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Difficult level of University of Iowa

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by BkR134923, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. BkR134923

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    I am currently an Iowa resident that will be going to undergraduate soon. I have the dream of becoming a dentist. Since I am an Iowa resident, my ideal situation would be to go to the University of Iowa. That would make it a lot cheaper because of the fact that I am a resident. I was just wondering if anyone knew how hard it was to get into this school. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. chippy

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    if you're an Iowan, you have a huge advantage over anyone who isn't an Iowan. that's all I know...
     
  4. Rubber Dam Man

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    Whichever undergraduate institution you decided to attend, make sure to do well from the beginning. Get ready to hit the books and study hard especially if you were like me in high school and didn't need to study to get A's. You will have to change your study habits... If you aspire to go to the Univ. of Iowa for dental school, then going to Univ. of Iowa for undergrad will certainly give you a nice edge (but you have to have a solid GPA, both science and non-science).
     
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    Yeah. I saw some stats that a lot of the students at Iowa's dental school were residents. I just didn't know exactly how true that was. I have been reading this forum for a long time, and just have never seen anyone talk about Iowa. I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts. I appreciate the advice though Rubber Dam Man. I'll have the luxury of gaining my AA from a community college while graduating high school at the same time. So now I have to hit a lot of science classes at a university.
     
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    The vast majority of state schools are required to accept a greater number of their own in-state students... that's probably why you see many of the students at the school are Iowa residents. When the time comes to apply to dental schools, it is wise to do some research when applying out-of-state... for instance, there is really no point to apply to a school that only accepts 10-15 students from out-of-state. At this point, don't worry about that stuff... focus on doing well in all of your classes in undergrad!
     
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    http://www.dentistry.uiowa.edu/missions/education/2010profile.pdf

    There's the class profile. 80 students total. 57 are instate out of 119 who applied. that's approximately 50:50 chance if you're a resident. out-of-state residents had a 1:36 chance. Therefore you have a fairly decent chance. The school is kinda picky, I know. I'm a non-resident D2. good luck
     
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    I understand that my chances of getting are higher since I will be a resident. I am just now wondering how prestigious of a school it is. Is it known to be a very hard school. As in the program itself.
     
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    You can't confuse or compare prestigious with difficulty. I will tell you it is not easy. It is NOT undergrad. YOu have class all day and often have 2-3 tests a week plus quizzes. 29 credits in one semester is not easy any way you cut it. Also, as far as prestigiousness, It's primarily a popularity contest which doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the teaching quality of the school or the HAPPINESS of the students. Many professors at iowa are helpful and care which is what makes a good university.

    Prestigiousness in that poll also is considering undergrad in there which has the IVY leagues all on top. kinf of biased.
     

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