SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Dental schools don't have ranking. The education should be fairly consistent. Why do some schools(good institutions) accept low GPA and DAT scores? What sense does that make? I never understand this. How do med/dent schools determine their requirements? Every school wants the best and brightest, so why is it that some schools have low standards? Are these dental schools considered "bad" to dentists and the public? And I'm not talking about just Meharry, Howard, Puerto rico etc. Even big name schools. How can NYU, Tufts, Boston, USC accept a 3.4 when Mississippi needs a 3.7? No offense to anyone who attends these schools. I'm just wondering. At the end of the day you're still a dentist, but why the standard gap?