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Loma Linda Status???

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by **BlueSteel**, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. **BlueSteel**

    **BlueSteel** 2+ Year Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has recieved any rejections/acceptances/waitlists from Loma Linda School of Dentistry lately. I have not heard from them in the past couple months (since interview).

    Thanks!
     
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  3. duho.O

    duho.O Member 7+ Year Member

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    i'm in the same boat as you. it's been more than 3 months since my interview. i called admissions yesterday and they said call them today, they'll have a better idea whether they will be sending letters out. so i guess they are gonna respond soon.
     
  4. **BlueSteel**

    **BlueSteel** 2+ Year Member

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    Do you think they mean acceptance letters?

    I sure hope so
     
  5. afrosheen

    afrosheen Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    i called them today and they said they're sending me a letter. but she wasn't able to tell me what it was about, but it seemed she didn't even know herself. does anybody think this is good news? i hope so....

    by the way i called yesterday and they were still reviewing my application, so sometime between then and 4 pm they did something
     
  6. duho.O

    duho.O Member 7+ Year Member

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    when did you interview there? that must mean i'll probably get a letter too since it's been more than 3 months. good luck to you and to me. :scared:
     
  7. afrosheen

    afrosheen Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    i interviewed in early december, and my friend interviewed the same day and time and he called and they said that he's still under review. i've been calling and e-mailing quite constantly, so i don't know if the letter means yes
     
  8. leedizzal

    leedizzal 2+ Year Member

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    I was accepted bout a month ago, From what ive heard they have pretty much filled almost all their slots.. Cross your fingers...

    I interviewed late dec...
     
  9. afrosheen

    afrosheen Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    i asked them if they filled all their spots, they said not yet but are getting close. gotta wait till thursday to find out
     
  10. burton117

    burton117 The Big Kahuna 10+ Year Member

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    What happens on Thursday?
     
  11. afrosheen

    afrosheen Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    my letter should arrive from LLU
     
  12. **BlueSteel**

    **BlueSteel** 2+ Year Member

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    I also recieved the same: "a letter containing your status is en route". I sure hope its not a rejection :confused:
     
  13. burton117

    burton117 The Big Kahuna 10+ Year Member

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    wow.. keep us posted guys... I hope it is good news!
     
  14. **BlueSteel**

    **BlueSteel** 2+ Year Member

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    Did anyone get any letters today?
     
  15. argid1980

    argid1980 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I didn't. I'm in Idaho, so maybe tomorrow. Hope I don't have to wait 'till Monday, that would not be cool.
     
  16. afrosheen

    afrosheen Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    no, and i live in cali. tomorrow for sure
     
  17. **BlueSteel**

    **BlueSteel** 2+ Year Member

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    I like on the East Coast, so keep up posted
     
  18. argid1980

    argid1980 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Nothing again today (Saturday). :cool:
     
  19. afrosheen

    afrosheen Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    got it today. it was a one page letter saying that accepting students was difficult due to the competitiveness of this year. good luck guys!
     
  20. dj7DDS

    dj7DDS Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    Me too...:oops:
     
  21. llGSll K9

    llGSll K9 Member 5+ Year Member

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    They did the same thing last year! After a long period of no news, we havent decided, committe couldnt get together this week etc they sent out mass rejection letters to everyone!! but still for those waiting i wish u all the best!
     
  22. tooth decay

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    I think LLUSD was waiting for as many SDA applicants to apply as possible. I am curious to know if there were any practicing SDA applicants who were rejected from the school.
     
  23. dudewhensmydat

    dudewhensmydat You stay classy. 2+ Year Member

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    That's not cool:eek:
     
  24. shinjk

    shinjk Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I saw SDA applicants are rejected, too.
     
  25. tooth decay

    tooth decay science officer 2+ Year Member

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    But were the SDA applicants rejected at the same rate as the non SDA applicant pool? Also, were there signficant differences in GPA/DAT scores between the two applicant pools?
     
  26. diane07

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    I don't think being SDA is the goldent ticket some people seem to think it is.

    Regardless, you still have to be competive (ie - good stats or something that makes you stand out)
     
  27. rals

    rals Member 5+ Year Member

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    do you know your friend's stats by any chance? I'm SDA and haven't hear back yet.
     
  28. diane07

    diane07 2+ Year Member

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    My point, all dental schools are getting quite competitive.
     
  29. tooth decay

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    The answer to this could be obtained by examining the breakdown of their entering class from past years in terms of proportion of SDA applied/accepted to non SDA applied/accepted and their stats. However, since I am not going to LLUSD or have access to this information, I will leave this to others who may be interested. By the way, I do not recall anywhere where someone is being "blamed".
     
  30. diane07

    diane07 2+ Year Member

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    Good luck to everyone who applied to LLU! I hope you all get in!
     
  31. eleminopee

    eleminopee I've got 2 infractions! 5+ Year Member

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    Hey for anybody who got rejected/accepted, did they update your status in AADSAS?
     
  32. burton117

    burton117 The Big Kahuna 10+ Year Member

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    Anybody get their letter yet? I called them and they said that I was still under review.
     
  33. argid1980

    argid1980 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I got mine yesterday, and it was (as expected) a rejection. To answer another question, no, they have not updated AADSAS to reflect this change. Good luck to all of you-hopefully better than mine.......
     
  34. eleminopee

    eleminopee I've got 2 infractions! 5+ Year Member

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    well i called monday and she said a letter went out that day about my status. I'm hoping that since it didn't go out last week it has better news in it!

    Why is Loma Linda so secretive about application status? Kinda a funny school. Their interview was especially unique: i flew down, took two days off, spent lots of money, for nothing more than 2 hours at the school. Oh well, we'll see what happenes
     
  35. mooredge

    mooredge Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I just got rejected as well. I've been told by reliable sources that Loma Linda generally accepts a freshmen class between 70%-80% SDA.
     
  36. duho.O

    duho.O Member 7+ Year Member

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    got the letter that says i got the boot.....3 1/2 months of waiting and now the dream is gone.
     
  37. tooth decay

    tooth decay science officer 2+ Year Member

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    I would not be surprised. That would explain a lot.
     
  38. SheGotGame

    SheGotGame Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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  39. burton117

    burton117 The Big Kahuna 10+ Year Member

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  40. SheGotGame

    SheGotGame Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    no problem!
     
  41. tooth decay

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  42. burton117

    burton117 The Big Kahuna 10+ Year Member

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    Yes.. So, lets speculate and make up meaningless stats for fun...:D

    So if we say that 50% (to be conservative) of the class is SDA, this means approximately that for the class of 2010:

    47 out of 94 would be SDA. (about 50%)
    47 accepted out of 195 applicants = 24% acceptance ratio for SDA
    47 accepted out of 1812 "other" applicants = 3% acceptance ratio for non-SDA

    So, as anyone could have guessed on their own - it helps to be SDA when applying, but it is not a guarantee of admission. :D
     
  43. tooth decay

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    Of course LLUSD has the right to do and choose anyway they want to secondary to them being a private university. But, given that if most of their accepted students are SDAs, they should be upfront with their "Christian" applicants and let them know they are probably not of the right "denomination" to be admitted.
     
  44. heterozygous

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    SDA Schools/Acceptances:

    Andrews: 5, Candian University College: 1, Columbia Union College: 2, La Sierra: 16, Pacific Union College: 21, Southern Adventist Uni: 2, Southwestern Adventist Uni: 1, Union College: 1, Walla Walla: 9.

    58 Total SDA. I'm sure there are many many more who applied and didn't get accepted.
     
  45. burton117

    burton117 The Big Kahuna 10+ Year Member

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    So, not counting SDA who went to non-SDA schools:

    58 out of 93 in the class of 2010 = 62% of the class is SDA
    58 SDA accepted out of 195 SDA applicants = 30% acceptance rate
    35 accepted out of 1812 "other applicants" = 2% acceptance rate

    Ouch!
     
  46. tooth decay

    tooth decay science officer 2+ Year Member

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    So being an SDA gets you accepted at 15 times the rate of a non SDA. The chance of a non SDA being accepted at LLUSD is even lower than getting into Harvard. Why not just call it for what it is?
     
  47. burton117

    burton117 The Big Kahuna 10+ Year Member

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    1) What is the chance of getting accepted to Harvard?

    2) What are we calling it for what it is?
     
  48. tooth decay

    tooth decay science officer 2+ Year Member

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    According to PreDents.com the ratio of accepted to applicants is 35/786 which is about a 4.5% acceptance rate at Harvard Dental. What I would call it is to liken it to a school which accepts a handful of minorities so it can call itself diverse.
     
  49. bye all
     
  50. tooth decay

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    We only take SDAs.. unless you have 3.7 gpa and 21 across the board.

    we wanted to find out if you're a true SDA.



    That is what I would call it........
     
  51. TheFlossinator

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    My question for you, Toothdecay is what is your Loma Linda status?

    Elimenopee did you hear yet?
     

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