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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Doogie Howser, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Doogie Howser

    Doogie Howser practicing since age 12 5+ Year Member

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    i have a 3.45 gpa with a major in cell biology and neuroscience and a minor in math and psych. 3.5 science gpa with a 22/22/19 AA/TS/PAT on the dat.

    do i have a shot at the top tier schools or will i have enough trouble gettong into regular schools
     
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  3. reapply2007

    reapply2007 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'm not sure what the difference is between top and regular schools. Most people are happy just getting in somewhere.
     
  4. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    That depends on whether you would prefer and hope for an acceptance or are looking forward to reapplying in 08.
     
  5. djeffreyt

    djeffreyt Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    If you clarify what you mean by top tier and regular...maybe people can respond better. Since there aren't any official dental school rankings, we need to know what you consider top tier in order to be able to give any advice on whether you have a chance at those schools. Also, more info than just GPA and DATs usually come to factor into an acceptance.
     
  6. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

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    top tier are obviously ones that prepare you to be a better dentist. The ivy leagues.:D lol

    OP - you can become a great dentist no matter what school you go to. I would look at your personal state of residence. Apply to those schools. If you have no state school - apply to private schools and the public schools that accept out of state students.

    Louisville
    Case Western
    Temple
    UNLV
    UoP
    USC
    NYU
    Buffalo
    etc.
     

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