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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"so i see you got good DAT scores...but your grades suck during this semester. what happenend, did your grandmother die?" Report Response

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

"do you have an common sense? my granddaughter is a sophmore in college and has more common sense than you!" Report Response

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

"What do you think of me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you talk to your mother? Who advises you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your strengths and your weaknesses" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked on sdn, school website..i had visited the school a few times before so i knew a bit about the program." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the admissions staff and everyone else at the dental school (except for my interviewer). At the end we got to sit with a 3rd year student who was very open and willing to answer our questions and just talk in general about life in dental school/at nyu. while we were sitting at the lunch table, some freshman dental students passed by and noticed us in our suits and actually stood around and talked with all of us for a while. the students seemed really happy with their decisions to come to nyu." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the class sizes are huge, though they do split it up into two groups the first year, then three groups the third year, it just appeard to be really cramped. the clinical areas were very busy and small. the labs looked nice and fairly new (they were huge!). i also have no other dental school to compare it with (yet) so i don't know what an "average" school should look like. also the price is very very high, but during the financial aid talk they don't try and sugercoat it at all..just give it to you straight, i liked that. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the walking up and down the flights of stairs...i brought a big bag (i dont know why), but they were nice enough to let me keep my stuff in the admissions office until the end of the tour. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the only way i can describe my interviewer would be a dr.jeckle/ms.hyde type. when i first came in he was so nice, offering me water snacks, then soon as the door closed so did the attitude of the interviewer. he was very blunt and to the point about everything. "i see you founded this organization at your school, a monument would have lasted longer"... implying i solely did it to boost my application/ego (i was actually a bit hurt by this since this was an organization my friend and i started together to help disabled adults which took a lot of time and a lot of effort). he was very sarcastic and rude at times. he asked my age several times and said i'm too young to know what i want to do for the rest of my life, etc. he was relentless with the questions and sometimes didn't even let me finish my answer to the question before he was interrupting me with his two cents and another question, or throwing my answer back at me and questioning that. at the end the he again reverted back to the sweet old man, and said he hopes to see me next year. very odd." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2004

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