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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?" Report Response

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

"Why dentistry? Your GPA/scores are high enough to enter a much more challenging profession." Report Response

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

"Any questions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing. They were the standard interview questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Any question, because every reponse was turned into a negative by the interviewer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website, SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Only the sim lab. Everything else, especially the "remodeled" clinical operatories seemed outdated, even though they were promoted as being state of the art. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing about the school stood out from the other places that I had interviewed. They avoided questions about the strength of the academic programs and focused more on the sheer number and size of the school, which when it comes down to the facts, it's not that impressive. My interviewer seemed to state that was a negative aspect of the program, while on the tour it was given a big selling point. NYU needs to work on their marketing campaign. It's seems shady when you hear contradictory info. from the admissions staff/faculty." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school was not all that it was hyped up to be. I should have paid more attention to others' comments on SDN. I had a friend who interviewed the year before and was told flat out that h had no chance of being accepted that year....then why extend the offer for the interview? That should have been a warning...but I still went. At least I enjoyed myself with the museums and other tourist traps of NYC. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Out of all my interviews, this was the worst school. The interview was more about antagonizing you instead of trying to get to know you. The interviewer skimmed over my application and made incorrect assumptions. When I stated that he was wrong about my previous dental experiences, he came back with saying that what I had done was still not "real" enough to understanding the dental profession. Overall the school was unimpressive. I tried to separte my negativee interviewer from the rest of what the school had to offer. But throughout the day, it became apparent that NYU is not as great as it promotes itself to be. When asking questions of the "drop rate" rumors, the admissions staff stated that they were unsure of the exact numbers but that they would find out and get back to us. How hard is it to remember how many people didn't make it into the 2nd year? Especially when they claim to care about all of their students, as if they were their own children. Overall, everything seemed shadier and shadier as the day progressed. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/11/2005

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