Competitive Candidate Profile

Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the Doctor of Dental Medicine program, it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the admissions committee whichever of the following key attributes you possess.

We desire that each Dental Medicine student:

  • Is academically prepared to succeed in our rigorous professional program.
  • Students working the in simulation labDisplay integrity, compassion and respect.
  • Is flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Is well-rounded with diverse educational and life experiences.
  • Has demonstrated an interest and involvement in the community.
  • Has knowledge of and has experienced opportunities in an oral health care setting.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Has a good understanding of both the dental profession and WesternU.
  • Participate in community-based education and service learning projects.
  • Embrace life-long learning.
Student working on teeth in Dental Sim Center, She is trying to do to do filling

The following statistics for this year’s entering class (seated Fall 2020) will give you a sense of where you might fall within the applicant pool. For additional statistics, please visit the Office of Institutional Research’s Academic Outcomes web page

Application Counts

Number of AADSAS Applications Received 2,856
Number of Interviews Conducted 274
Number of Students Enrolled 70
Number of Males Enrolled 36
Number of Females Enrolled 34
Number of California Residents 44

Applicant Scores

Average Overall GPA 3.24
Average Science GPA 3.09
Average AA DAT 20
Average PA DAT 19
Average TS DAT 18