University of Pennsylvania Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://www.dental.upenn.edu/
Phone: 215-898-8943
Admissions e-mail: Admissions e-mail: dental-admissions@dental.upenn.edu

Program Information

Curriculum

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
  • 4 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2013: 2,201
  • Applicants interviewed 2013: NA
  • Class size in 2013: 116
  • International students are eligible to apply

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Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Bachelor's degree required, Preference given to those who complete upper division science course beyond required courses
  • Required Courses
    • Biology with lab (2 semesters)
    • Chemistry with lab (including at least one semester of organic chemistry)
    • English or a writing-intensive course (2 semesters)
    • Mathematics (1 semester)
    • Classical Physics (2 semesters)
    • Biochemistry ( 1 semester)
  • AP credits can count toward the prerequisites
  • Recommended Courses:
    • Anatomy, micriobiology, physiology, physical chemistry

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GPA

  • Minimum grade/GPA: 3.2
  • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants 2012: 3.66

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DAT

  • Cut-off DAT score: No
  • Average DAT score of interviewed applicants 2013:
    • Academic Average:20
    • PAT:20
    • Reading: 20
    • Total Science: 20
  • DAT scores older than 4 years will not be accepted
  • The Canadian DAT is acceptable

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Supporting Documents

  • Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) application
    • Letters of Recommendation: two letters from professors
    • Official Transcript(s)
  • Penn Dental Medicine Supplemental Application for Admission
  • Application Fee of $60
  • DAT Scores

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Interview

  • Interviews are held weekly from September through March at Penn Dental Medicine; there are no regional interviews.
  • Travel and lodgings will be provided for applicants invited for an interview

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Timeline 2013-2014

  • Summer, 2013: Review of applications begin
  • December 1, 2013: Deadline to submit the complete application
    • Acceptances begin (rolling basis)

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Tuition 2013-2014

  • Tuition: $66,322
  • Estimated total fees: $103,002

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For information on financial aid, click here

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