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I heard from a friend that applying to dental school from a private undergrad. school isn't as good as applying from a public or state school. I wasn't sure how right he was, so does anyone know if dental schools look at private school better, worse, or the same as public schools when applying?...because I am about to graduate from a private school in Buffalo, NY next year
 
Aug 27, 2009
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Dental schools only care about your stats (GPA, DAT, ECs, LORs).

They also don't care about your major (I asked this b/c I have a lower gpa in a tough major (engineering)).

Bottom line is, if you're number's are good, you should be able to get an interview at the least.
 

FutureDent020

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Admission committees are made up of academic professionals. They know what kind of students schools produce. Whether the school influences their decision I do not know, but they do not completely disregard it. Public vs. Private is definitely not an issue though. Great schools fit in both categories.