Dental School Acceptance Rates

List of all US Dental Schools Including Acceptance Rates + Average GPA + Average DAT scores

Updated: June 25, 2020

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Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Admissions Website: https://www.atsu.edu/asdoh/admissions/requirements.htm

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 3.4%

Success Rate % (In-state): 0.67%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.33

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.1

Augusta University

Admissions Website: https://www.augusta.edu/dentalmedicine/admit/requirementsandprerequisites.php

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 13.4%

Success Rate % (In-state): 41%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.62

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.0

Boston University

Admissions Website: http://www.bu.edu/dental/admissions/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.5%

Success Rate % (In-state): 24.7%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.49

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.4

Case Western Reserve University

Admissions Website: https://case.edu/dental/prospective-students/doctor-dental-medicine-dmd/apply-cwru-sodm/checklist-dmd-applicants

Overall Acceptance Rate: 2.9%

Success Rate (In-state): 13.6%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.66

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.9

Columbia University

Admissions Website: https://www.dental.columbia.edu/education/dds-program/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate: 5.1%

Success Rate (In-state): 5.30%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.70

Average Accepted DAT Score: 23.4

Creighton University

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.creighton.edu/future-students/how-apply/admissions-requirements

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.3%

Success Rate % (In-state): 15.7%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.59

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.6

East Carolina University

Admissions Website: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/dental/Admissions-Information.cfm

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 11.5%

Success Rate % (In-state): 15.4%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.50

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.9

Harvard University

Admissions Website: https://hsdm.harvard.edu/admissions-requirements

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 3.5%

Success Rate % (In-state): 7.8%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.91

Average Accepted DAT Score: 23.8

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.usc.edu/admission/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.9%

Success Rate % (In-state): 9.9%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.57

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.3

Howard University

Admissions Website: http://healthsciences.howard.edu/education/colleges/dentistry/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 3.4%

Success Rate % (In-state): 25.0%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.22

Average Accepted DAT Score: 18.1

Indiana University

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.iu.edu/admissions/index.html

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 9.5%

Success Rate % (In-state): 42.7%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.55

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.9

Lecom School of Dental Medicine

Admissions Website: https://lecom.edu/admissions/entrance-requirements/school-of-dental-medicine-entrance-requirements/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 3.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 6.5%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.54

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.0

Loma Linda University

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.llu.edu/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.4%

Success Rate % (In-state): 10%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.54

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.0

LSU Health Sciences Center

Admissions Website: https://www.lsusd.lsuhsc.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 17.5%

Success Rate % (In-state): 57.6%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.57

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.2

Marquette University

Admissions Website: https://www.marquette.edu/dentistry/admissions/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.2%

Success Rate % (In-state): 32.1%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.55

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20

Medical University of South Carolina

Admissions Website: https://education.musc.edu/colleges/dental

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.6%

Success Rate % (In-state): 43.7%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.64

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.0

Meharry Medical College

Admissions Website: https://home.mmc.edu/admissions/school-of-dentistry/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 2.4%

Success Rate % (In-state): 11%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.30

Average Accepted DAT Score: 18.0

Midwestern University - AZ

Admissions Website: https://www.midwestern.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/doctor-of-osteopathic-medicine-il.xml

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.3%

Success Rate % (In-state): 22.5%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.46

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.1

Midwestern University - IL

Admissions Website: https://www.midwestern.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/doctor-of-dental-medicine-il.xml

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.0%

Success Rate % (In-state): 11.6%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.40

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.4

Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Admissions Website: https://www.atsu.edu/missouri-school-of-dentistry-and-oral-health

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 3.3%

Success Rate % (In-state): 8.6%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.44

Average Accepted DAT Score: 18.8

New York University

Admissions Website: https://dental.nyu.edu/academicprograms/dds-program/admission-requirements.html

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 11.7%

Success Rate % (In-state): 26.3%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.44

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.2

Nova Southeastern University

Admissions Website: https://dental.nova.edu/doctoral/admissions.html

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 3.7%

Success Rate % (In-state): 11.9%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.60

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.0

Ohio State University

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.osu.edu/prospective-students/college-dentistry-admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 15.0%

Success Rate % (In-state): 49.3%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.61

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.1

Oregon Health & Science University

Admissions Website: https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-dentistry/dmd-admission-requirements

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.5%

Success Rate % (In-state): 41.7%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.68

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.4

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Admissions Website: https://dental.roseman.edu/doctor-dental-medicine-dmd/admissions/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 14.3%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.30

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.7

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Admissions Website: http://sdm.rutgers.edu/admissions/index.html

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.3%

Success Rate % (In-state): 19.9%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.65

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.6

Southern Illinois University

Admissions Website:  https://www.siue.edu/dental/doctor-dental-medicine/admission-requirements.shtml

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 7.9%

Success Rate % (In-state): 14.1%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.61

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.5

Stony Brook University

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/student/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.0%

Success Rate % (In-state): 8.8%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.65

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.6

Temple University

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.temple.edu/admissions-academics-0

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.4%

Success Rate % (In-state): 18.8%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.55

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.1

Texas A&M University

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.tamhsc.edu/admissions/ddsadmissions.html

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.7%

Success Rate % (In-state): 11.1%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.64

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.0

Touro College of Dental Medicine

Admissions Website: https://dental.touro.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.6%

Success Rate % (In-state): 9.9%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.44

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.0

Tufts University

Admissions Website: https://dental.tufts.edu/academics/dmd-program/dmd-program-application

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 14.2%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.36

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.0

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Admissions Website: https://www.uab.edu/dentistry/home/students/future-students/dmd-program/193-admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.5%

Success Rate % (In-state): 41.4%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.71

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.2

University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine

Admissions Website: http://dental.buffalo.edu/education/dds-program/dds-program/doctor-of-dental-surgery--dds-/admissions.html

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 7.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 17.4%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.53

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.4

University of California, Los Angeles

Admissions Website: https://www.dentistry.ucla.edu/service/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%):6.2%

Success Rate % (In-state): 8.3%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.80

Average Accepted DAT Score: 23.0

University of California, San Francisco

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.ucsf.edu/programs/dds/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.8%

Success Rate % (In-state): 8.9%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.57

Average Accepted DAT Score: 22.0

University of Colorado

Admissions Website: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/dentalmedicine/Pages/dentalmedicine.aspx

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4%

Success Rate % (In-state): 30%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.57

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.9

University of Connecticut

Admissions Website: https://dentalmedicine.uconn.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 3.3%

Success Rate % (In-state): 31.5%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.60

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.4

University of Detroit - Mercy

Admissions Website: https://dental.udmercy.edu/programs/dental/dds/admission.php

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 9.0%

Success Rate % (In-state): 20.7%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.65

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.0

University of Florida

Admissions Website: https://admissions.dental.ufl.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.8%

Success Rate % (In-state): 13%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.74

Average Accepted DAT Score: 22.0

University of Illinois, Chicago

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.uic.edu/programs/doctor-dental-medicine-dmd/requirements

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.9%

Success Rate % (In-state): 17.5%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.58

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.0

University of Iowa

Admissions Website: https://www.dentistry.uiowa.edu/admissions-pre-requisites

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 10.4%

Success Rate % (In-state): 58.5%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.69

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.0

University of Kentucky

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.uky.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 3.6%

Success Rate % (In-state): 28.7%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.54

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.0

University of Louisville

Admissions Website: http://louisville.edu/dentistry/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.8%

Success Rate % (In-state): 26.6%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.58

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.0

University of Maryland

Admissions Website: https://www.dental.umaryland.edu/admissions/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.0%

Success Rate % (In-state): 37%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.58

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.8

University of Michigan

Admissions Website: https://dent.umich.edu/admissions/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.6%

Success Rate % (In-state): 16.2%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.66

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.4

University of Minnesota

Admissions Website: https://www.dentistry.umn.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 9.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 42.4%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.66

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.8

University of Mississippi

Admissions Website: https://www.umc.edu/sod/SOD_Home.html

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 19.9%

Success Rate % (In-state): 36.6%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.62

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.0

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.umkc.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 12.6%

Success Rate % (In-state): 50.4%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.73

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.8

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Admissions Website: https://www.unmc.edu/dentistry/programs/dental/admissions.html

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 8.6%

Success Rate % (In-state): 44.4%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.70

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.1

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Admissions Website: https://www.unlv.edu/dental/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.4%

Success Rate % (In-state): 56.1%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.45

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.4

University of New England

Admissions Website: https://www.une.edu/dentalmedicine/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 3.6%

Success Rate % (In-state): 38.5%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.44

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.0

University of North Carolina

Admissions Website: https://www.dentistry.unc.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.9%

Success Rate % (In-state): 20.7%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.56

Average Accepted DAT Score: 22.0

University of Oklahoma

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.ouhsc.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 7.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 37%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.56

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.6

University of Pennsylvania

Admissions Website: https://www.dental.upenn.edu/admissions-academics/dmd-program/admissions/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 13.6%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.76

Average Accepted DAT Score: 22.1

University of Pittsburgh

Admissions Website: https://www.dental.pitt.edu/students/dmd/admission-requirements

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.2%

Success Rate % (In-state): 20.4%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.74

Average Accepted DAT Score: 22.0

University of Puerto Rico

Admissions Website: https://dental.rcm.upr.edu

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 10.3%

Success Rate % (In-state): 65%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.47

Average Accepted DAT Score: 18.0

University of the Pacific

Admissions Website: https://dental.pacific.edu/academic-programs/doctor-of-dental-surgery/dds-admissions-requirements

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 6.3%

Success Rate % (In-state): 10.2%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.55

Average Accepted DAT Score: 22.0

University of Texas At Houston

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.uth.edu/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 8.5%

Success Rate % (In-state): 11.5%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.76

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21.2

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Admissions Website: https://www.uthsc.edu/dentistry/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.6%

Success Rate % (In-state): 36.4%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.61

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.1

University of Utah

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.utah.edu/education/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 11.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 21.7%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.58

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21

University of Washington

Admissions Website: https://dental.washington.edu/students/dds-programs/admissions/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 13.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 32.5%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.53

Average Accepted DAT Score: 20.9

UT Health San Antonio

Admissions Website: https://www.uthscsa.edu/academics/dental/admissions

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 7.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 10.9%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.54

Average Accepted DAT Score: 18

Virginia Commonwealth University

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.vcu.edu/programs/dds/requirements/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 5.7%

Success Rate % (In-state): 23.8%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.60

Average Accepted DAT Score: 21

West Virginia University

Admissions Website: https://dentistry.hsc.wvu.edu/departments/dental-admissions-recruitment-access/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 4.7%

Success Rate % (In-state): 42.9%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.54

Average Accepted DAT Score: 18

Western University of Health Sciences

Admissions Website: https://prospective.westernu.edu/dentistry/dmd/

Overall Acceptance Rate (%): 2.1%

Success Rate % (In-state): 4%

Average Accepted GPA: 3.26

Average Accepted DAT Score: 19.9

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