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Ranking dental schools in the U.S

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by joooj86, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. joooj86

    joooj86 Senior Member
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    Im sure there is a list ranking dental schools. I have looked everywhere but these biast reporters just give a list of med schools ranked!! Where can I find it??
     
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  3. aphistis

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    There are no dental school rankings anymore. Check the last post in the FAQ thread for more.
     
  4. joooj86

    joooj86 Senior Member
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    I searched the forums so many times before posting the thread !!! I knew it was somewhere but couldnt find it. Well sorry about that now i know where it is!
     
  5. gatorfan99

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    The last time they ranked schools was back in 1987 (or something), a WHILE back, so whatever stats you find are completely bogus nowadays...

    gatorfan
     
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    Howard would be #1.

























    From the bottom of the list that is!
     
  7. springserene

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    1992 Gourman Report Rankings
    Harvard (If you have an ego go here. They accept the best!)
    UCSF - (good reputation but students don't speak highly of their school)
    Michigan
    Columbia
    Penn (In a bad neighborhood)
    UCLA (in a very rich neighborhood)
    Ohio State
    Tufts - (OK place according to one student)
    NYU (even the students say "don't come here")
    Minnesota- (if you like the cold go here. Good school)
    Illinois
    Washington (highly prefers in-state residents)
    Buffalo (do you know how cold it gets there?)
    Temple (Nice school but in a dumpy neighborhood, otherwise a must apply)
    Creighton
    USC (In bad neighborhood and had a poor CA licensure pass rate in the year 2001)
    Marquette
    Case Western (spoke with some people and they enjoyed their experience)
    Pitt (good experience, but many patients opt for extractions...poor patients)
    North Carolina
    NOVA - (new school in Florida. One student claims it's nice. Let's wait for them to work out some bugs)
    Indiana
    Iowa (have new sim lab)
    Stony Brook
    Baylor (good school, housing is easy to find close by)
    San Antonio (good school)
    Oregon
    Louisville
    Boston U. (private and expensive. A must apply for those with shaky stats)
    University of Pacific (expensive , but only 3 years! Everyone I know loved it there)


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    1994 (used for 1997) U.S. News Top 12
    San Antonio
    North Carolina
    Iowa
    Michigan
    Washington
    Buffalo
    Alabama
    UCSF
    Indiana
    Maryland
    Minnesota
    UCLA

    http://members.tripod.com/~softballteam/best.html
     
  8. JRogoff

    JRogoff Resident Palatal Phallacy
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    First of all, that top 12 must be the top Publics for that year, because there are some schools missing if its not.

    In that 1992 report, Nova is listed there. I checked Nova's web site and it says that they admitted their charter class in August 1997? :spam:

    (I had to put the spam, i havn't seen anyone use it yet!)
     
  9. RaiderNation

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    all d-school rankings are bogus. don't pay attention to that crap.
     
  10. JRogoff

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    I know they are, i just thought it was funny that it listed a school that didn't exist at that time! :laugh:
     
  11. gryffindor

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    Actually, it is not a list of the top Public schools from that year. That rank considered all the schools. I remember reading that issue of US News b/c that was around the time I was trying to decide which joint-dental program to accept. That was part of the dilemma with those ranks b/c some of the "ego-heavy" $$$ schools didn't make the list and got out ranked by the "measly" public schools making some private schools very unhappy. So no, there aren't schools missing from the list...
     
  12. sxr71

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    I remember suspecting that it was a list of top publics only, but I found a source (on the internet) that suggested that it was the complete list. Did US News provide methodology or metrics on those? I seem to recall that they don't for some fields.
     
  13. DcS

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    One of the main reasons the list was abandoned was because the methodology was a bit "shady".
     
  14. Mo007

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    So, it was basically a poor survey in terms of misleading standards being reported from individual dental schools? - what exactly ignites dental schools to such research being done again?
     

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