Getting into dental school is so competitive that a 3.0 grade point average ( GPA ) is the minimum you’d need to even have a chance. A 3.3 GPA or above would set you apart, and you should aim for the same GPA in your science courses.
Most dental schools have a cutoff GPA for both an overall and science GPA of 2.75. This means that if you have anything below a 2.75 that your application will automatically be rejected. In addition, if your GPA is anywhere close to or below a 3.0 it is going to be difficult to land interviews for dental school .
However, getting accepted into dental school is not easy. Only 55.3% of dental school applicants who sought admission to the 66 accredited dental schools in the U.S. for the 2018-19 school year actually enrolled in one that year, according to admission statistics from the American Dental Association.
Dental schools require a 3.0 minimum to be considered, but average accepted would prob be about a 3.4 or 3.5 for private institutions. Dental schools are known to take a more holistic approach it applications, so get 250 or more shadow hours and other extracurricular’s and you would definitely stand a chance!
while private schools like Harvard, Columbia, Penn, Detroit, Case, Nova etc have averages at 3.6+. Other private schools like Loma Linda and Creighton favor applicants of a certain religion, which make them even more difficult to get into .
Top 10 Easiest Dental Schools to Get Into Ohio State University . University of Missouri – Kansas City. Augusta University . University of Washington. East Carolina University . 11.3% Acceptance Rate. University of Utah. 11.1% Acceptance Rate. New York University . 11.1% Acceptance Rate. University of Iowa . 10.6% Acceptance Rate.
Yes, you have a chance. I have a 3.0 oGPA/sGPA and I have two interviews this cycle.
He also said that the first year of dental school is more difficult because on top of taking all the sciences the medical students take, we have to spend endless hours in the lab mastering our handskills. The classes/exams themselves aren’t inherently difficult , it is more so the volume of material.
Typically, you need at least a 3.0 GPA to be competitive in dental school admissions. A 3.3 GPA will put you closer to your competition, and a 3.5 GPA or above will give you the best chance of admission.
Zayan, Dentistry is a field which you can be a scientist, artist, engineer at the same. There’s nothing called harder or easier. both of them are same! but the truth is medicine degree graduate faster much much faster than dentistry . lot of requirment for being in dentist .
Low GPA – The average GPA for students matriculating into dental school is about 3.5. If one’s GPA is 3.3 or below they may have difficulty receiving interviews.
Getting into dental school is so competitive that a 3.0-point GPA is a minimum you’d need to even have a chance. A 3.3 GPA or above would set you apart, and you should aim for the same GPA in your science courses.
A GPA standing of 3.6 will be good enough by dental school standards, because even though the minimum GPA prerequisite will differ between institutions, they typically still range between 3.0-3.5, which you would clear regardless.
Math requirements vary greatly. Some schools recommend Calculus or Statistics while others need just 2 semesters of college-level math. Some schools consider any writing intensive course.
According to the ADA and a survey by the Health Policy Institute, “In 2017-18, the average resident first-year cost of public dental school programs was $37,877 while the cost of private dental school programs was $67,087 .”