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For the 2016 cycle, NYU Dentistry received over 4,500 applications for the 4-year DDS program.

Approximately, 375 students are enrolled for the 4-year DDS program.

The deadline for the 4-year DDS program for Fall 2017 is February 1, 2017.

In the 2016 cycle, the mean Total GPA of admitted students was 3.5. The mean Science GPA was 3.5.

In the 2016 cycle, the mean DAT scores of the admitted students exceeded the national mean. The mean score for the DAT Academic Average, Total Science and Reading Comprehension sections were each 21. The mean score for Perceptual Ability was 20.

DAT test scores are good for 3 years. If you are applying for admission in the Fall 2017 cycle, the DAT should be dated no earlier than 2014.

No, NYU Dentistry accepts application materials and updates, including retakes of the DAT, throughout the application cycle, until the application deadline of February 1, 2017. Interviews are typically conducted from September through April.

Currently, we are not considering transfer applications into the DDS program.

Applicants are emailed within 3-4 weeks to confirm receipt of applications.

We do not post status on the AADSAS portal. We will notify you if a document is missing. All applications are considered throughout the cycle.

Given the number of applications we received, we regret that we cannot offer feedback on applications. However, we encourage you to reapply to the College of Dentistry next cycle, should you remain interested.

Per AADSAS guidelines, decisions are made starting December 1. Post December 1, interviewed applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. 

Local Outreach: DDS students provide care aboard the Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile care van, which travels throughout New York City daily to provide comprehensive care to underserved public school children, and also at local senior centers.

Each year, over 200 NYU dental students participate in outreach both nationally and internationally. Learn more about student outreach programs.  

Students can start research in the summer before their first year, or after spring of the first year. Learn more about student research at NYU Dentistry.