Hello. I will be a neuroscience PhD student beginning in next fall and I am currently invited to Harvard and HHMI/Janelia Farm. Jan. Farm is currently my top choice, but because it is in Ashburn, VA, the only dental school nearby, as far as I could tell, was Howard University. Since Howard University is traditionally known as a "African American" school, (immediately apparent when one checks out their website) I question whether this will be a good idea. My wife is currently enrolled in the UCSF pre-dental post-bac program and she thinks that she has a good chance to get into a lot of dental schools. She has been previously rejected but since going to the UCSF post-bac program, she has maintained a 3.9+ GPA (undergrad GPA was really low at around 3.2? I believe) and her DAT score is either 22 or 21. So my questions to you dental school experts are: 1. What are her chances to get into dental schools in general? 2. Would it be possible to go to Howard given that she is an Asian if she gives the reason that she really needs to go because her husband is at Janelia Farm? 3. Would any of you choose Howard over a school with more typical demographics if you were in her shoes? 4. Other cities I am thinking of for PhD include: LA area (caltech), bay area (UCSF, stanford, UC berkeley), NYC (rockefeller, columbia), boston (harvard, MIT) and NJ (princeton). Which area does NOT have a lot of dental school options she has reasonable chance to get into? Which schools have a dental school very close? Any input will be greatly appreciated as this is a very important decision for both of us. Since there are four questions, feel free to answer any! Thank you.