University of Michigan Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://www.dent.umich.edu/
Phone: 734-763-3316
Admissions e-mail: ddsadmissions@umich.edu

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • 4 years in length
  • Number of applications in 2012: 2168
    • 300 invited for interview
  • ~105 students accepted/year

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 3 years of undergraduate study (90 credits)
    • Courses of grades with C- and lower will not be accepted
  • Required Courses:
    • English Composition (Literature acceptable for 3 credits) - 6 credits
    • Biology with lab - 8 credits
    • Inorganic chemistry with lab - 8 credits
    • Organic chemistry with lab - 8 credits
    • Physics with lab - 8 credits
    • Microbiology - 3 credits
    • Biochemistry - 3 credits
    • Psychology - 3 credits
    • Sociology - 3 credits

For information on prerequisites.

GPA

  • Average GPA of entering class: 3.56
    • Entering science GPA: 3.3

DAT

  • Either Canadian or American DAT
    • 19 and above scores are considered competitive
  • Required
    • If your results are unsatisfactory, you must wait 90 days to retake
  • Cannot retake DAT after submitting application
  • Average DAT: 20 Academic average, 21 Perceptual average

Supporting Documents

  • Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) - main form to apply:
    • To access the AADSAS form and instructions, click here
  • AADSAS fee of $227 for 1 school
  • University of Michigan fee of $65
    • December 1 deadline
  • Minimum 100 hours of shadowing experience and/or volunteering
  • Michigan may request for additional information
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Interview

  • Early fall to ending winter semester interview period
    • By personal invitation specifying date and time
  • 8:30 AM to 4 PM
    • Official transcripts must be sent at time of interview
  • Earliest date of acceptance if December 1
    • Entering class is filled as year goes on

Other Information

  • Residents can verify status with University of Michigan's Residency Office
  • 2075 applications with 106 enrolled
  • For full 2012 entering class profile.
  • Enrolled students must complete proof of immunization

Tuition 2012-2013

  • Michigan residents:
    • 1st year: $59,864
    • 2nd year: $70,127
    • 3rd year: $67,471
    • 4th year: $70,063
  • Non-residents:
    • 1st year: $75,858
    • 2nd year: $89,245
    • 3rd year: $85,975
    • 4th year: $88,567

For tuition and financial information.

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