University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Illinois
Maximum Class Size70
In-State Enrollees67
Out-of-State Enrollees3
4-Yr Total Tuition and Fees
These values come from the 2018-19 Commission on Dental Accreditation report. They include the total tuition and fees to complete the program, DO NOT include cost of living, and may slightly overestimate the program's cost, as some minor costs are optional (student health insurance, laptop, etc.).
$446,171
4-Yr Total Tuition and Fees (in-state)
These values come from the 2018-19 Commission on Dental Accreditation report. They include the total tuition and fees to complete the program, DO NOT include cost of living, and may slightly overestimate the program's cost, as some minor costs are optional (student health insurance, laptop, etc.).
$289,476
Average Accepted Overall GPA3.5
Average Accepted Science GPA3.5
DAT Academic Average20
Crowns Required12
Avg. # Crowns Completed15
RCTs Required5
Avg. # RCTs Completed5
Arches of Dentures Required10
Avg. # Arches Completed10
Required Shadowing Hours100
Anatomy CreditsNot required
Biochemistry Credits3
Biology Credits6
General Chemistry Credits10
English Credits6
Math CreditsNot required
Microbiology CreditsNot required
Organic Chemistry Credits4
Physics Credits6
Physiology CreditsNot required
Psychology CreditsNot required
CASPer RequiredN/A
Canadian Acceptances1
Other International Acceptances1
Accepts Canadian DAT?N/A
Advanced Standing Entrance Year2
Advanced Standing Students52
"UIC’s location close to downtown Chicago has many benefits as well. Our program has countless opportunities to volunteer at clinic’s and schools around the city in several different communities."
"The main thing I wish I would have known coming to UIC is how challenging D1 year can be. The first year of our program is very intense and can test your sanity on different weeks."
"Some students at UIC thrive in this style of curriculum, and others find it very challenging."

What are the best things about attending University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry?

One of the most prominent benefits I have noticed at the UIC College of Dentistry is the immense cultural diversity of students and faculty members. This diversity has made my experience far more interesting both inside and outside of lecture halls and laboratories.

The UIC faculty are also professionally diverse, having collectively worked in wide range of dental practices. This has made it easy to discuss various career and employment options following graduation.

Overall, the curriculum is set up in an advantageous manner to prepare students for the national boards. It may seem like a hassle and confusing at first, but I have come to realize its value. In the D1 year, students take a heavy dose of biological sciences and get acclimated with basic dental terminology along with operative dental procedures. Small group learning (SGL) is an integral part of the curricula that reinforces concepts taught in the lecture/didactic setting. SGL occurs as 7-9 of your classmates meet together throughout the semester with the goal of working through patient cases. In the D2 year, SGL builds off your current knowledge and relates basic sciences to clinical dental related cases. This is very relevant and reinforces concepts learned during D1 year. For example, I might not remember the Blood Pressure Classifications during D1 year but know it inside and out by the time we cover it again D2 year. The knowledge acquired in the first two years is revisited again in the clinics and is the most important now because you are reviewing and applying it to your live patient.

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