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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Yah-E, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    Hey everyone, I thought it would be useful for all the old and new Pre-dents to have a stats thread to use as a reference. So if someone ever asks you about your stats in the future, you can just type "look for that stats thread"!!

    I'll start!

    Undergrad Ed: University of Minnesota
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 2.76
    Science Undergrad. GPA: UNDER 2.50
    Graduate Ed: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (Post-Bac. program)
    Cumulative Graduate GPA: 3.30
    Science Graduate GPA: 3.30

    1st DAT: 17 Academic, 17 Science, 24 PAT
    2nd DAT: 20 Academic, 20 Science, 23 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - NYU, Columbia, Tufts, BU, UPenn, Temple, UDMercy, Marquette, UOP, and Nova

    AADSAS Submitted: November 28, 2001 via web

    Schools Received AADSAS: 1st & 2nd week of January 2002

    Interview Invites: NYU, Nova, Temple

    Denied: Tufts, UPenn, Columbia, UOP

    Withdrew Application: UDMercy, Marquette, BU (3-15-02)

    Waitlisted: Temple (3-20-02)

    Accepted: Nova (3-15-02), NYU (3-15-02), Temple (5-18-02)


    If you all can list your GPAs and DAT scores then that will be perfect, but if you wish to share more, then that will be even better! Thanks you guys!!

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  3. Regina330

    Regina330 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.76
    Science Undergrad. GPA: under 3.76
    Cumulative Graduate GPA: N/A
    Science Graduate GPA: N/A

    1st DAT: 20 Academic, 19 Science, 17 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - NYU, BU, Temple, UoP, Pitt, USC and Nova

    Interview Invites: NYU, Nova, Temple, Pitt, USC, BU

    Denied: none

    Accepted: NYU, Temple, Pitt, USC, BU
  4. DMD DOC

    DMD DOC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.11 [Biomedical Engineer]
    Science Undergrad. GPA: under 3.07

    DAT: 21 Academic, 21 Science, 18 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - BU, Temple, Nova, U of Michigan, U of Iowa

    Interview Invites: Iowa, BU, Temple

    Waitlisted: U of Iowa

    Accepted: BU

    Denied: None.
  5. ricegirl

    ricegirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 7, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.77
    Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.70

    DAT: 24 Academic, 23 Science, 21 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - Baylor, UTH, UTSA, UoP, UCLA, UCSF, OHSU, UWASH, UNLV, Harvard

    Interview Invites: Baylor, UTH, UTSA, UoP, UCLA, UCSF,UNLV, Harvard

    Denied: OHSU (explicitly due to out-of-state residency), UWASH

    Accepted: Baylor, UTH, UTSA, UoP, UCLA, UCSF, UNLV

    Waitlisted: Harvard
  6. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.0
    Science Undergrad. GPA: 2.7
    postbacc: 3.2, still taking classes

    1st DAT: 18 PAT: 17
    2nd DAT: Taking this summer

    Applied to 15 schools for FALL 2001 and didn't get a single interview. I'm retaking the DAT and currently taking science classes and reapplying for FALL 2003. I'll probably apply to ~15-20 schools.
  7. Viraj

    Viraj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.58
    Science Undergrad. GPA: under 3.50
    Cumulative Graduate GPA: N/A
    Science Graduate GPA: N/A

    1st DAT: 18 Academic, 18 Science, 15 PAT
    2nd DAT: N/A
    Applied: 2002 - NYU, Tufts, BU, UPenn, Temple, UDMercy, Marquette, Meharry, Pitt, USC, Loma Linda, UAB, Howard, UMKC, OSU, UNLV, Nebraska, Creighton, Case Western, Iowa, Univ of Kentucky, Louisville,UNC and Nova

    Interview Invites: NYU, Nova, Pitt, Meharry, BU, Tufts, USC, Loma Linda, Howard, Detroit Mercy

    Denied: Rest other

    Accepted: Tufts till now
  8. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    bumpin and grindin this page...

    C'mon people, help everyone out and POST :)
  9. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Hi all.

    Perhaps folks could also post the date that they submitted (or plan to submit) AADSAS? That would be beneficial in light of the information given.

    For example, Viraj listed a great undergrad GPA (3.5-3.6), average DAT scores (18s), and applied to 24 schools -- yet he only lists one acceptance. The AADSAS submission date might explain why he has one acceptance and ten interviews, despite having pretty great numbers.

    I, for one, would be interested in seeing some more physical correlations between early AADSAS submission and acceptances, etc. Perhaps this thread can help with that.

    Good luck to everybody!
  10. mrembo

    mrembo Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Cumulative Undergrad. gpa: 3.72
    Science Undergrad. gpa: 3.65

    DAT: 23 Academic, 21 Science, 17 PAT

    Applied : Upenn, Temple, BU, Tufts, Columbia, Harvard, Pitt

    Interview Invites: Upenn, BU, Pitt, Temple,Tufts
    (went for Upenn, Temple interviews only)

    Denied: Harvard, Columbia, Tufts

    Accepted: Upenn

    Waitlisted: Temple
  11. TAL444

    TAL444 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.69
    Cumulative Science GPA: 3.83
    DAT: Academic-21 Science-21 PAT-16

    AASDAS Submission Date: Mid-November 2001
    Date of DAT: 11.31.2001

    Applied: Tufts, BU, NYU, Columbia, NJDS, UIC, UOP, Mich,Temp, Nova, UCONN, USC

    Interview Invitations: All except for Mich, UOP, UIC. (Did not submit requested application materials for UOP and Mich)

    Interviews attended: Tufts, BU, NYU, Columbia, UCONN.

    Accepted: Tufts, Columbia, BU, NYU

    Waitlist: UCONN

    Attending: Columbia
  12. Stanford Fencer

    Stanford Fencer Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2001
    San Francisco
    Cumulative GPA: 3.4/ Science GPA: 3.2

    Academic Average: 26
    Science Average: 24
    PAT: 18

    Interview offered from BU, NYU, USC, NJDS, Pittsburgh, Case Western, Penn, Harvard, Columbia

    Went/ Planning to go for interviews at : Penn, USC, and Havard. declined rest.

    Still hoping to get interviewed by UCSF.

    Only heard from UPenn thus far with acceptance.

    NOTE: I applied in mid-Nov! (translates into very high stress). For pre-dents: apply early! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
  13. waiting

    waiting Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.73
    Cumulative Science GPA: 3.72
    DAT: Academic-25 Science-23 PAT-20

    Applied: Tufts, UConn, BU, UMaryland, UNC, Harvard, Columbia, Penn, Pacific, UCSF, UCLA, Louisville, UWashington, UMichigan,

    Interview Invitations: All except Harvard

    Interviews attended: Tufts, UConn, Maryland, UNC, Columbia, Penn, Pacific, UCSF, UCLA, Louisville

    Accepted: Tufts, UConn, Maryland, UNC, Columbia, Penn, Pacific, UCSF, UCLA, Louisville

    Matriculating At: 95% sure UNC (5% chance UCLA)
  14. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    wow, I'm getting guys have great stats...I hope I get in this second time around!
  15. grettlin

    grettlin Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Cumulative Undergraduate (computer science)
    GPA: 3.52
    Cumulative Graduate (computer science)
    GPA: 3.2
    Three years working as IT consult

    Science Postbach. : 3.8 (so far)

    DAT: 1st None (planned 2003)

    Applied: 2003,
  16. ehop24

    ehop24 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 2001
    Cumulative undergrad: 3.70
    Science undergrad: 3.55
    (no undergraduate degree)

    DAT: Adademic 23 Science 18 PAT 21

    Aadsas sent: early august 2001
    Applied: 2002- UNC, U of Florida

    Interviewed: both

    Accepted: UF
    Waitlisted: UNC
  17. baracuda

    baracuda Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2001
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.15
    Science Undergrad. GPA: under 3.26

    DAT Score: 25 Academic, 26 Sciences, 18 PAT

    3 years of Teaching in Sciences, MCAT/DAT instructor

    Applied: Columbia, Tufts, Nova, Maryland, UCLA, UOP, NYU, PIT, CASE, BUFFALO, U Washington, Creighton, BU

    Accepted so far: Columbia, Tufts, Nova, Maryland, BU

    Turned down interviews at: NYU, CASE, PIT, BUF
    Still waiting for UCLA!!
  18. smile_doctor

    smile_doctor Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Okay...embarrassing, but here goes...

    Undergrad Overall GPA: 3.03
    Undergrad Science GPA: 2.52 (currently taking science classes to improve my science GPA)

    4 years experience in Mortgage Banking

    Dental experience: 1 semester of interning chairside while in college; 4 months full time surgical assistant in Oral Surgeons practice right after college (left because OMS became frustrated too easily about things beyond his control and threw instruments, berated the staff constantly, and basically behaved like a child)

    Applying for entering class of 2003

    Taking DAT this spring or early summer.

    ...Wow, impressive next to those 3.7's, right? :rolleyes:
  19. anamod

    anamod Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2000
    Mn, US
    Cumulative undergrad:3.40
    Science: 3.42

    DAT Academic: 18
    Science: 19

    Applied in July
    Applied to : Minnesota, Nova, Tufts, Boston, Louisville, Marquette, Case, Creighton, U of Michigan, Detroit-Mercy, Maryland, USC, Iowa.

    Interview offers: All except Iowa (rejected) and Creighton and Marquette (both don't interview)

    Interviews attended: U of Minnesota, Boston, Nova

    Accepted : U of Minnesota ,Boston, Nova

    Waitlisted: Marquette

    Will be attending U of Minnesota

    Hope this helps
  20. tinker bell

    tinker bell 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2001
    vallejo, CA

    Do you mind if I ask you what undergrad did you attend? You are a very successful applicant!
    Congrats on your acceptance to ucsf. That's really cool.
  21. LucidDreamer

    LucidDreamer Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    Undergrad. GPA: 3.37
    Science GPA: 3.40

    DAT: 21 Academic, 21 Science, 23 PAT

    Applied, in order of preference: USC, UCLA, UCSF, UOP

    AADSAS Submitted: November 1, 2001

    Interview Invites: USC

    Denied: None yet.

    Accepted: None as of 2-23-02

    *official transcripts were delayed and sent in on 2-14-02*

    I hear that some schools dont even look at your application until everything is complete, and that's including official transcripts. I hope that's the case for me because I havent heard anything from UCLA, UCSF, and UOP. I'm really nervous now --I should have applied to 15 schools!
  22. snowman

    snowman Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.88
    Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.85

    DAT: 21 Academic, 21 Science, 21 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - ucla ucsf uop usc conn bu harv mich cre nyu buff penn pitt temp marq

    AADSAS Submitted: June, 1, 2001

    Interview Invites: ucla ucsf uop usc conn bu mich nyu buff penn pitt temp

    Interview went: ucla ucsf uop conn bu mich buff penn temp

    Denied: harv *no research*

    Accepted: ucla ucsf uop conn bu mich buff penn temp

    attend: ucla

    advice to predents: be honest to yourself, only apply schools that you really want to go.
  23. Vandymac

    Vandymac Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 2.92 (Vanderbilt Biomedical Engineering)
    Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.04
    Cumulative Graduate GPA: 3.566 (Vanderbilt Biomedical Engineering)
    Science Graduate GPA: 3.566

    DAT: 20 Academic, 19 Science, 20 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - NYU, Columbia, Tufts, BU, Penn, Harvard, Temple, Pitt, Case Western, UoP, Nova, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, UNLV

    AADSAS Submitted: September 1, 2001

    Interview Invites: Columbia, Penn, Nova, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tufts, UNLV

    Declined Interview: Tufts, UNLV

    Denied: Harvard, Columbia, Temple, Pitt, Case

    Accepted: Penn, Nova, Indiana, Kentucky, and Mississippi

    With a low GPA like mine, I added alot of dental experience, research, and an advanced degree.
  24. lebaron

    lebaron Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2001
    Calgary, CANADA

    Cumulative Undergrad GPA: ~3.7
    Science Undergrad GPA: ~3.8
    Presently attending: University of Calgary
    1st DAT: ~24 Academic, 16 PAT, 12 Carving
    2nd DAT: ~26 Academic, 17 PAT, 13 Carving
    3rd DAT: ~24 Academic, 18 PAT, 12 Carving

    Applied: UBC, U of A, U of T
    Interviews: UBC, U of T
    Denied: U of A
  25. evolution

    evolution Junior Member

    Feb 24, 2002
    vancouver, bc
    i've been lurching on this board for about 3 months now, and i must say that the messages being posted are very informative.

    this is actually my first time posting.. decided to contribute to this thread.

    i only applied to Canadian schools..

    Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.69

    DAT: 24 Academic, 17 PAT, 20 Carving

    Applied: UBC, Manitoba, Toronto, McGill
    Denied: UBC, Manitoba (said i didn't have prereqs?!)

    Accepted: McGill
  26. sarahs

    sarahs Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Cumulative undergraduate GPA (3.23)
    Science undergraduate GPA (3.26)

    Sent AADSAS application via e-mail 9/30/01
    Took DAT on 11/20/01

    Applied to: BU, Tufts, Indiana, Case Western, UOP, USC, Uof L, Temple, UPenn, NYU

    Interviewed: BU, Tufts, Indiana, NYU, Case Western

    Accepted (as of 2/26): Tufts
  27. hey177an

    hey177an Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2001
    hi fellow predents.
    just contributing to the thread

    GPA: 3.32
    Science: 3.31

    DAT: 24 academic 18 pat

    Applied: Dec 10,
    Committie letter was sent out on Jan 30

    applied: SUNY buffalo, SUNY stony brook, NYU and Columbia

    interview invitation: all
    interview went: buffalo, nyu and will attend columbia in early march
    interview decline: stony brook

    accepted: buffalo and nyu
    attend: will most likely attend SUNY buffalo
  28. Beagle

    Beagle Meet BEAGLE 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    How did you find posts from a year ago?
  29. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member


    You know I'm DA MAN!!! Well, according to some, I have no life and all I do is post crap, so I wish not to disappoint them! I must post on! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Great info, huh?
  30. Yu3Er2

    Yu3Er2 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Hi, here are my stats:
    (not as good as other people)

    Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 4.85/5.00
    Cumulative Science GPA: 4.75/5.00
    DAT: Academic-19 Science-19 PAT-20
    Applied: UIC, USC, NOVA, Case, UM (both), Marquette, can't remember others
    Interview Invitations: UIC, USC, NOVA, Case, UM (both).
    Interviews attended: UIC, USC
    Accepted: UIC, USC, Marquette

    Currently Attending: UIC undergrad. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
  31. jmchong

    jmchong Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.1
    Science Undergrad. GPA: UNDER 3.2
    Cumulative Graduate GPA: 4.0
    Science Graduate GPA: 4.0

    DAT: 20 Academic, 21 Science, 19 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - NYU, Columbia, UPenn, Temple, New Jersey, Maryland, Pitt,

    AADSAS Submitted: Mid Septermber

    Interview Invites: NYU, Columbia, UPenn, Temple, Pitt
    Interview attended: NYU, UPenn, Temple

    Denied: New Jersey, Maryland

    Accepted: NYU, UPenn, Temple

    Decided to go to UPenn
  32. jayjay

    jayjay Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2001
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.4
    Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.3
    Cumulative Graduate GPA: n/a
    Science Graduate GPA: n/a

    DAT: 23 Academic, 23 Science, 20 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - UCSF, UCLA, UOP, USC, NYU, Columbia, UPenn, Maryland, BU, Tufts, Harvard

    AADSAS Submitted: October

    Interview Invites: all but Harvard and UCSF
    Interview attended: all but Columbia and USC..too lazy.

    Denied: Harvard
    Accepted: NYU, UPenn, Maryland, BU, Tufts, UOP, UCLA
  33. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    does anyone have any ideas as to why I wouldn't receive a single interview the 1st time I applied? I posted my stats on the 1st page of this thread...but I'll throw some more stuff out to see what you think...

    Oh, and I think it mostly has to do w/my gpa...but here goes...

    I went to Boston University for 2 years, and then started hanging out w/the "wrong crowd"...ended up doing things I regret and being in a not so-good relationship...anyways, by the end of the summer sophomore year, I decided I wanted out and needed to change, otherwise it was going to downward spiral...

    I decided I was going to transfer, but since it was late in the summer, I took a leave of absence...I went to Australia for part of the time to see relatives and to "recooperate"...get priorites back in order...

    I then transferred to SUNY Binghamton starting in January, and ended up graduating from there...I still graduated on time because I've taken many summer courses so I didn't lose time...things were much different w/me now...I had my priorities set straight and a lot more focused now...

    I included this on my essay, but didn't delve into you think this had a big impact on me not even getting an interview?

    Also, when I reapply, should I include this or not? I mean, even if it had a negative bearing on me, I already wrote it in my first application, so its out there...

    One last thing...I don't think if this had a negative effect or not but I have MANY transcripts...

    - Syracuse University (took 2 college classes in high school)
    - Regents college (another college class in high school)
    - Boston University (1st two years of college)
    - UMASS Boston (summer class-right before I left)
    - SUNY Binghamton (last years of college, got my BA here)
    - Hunter College (currently taking POSTBACC classes)

    Ok, I'm not the typical applicant...what do you guys think? Is this adversely affecting me? :confused: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
  34. Buckyball

    Buckyball Play with my "Buckyballs" 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2001

    Your stats were a little low (especially the science GPA). I think this, combined with your "ok" DAT scores, probably didn't get you the interviews you wanted. However, your postbacc GPA is good. I think that you should really try to kill the DAT! I mean, shoot for the 20's, and study your a$$ off. Schools will comment on your grades if they are very good (I'm talking the admin staff when you talk to them on the phone). Another thing, make sure you get the application in early, and really make sure you follow up (at least every 2 weeks by phone call, and if they ask for more information, send it ASAP). That way, you're keeping up with them, and they see you're interested.

    There is a section on the AADSAS form to describe any academic indiscrepancies you may have had, and I would do just that. Be honest! Tell them why you had trouble in school. Do delve into it! For the most part, schools are sympathetic to that. And I don't think it matters if it was already on your first application. I think it only matters if it's on your current application, so I would put it down!

    One question... do your marks in undergrad show an upward trend in your GPA? If so, that's also very good in the case that you have a lower GPA. I too had an upward trend, and some schools did comment on this when I spoke with them.

    Also, about your many transcripts, I don't think this has any impact on your chances. However, always put things in a positive light. It's actually good (in my opinion) that you took college courses in high school, provided that you did well in them!)

    Hope this helps, and if you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to PM me.

    Bucky :D
  35. Viraj

    Viraj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    Hey Simseema
    I just glanced at ur stats, and u know what, u r in a same boat as my cousin was few years ago. He had almost the same scores, but he really slacked off in school and had 2.8 science GPA. He only applied to Texas schools, as he was a TX resident, and did got an interview at Baylor, but got waitlisted, and was never recalled. He took his DAT's again and I think he scored 19/18 the second time, but didn't took any classes, so his GPA was the same. He did apply to 14 schools, and didn't got in, anwhere. So I think the only reason might be ur GPA, as I think they really look strongly upon it. I can't say about scores as I had 18/15 (3.6 GPA) and I had 8 interviews and got into 3 schools. So I think if there is anyway, that you could boost up your GPA, it might help you big time. I hope this helps, and also I hope I didn't discouraged you.
    Good Luck
  36. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    thanks guys...

    yeah, I plan on working my butt of this semester and getting, hopefully, even better grades than last semester...

    I'm gonna try and kill that DAT this summer...I'll put in the time and hopefully score in the 20's...

    I don't think my grades were GREAT last semester, but better than any other previous semester...especially since they were all science classes...this semester I'm gonna try and get at LEAST the same grades (obviously shooting for better :) ) and I'm also volunteering in a dental clinic and tutoring chemistry part-time...

    my grades last semester: Organic I (retake): A-, Biochem: B-, Microbio: B

    this semester I got an A on my first Orgo II test! (And I think I did decent on my endocrinology exam this morning :) )

    I hope I get in :) It's really discourging to get rejected :( , especially after 1. My parents are physicians and weren't too thrilled about me wanting to go into dentistry, instead of medicine 2. After explaining to them this is what I wanted to do, they finally understand me and then, WHAM! I get rejected EVERYWHERE...argh...

    But I do see how my science gpa is holding me back...hopefully this application cycle I'll kick some butt...thanks guys :)
  37. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    ps this is what you get for messing up a couple years in college...if any of you youngin's are reading this, try and do well the first time :)
  38. budfrog

    budfrog Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2000
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.7
    Science Undergrad. GPA: UNDER 3.8

    DAT: 22 Academic, 26 Science, 20 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - Pittsburgh, Ohio state, Detroit-mercy, Michigan, Case western

    AADSAS Submitted: June

    Interview Invites: All schools applied to
    Interview attended: all

    Denied: None
    Accepted: All
    Waitlisted: None

    Decided to attend CWRU
  39. UofM01

    UofM01 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 2001

    I just wanted to know why you chose CWRU over U of D-Mercy and U of Michigan. I would really appreciate a reply thank you!
  40. wasabi007

    wasabi007 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 16, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.43
    Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.15

    DAT: 22 Academic, 22 Science, 22 PAT

    Applied: 2002 - UCLA, UCSF, UOP, USC, Temple, PENN, Tufts, BU

    AADSAS Submitted: July

    Interview Invites: All
    Interview attended: BU, Temple, UCLA, UOP, UCSF

    Denied: None
    Accepted: BU, Temple, UCLA, UOP, UCSF
    Waitlisted: None

    Attending: UCSF

    Word of advice to future applicants: APPLY EARLY! send out your AADSAS ASAP...don't wait for DAT scores or letters of rec...start the processing of your app early...did i say early yet? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
  41. budfrog

    budfrog Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2000
    I chose Case for a few reasons. First of all, in the clinic everyone gets their own chair. Case was the only school which I toured that offered this. That means no fighting for chair time like at other schools. Second, the academic part of Case was absolutely fantastic. Students consistently scored very high on boards and had a relatively easy time specializing if they desired. Students there also seemed to really like the school. In addition, Case is putting in new labs this year which will be comparable to what Detroit-mercy has with computer software, manequinns, etc. The cleveland area around Case is also very nice and not a bad place to live. The area around Detroit-mercy was not so fantastic. I didn't really like the "feel" of the school with security gates and a fence around the entire school. I felt a little closed in. The facilities were very nice though. U of M did not really impress me that much. The Ann Arbor area is very nice but nothing spectacular about the school, in my opinion. They do have very high board scores (2nd overall i think they said) but my impression as a whole was not great. The facilities were ok but they had the same problems many other schools did competing for chair time (except Case). I guess I rambled a little but hope this is what you were looking for. Let me know if you want to know anything specific.
  42. JonR

    JonR Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Why goes

    Overall UGrad GPA: 3.75
    Sci. UGrad GPA: 3.7
    DAT 21 Acad./21 Sci./18 PAT
    Third-year student (applied a year early)

    Applied: Penn, UConn, Tufts, Tennessee (home state), Kentucky, UNC, NOVA, UCLA, Alabama, Univ. of Kentucky, Univ. of Louisville, MUSC

    Interview invites: All but Alabama and Tufts (both won't even look at 3rd year students)

    Interviews attended: Penn, UConn, Tenn., UNC, Kentucky-(not enough $ for the others)

    Accepted: All schools where I interviewed

    Attending: UConn

    On a personal is so strange to see all of these posts of people that say they scored 20 or above on the DAT. I scored a 21 and that was the 97th percentile...I guess it just must be that all of the ones who scored well know about this post, though it still seems crazy to see about 7 or 8 people claiming to have gotten 25-26 Academic scores and 3.8-9's but havent gotten in. I'm not quite sure what I think about that. For those who didnt do so well, perseverance is the word of the day.
  43. Stanford Fencer

    Stanford Fencer Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2001
    San Francisco
    Yes. In fact, a score of 26 corresponds to the 100th percentile. (and actually, i think 25 is already the 100th percentile).

    Obviously then, DAT scores are not the only factor admissions officers look at.

    Applying early definite helps. Having a good interview is important.

    But I can't say enough about having had a solid background in dentistry (be it research or volunteering).

    Just as an example, I know someone who did not have incredibly high DAT scores, but who has been a dental assistant for 6 years. She got into Harvard (and all other schools she applied to) one week after her interview.

    I hope that my lessons learned will help future pre-dents.

    In the meantime, I still have more interviews to go to, albeit I know that spots are limited at this time.
  44. LucidDreamer

    LucidDreamer Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    There is no such thing as 100th %ile. Theoretically, you can get 99.9999%ile. haha...seems so strange though that there are quite a few people here with scores over 20. I scored a 23 and that was 99.6%ile. I guess the people who are chatting here really do want to get into dental school, which probably explains their high scores.
  45. LucidDreamer

    LucidDreamer Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    that was my PAT score above, cheers. :p
  46. Stanford Fencer

    Stanford Fencer Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2001
    San Francisco

    While I am not sure what it ultimately means, the 100th percentile does show up on the score report.

    And I've seen it on more than 1 person's report.
  47. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny

    Just because I got an 18 on my DAT doesn't make want to go to dental school any less than other people on here...if you've been here long enough, I'd think you'd realize that. Anyways, I'm retaking them anyways, just to maximize my chances. It seems as though a lot of people on the predental forum are trying to help each other out, whereas you seem like you're trying to put "people in their place"...why don't we try to keep our feet on the ground, ok? :mad: :cool:
  48. UofM01

    UofM01 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 2001

    Honestly, I have been reading some of your posts including your stats and I do not see why you did not apply THIS year for dental school. I think that you would of been in for sure. Just my opinion.
  49. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    thanks UofM01! You just made my week! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> :D

    On a side note, I didn't apply this year because I wanted a solid year of "better" grades and I only recently decided to retake the DAT (this summer)...I'm also getting some more volunteering in this semester. Hopefully this approach will work...I just didn't want to reapply right away w/out making some significant differences...I thought they would take me more seriously this way...

    anyways, thanks :)
  50. JonR

    JonR Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    It is possible to score in the 100th percentile, though I don't know for sure exactly what it means. I scored a 29 in the reading comprehension (really, I did!) and it showed up as the 100.0 percentile on my score sheet. Im not trying to get on anybody's case or anything, I just honestly didn't understand how so many people scored such high numbers! I mean, high numbers in a couple of categories=understandable, but straight 24-26's? I'm impressed! I hope all that said they scored a 26 did indeed; it would only show that those who post here are serious in their pursuits.
  51. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    It is odd that the 100th exists on the score reports, but as has been stated, it does!

    My neighbor got a 30 on the PAT!

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