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My list so far:

UCSF

UCLA

UOP

Maryland

Boston

Buffalo

Case Western

Pittsburg

Temple

Minnesota


Colorado

Western

Connecticut

Creighton

Rutger

Washington

Marquette

Ohio

Iowa


Overall GPA: 3.54
Science GPA: 3.40
Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.40
(I transferred from a CC and my CC GPA is around 3.3 and my UC GPA is 3.7)

DAT score (include AA and all sections): AA 21, TS 21, Bio 21, GC 18, OC 24, PA 23, QR 19, RC 22
State of Residence: CA

Undergrad Attended: UC

Major: Biotechnology
Minority? No
Reapplicant? yes
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: Over 600 hours (240 hours of 600 hours are shadowing prosthodontist)

Volunteering Experience: 100 hours at a hospital, 56 hours at a dental clinic, and 26 hours at animal shelters

Employment: 200 hours Waitress, and 40 hours tutor

Research: Over 750 hours (234 hours in undergraduate and currently working as RA at a plant lab)

Other Extracurriculars: One-year Treasurer at a club

Relevant Honors or Awards: dean's list, several scholarships, outstanding undergraduate accomplishment award from UC

LOR type and strength: 2 science profs (one strong and one not sure), 1 dentist, 1 PI from the lab


Schools that are typed in bold are my top choices. When I made this list, I concerned about the location since my husband is a software engineer and he will be moving with me so I need to concern about his job as well.

I will appreciate any advice about my school list! Do I have a chance with these schools? How many schools should I apply? Any opinion about location of the schools? Also please let me know if there is any school I should consider applying.

Thank you!
 
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My list so far:

UCSF

UCLA

UOP

Maryland

Boston

Buffalo

Case Western

Pittsburg

Temple

Minnesota


Colorado

Western

Connecticut

Creighton

Rutger

Washington

Marquette

Ohio

Iowa


Overall GPA: 3.54
Science GPA: 3.40
Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.40
(I transferred from a CC and my CC GPA is around 3.3 and my UC GPA is 3.7)

DAT score (include AA and all sections): AA 21, TS 21, Bio 21, GC 18, OC 24, PA 23, QR 19, RC 22
State of Residence: CA

Undergrad Attended: UC

Major: Biotechnology
Minority? No
Reapplicant? yes
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: Over 600 hours
Volunteering Experience: 100 hours at a hospital, 56 hours at a dental clinic, and 26 hours at animal shelters

Employment: 200 hours Waitress, and 40 hours tutor

Research: Over 750 hours (234 hours in undergraduate and currently working as RA at a plant lab)

Other Extracurriculars: One-year Treasurer at a club

Relevant Honors or Awards: dean's list, several scholarships, outstanding undergraduate accomplishment award from UC

LOR type and strength: 2 science profs (one strong and one not sure), 1 dentist, 1 PI from the lab


Schools that are typed in bold are my top choices. When I made this list, I concerned about the location since my husband is a software engineer and he will be moving with me so I need to concern about his job as well.

I will appreciate any advice about my school list! Do I have a chance with these schools? How many schools should I apply? Any opinion about location of the schools? Also please let me know if there is any school I should consider applying.

Thank you!

please list al schools you applied to last cycle and where you were offered interviews...
 

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please list al schools you applied to last cycle and where you were offered interviews...

I applied to these schools in 2018

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP),
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry (UCSF),
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Dental Medicine (RSDM),
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (HOUS),
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry,
Univeristy of Michigan School of Dentistry (MICH),
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (BUF),
The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University (TEMP),
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (PITT)

At that time, my DAT score was AA 19 TS 20 BIO 19 GC 21 OC 21 PAT 23 QR 17 RC 17
and I only had 200 hours of research in undergraduate.

No interviews
 

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I applied to these schools in 2018

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP),
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry (UCSF),
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Dental Medicine (RSDM),
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (HOUS),
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry,
Univeristy of Michigan School of Dentistry (MICH),
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (BUF),
The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University (TEMP),
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (PITT)

At that time, my DAT score was AA 19 TS 20 BIO 19 GC 21 OC 21 PAT 23 QR 17 RC 17
and I only had 200 hours of research in undergraduate.

No interviews

wow, 4/9 are amongst the most competitive in the country and only one private school with a 19AA/20TS
I can see why you had difficulties last year
congrats on your improvement on the DAT!
you need to have more private schools on your list...
 

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wow, 4/9 are amongst the most competitive in the country and only one private school with a 19AA/20TS
I can see why you had difficulties last year
congrats on your improvement on the DAT!
you need to have more private schools on your list...

Thank you for your advice! I should have done more research back then..
 
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