Loma Linda University Dentistry

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Location

School of Dentistry
11092 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92350
United States of America

Contacts

Website: http://www.llu.edu/dentistry/index.page
Phone: (909) 558-4621
Admissions e-mail: admissions.sd@llu.edu

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
    • 4 year program
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  • Dental Hygiene
    • 4 year undergraduate Bachelor's degree
    • For more information, click here
  • The International Dentistry program is available for students outside the united states to complete their DDS within the States.
    • For more information, please click here

Class of 2020 Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants: 1697
  • Total number of entering class students: 103
    • Gender
      • Male:73
      • Female:30
    • Age:
      • Range: 21-41
      • Average: 26.43
    • DAT score:
      • Academic Average: 19.66
      • Total Science: 19.48
      • Biology: 19.50
      • Chemistry: 19.90
      • Organic Chemistry: 19.74
      • PAT: 20.94
      • Reading Comprehension: 20.66
      • Quantitative: 18.50
    • GPA:
      • Non-Science: 3.61
      • Science: 3.34
      • Cumulative: 3.44

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 4 years of college study (96 semester or 144 quarter credit hours) from an accredited school with Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Dental prerequisites must be completed in the U.S. or Canada
  • Required Courses (grade of C required to meet standards)
    • General Biology with lab: 2 semesters
    • General Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
    • Organic Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
    • Biochemistry: 1 semester
    • General Physics with lab: 2 semesters
    • English Composition: 2 semesters
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GPA

  • Minimum: 2.7 (out of 4.0)
  • Recommended GPA to be competitive: 3.5 or higher (out of 4.0)
  • Average accepted GPA 2016 class:
    • Non-science average: 3.61
    • Science average: 3.34
    • Cumulative average: 3.44

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DAT

  • All applicants must take the DAT
  • Preference is given to those who take the test before October.
  • Minimum scores: There are no official cut-off scores set by the University.
  • Suggested competitive scores: 20 or above
  • Canadian and US DAT accepted
  • DAT must have been written within 2 years of application

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Supporting Documents

  • Online AADSAS Application form
  • Official DAT scores
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English is required
  • Dental Admission Test completed within 2 years of admission
  • A minimum of 20 hours of dental practice observation/shadowing
  • Three letters of reference including:
    • Spiritual leader, Science professor, pre–professional committee, or Employer
  • Supplementary Application (emailed once AADSAS Application is received)
  • A formal interview (by invitation only)
  • Minimum of 50 hours of dental practice observation/shadowing

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • June 1, 2017: AADSAS Application available for submission
  • November 1, 2017: AADSAS Application deadline
  • July 2017-February 2018: Receive and submit supplemental application
  • December 2017-March 2018: Decisions are emailed and mailed to applicants
  • August 2018: Orientation and Class begins

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • First year tuition: USD$ 67, 845
  • First year total: USD$ 108, 485

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For information about financial aid, click here