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Are those DAT scores considered good?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by susalman, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. susalman

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    I'm trying to get into UCLA... My GPA is 3.92... do you think my DAT scores are good enough?


    What other schools should i apply to?!?
     
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    Isn't their DAT average, like, 22? Then again, whatever their average GPA is, I'm sure 3.92 is above it.
     
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    The average DAT is much lower than a 22....the national average is around 17 maybe 18 now with the average acceptance DAT score of 20
     
  5. dansou5

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    Hes talking about UCLA's average not national average. I think you have a chance but it is definitely a reach school.
     
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    Your GPA is definitely nice! What I think UCLA will wonder is why your DAT scores aren't as stellar as your GPA. UCLA looks for the whole package. You have to have some extracurriculars to go with these stats and if you do, then you have a shot! Btw are you a CA resident?
     
  7. susalman

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    Thanks guys for replying,,,


    no i'm a NY resident! does it make a big difference?
     
  8. Predent1391

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    Sort of. UCLA is a public school. They mostly accept residents. According the ADEA book, they receive 828 out of state applicant, of which they interview 18 and accept those 18. So if you can get invited to an interview, I'd say you're good to go, unless you royally screw it up lol.
     

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