New York University opened in 1831. It is a private
school with 7 undergraduate and 7 graduate schools.
In 1865 the New York University College of Dentistry was established. In addition to the DDS degree,
it offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in dental
hygiene and offers postgraduate and specialty training. There is also a continuing dental education
program, an advanced placement program for foreign
trained dentists, a program for advanced study in dentistry, dental specialties for international graduates,
and an MS degree program in oral biology.
4-year. First year: A balanced program between the
study of basic sciences to the practice of dentistry
simulation is an integrated sequence of courses that
build foundation skills in dentistry and therapy. Second year: The biological sciences are directed toward
pathology and pathogenesis. Third year: The students
devote the majority of time to the treatment of
patients working alongside fourth-year students in
group practices with faculty. Fourth year: Encompasses patient care in a general setting.
Full scholarships and a large number of partial scholarships are awarded based upon merit. Financial aid
(loans and NYU grant scholarships) is available for
those who demonstrate need. Early applications are
recommended for those who seek financial aid and
all types of scholarships.
Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher may be admitted with 90 credits, including all prerequisite courses,
such as the basic predental sciences plus 1 year of
English. Recommended courses may be selected
from comparative anatomy, embryology, histology,
genetics, physiology, mathematics, psychology, sociology, and business management. A BA or BS degree
is required from an approved college or university.
Out-of-state residents are admitted. Transfer and
advanced standing: To be eligible for consideration
as a transfer student from another dental school, the
candidate must be in good standing, without failures
or conditions, and eligible for honorable withdrawal
from a recognized dental school. Graduate dentists
from foreign dental schools may qualify for our
Advanced Placement Program for Foreign-Trained
Dentists. This is a 3-year program that culminates in
a DDS degree from NYU College of Dentistry.
The Kriser Dental Center comprises 2 contiguous 11story buildings. The Weissman Clinical Science
Building and the Schwartz Hall of Dental Sciences
house all the basic science and research departments as
well as 576 clinical operatories (distributed among the
departments) devoted to the various disciplines of dentistry. Classes are divided into small learning groups of
8 or fewer for closely supervised proactive instruction.