USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Class Profile

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program Class of 2021

The 144 students entering the USC DDS Class in fall, 2017 were selected from an applicant pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.

The entering class average science GPA is 3.45; the average overall GPA is 3.52

The average DAT scores were: Academic Average 20.4, Science 20.4, and PAT 20.2.

The class is 51% female; 44% Caucasian; 33% Asian American; 10% Hispanic/Latino American; 4% African American; 8% mixed race; 1% Pacific Islander.

The average entering age is 24 – with a range of 19 to 35.

California residents compose 77% of the class. In addition to California, students come from Alabama; Arizona; Colorado; Florida; Guam; Hawaii; Illinois; Louisiana; Maryland; Michigan; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New York; North Carolina; Oregon; Puerto Rico; Texas; Washington and many others.

100% of the class has earned a baccalaureate degree; 21 have earned a Master of Science or Arts; one has earned a PhD.

44 different majors are represented. Most popular majors are Biology, Dental Hygiene, Biochemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Chemistry, Public Health, Kinesiology, Microbiology, Engineering, History, Biopsychology, Neuroscience, Exercise Science and Business.

57 different undergraduate institutions are represented. 38% of the class earned a degree from a University of California campus while 12% earned a degree from a California State University campus.

Other institutions represented include: Creighton, Seattle University, Northwestern, University of Hawaii, University of Maryland, University of Nevada, University of Texas, University of Washington.

The Top Feeder Institutions were UCLA (26 students), USC (22 students).