USC University of Southern California

Class Profile

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program Class of 2017

The 144 students entering the USC DDS Class in Fall 2013 were selected from an applicant pool of more than 3,300 applicants.

The entering class average science GPA is 3.40; the average overall GPA is 3.50.

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

The class is 48% female, 43% Caucasian, 40% Asian American, 8% Hispanic/Latino American, 5% African American, 2% mixed race, and 1% Pacific Islander. One student is Native American.

The average entering age is 26 with a range of 20 to 48.

California residents compose 62% of the class. In addition to California, students come from Hawaii, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, North Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, New Mexico, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, and more. 6% of the class is international.

100% of the class has earned a baccalaureate degree. 17 students have earned a Master of Science, Arts, or Public Health degree; two have earned a J.D. or L.L.M. degree; and one has earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

37 different majors are represented. 65% completed studies in one of the sciences.  Among others, undergraduate degrees include engineering, mathematics, business administration, economics, religious studies, history, sociology, psychology, Spanish, communication studies, art, and music.

76 different undergraduate institutions are represented.  30% of the class earned a degree from a University of California campus while 10% earned a degree from a California State University campus.

Other institutions represented include:  Tufts University; New York University; University of Texas, Austin; Loyola University Chicago; Wesleyan University; Wake Forest University;  Brigham Young University; University of Toronto, Canada; University of Washington; University of Nevada; University of Kansas; University of Minnesota; Michigan State University; Louisiana State University; University of Florida; University of Denver; Dalhousie University, Canada; and many more.

The top five feeder institutions were UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and University of the Pacific.