University of California, Los Angeles Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://www.dentistry.ucla.edu/
Phone: 310-794-7971
Admissions e-mail: dds_admissions@dentistry.ucla.edu
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • 4 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. For more information, click here

Admission statistics

  • Class of 2020 size: 87
  • International students are eligible to apply

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • minimum 3 years of university level courses (90 credits)
  • Required Courses - Must be completed by June 30th in the year you are applying for
    • Inorganic/General Chemistry with lab - 8 credits
    • Organic Chemistry with lab - 6 credits
    • Physics with lab - 8 credits
    • Biology with lab - 8 credits
    • English Composition - 6 credits
    • Introductiory Psychology - 3 credits
    • Biochemistry - 3 credits
  • Other recommended courses: histology, physiology, human or comparative anatomy, social sciences, microbiology, communication, business, composition, technical writing, fine arts, philosophy, engineering, and classics

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GPA

  • Minimum grade: C in all required courses
  • Average GPA of class of 2020: 3.75
  • Average Science GPA: 3.73

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DAT

  • Average DAT score for class of 2020:
    • 23 Academic Average
    • 22 PAT
    • 23 Total Science
  • Applicants must take their DATs no later than December 31 and within a 3-year period, including the current year applying.
  • Canadian DATs are not accepted.

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Supporting Documents

  • AADSAS Application
  • Application fee of $ 60.00 USD
  • Official undergraduate and high school transcripts
  • DAT Score Report
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation

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Evaluation criteria

  • The admissions office considers the following in its decisions
    • Scholastic record
    • Aptitude for science demonstrated by academic record and the DAT
    • Academic performance on the DAT, in particular the PAT portion of the exam to determine spatial aptitude
    • Reading comprehension performance on the DAT, especially for English as a Second Language applicants
    • Manner in which scholastic record was achieved
    • Substantive letters of recommendation (minimum of 3) from any objective source
    • Personal interview

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Timeline

  • January 1: AADSAS Application Deadline
  • December - May: Rolling Admission

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • California Resident
    • First Year: $16,380
  • Non-California resident
    • First year tuition $26,625
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  • For information on financial aid, click here
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