University of Nevada, Las Vegas Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://dentalschool.unlv.edu/admissions.html
Phone: 702-774-2520
E-mail: christine.ancajas@unlv.edu

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • 4 years in length
  • Class size: 75

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 90 credits at an accredited university or college in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Required Courses
    • 1 year of General Biology with lab
    • 1 year of General Chemistry with lab
    • 1 year of Organic Chemistry with lab
    • 1 year of General Physics with lab
    • 1 semester or 2 quarters of Human Anatomy, or 1 full year or three quarters of Anatomy and Physiology
    • 1 semester or 2 quarters of Biochemistry
    • 1 year of English
  • A grade of 'C' or higher must be attained

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GPA

  • No minimum requirement
  • Competitive GPA: 3.4 out of 4.0 and 19s/20s on the DAT

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DAT

  • The University does not have cut-off DAT scores available, although scores of 19 or more are considered competitive.
  • Recommended to take the DAT after completing 1 year of general biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry
  • The Canadian DAT is NOT accepted.
  • Scores older than 3 years will not be accepted
  • The highest scores of each section are considered in case of re-takes

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Supporting Documents

  • AADSAS application
    • Official Transcripts
  • Supplemental application
  • Complete registration here
    • $50 application fee
  • DAT scores
  • Letters of Evaluation
    • One letter from a dentist for whom the applicant has worked or shadowed
    • One letter from a pre-health profession committee OR three individual letters (2 must be from science professors)
  • TOEFL (if required) - minimum score = 600

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Timeline

  • June 1: AADSAS application is available
  • July: Last chance to take the DAT
  • September - March: Interviews
  • December 1: Acceptances begin (rolling admission)
  • January 1: Deadline to submit AADSAS application
  • February: Deadline to submit all supporting documents

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • Tuition:
    • Resident: $36,863
    • Non-resident: $76,078
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    • Resident: $58,951
    • Non-Resident: $98,166

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