WAMC? - pretty high numbers, school list help, other advice?

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Date of submission: Early-mid June
Overall GPA: 3.94
Science GPA:
3.89
Bio-Chem-Physics GPA:
3.88
DAT score (include AA and all sections):
25AA, 24TS, 26 Bio, 24 GC, 23 OC, 23 RC, 30 QR, 23 PAT
State of Residence: Idaho

Undergrad Attended: BYU
Major: Economics
Minor: n/a
Minority? No
Reapplicant? No
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: 100 hours (83 general, 10 ortho, 7 pediatric)
Volunteering Experience:
-grief support group for elementary age kids (56 hrs)
-meals on wheels (33 hrs)
-project read: classes for illiterate adults at library (18 hrs)
-foodbank/ homeless shelter food distribution (14 hrs)
-service as a church missionary in Japan: free English classes, yard work, community clean-up, etc (275 hrs)
Employment:
-Pool construction (660 hrs)
-Economics TA (160 hrs)
-Landscape construction (750 hrs)
Research: Health economics RA (225 hrs), not mentioned in any publications
Other Extracurriculars:
-church: volunteered in different positions like activities and clerical work
-intramurals: softball, basketball, pickleball tournaments
Have you volunteered/shadowed/attended events at any dental schools? no
Relevant Honors or Awards:
-Dean's List
-Four years of academic scholarships: university/ department
-BSA academic scholarship
-city pie baking competition winner
-healthcare leadership case competition 2nd place
LOR type and strength:
-OChem 1&2 professor (avg)
-Microbio professor (avg)
-Econ professor I did research for and took classes from (strong)
-General dentist (avg)
Misc Info/Things not stated elsewhere/Red Flags:
none?
School list:

UW
OHSU
Utah
Creighton
UNLV
Ohio State
Marquette
UNC
UConn
Texas Schools

I would love any feedback on my school list and what to highlight. I'm not sure if I should focus on or shy away from my econ major. Thanks!

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Date of submission: Early-mid June
Overall GPA: 3.94
Science GPA: 3.89
Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.88
DAT score (include AA and all sections): 25AA, 24TS, 26 Bio, 24 GC, 23 OC, 23 RC, 30 QR, 23 PAT
State of Residence: Idaho

Undergrad Attended: BYU
Major: Economics
Minor: n/a
Minority? No
Reapplicant? No
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: 100 hours (83 general, 10 ortho, 7 pediatric)
Volunteering Experience:
-grief support group for elementary age kids (56 hrs)
-meals on wheels (33 hrs)
-project read: classes for illiterate adults at library (18 hrs)
-foodbank/ homeless shelter food distribution (14 hrs)
-service as a church missionary in Japan: free English classes, yard work, community clean-up, etc (275 hrs)
Employment:
-Pool construction (660 hrs)
-Economics TA (160 hrs)
-Landscape construction (750 hrs)
Research: Health economics RA (225 hrs), not mentioned in any publications
Other Extracurriculars:
-church: volunteered in different positions like activities and clerical work
-intramurals: softball, basketball, pickleball tournaments
Have you volunteered/shadowed/attended events at any dental schools? no
Relevant Honors or Awards:
-Dean's List
-Four years of academic scholarships: university/ department
-BSA academic scholarship
-city pie baking competition winner
-healthcare leadership case competition 2nd place
LOR type and strength:
-OChem 1&2 professor (avg)
-Microbio professor (avg)
-Econ professor I did research for and took classes from (strong)
-General dentist (avg)
Misc Info/Things not stated elsewhere/Red Flags: none?
School list:
UW
OHSU
Utah
Creighton
UNLV
Ohio State
Marquette
UNC
UConn
Texas Schools

I would love any feedback on my school list and what to highlight. I'm not sure if I should focus on or shy away from my econ major. Thanks!
how did you come up with this list?
why ohio state?
why UNC?
why uconn?
do you have a connection with texas?
 
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why marquette?
Some of these schools are regional, and Creighton participates in IDEPS.

Ohio State, UNC, UConn, Texas Schools: I don't have connections to these schools but these are places some places I would like to live and/or programs I've heard are good. They also offer in-state tuition after the first year. I recognize being OOS might make it hard to get in, but I'm willing to pay to apply even if it's a small chance.

Marquette: I like Milwaukee and I've heard they accept a decent amount of OOS students. I have a friend who went here that graduated from the U and he liked it a lot.

Colorado: I'm not sure why I didn't consider it.
 
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Some of these schools are regional, and Creighton participates in IDEPS.

Ohio State, UNC, UConn, Texas Schools: I don't have connections to these schools but these are places some places I would like to live and/or programs I've heard are good. They also offer in-state tuition after the first year. I recognize being OOS might make it hard to get in, but I'm willing to pay to apply even if it's a small chance.

Marquette: I like Milwaukee and I've heard they accept a decent amount of OOS students. I have a friend who went here that graduated from the U and he liked it a lot.

Colorado: I'm not sure why I didn't consider it.
wait, you're an international dentist?
 
wait, you're an international dentist?
does idaho have any deals with any dental schools? edited: strike that
edited: what schools are in IDEP?
which BYU did you attend?
 
does idaho have any deals with any dental schools? edited: strike that
edited: what schools are in IDEP?
which BYU did you attend?
Creighton is the only school in IDEP, so everywhere else I apply is essentially OOS.

I went to BYU in Provo, Utah
 
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Creighton is the only school in IDEP, so everywhere else I apply is essentially OOS.

I went to BYU in Provo, Utah
ok
got it

how come you didn't participate in predental club?
how come no interaction with UU d school? roseman?
 
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got it

how come you didn't participate in predental club?
how come no interaction with UU d school? roseman?
I didn't decide dental until kind of late, so I neglected those opportunities so I could get some volunteering and shadowing because I had almost none. This is probably a bad excuse, but the U doesn't accept many BYU students.
 
I didn't decide dental until kind of late, so I neglected those opportunities so I could get some volunteering and shadowing because I had almost none. This is probably a bad excuse, but the U doesn't accept many BYU students.
UU probably accepts more BYU students than the texas schools...

that said, you have stellar stats and ECs
as noted, UConn, OSU, and the texas schools are stretches (but not as much for you than others)
you have creighton and marquette as your safeties and UW, OHSU, UNLV, and Utah as your in-range
i think you are fine and don't need to add colorado unless you really want to be sure...
 
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UU probably accepts more BYU students than the texas schools...

that said, you have stellar stats and ECs
as noted, UConn, OSU, and the texas schools are stretches (but not as much for you than others)
you have creighton and marquette as your safeties and UW, OHSU, UNLV, and Utah as your in-range
i think you are fine and don't need to add colorado unless you really want to be sure...
note to OP and others reading this thread:
that line about interacting with d schools was put there at my suggestion
the reason is that even if you are not planning on attending that school, it is worth it to attend as many events/meetings as you can
it shows you what a dental school looks like, how to interact with faculty/staff/students at d schools, increases your knowledge and familiarity with the profession, shows you what schools look for in students, and demonstrates your passion for the profession

this is not a slam against the OP, just an insight into why you would want to try and attend as many things as possible...
 
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Running in late with this one... yeah, I'm thinking IDEP/Creighton is going to be helpful here.

Your metrics should get you a lot of attention. I might have missed why the three-year programs don't interest you (Pacific, Roseman). Otherwise, call your shot and make any school on your list recruit you, being realistic with culture shock moving anywhere away from the mountains.
 
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Running in late with this one... yeah, I'm thinking IDEP/Creighton is going to be helpful here.

Your metrics should get you a lot of attention. I might have missed why the three-year programs don't interest you (Pacific, Roseman). Otherwise, call your shot and make any school on your list recruit you, being realistic with culture shock moving anywhere away from the mountains.
yeah, profile screams "UOP"...
 
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