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What is the best state residency to have for dental school?

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What is the best state residency to have for dental school? Say you want to gain admissions to a decent school with very low tuition...Which state offers the best bang for the buck for its residents. What do you guys think of moving to a state to get residency just for dental school (get cheap tuition + into a good school).

Thanks.
 

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RankSchoolTuition 4 yrs (In State)
#1Nova$150,340#2Pittsburgh$126,064#3Marquette$124,320#4Temple$124,112#5UNLV$123,300
#6UMKC$116,550#7UCLA$109,182#8Ohio State$105,812#9UCSF$105,586#10Michigan$102,384
#11UIC$102,060#12Minnesota$100,385#13UMDNJ$88,984#14Iowa$87,708#15MUSC$80,924
#16OHSU$78,182#17Kentucky$77,104#18Indiana$76,976#19UW$73,048#20SIU$72,600
#21Maryland$71,652#22UF$71,628#23Nebraska$69,179#24Colorado$68,536#25Louisville$68,352
#26UConn$67,412#27VCU$65,245#28Tennessee$62,680#29Buffalo$59,200#30Stony Brook$59,200
#31Oklahoma$54,048#32UNC$54,005#33Georgia$51,877#34WVU$49,524#35Alabama$43,524
#36Houston$40,500#37LSU$40,164#38Mississippi$36,120#39Baylor$31,440#40San Antonio$21,600
#41Detroit Mercy$0#42Midwestern$0#43ASDOH$0#44BU$0#45Case$0
#46Columbia$0#47UoP$0#48Howard$0#49Creighton$0#50Harvard$0
#51USC$0#52Loma Linda$0#53Penn$0#54Meharry$0#55NYU$0
#56Tufts$0#57Western$0
 

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RankSchoolTuition 4 yrs (In State)
#1Nova$150,340#2Pittsburgh$126,064#3Marquette$124,320#4Temple$124,112#5UNLV$123,300
#6UMKC$116,550#7UCLA$109,182#8Ohio State$105,812#9UCSF$105,586#10Michigan$102,384
#11UIC$102,060#12Minnesota$100,385#13UMDNJ$88,984#14Iowa$87,708#15MUSC$80,924
#16OHSU$78,182#17Kentucky$77,104#18Indiana$76,976#19UW$73,048#20SIU$72,600
#21Maryland$71,652#22UF$71,628#23Nebraska$69,179#24Colorado$68,536#25Louisville$68,352
#26UConn$67,412#27VCU$65,245#28Tennessee$62,680#29Buffalo$59,200#30Stony Brook$59,200
#31Oklahoma$54,048#32UNC$54,005#33Georgia$51,877#34WVU$49,524#35Alabama$43,524
#36Houston$40,500#37LSU$40,164#38Mississippi$36,120#39Baylor$31,440#40San Antonio$21,600
#41Detroit Mercy$0#42Midwestern$0#43ASDOH$0#44BU$0#45Case$0
#46Columbia$0#47UoP$0#48Howard$0#49Creighton$0#50Harvard$0
#51USC$0#52Loma Linda$0#53Penn$0#54Meharry$0#55NYU$0
#56Tufts$0#57Western$0
Thanks for the list on predents, but I was wondering from current dental students of which school is the BEST for the money and which state gives huge advantages to its residents, ex: more fin aid, easier admissions, etc...
btw what is all the "0" real tuition.
 
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Texas schools are known to be the cheapest. Georgia is also very cheap and only accepts in-state students so your chances there will be very good if you are a resident. If you are planning on moving to a state and living there for a year so you can get residency you would want to consider two things: 1. the total cost of attendance at the public school(s) and 2. The probability you will get into the said public school(s)
 

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I was wrong above about San Antonio being expensive. Not for in-state. I concur that Texas is the best option for cheap dental education. And they have 3 schools which increases your odds. Certain states require longer residency before you can be considered in-state, though. For example, I know Louisiana is 2 years. Dunno for Texas. I also considered moving to New York for residency for Buffalo or Stony Brook. UaB is dirt cheap. In contrast, in-state California schools are still more expensive that out-of-state tuition elsewhere.
 

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Thanks for the list on predents, but I was wondering from current dental students of which school is the BEST for the money and which state gives huge advantages to its residents, ex: more fin aid, easier admissions, etc...
btw what is all the "0" real tuition.

It looks as if the $0 schools are the ones that don't have in-state/out-of-state tuition.
 

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What is the best state residency to have for dental school? Say you want to gain admissions to a decent school with very low tuition...Which state offers the best bang for the buck for its residents. What do you guys think of moving to a state to get residency just for dental school (get cheap tuition + into a good school).

Thanks.

Texas schools for residents are really cheap. And for non-residents, they are still some of the cheapest around... something like $27,000 for tuition and fees, plus cost of living would be somewhere in the ballpark of $50,000 +/- depending on how you choose to live, whether you have family, a spouse who works, etc.
 

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MCG in georgia really loves their residents there (seeing how you can't even apply unless you are one). living here puts you in contention with about 300 other applicants so if you have above average stats you've got good odds. when i interviewed there, the faculty AND the students said that "its prob one of the best dollar-for-dollar schools they know of". real estate is extrememly cheap as well.

[that's where i'm going anyway so lets hope they are right :D]
 

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According to the statistics on their website, Indiana receives thousands of applicants- of those, 200 are from in-state and 70 in-staters were accepted. If one out of every 2.5 in-state applicants are accepted, it's fair to say they highly favor their own.
 
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predents ain't the best resource ... not that I care to look them all up. $O is probably unavailable data.

Pdizzle does a great job with Predents, but some of the info he puts out is outdated. It comes from the ADEA school guide. More accurate info for tuition would come from the school's websites. The cost of tuition that is linked to the individual schools is outdated. San Antonio is listed as $21,000 for 4 years. No longer the case. $40-45,000 just like Baylor and Houston.

Also, the $0 dollars that was in the list above refers to the fact that those are Private schools and private schools don't have in-state tuition. Not applicable (N/A) would be a better thing to place next to those schools instead of $0.
 
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