USC University of Southern California

Class Profile

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program Class of 2020

The 144 students entering the USC DDS Class in fall, 2016 were selected from an applicant pool of more than 3,000 applicants.

The entering class average science GPA is 3.42; the average overall GPA is 3.51

The average DAT scores were: Academic Average 20.2, Science 20, and PAT 20.5. The individual school range is 15 to 30.

The class is 48% female; 62% Caucasian; 35% Asian American; 6% Hispanic/Latino American; 5% African American; 7% mixed race; 1% Pacific Islander.

The average entering age is 25 – with a range of 22 to 41 and 13 over 30.

California residents compose 62% of the class. In addition to California, students come from Arizona; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Massachusetts; Nevada; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Virginia; Washington and many others.

100% of the class has earned a baccalaureate degree; 6 have earned a Dental Hygiene Degree; 23 have earned a Master of Science or Arts.

33 different majors are represented. 72% completed studies in one of the sciences. Among others, undergraduate degrees include Agriculture; Biochemistry; Business Administration; Economics; Electrical Engineering; History; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology.

54 different undergraduate institutions are represented. 39% 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: California Baptist U; Eastern Washington U; Loyola Marymount U; Minnesota State U; Saint Louis U; Santa Clara U; Truman State U; Tulane U; U of Hawaii, U of San Francisco.

The Top 4 Feeder Institutions were UCLA (24), USC (21), UC San Diego (8), and UC Irvine (5).