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  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why NYU (other than being located in NYC)." Report Response

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

"Why my Alma Mater." Report Response

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

"What are my hobbies." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The moral question (something like "did you ever do anything morally ambiguous?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The moral question (something like "did you ever do anything morally ambiguous? What happened?"). I sat there thinking and couldn't come up with an answer, but I still got accepted." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN predental." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewer. He was gruff and curmudgeonly, which ironically I get along with (me = bubbly and perky). He clearly spent some time at NYU, loved the city and the school, and wanted to find someone who might fall in love with NYU as well. I like faculty who care about their students, and he communicated that most faculty *do* care, even with the number of students -- but students need to take the initiative to contact professors." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This is a plus and a negative: Financial aid presentation. It felt like they were trying to justify their high cost by pointing out how tuition itself wasn't high, and how it was the COL that drove its final price tag to astronomical heights. They even mentioned SDN as perpetrating some negative rumors. However, while I appreciated the information, it came across as tired and defensive. We were told NOT to ask for more money, and to not use our acceptance to other locations as a leveraging point. Also, the student tour guides raved for several minutes about their student store where they can buy plastic teeth. however, I've toured at other schools where this was possible, and it was mentioned as an addendum, so it made me wonder about the school. The student lounge was small, and couldn't have actually fit all 300 students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How expensive is the rent around the school. It made me understand the COL and the overall tuition." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school in a great location (lots of patients; lots of things to do; safe neighborhood), but with a large class size, people can and do get lost in the shuffle. Expensive Cost of Living is a deterrent that they fully acknowledge. As for the interview: I just acted like myself, except a bit more gregarious. You need to think of reasons of "why NYU" and be able to clearly communicate that, as well as show that you have some original thought. Don't be a robot who only wants NYU for its name and location." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

La Guardia

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Americana Inn (really cheap hostel-like location).

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"This is weird -- but I would say to change the lighting fixtures. I was really excited about NYU, but I interviewed on a cloudy day and everything looked dim and dark. In retrospect it seemed to really affect my perspective, especially after the financial aid talk. Also, I wanted feedback on how alumni liked NYU -- basically, more information about "why NYU" and how well NYU prepared them." Report Response

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