The path to becoming a dentist.

If you are interested in specializing in oral health and becoming a dentist, UNI is the place to start. Demand for dentists are very high, and UNI graduates routinely have among the highest dental school placement rates in the Midwest, and even the nation.

It is important to keep in mind that the pre-dentistry track is not an academic major; rather, it’s a suggested program of study that prepares students to apply to professional school upon completing their undergraduate degree. Pre-dental students can choose a major in any area.

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In 2020, 90% of UNI students applying to dental school were admitted. All of these students were biology majors.

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In-Demand Career

Dentistry ranks ninth among the best 100 jobs in America in 2021 according to data compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

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UNI's biology department has fostered outstanding partnerships with regional medical schools such as University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Common Pre-Dentistry Majors