Look no further than our compilation of the cheapest dental schools for international students if you dream to study dentistry in the United States.
Dentists have the best job in America according to US News, and for good measure. With a median salary of $152,700 and a negligible unemployment rate of 0.1%, it is hard to argue with US News on this matter. This is also the reason numerous students wish to pursue dental medicine in America so as to continue their careers here where dentistry comes with many benefits.
Most universities in America charge higher fees for out-of-state citizens than for in-state people, which means international students always end up paying the higher number. Since it is already difficult enough moving to a new country to continue your education, we decided to perform a dental school tuition comparison in order to assist all you immigrants in your decision. We’re not going to let US citizens hanging though, so if you’re already a resident and are looking for cheap dental schools in USA, then head on over to our list of the most affordable dental schools in the US. If you’re searching for the cheapest dental schools in the world, however, well that is a trickier question to answer. But you can go by this list of low-cost global universities, which marks the University of Helsinki in Finland to be one of the cheapest. Conveniently, this university happens to offer dental medicine if you wish to study it, so that’s that problem out of the way! You can also unearth a few other cheap dental schools in Europe, from this list of global universities.
We’ve also got you covered in case you’re just a tiny bit worried about whether or not you will get into a dental school, maybe because of a low GPA or a low DAT score. This list of the least competitive dental schools in America will wipe that worry out of your mind as well.
Coming back to international students: we have for you a list of dental schools with tuition, which we formulated using the comprehensive list of dental schools in the country by Start-Class. From these, we selected the top 20 with the lowest out-of-state tuition. But tuition is not the only cost that international students have to bear since they also have to consider the cost of living of a place, so we decided to incorporate that as well. Using the current cost of living index by Numbeo, which ranks cities based on a comparison of their costs with those of New York City, we then ranked the 20 universities based on the cost of living of the city they are situated in. Bear in mind that two of the cities were not available in Numbeo’s list in which case we used the index of the capital city of the respective state. Furthermore, since we considered tuition costs to be more of an issue for international students than general costs due to their hefty numbers, we gave the ranking by out-of-state tuition a weightage of 70% while the cost of living was given a weightage of 30%, which finally gave rise to our list of the cheapest dental schools for international students. Please note that this list also represents the cheapest dental schools 2017 as generally, colleges with a lower out-of-state tuition also indicate inexpensive in-state tuition. For more information on them, keep on reading!
Out-of-state tuition: $46,875
Cost of living index: 69.18
This dental school charges, by far, the highest cost of tuition among all the ones on our list. However, the city’s meager cost of living has played its part in the ranking, bumping the school up a few places.
Out-of-state tuition: $35,310
Cost of living index: 71.85
Going to school in Las Vegas? Sounds like a dream come true. The class size at this dental school only numbers 75 which means one can have better interaction with the teachers.
Out-of-state tuition: $29,783
Cost of living index: 81.56
Located in the Old Line State, University of Maryland Baltimore’s dental school has managed to grab the number 8 spot on the cheapest dental schools for international students due to its obviously low tuition fees.
Out-of-state tuition: $36,110
Cost of living index: 66.65
Located in Dallas, Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry admitted a mean GPA of 3.57 in its latest class with a moderately reasonable acceptance rate of 6.5%.
Out-of-state tuition: $28,590
Cost of living index: 81.61
This dental school has a very promising acceptance rate standing at 10.9%, but the mean GPA admitted is extremely competitive, i.e., 3.69. However, that does not negate the fact that the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Dentistry is one of the cheapest dental schools for international students.
Out-of-state tuition: $27,882
Cost of living index: 81.67
Not only does this university offer the second cheapest tuition, but it also does not compromise on quality. It has been ranked the best dental school in the US according to the “Smart Rank” assigned to it by Start Class.
Out-of-state tuition: $29,613
Cost of living index: 73.21
Although it is cheap, getting into Virginia Commonwealth University may be a tough call as it has an acceptance rate of merely 3.7%.
3. University of Missouri, Kansas City – School of Dentistry
Out-of-state tuition: $29,803
Cost of living index: 68.44
A reasonable number in both the columns, University of Missouri offers a well-rounded dentistry program that ranks 3rd on our list of cheapest dental schools for international students. Since it accepts Canadian DAT as well, it is perfect for students from the Great White North.
Out-of-state tuition: $34,950
Cost of living index: 61.42
Another Texan University has found its way on our list of the cheapest dental schools for international students. The city of San Antonia offers a significantly lower cost of living index than all the other college cities that we examined.
Out-of-state tuition: $27,128
Cost of living index: 71.28
With the most affordable cost of tuition offered by any dental school, University of Puerto Rico comes in at number one on our list of the cheapest dental schools for international students.