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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by flycd05, May 14, 2008.

  1. flycd05

    flycd05 5+ Year Member

    May 5, 2008
    ok so here are my stats...i'm gonna retake the dat in midjuly again and i'm shooting for a minimum of 20 in each section..

    gpa 3.15, science gpa 3.1
    dats 17aa, 18ts, 17 pat

    4 years of dental assisting, x-ray certified
    lots of orgs and extracurriculars

    i'm a PA resident so I'm hoping i'll get an interview from temple?

    temple univ.
    pittsburgh univ.
    upenn (depending on dat retake?)
    univ. of maryland
    boston univ.
    tufts univ.
    nova maybe??
    howard univ.
    columbia (maybe, im thinking of applying anyways and maybe they'll focus on my dat retake)

    I don't know if any cali schools will look at my application (usc, ucsf?) because i've heard that they give a lot of preference to instate residents so should i even bother?

    if anyone has any suggestions, add/delete schools, i would REALLY appreciate it!

    i'm preparing myself to not get in this cycle but im gonna give it a shot and see what happens.

    thanks :)
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  3. SugarNaCl

    SugarNaCl Dental Student Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Akron, OH
    Looks good if you get a 20+ on your DATs. I don't think I'd bother applying to CA because it seems even the instate applicants are often rejected. There are just too many people there, but do what you want. This BIG CHANGE I'd make is NEVER apply to Howard unless you are black or hispanic or have a connection. It is an ABSOLUTE waste of time IMO. Their stats don't make them a safety school, they make them a minority school... I think the school was something like 89% minority or more. If you are white, I doubt you stand a chance. Other than that I don't know Temple's story...or anything about the school, but they are private so I'm not really sure they give PA residents preference as a public school might. I may be wrong on that though. Good luck.
  4. robg

    robg Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2004
    Queens, NY
    I would apply to USC and drop Howard, I'm a hispanic myself with desent stats and have been rejected by them twice while other schools have given me interviews.
  5. flycd05

    flycd05 5+ Year Member

    May 5, 2008
    thanks for those you above! :)

    anyone have any other suggestions?
  6. blankguy

    blankguy 7+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    I would expand on your list. Add Case, Detroit Mercy, and SUNY-BUffalo.
    SUNY Buffalo is a particularly out of state friendly state school. I think about a third of the class is out of state, it doesn't hurt to try them. Other than that go by what others have posted and good luck with the DAT. Remember you only need 1 acceptance.
  7. TheWiredNerv

    TheWiredNerv 2+ Year Member

    I would drop UConn. They accept 1 or 2 out of state residents if that. If you really want to go there then keep it on. Who knows what the outcome might be?
  8. sharpie88

    sharpie88 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Go ahead and apply to USC, I'm an out of state resident from South Carolina with similar stats and got an interview there. Still on waitlist though, good luck!
  9. flycd05

    flycd05 5+ Year Member

    May 5, 2008
    how's UoP? should i give it a shot with my stats? or do they favor instate cali kids a lot?
  10. La Dentista

    La Dentista 2+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    Someone correct me if I am off but,

    I think Nova tends to be a little gpa-oriented. Average is 3.5 -3.6
    Might be a waste of $, again someone correct me if I am wrong.

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