FAQs: 4-Year DDS Program

NYU Dentistry receives over 3,400 applications.

The deadline is February 1st in the year admission is sought.

The mean Total GPA of admitted students is 3.5; the mean Science GPA is 3.4.

The mean score for the Academic Average, Total Science and Reading Comprehension sections are each 21. The mean score for Perceptual Ability is 20.

DAT test scores are valid for 3 years from the anticipated date of enrollment. If you are applying for
admission in the Fall 2023 cycle, the DAT should be dated no earlier than 2020.

No. NYU Dentistry accepts application materials and updates, including retakes of the DAT, throughout the application cycle, until the application deadline of February 1, 2023. For applicants who are taking the Canadian DAT (CDAT), for the 2022-2023 application cycle, applicants should take the November CDAT. Interviews will be conducted from September through March.

NYU Dentistry generally requires a letter grade for our prerequisite courses. However, given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can accept Pass/Fail grades for prerequisite courses taken during Spring or Summer 2020. Letter grades are still recommended, if possible, especially in the sciences. Applications are reviewed holistically; having Pass/Fail courses during this challenging period will not necessarily impact your application negatively.

Transfer applications are considered on a case by case basis.

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

You may check your status throughout the cycle on your NYU Applicant Status Portal. Please note that we do not post status updates on the AADSAS portal.

Given the number of applications we receive, we regret that we cannot offer specific feedback on applications.

Per ADEA AADSAS guidelines, decisions are made starting December 15th. Applicants interviewed after December 15th are admitted on a rolling basis.

DDS students participate in local outreach throughout their four years at NYU, including educational presentations and oral screenings at local schools and childcare centers, health fairs, and providing 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.

Additionally, over 200 NYU dental students participate in outreach both national and international outreach each year. Learn more about student outreach programs.  

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