USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Class Profile

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program Class of 2022

The 144 students entering the USC DDS Class in fall 2018 were selected from an applicant pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.

The entering class average science GPA is 3.50; the average overall GPA is 3.58

The average DAT scores were: Academic Average 20.3, Science 20.1, and PAT 20.

The class is 50% female; 38% Caucasian; 33% Asian American; 12% Hispanic/Latino American; 4% African American; 3% mixed race; 1% Pacific Islander.

The average entering age is 24 – with a range of 22 to 46.

California residents compose 76% of the class. In addition to California, students come from Arizona; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Illinois; Massachusetts; Nevada; New York; North Carolina; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Texas; Utah; Washington and many others.

100% of the class has earned a baccalaureate degree; 26 have earned a Master of Science or Arts.

59 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.

68 different undergraduate institutions are represented, among which were UCLA, USC, Brigham Young University, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Howard, Johns Hopkins, Loyola Marymount University, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego.

The Top Feeder Institutions were UCLA (23 students), USC (21 students).

9% of the entering class listed a close relative (parent, grandparent, sibling) who were also a graduate of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.