the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the clinical faculty is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great faculty, sense of family within each class, nice facilities, well structured interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"there positive attitudes and broad range of programs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great lunch, all you can eat anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty! All of the faculty were SO NICE and helpful. You can tell that the faculty really want to teach. The students were very nice and were happy to answer any questions. The two female fourth year students that gave us the tour were really cute too. Okay fine, all is fair... I guess the guy was okay too, if you're into that sort of thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinics, the student body, the faculty and staff----the whole shool impressed me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I spent an hour in OMS observing a lib biopsy. the Dr. was way cool with me. Students seemed happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The two day interview process was unnecessary, one would have sufficed. Also, they put the financial aid PowerPoint online and did not touch on finance at all in person. Instead, a presentation was given on the cultural and clinical aspects of the school. I left with no concrete answer of how much tuition really was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two-day interview raises costs of stay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are pretty old" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It was a solid school. I didn't get a chance to see the library so that might have been nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"surrounding neighborhoods" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee and students were not very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, super nice staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didnt like that the lunch with dental students was a "third interview"" More from this Member | Report Response

"The general area around campus...but shortpump which is not too far away is really nice. I should mention that this is only the second time that I have been to Richmond, so I am sure that there are nicer areas. People who live in the city seem to love it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps the only thing negatively to comment on is the area a little outside of the MCV campus; I am not from an urban background, so it was a little jarring to get around for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students have to work extra hard to pass the boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"Surrounding area, some awkward faculty interaction, out-of-state tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location and knowing how much out of state tuition is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was extremely unresponsive. (Dr. Healy is actually great, but no one else returned calls or emails.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather :) Great school overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Boards didnt seem to be a tremendous factor for students nor the school. Students dont seem to need to do much in order to just pass Also, though it worked out in my favor, I was the only black and only female applicant interviewing that day, with 5 other night males. I mean it was no biggie, I can hold my ground quite well, but just something thing i made an extra mental note about" More from this Member | Report Response

"One particular interviewer asked questions about so called ''weaknesses'' in my application that I thought, at most, were a stretch...such as ''It seems like in most of your activities you do not interact with others. Care to explain?'' I teach, am the president of my dental club, and do a lot of volunteer work, so I found that question a little offensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The food was okay." More from this Member | Report Response

"the food at lamarck...lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was hard to read the students who were eating lunch with us." More from this Member | Report Response

"THE STUDENTS!! some were very socially akward, others were big headed, and even others were shoo-ing me away while I was in the clinic because they were trying to complete their projects and didn't want to be bothered with advertising their school. if someone came to me interested in my school, I would be more than happy to talk to them - i was shocked to say the least." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch: conversation&company good; food, notso much. But hey, at it was all you can eat." More from this Member | Report Response

"LOTS of married students- lots have children too- I'm 21..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond... I was not impressed with the lack of public transportation options (definitely need a car if you live there), and the "downtown" area is almost completely deserted and cab drivers advised against walking anywhere. Students remarked that VCU is very much a commuter school and barely anyone lives on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Downtown Richmond is pretty drab near the school, but I didn't see much else." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is downtown Richmond, which looks as if it could be hectic if you're in a hurry (i.e.late for class)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to come up with something, I would say the only thing would be the fact that they are not yet using digital x-rays. But I hear that this will be changing very soon. I honestly cannot think of anything bad at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some older buildings" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much...if anything just how competitive other students can be. just relax and make friends with the other interviewers...they may be your classmates!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond, the school is really all. The tuition is really high." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs... but I hear they are remodeling. The interview was really long." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond" More from this Member | Report Response

"The freshman labs were old, but nothing too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facility is older, but not bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"the food wasn't that great" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really but the food suckeD!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Saw a roach in the lab, clean huh." More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking situation was pretty bad, everyone seemed to complain about that (although the interviewees were able to park in the hospital lot). A few things seemed disorganized throughout the day. There was down time when there shouldn't have been. Also seemed like there was a bit too much paperwork going around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of their current facillities were kind of old." More from this Member | Report Response

"There seems to be a general lack of faculty. The faculty they have are great but they definitely need more. The weather also stinks! I guess it is gray a lot. It rained the whole time I was there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The cafeteria food was not all that great. Not that big of a deal, since I'm sure they have other dining facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking deck attendants are pretty harsh -- watch out for these people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch was in a loud cafeteria where it was hard to converse with the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"very, very unorganized and very unprofessional" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"facilities a bit cramped. The staff was pretty disorganized with the whole day but they had just gone through hurricane Isabel so some didn't even have power or water at their homes. Hard to say what was disorganized due to the hurricane and what was disorganized due to lack of preparation on their part." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there were 49 other people interviewing when I went to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How great it was" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are given names of your interviewers ahead of time so research about them. Complement their ego" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not a high-stress interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of flying there" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be an ethics essay/discussion." More from this Member | Report Response

"about this interview reference page" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a student interview that is "graded" which takes place over lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"there is an essay portion. its really relaxed and you get a prompt on an ethical dilemma. I filled up about 3/4 of a page, but more space is provided if necessary" More from this Member | Report Response

"To RELAX -everyone there wants you to feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the mandatory essay in the beginning of the interview day is not as nerve-wrecking as people make it out to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students have to work extra hard to pass the boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond highways and outer-belt are a tad confusing around MCV" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and comfortable the interviews were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was so laid back and not stressful at all! I wish I had known how relaxed it was ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay question I had to write about." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be so relaxed; I would not be stressing so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Take advantage of every opportunity to ask questions from the seniors during lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"get lots of sleep the night before, having to be there by 730am is no joke!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had read the SDN interview feedback more closely. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"the essay isn't a big deal, and the interviews are completely non-stressful. the most stressful part is the lunch with the 4th year students, I felt like I was under a microscope being constantly judged (I however, did NOT get the same impression from the faculty). i had a lot of questions i wanted to ask the students but i didn't feel comfortable asking them because i knew they were part of my admissions process-bad idea on the part of the university. on the good side, they were my only interview that allowed us to go into the clinic and spend time there...which was a unique touch - it was unfortunate that the students were not very receptive to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we had to walk a few blocks to the dining hall. Had a known this, I would have brought my jacket bc it was cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond has very very little to offer " More from this Member | Report Response

"There is nothing to do in Richmond; I brought a family member with me who by 10am had been driven around the entire city on the "Richmond Bus Tour" and had nothing else to do coz everyone kept saying that it was too dangerous to walk around Richmond alone! Also, other students going on interviews at the med school were taking the shuttle in the morning; don't get off at the same stop with them (like I did) or you'll have to walk a couple blocks over to the dental school! " More from this Member | Report Response

"You can't get in-state VA tuition if you are out-of-state and just going there for school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, the feedback from the interviews on this site covered pretty much everything that happened." More from this Member | Report Response

"No curve balls, nothing unexpected" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was alot more enjoyable than I expected. It wasn't very stressfull. Oh, that and you have to write a short essay on the spot about some ethical topic." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no break. My dad was getting some test results back the same day and I wanted to call to see if he was ok but had no time to. Everything was ok :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"i knew there was an essay...about honor code and how you would handle a friend whom you caught cheating. i wish i did not stress the interview as much as i did...they make it really comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't need to be nervous at all... VCU appears to be a great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay " More from this Member | Report Response

"what a great program VCU really has. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how relaxed they would be in the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual cost of attending school, I way under estimated." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't know what time the interview finished, which would've been nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, i pretty much knew a lot about VCU already" More from this Member | Report Response

"the essays are just for matching your writing sample with your personal statement to make sure you wrote it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Healy is a very nice and proper man, but very hard to read. Half of the time during my interview I was sure if it was going good bad or if I should just shut up and stop making a fool of myself. But over all when it was over I felt it had gone well." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known the reputations of the interviewers. I had heard VCU's interviews were all chill, so I didn't think I would get anyone like Dr. Bui. It would have helped having that information, but that's about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have relaxed more before the interview. It really wasn't that stressful. It was stressful enough to keep you on your toes but not enough to make you sweat." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What the essay question was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"they told me that i needed my hepatites shots and then they told me i needed saftey glasses and i did not need them at all. they had glasses for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"That, although they told us to be there at 7:30, they wouldnt start interviewing until 8:30 and I would sit around an office doing nothing for half of my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I would have sent in my application with only my name, and a picture of Chuck Norris in a crouching attack position, I'd be in by now." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The tight knit family atmosphere between the students is a major pull factor of this school. Though I have to note that one student said, when I mentioned how close everyone seemed, that “we aren’t all that close”. I concluded that for the most part, everyone seems to get along well, but there are some students sprinkled in there who think different." More from this Member | Report Response

"What you will be asked is subjective to your interviewer and what gathers attention. Be sure to use STAR method to answer well the questions you will be given. Be unique, calm, and honest with what you have to say. Train and prepare at home with friends, ensure to sound articulate in your interview for a positive impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school went from being a good choice to a top choice with my visit. Students seemed very happy and they produce great dentists." More from this Member | Report Response

"good luck, keep your head up. don't set limits on yourself and aim high" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you drive to the school the night before it is in a difficult location. Also give yourself lots and lots and lots of extra time because I was actually late because traffic was so heavy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, they really want you to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the adcom is very friendly and they emphasize that the students are a family. I interviewed around halloween, and the school was having a competition between the clinics to see which group had the best decorations. it was nice to be in a such a relaxed atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school with great students and staff. It definitely has a family atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school boasts a great success rate for their students being admitted into speciality programs across the country, and is your traditional dental school regarding the curriculum. The DentSim is a huge plus, as first-year students use this technology right from the start during their first week and provides real-time feedback on their handwork with drills so that they can improve their skills exponentially by the time they have their first patient in their second year. The buildings are very nice, and perhaps my favorite aspect is the low stress, family environment that everyone exudes. They take pride in the fact that all students support and motivate one another, and Dr. Healy is a fantastic admissions dean. Virginia Residents, don't take this school lightly; even if you consider VCU your "back-up" school, it has several impressive things to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great clinically-based school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good reputation and placement, great facilities, layout and exceptional diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews first thing are infinitely better than at the end of a long day. There were two, separate one-on-one interviews. By the second one I had gotten all the nervousness out of my system and as a result I felt like I could really be myself and left feeling confident. The school has a brand new dental building opening Fall 09. There were two tours, one by Dr. Healy and one by a 4th year student. You get to shadow a student in the clinic for 45min. This was a great opportunity to ask questions of students, faculty, and patients. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Healy is a cool guy. The students really seem to like the school. Students receive awesome clinical experience by participating in the "MOM" projects." More from this Member | Report Response

"Left the school with a warm welcoming feeling from friendly faculty and staff. Very important IMO in selecting school for next 4 yrs. Also the new building and new tech is a step ahead of many other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very well organized interview schedule. Dr. Healy provided more than enough information for each step of the application process and a great financial aid lecture. Everyone seems to be very encouraging like we will all get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT PLACE!! VCU is doing a lot to change their currc. as well as the phyiscal building. Clinics and preclincs are beautiful. med school is close by, all around, just an awesome school" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was an unnecessarily long process. We basically ''shadowed'' graduate students for an hour and a half. One of my interviews was a ''grilling'' interview whereas my other was more relaxed. I think it depends who you get. It's a nice school, but I did not walk away from the interview feeling very confident about getting in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your two interviews are at 8 and 830 am so it is nice to get it out of the way. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing...I lost my heart to VCU dental school. The whole day was very well organized and everyone was friendly and respectful. The students that did the tour were hilarious and answered questions thorougly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were really laid back, I actually spent a lot of my time laughing and just enjoying myself. Everyone is helpful and the environment seems to lead to success and unity." More from this Member | Report Response

"i found out i got in here, but chose to go to maryland because of the negative impression i got from the students here. i feel like students tell a lot more about the school than the faculty (even though i absolutely loved the dean and my interviewers...they were amazing!!). i wanted to be at a place where students are happy and had good social skills not just good grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"7:30 AM meet with head of admissions and go over your day; 8:00 Interview #1; 8:30 Interview #2; 9-11:30 Essay/Tour/Observe&Assist in the clinic with the D3-D4 dental students; 11:30 Financial meeting; 12ish: Lunch w/ dental students; 1ish: wrap up w/ head of admissions; " More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxing. it was my first of 5 interviews and I was very tired and nervous but both faculty members were very friendly and encouraging" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely laid back; everyone on the admissions staff is super nice, warm, welcoming. Started with half-hour welcome by admissions coordinator, then 2 interviews back to back (though they said sometimes they switch the schedule around a bit) with no interrogation whatsoever... they really want to get a sense of who you are as a person and your character. I have plenty of C's on my transcript and came in totally prepped to defend/explain each one, and they were never even brought up in either interview. Then a short essay, shadowing in the clinics, lunch and tour with 4th year students (also laid back but keep in mind they will report back to the committee what you say!), final words/Q&A with Dr. Healy (NICEST GUY EVER!). They're a very strong clinical school and clearly proud of it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You start off at 7:30 in a meeting with Sharon, the nicest woman you could ever meet. She goes over the basics of the program and the interview process. Then you meet the Dean of Admissions, Dr. Healy, and then you are assigned your interviewers. After the interviews (2 in a row, 30 min. each), you write a brief essay. Then you learn about financial aid from a woman who knows so much about finances it makes your head spin. Then you get to watch some students at work (I shadowed an endo resident for an hour). Then lunch and a tour with some 4th year students. Then a final briefing and you're done by 2:30. The whole time they really try to make you feel at home and like you are definitely going to get accepted (let's hope that wasn't a ploy!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviews were probably different than most because the dean knew me and had already talked to the interviewers about me. There were six of us interviewing that day and both the dean and his assistant seemed to talk to me moreso than the others, I would think they were probably a little uncofortable with that, but hopefully it was good for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, everyone was friendly, clinics were nice and they definitely made their point that they are a clinically based school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was great and seemed interested in learning who I am. It was very non-threatening, and even enjoyable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"1. 7:30-8:00 Intro, 8:00-8:30 Essay, 8:30-9:10 Interview 1, 9:10-9:35 interview 2, 9:35-10 Financial Aid talk. 10-11:30 assisting students in the clinic. 11:30-2 Lunch and tour 2-2:30 closing. It was a nice time. Very well organized. I was impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive. great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"A long easy day with friendly people." More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very informal and both interviewers were very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This school was very accomodating and they had the interviewees spend some time in the clinic assisting." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love Richmond. I think there will be a good patient base, which would provide for good clinical experience. The staff and faculty made me feel welcome and the students who took us on a tour were very friendly (they were a third, more relaxed interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was nervous even though i shouldn't have been. As long as you are prepared, you'll do fine" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed it and its always nice when the school gives you lunch, added bonus. Just so you know if they don't tell the students who give you the tour are also evaluating you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview experience. The students and faculty were all great. You will definitely learn a lot just by visiting. It was a very positive experience overall, but a bit long (7:30 am to 2:30 pm). I'm walking away knowing quite a bit about the school, the students, and the faculty. It wasn't an interrogation the in any sense (except for a little bit of the Dr. Bui interview), everyone just seemed to want to get to know about the applicants. They stressed clinical a lot more than research, although research opportunities are definitely available and are highly recommended for those wishing to specialize (about 50-60% of students are accepted into specialization programs, according to Dr. Bui). Great school, thumbs up! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressed. I had heard some negative rumors about their program before I went, but all of them proved to be untrue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! Probably not my top choice but definitely a good choice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back, just like everyone has been telling me all along. Two 30 minute interviews, shadowed some D2 students in lab, assisted a D3 in the clinic, lunch with three D4 students (this counts as the student interview), and financial aid presentation. There is nothing to be nervous about. Just be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back, just getting to know you and why you are at VCU and why dentistry/ Also there is an on site essay and 2 facutly interviews + student interview over lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a positive experience. However, I felt the interviewers did not ask the hard hitting questions to really get to know me. If you want them to know something about you, don't wait to be asked, but rather tell them." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a great and fun experience. I enjoyed every bit of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU just underwent a change of office for administration. They are very unorganized and waste a lot of your time. I was there from 7:30 to 2:00 and literally spent half of that time sitting in an office without any communication with staff. I had three half hour interviews, two with staff and one with a student. I wrote an essay and had a tour. That was it. NO presentation on the school, no financial aid discussion, no question answer period. Overall it was a horrible interview. I dont think that is a reflection on the school because the students seemed happy, but it for sure didnt help my want to go to VCU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Orientation at 7:30am, 1st faculty interview at 8am, another one right after at 8:30am. Essay at 9, off to the clinics to watch the 4th years work on patients, lunch at 12pm with the 4th year students, tour, financial aid talk (the woman that gives the talk wasn't there, so we got the Cliff"s Notes version of it), and out by 2:15pm. I thought VCU was a great school. The building itself is pretty old, but they have brand spankin' new clinics that look awesome! The faculty were amazing, and all of the students we talked to were very friendly. This was the first school I interviewed at, so I don't have much of a comparison. VCU has always been my #1 choice. This was a VERY low stress interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very organized. Hurricane Isabel kept us from observing the patient clinics in action, but my tour a couple weeks earlier fulfilled that. I was impressed with the rennovation currently underway, as well as their objectives for the future. The student who gave the tour was very nice and helpful. The faculty are very supportive of their students--this was observed during the tour and on passing. I truly enjoyed my interview experience! " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 52
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 9
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 42
Neutral 6
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 50

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 19
Out of state 30

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 9
2-3 hours 11
4-6 hours 12
7+ hours 15

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 20
Automobile 25
Train or subway 2
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 14
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 7
$301-$400 8
$401-$500 3
$501+ 6

What airport did you use?

MCO to RIC, RIC to MCO

Richmond International

Richmond International Airport

Richmond

RIC

BWI

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 5
Friends or family 13
Hotel 20
Home 1
Other 2

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 49

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.78 50

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.04 50

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.48 25

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.81 26

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.12 26

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Parking recommendation that accurately reflects how much it will cost to park there during day 1 and day 2 of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They are very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"They seemed very focused on research, in both interviews they grilled me on it. The essay and other questions were laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, very helpful and hospitable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small, personalized interview event, Dr. Healy spends a lot of quality time with the interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"Return calls!! Especially from the students that you invite to interview. I had to call six times o" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada." More from this Member | Report Response

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