Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

Dental Numbers

Below are data and resources on recent matriculants to dental school.  These data provide a general picture of competitive marks in terms of Cumulative GPA, Science GPA, and relevant standardized test scores.  The information provided in this section serves only as general guidelines.  The marks for individual matriculants and individual health professional schools may vary substantially from these general guidelines. Earning a certain GPA or test score does not guarantee acceptance to health professional school, nor does it destine one for rejection.

Cumulative GPA and BCP (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) GPA

  • The average Cumulative GPA for accepted applicants for the entering class of 2010 was 3.53
  • The average Science GPA (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) for the entering class of 2010 was 3.47.

“Academic Average,” “Perceptual Ability,” and Total Science” on DAT

  • The Average “Academic Average” DAT score for the entering class of 2010 was 19.3. Only 5% of the entering class of 2010 had a score of 16 or lower in “Academic Average” on the DAT.
  • The Average “Perceptual Ability” DAT score for the entering class of 2010 was 19.6. Only 10.7% of the entering class of 2010 had a score of 16 or lower in “Perceptual Ability” on the DAT.
  • The Average “Total Science ” DAT score for the entering class of 2010 was 19.5. Only 6.8% of the entering class of 2010 had a score of 16 or lower in “Total Science” on the DAT.