OK, so since most of you that think you're gonna specialize are gonna be general practicioners anyway, why do you all care what kind of board exams scores USC gets anway, even though they advertise they've gotten an 85 or something of that sort for last year. It all depends on the person, either you want to do well and will, or you won't. So back to my point, since most are gonna be general practicioners, wouldn't it make sense to go to a strong clinical school, and wouldn't that be USC, over UCLA and over UCSF, and Penn, etc. I mean, it only makes sense, the more time you spend away from the books and invest it on the actual practice, the more experience and better dentist you're gonna be. Looks like USC is worth it's money if you wanna be a good dentist when you graduate, and according to the reasons of most applicants, you know...the ones that "want to make a difference in a patient's life by being a good dentist", then you can't argue it's not worth the money.