A medical schools admissions counselor (from state med school) came to my school and mentioned that they compare students within schools. For example, if they receive 10 applications from school X, they will compare those 10 students and probably interview the top 5, and accept the top 3 or so. This got me to wondering: Most schools want a diverse class and they want the best students. Save a few, they want students representing a wide variety of different undergraduate schools. So do you think dental schools will accept the top few students from a wide variety undergraduate schools? It is probably the same number of students (provided enough apply) from that undergrad each year then, right? Obviously this only applies to state schools. More simply stated, if you are the only person applying to dental school from your undergrad, are you more likely to get accepted to your state dental school, as opposed to being 1 in 50 students applying to said state dental school from your undergrad?