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D-school Rankings !!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Arashi83, Feb 28, 2007.

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  1. Arashi83

    Arashi83 2+ Year Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Yay Area
    Hi all, I know this has been asked before, but I can't find a ranking of D-Schools. If anyone has the rankings could you please post. THank you.
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  3. GoDucks69

    GoDucks69 some dude 5+ Year Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    You might want to do a search, but to save you time there are no rankings.
  4. jackbauer!

    jackbauer! Guest

    Jul 2, 2006
    West of MLK
    here are the top 10:

    1. the cheapest school you get into
    2. doesn't matter
    3. doesn't matter
    4. doesn't matter
    5. doesn't matter
    6. doesn't matter
    7. doesn't matter
    8. doesn't matter
    9. doesn't matter
    10. doesn't matter.
  5. OceanBlue

    OceanBlue HA! I knew it. 2+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2007
    there were rankings..but it was a while back!
  6. bvf

    bvf 2+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    I think the last rankings were done back in the mid 90's....
  7. johntara04

    johntara04 Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    That is because Temple was number 1 for so long, they felt bad and asked that the rankings be done away with so all the dental schools would fill up every year. :D
  8. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    I thought San antonio was at the top, before they stop ranking.
  9. legoland

    legoland Banned Banned

    Sep 13, 2006
    :thumbup: unless you've been offered scholarships and financial assistances by the private D's.
  10. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Then that school is the cheapest school you got into ;)
  11. Envision

    Envision Envisioning... 7+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    yup :thumbup:
  12. Gsman

    Gsman 2+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    i dont get it. why is it the cheapest school u get into?

    ur dental education is a long term investment.....shouldnt u want to go to someplace good even tho it means its more expensive?

    i still think prestige still bring some benefits later getting into speciality programs.
  13. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    But most of us arent going into specialties. Statistically.
  14. jackbauer!

    jackbauer! Guest

    Jul 2, 2006
    West of MLK
    put down the glass of pre-dent koolaid. name of school means nothing in dentistry & very little in medicine. business & law, on the other hand, name of school is Everything.

    you can specialize anywhere you go if you're motivated. end of story.

  15. t man

    t man Epoxi-Lips 2+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    there's probably some truth to that... i don't think it's matters that much though. i'd imagine board scores and LORs are most important at that point.
  16. Gsman

    Gsman 2+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    yes if u have motivation u will succeed. theres no doubt about that.

    however, with the SAME amount of motivation, would a student achieve more at a better but more expensive school. personally, i think yes. what do other ppl think?

    yes, prestige doesnt matter to most pts because they can care less where u got ur dental education. however, pts do know which dentist is good. so, do you think certain schools produce better dentist over others if all the students had the same motivation, work ethic, etc.
  17. OceanBlue

    OceanBlue HA! I knew it. 2+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2007
    Since everyone is is what it was like when dental schools were ranked.

    1994 U.S. News Top 12

    1. San Antonio
    2. North Carolina
    3. Iowa
    4. Michigan
    5. Washington
    6. Buffalo
    7. Alabama
    8. UCSF
    9. Indiana
    10. Maryland
    11. Minnesota
    12. UCLA
  18. DocPainless

    DocPainless 2+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Haha. Of course you'd use this one. Note UNC. :D . Here is Gourman's latest rankings (1992). Note Harvard is #1.

    1. Harvard (If you have an ego go here. They accept the best!)
    2. UCSF - (good reputation but students don't speak highly of their school)
    3. Michigan
    4. Columbia
    5. Penn (In a bad neighborhood)
    6. UCLA (in a very rich neighborhood)
    7. Ohio State
    8. Tufts - (OK place according to one student)
    9. NYU (even the students say "don't come here")
    10. Minnesota- (if you like the cold go here. Good school)
    11. Illinois
    12. Washington (highly prefers in-state residents)
    13. Buffalo (do you know how cold it gets there?)
    14. Temple (Nice school but in a dumpy neighborhood, otherwise a must apply)
    15. Creighton
    16. USC (In bad neighborhood and had a poor CA licensure pass rate in the year 2001)
    17. Marquette
    18. Case Western (spoke with some people and they enjoyed their experience)
    19. Pitt (good experience, but many patients opt for extractions...poor patients)
    20. North Carolina
    21. NOVA - (new school in Florida. One student claims it's nice. Let's wait for them to work out some bugs)
    22. Indiana
    23. Iowa (have new sim lab)
    24. Stony Brook
    25. Baylor (good school, housing is easy to find close by)
    26. San Antonio (good school)
    27. Oregon
    28. Louisville
    29. Boston U. (private and expensive. A must apply for those with shaky stats)
    30. University of Pacific (expensive , but only 3 years! Everyone I know loved it there)
  19. Sprgrover

    Sprgrover Pulped out Moderator Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    This subject has been beat to death so many times before. There are no rankings, and when they were performed the criteria was highly subjective, which is one of the reasons why the ADA does not support them. Closing.

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