University of California, San Francisco Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://dentistry.ucsf.edu/
Phone: (415) 476-2737
Admissions e-mail: admissions@dentistry.ucsf.edu
Location: San Francisco, California, USA.

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • 4 year program
  • Joint Programs are available. For more information, click here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2016: 2114
  • Class size in 2016: 89
  • International students are eligible to apply

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 93 credits completed at an accredited 4-year college/university in any major. A Bachelor’s degree is not required but recommended.
  • Required Courses
    • English (6 credits)
    • Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (8 credits)
    • Biochemistry (3 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry with Lab (4 credits)
    • Physics with Lab (8 credits)
    • Biological Sciences with Lab (8 credits)
    • Psychology (3 credits)
    • Social Sciences, Humanities or Foreign Language (11 credits)
  • Recommended Courses
    • Embryology
    • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
    • Genetics
    • Statistics

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GPA

  • Average accepted CGPA of admitted applicants 2016: 3.57
  • Science GPA: 3.50

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DAT

  • Minimum scores:
    • Total Science: 17
    • Academic Average: 17
  • Average accepted scores 2016:
    • Total Science: 21.8
    • Academic Average: 21.7
  • Only US DAT accepted
  • DAT must have been written within 2 years of application and should be written no later than September 15th of application year

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Supporting Documents

  • AADSAS Application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • DAT
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    • one from a science professor, one from a dentist with whom the applicant volunteered and one from an advisor, researcher or mentor.
    • one letter of recommendation may be sent instead from a member of a pre-professional health advisory committee.
  • $75 Registration fee

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Interview

  • Students are invited for an interview once the school receives the applicants’ Secondary Application.
  • Interviews are conducted by a faculty member and a dental student.
  • Typically 250-275 applicants interviewed per year

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Timeline

  • September 15: Recommended last day to take the DAT in order for scores to be received on time
  • October 15: Application deadline
  • December – March: Notifications of acceptance are sent out

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • California Residents
    • First year tuition: $48,040
  • Non-California Residents
    • First year tuition: $60,293

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