USC University of Southern California

Class Profile

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program Class of 2018

The 144 students entering the USC DDS Class in Fall 2014 were selected from an applicant pool of more than 3,100 applicants.

The entering class had an average science GPA of 3.40. The class’ average overall GPA was 3.50.

Average DAT scores: Academic Average 20, Science 20, and PAT 20. The individual school range was 15 to 30.

The class is 44 percent female, 36 percent Caucasian, 46 percent Asian American, 8 percent Hispanic/Latino American, 4 percent African American and 5 percent mixed race. One student is Native American.

The average entering age is 24, with a range of 20 to 38.

California residents compose 65 percent of the class, with 24 U.S. states represented overall.

Seventeen countries are represented by the incoming class, including Bulgaria, Canada, China, Egypt, Iran and Zimbabwe.

One hundred percent of the class had earned a bachelor’s degree. Twenty-two students had earned a master’s degree, and one had earned a doctor of medicine.

The incoming class represent 38 majors. Sixty-eight percent completed studies in one of the sciences.  Among others, undergraduate degrees included agriculture, economics, statistics and women’s studies.

Seventy-six undergraduate institutions are represented, including Brown University, DePaul University, University of Alabama, University of British Columbia, University of Washington and Virginia Tech.

The top feeder institutions were the University of Southern California, the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of California-San Diego and the University of California-Irvine.