Hi everyone, I'm applying to a whole bunch of U.S. dental schools this summer, and I'd really LOVE to know what you think about my stats. 1. Canadian applicant, currently attending the University of Toronto (which does have a faculty of dentistry, but avg. admission GPA is 3.78 , the unfortunate UofT goers... ) 2. GPA: 1st year: 3.01 (I did electrical engineering 1st year, wasnt very good) 2nd year: 3.71 (transfered to a life science major second year) 3rd year: 3.33 ~ 3.45 (expected. Yes, 3rd year courses are kinda hard ) avg: 3.39 ~ 3.43 3. Canadian DAT: Bio 22 Chm 23 Sci Avg 23 Reading 18 Academic Avg 21 PAT 19 Carving 11 (Ouch!! don't know what happened there) 4. Schools I'm planning to apply and their avg GPA: University of Maryland 3.4 Virginia Commonwealth University 3.4 University of Buffalo 3.4 University of Louisville 3.4 Ohio State University 3.47 Tufts University 3.3 Case Western University 3.34 University of Michigan 3.42 Columbia University 3.4 Boston University 3.1 New York University 3.4 University of Pennsylvania 3.5 I originally wanted to apply to Temple too, but my parents' friend said not to go there because it's not located in a very nice neighbourhood, everyday someone gets murdered, blah, blah, blah..... Anyway, so if anyone could help me rate my standing, that would be great. And do you think there's any school that I have missed but worth a try? Thanks a bunch! P.S. I know there are postings regarding student loans for Canadian student, someone said we can get up to 45K U.S. a year, is that for real? Or is there any other options?