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Cheapest US dent schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Plugger, May 5, 2002.

  1. Plugger

    Plugger Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario
    I was wondering if anyone knew which U.S. dental schools are the least financial burden for a predent from Canada(toronto). I was just waitlisted at Uof Toronto and my cumulative GPA is 3.87 - maybe their calculator was broken that day or something. Very competitive up here. Anyways I was searching the web and it looks like most schools are cost me about 60thousand CAN dollars a year (40 U.S.)Is this the best I will find in the states or what?
    Very confused and dissapointed.....
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  3. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    I think so...I think all the private are about the same (NYU being the most). Unfortunately, unless you live here and have residency in a state, you can't get that in-state tuition. Hopefully someone will better answer your question, I gotta go study now...
  4. UofM01

    UofM01 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 2001
    State schools are cheaper than private schools generally. As far as I know the cheapest dental school out there is UNC-Chapel hill,tuition is only a little over 5 grand a year for in state residents. They only accept about 50 students and they look for people who will stay and practice in state.

    State schools can be costly as well..for example The University of Michigan school of dentistry is 18,000 a year for tuition alone. Although it is cheaper than your average private school by about 12,000 , it is still expensive. Just practice your crown and bridge work and when your done you will make a fortune!! lol <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
  5. pn229

    pn229 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Actually, NYUCD is the 6th most expensive school. NYU is one few of the few school which is not raising it's tuition as much as other schools. MOst schools, due to reduction in funding are raising their prices, while NYU is limiting the amount it raises each year. Hence, it's tuition is not the highest. Where's my source, the dean of our school of course in our luncheon of my clinic with him. Hope I clarified the missunderstanding.
  6. groundhog

    groundhog 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    You have to look at more than just tuition. Housing, food, transportation, and entertainment expenses can vary greatly depending on a school's location. UCONN and UWASH non resident students can easily obtain resident status after one year. However, I've never heard of a Canadian citizen obtaining admission to UW. I don't know about UCONN. I thought some Canadian students on SDN mentioned being invited to UCONN for interviews for the 2001 admission cycle, but it could have been only BU and Tufts that were mentioned in the New England area.
  7. JonR

    JonR Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Yeah, some Canadians make it in at UConn and yes, you can establish residency pretty quickly there. My tour guide was a canuck. It is really pretty inexpensive comparatively speaking when you establish CT residency. It is not, however, easy to get in there...but, is one of the best and is cheap!
  8. gryffindor

    gryffindor Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    SUNY Buffalo averages between 3 and 6 Canadians in each class. Some of them actually commute from Fort Erie or Niagara Falls (Canada) - apparently it is cheaper for them to live over there. My class lost two of our Canadians this year; they did academically awesome their first year and were able to transfer to Toronto and Western Ontario for second year (I hear it is really hard to do that). It is cheaper for them to attend our school as a Canadian than to go to a private university in the US. Some of them also like that Buffalo is relatively close to home for them - Southern Ontario and Toronto, so they can go home for a weekend every now and then.
  9. Plugger

    Plugger Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario
    Hey Griffin, wow you're the person I've been looking for. I am really interested in Buffalo since it's only like a two hour drive from my front door-but you don't hear anyone talk about it on this forum. What's the school like and how much is it for Canadian residents? Also how hard is it to get in - ie. how highly is the DAT rated for admission- marks will not be a problem - I'll have like a 3.90 GPA at the end of this year, and I've shadowed dentists for over a year now. Its that stupid DAT that's keeping out of UofT at the present. Thanks for any advice you could possibly have.
  10. Plugger

    Plugger Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario
    Oh and when's the application deadline for next year-that is, for class starting Aug/2003. Thanks again Beaver.
  11. gryffindor

    gryffindor Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    Wow - lots of questions! For 2001/2002, the Expense Sheet only lists tuition for residents and non-residents. I'm going to assume Canadians are non-residents. For non-residents, tuition is $22,940 per year. Other mandatory expenses come to $11,716. They allot $11,188 for living expenses. The total for a nonresident is $45,844, but that would be if you actually used all the money they allot for living. The four year total for a non-resident is $167,515 - again, that is if you use all the money alloted for living. But keep in mind, the tuition usually goes up a little each year, so add like $5000 to that number. But cost of living in Buffalo is way cheaper than say NYC or Boston, keep that in mind. Those are all the costs in US dollars.

    I really like the school. From reading this board, I would have to say we are more clinically oriented. Most of the students are from NY state. Most of them will stay in NY. I agree, your GPA is really good and the shadowing is a plus since they will ask you the "Why do you wanna be a dentist" question in some form. I don't know what DAT score is considered to be good at our school. I don't have any experience with the DAT and what is a good or bad score for UB. I do know the PAT average is around 18, but I'm not sure how that applies to Canadians since your PAT is a little different. You could always make the argument that you have really good grades and the DAT are just a one day thing and here is why I know I can handle dental school, etc.

    There was a post two weeks ago that gave the average GPAs and DATs of all the US dental schools - check that for more info.

    I also don't know the exact deadline for applications. Once you're in, you don't really think about these things anymore. I see students being interviewed starting around October and going on until Feb or March. I would think the earlier the better, but I know someone who submitted the app really close to the deadline (late Jan/early Feb, I think) and still got in b/c of a strong GPA/DAT.

    If you end up coming here, I guarantee there will be other Canadians in your class. There are a few in my class and even more in the first year class. Big hockey fans! Once you see our clinics, you will absolutely love this school. Dental school will be hard wherever you go. I am really enjoying the experience at UB.

    Feel free to ask any other questions you may have. Call or e-mail the school for more info - <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
  12. cyclohexane101


    Sep 2, 2016
    I heard some state dental schools give you in-state rate after your first year. Definitely look into that.
  13. blablabla1

    blablabla1 2+ Year Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    This thread is 15 years old bro
    ORamahiii, fit2, CubsFan44 and 4 others like this.
  14. Str82th

    Str82th Orthodontist Dentist

    May 9, 2017
    You can definitely get in state after 15 years.

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