Question. For the following schools: Columbia, NYU, USC, Detroit, CWRU, PENN, and Pitt, how long are the interviews? 1 hour? Are they one-on-one? At this point, will acceptances be based on primarily interview performance? What do you do after you finish answering the interviewer's questions? Do you absolutely have to take the dental school tour, meet the faculty and students, and have lunch with them? ( I can only see a point in doing this if you are accepted ) Lastly, is it true that dental schools sometimes offer interviews to less qualified applicants only to talk about dentistry prospects and how they could be a better applicant in the future?