If this was already a thread somewhere on this forum, I'm sorry but in my minimal research I couldn't find the answer. I know that different students go to dental schools for different purposes i.e. to open a practice, work for military, specialize, service abroad...etc. A DDS is very versatile which is awesome . But when you talk to someone about getting into any sort of Post-Doc residency, they always say to make sure that you're at least in the top 15 % (top 10% is the more common answer). I know that each class will have its fair share of gunners...but in dental school (esp the ones in TX), are there actually students who get 4.0's (or even close)? I can't fathom someone being able to handle the workload so easily and demonstrate mastery of EVERYTHING for 4 years. Before all of you criticize me and tell me "hey, you just got in, don't get ahead of yourself, try surviving the first week before you talk about specializing"...that's not my purpose. My sister recently graduated law school and at her ceremony the Latin awards (Summa Cum Laude etc) had a much lower GPA cut-off than most undergrads that I know of and when I asked her about it, she said it was because it's basically impossible to get that high of a GPA in law school. I just wondered if the same held true for Dental Schools to where instead of a 3.8 or something getting you into the top 10%, it was more around a 3.6 Thanks in advance for reading my BS and answering the question.