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    i was hoping if someone could give me some advice as to which out-of-state schools i could apply to. i am a Louisiana resident and applying to LSU Dental school but i am worried about my scores. are there any schools out there that actually want non-residents in their student body?
    my scores:
    GPA - 3.87

    DAT:
    bio - 22
    g chem - 19
    o chem - 18
    pat - 17
    r comp - 17
    math - 13

    any feedback would be of help. thanks and i appreciate it guys.
     

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      beard said:
      i was hoping if someone could give me some advice as to which out-of-state schools i could apply to. i am a Louisiana resident and applying to LSU Dental school but i am worried about my scores. are there any schools out there that actually want non-residents in their student body?
      my scores:
      GPA - 3.87

      DAT:
      bio - 22
      g chem - 19
      o chem - 18
      pat - 17
      r comp - 17
      math - 13

      any feedback would be of help. thanks and i appreciate it guys.

      with a high GPA and somewhat solid DAT, you're not a math person :laugh:
      understandable. You have a pretty good chance of landing a dental school. Be aware though that schools do you have a cutoff around a 15 being the lowest on any given section.

      Schools to consider- Boston, NYU, (90% acceptance)
      medium range-USC, CASE,
      Try any of the 3 texas schools- long shot, but I think they look at their neighboring states for there outstate quota.

      IT's ADVISABLE to Call the respective schools and ask them if you're 13 is gonna hack it, becuase its in Math I am not sure it's that big a deal, but better safe than sorry.

      Apply early, advantage-you interview sooner, and you most likely hear december 1st.

      Finally, are you're extra curriclars strong, as well as you're LORs.

      HD
       

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        Your DATscore and GPA are good to get you in somewhere, But you will have to take the DAT over and score at least a 16 maybe 15 in the math part.


        These are the instate/out-of-state numbers for 2000-2001 :) This does not take into account WICHE schools. The blank schools take few if any OoS. or I just missed one or two.


        Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health???

        Baylor College of Dentistry, A Member of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

        Boston University, 9/84

        Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry 10/60

        Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery

        Creighton University School of Dentistry 5/79

        Harvard School of Dental Medicine31

        Howard University College of Dentistry79

        Indiana University School of Dentistry 60/39

        Loma Linda University School of Dentistry 60/31

        Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

        Marquette University School of Dentistry 27/46

        Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry

        Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine

        Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry 3/49

        New York University College of Dentistry 125/112

        Nova Southeastern University 28/47

        Ohio State University College of Dentistry

        Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

        Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

        State University of New York at Buffalo 67/18

        State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine

        Temple University School of Dentistry 47/73

        Tufts University School of Dental Medicine 22/125

        University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

        University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry

        University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry

        University of Colorado School of Dentistry

        University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine 12/30

        University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry 5619

        University of Florida College of Dentistry

        University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

        University of Iowa College of Dentistry 58/17

        University of Kentucky College of Dentistry 37/18

        University of Louisville School of Dentistry 44/36

        University of Maryland, 55/42

        University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 66/16

        University of Michigan School of Dentistry 64/41

        University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

        University of Mississippi School of Dentistry

        University of Missouri-Kansas City 40/40

        University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry

        University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

        University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

        University of the Pacific School of Dentistry 97/33

        University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

        University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine 30/40

        University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry

        University of Southern California School of Dentistry

        University of Tennessee College of Dentistry 50/25

        University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch

        University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School

        University of Washington School of Dentistry

        Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry 60/20

        West Virginia University School of Dentistry

        ***AADS 37th edition Admissions Requirements of US & CA Dental Schools
         

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          Another good resource is Barron's Guide to Medical and Dental Schools. They outline each dental school, list in-state and out-of-state costs (although it might be a bit out-dated as some schools will be raising costs), and tell you recently what number of out-of-state applicants were accepted and percentage of the student body this represents. They also supply other demographics and information; the book is worth checking out.
           
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            beard said:
            i was hoping if someone could give me some advice as to which out-of-state schools i could apply to. i am a Louisiana resident and applying to LSU Dental school but i am worried about my scores. are there any schools out there that actually want non-residents in their student body?
            my scores:
            GPA - 3.87

            DAT:
            bio - 22
            g chem - 19
            o chem - 18
            pat - 17
            r comp - 17
            math - 13

            any feedback would be of help. thanks and i appreciate it guys.

            I have a friend who got accepted to 4 schools: BU, Case, Marquette and another one... can't remember. Anyway, this person has the same math score, lower PAT, lower RC and about the same in sciences. Hope this helps.
             

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              wimmcs said:
              I have a friend who got accepted to 4 schools: BU, Case, Marquette and another one... can't remember. Anyway, this person has the same math score, lower PAT, lower RC and about the same in sciences. Hope this helps.
              Whoa, are you serious? I thought you needed at least a 15 in all sections to get accepted to Case?
               

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                Hey Beard!
                I have just applied for class of 2005. I sent my application mid January and got pretty similar DAT scores: AA19, TS20, PAT17, Bio 19, Orgo 22, Gchem21, RC20, QR14. My GPA is 3.60overall and 3.76Science. Boston University and USC have already invited me for an interview even though is soo late in the cycle, I mean I am really LATE!! Hence, not to worry, there are some schools who value the reading section though, so do your research or call the schools regarding your RC score.
                 

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                  I got in with a 14 on QR to Marquette, Case, UNLV The 15 minimum on each section is true for a few schools, but most are 13. The majority of schools also besides looking at your overall scores AA and TS will look at your RC and BIO the most and math the least! Good luck.

                  By the way what the heck is wrong with these people with good DAT scores and high gpas winning for anyways. If you can't get in a school with a 3.8 than something is wrong with you!!!
                   
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