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Hi guys,

Just wondering if you guys (those of you who have already decided what schools you will attend) could post a few FAQs regarding the school you will be attending so that we newbies for the next apps cycle can get some much needed info. After all, you guys probably will have all of the most up to date info than what the schools will provide via their websites. I know that myself and all applicants for 2005 would extremely appreciate it !!!:love:

Things we would love to know:

School:

Location:

Tuition:

Entering class size:

Acceptance size:

Earliest/Latest interview dates:

Type of interview: (one-on-one, or panel-based) (how long)

Questions asked during interview:

Admission criteria: ie avg gpa, avg DAT in each sections, clinical experiences

Statistics on specialization: match rate, board scores

And of course anything else that you think may be useful to add :D

On behalf of all applicants for 2005, I want to THANK YOU in advance !!! :D
 

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School: Columbia

Location: NYC (168th st. - Washington Heights)

Tuition: ~ $60,000 (Tuition + housing/living costs)

Entering class size: 75

Acceptance size: ~200

Earliest/Latest interview dates: Late Sept/ March or until full?

Type of interview: (one-on-one, or panel-based) (how long)
One-on-one interviews...can vary between 20 min -1hr.
Some people get two interviews the same day with diff people.

Questions asked during interview: About your application, EC's, why dentisty?

Admission criteria:
AVG GPA 3.4 AVG DAT 21

Statistics on specialization: (corrected) over 90% do post-graduate programs


Hope this helps...if anyone knows anything diff I didnt' include please add.
 

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Thanks for the info SillyRabbit !

Is the avg DAT for AA only?

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Just one little piece of data on SillyRabbit's post that needs to be changed because it is misleading.

Not all postgrad programs are specialization programs, and Columbia's specialization rate is 35%, not 90%.

55% went into GPR and AEGD programs, which are General Dentistry postgrad programs, which is NOT specialty training.

HTH!
 

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School: NYUCD

Location: NYC

Tuition: ~ $50,000 (tution, books, instruments, medical insurance, ADA membership fee, and some other little things)

Entering class size: around 225 for class of 2008

Acceptance size: ~750

Earliest/Latest interview dates: Sept to June (not always)

Type of interview: one-on-one (15 min to 45 min)

Questions asked during interview: Why NYU? Can you handle a large class? Tell me about yourself.

Admission criteria: Should have above a 3.2 with at least an 18aa

Only school that graduates will be invisalign certified. Get a free Kaplan course before the boards. Recent accreditation was outstanding: 25 commendations and zero recomendations. Only a 1/3 of schools have achieved this in the past few years.
 

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School: Harvard

Location: Boston - Longwood Medical Center

Tuition: $32,000/yr (w/Living expenses and all other fees on average is ~$54,000/yr)

Entering Class Size: 35

Acceptance Size: ~100?

Earliest/Latest Interview Date: Late September/early October til whenever they fill their class.

Avg GPA: ?
Avg DAT: ?

Check out the interview review board for all the info on that stuff.

Board Scores: NBDE I = 92 average (off the top of my head - they have the #1 board score for part I whatever that is)

34/35 people go on to specialize or do some sort of advanced education.

Misc things that are different than a lot of other schools: Problem Based Learning; integrated with med school for first two years (philosophy that dentistry is a field of medicine); there is a research requirement to graduate.

If anyone can fill in the question marks that would be great.
 

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School: U of Minnesota

Location: Minneapolis

Tuition: ~ $32,000 (For out of staters)

Entering class size: 105 (about 65 in state, 40 out of state)

Acceptance size: ?

Earliest/Latest interview dates: Sept to March? (stop accepting apps on Dec. 1)

Type of interview: one-on-one (20 min)

Questions asked during interview: Why Minn? What is social responsiblity? Why dentistry?

Admission criteria: Avg GPA - 3.57 Avg DAT - 18.9


About 10% enter specialties (not sure how many apply for specialties, but I don't think it is very high). Lots of opportunities for research. Avg NDBE scores: part I - 83 part II - 86
 
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