West Virginia University Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://dentistry.hsc.wvu.edu/pages/
Phone: 1-304-293-2521
Admissions e-mail: dentaladmit@hsc.wvu.edu

Program Information

Curriculum

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

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2013: 1140
  • Class size in 2013: 60 (36 domestic, 24 non-domestic)
  • Only American and Canadian students are eligible to apply

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Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: 90 semester credit hours
  • English Composition & Rhetoric (6 credits)
  • Required Courses
    • Biology or Zoology with Lab (8 hours)
    • Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (8 hours)
    • Organic Chemistry with Lab (8 hours)
    • Physics with Lab (8 hours)
    • Anatomy (Comparative or Human) (3 hours)
    • Biochemistry (3 hours)
  • Recommended Courses
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • Physiology
    • Microbiology
    • Embryology/Developmental Biology
    • Genetics
    • Psychology

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GPA

  • Minimum grade/GPA: none
  • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants 2012: 3.63

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DAT

  • Cut-off DAT score: none
  • Average DAT score of interviewed applicants 2013:
    • Academic Average: 18
    • PAT: 18
  • The DAT must be submitted by November 1, 2013 and only scores within the last 5 years are valid.

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Supporting Documents

  • AADSAS Application
  • Recommendation letters
    • Pre-professional committee; OR
    • One from each of the required sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

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Evaluation criteria

  • Academic Achievement
  • Dental Admission Test scores
  • Recommendations
  • Dental Shadowing and Life, career and volunteer experiences
  • Personal Interview

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Interview

  • Interview invitations will be sent out on a rolling basis.
  • Interview Dates 2013-2014: September 2013 - Spring 2014
  • Applicants who are invited to interview participate in a group introduction, take part in a guided tour of to School, meet with dental students, participate in an interactive question/answer session, and have a personal interview with two or more admissions committee members

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Timeline 2013-2014

  • June 2013: AADSAS Application available
    • July/August 2013: Applications reviewed and secondary applications sent
    • September 2013: Interviews begin and continue into spring
    • November 1, 2013: AADSAS Application deadline
    • December 1, 2013: Admission statuses begin to be sent out

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Tuition 2013-2014

  • In-province/domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $17,460
    • Total first year fees: $52,964.00
  • Out-of-province/non-domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $43,218.00
    • Total first year fees: $78,722.00

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For information on financial aid, click here

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