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Dental School Rankings 2024 | Average GPA, DAT & Acceptance Rate[UPDATED]

Last Updated on January 25, 2024 by Michael Tijani


A career in dentistry opens you up to some of the best and most advanced clinical practices in the dental profession. As a dentist, you are saddled with providing expert dental and healthcare solutions to patients on demand.

The decision to settle for the dental profession as opposed to several other professions in the medical field marks the beginning of this career journey, but deciding or choosing the right institution is another task.

However, in this article, we have made a list of the top 50 dental school rankings in the United States, their average GPAs, DAT, and acceptance rates to help you make an informed decision in your career journey.


Dental School Rankings 2024: The Top 50 

The table below contains the top 50 dental schools in the United States in 2023. Some of the measures we considered while making this list includes; Academic Facilities, Due accreditations, Overall reputation, and Curriculum type.

These schools prepare their students with basic and advanced clinical practice and expertise to help them reach their potential.

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InstitutionsAcceptance RatesAverage DATAverage GPA
Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Dentistry66.2%19.83.6
University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry4.8%22.33.8
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry80% in-state and 20% out-of-state residents.20.03.6
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry5.1%22.03.6
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry5.88%21.03.6
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine2.1%19.83.4
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center School of Dental and Oral Surgery3.33%23.03.6
Harvard School of Dental Medicine3.18%23.03.8
Marquette University School of Dentistry4%19.83.7
Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine7.89%20.03.7
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry11%19.73.6
SUNY – Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine3.07%22.03.7
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry3.47%20.23.5
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry8.66%21.03.7
University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry4.7%21.03.5
University of Maryland School of Dentistry4.6%20.03.4
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine5%21.03.7
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry7.2%20.03.6
The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston School of Dentistry6.6%19.43.7
University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio School of Dentistry15%20.03.6
University of Washington School of Dentistry6.13%20.43.6
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine4.5%22.03.6
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry31.81%18.73.7
Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry2.67%19.63.6
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona4.6%19.83.6
East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine13.75%19.03.5
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine4%20.03.5
University of Utah School of Dentistry2.5%21.03.8
The University of New England – College of Dental Medicine5.41%N/AN/A
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry4.75%19.63.5
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University10%19.03.6
Texas Tech University – El Paso Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine7.5%17.03.0
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine4%20.03.7
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry5.7%19.73.6
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine8.3%19.13.6
SUNY – University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine5%20.13.6
University of Colorado Denver School of Dentistry5.33%19.63.6
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine3.2%21.03.6
The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry8.05%20.43.6
University of Florida College of Dentistry6.33%20.33.7
University of Iowa School of Dentistry & Dental Clinics8%20.03.7
University of Kentucky School of Dentistry3.6%19.03.6
University of Louisville School of Dentistry4%19.33.5
University of Michigan School of Dentistry5.25%20.13.5
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry9.16%20.33.6
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry11.57%19.03.6
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry6.25%20.13.7
University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry8%20.03.5
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine3.8%20.33.7
University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine3.86%19.93.5

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Choosing the right dental school can be a very daunting task, but in the above table, we have made it much easier by providing the top 50 dental school rankings in the United States you might want to consider. We also included the average Dental Admissions Test (DAT), acceptance rates, and GPAs.

Furthermore, we have put in the right resources in making sure that we provided the most accurate information, but it is imperative to note that admission statistics and data are dynamic, which means they get changed over time. Therefore, we always encourage you to verify these details from the official school admissions office.


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