USC University of Southern California

Class Profile

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program Class of 2019

The 144 students entering the USC DDS Class in Fall 2015 were selected from an applicant pool of more than 3,200 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 50 percent female, 35 percent Caucasian, 40 percent Asian American, 7 percent Hispanic/Latino American, 5 percent African American, 11 percent mixed race and one percent Pacific Islander.

The average entering age is 24, with a range of 22 to 39.

California residents compose 72 percent of the class, with 20 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. Eleven had earned a master’s degree, and two had earned a Doctorate.

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

Sixty-two undergraduate institutions are represented, including Boston University, Brown University, John Hopkins, Occidental, Purdue, University of Massachusetts and University of Pennsylvania.

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.