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Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
217 Goodwin/Overton
Auburn AL 36849-5536
Telephone: (334) 844-2685

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University is located in south central Alabama off Interstate 85 between Montgomery and Atlanta. The university is  known for its  friendly small-campus atmosphere despite having more than 25,000 students.

Veterinary medicine began as a department at Auburn in 1892 and became a college in 1907. Today it is situated on 280 acres one mile from the main Auburn campus. In addition, the college has a 700-acre research farm five miles from its campus. The college is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Application Information
For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.
Residency implications: Anticipated class distribution is 40 Alabama residents, 38 Kentucky residents, 2 West Virginia residents and 40 non-contract non-resident students.
Prerequisites for Admission
Course requirements and semester hours
Written composition# 6
*Literature#         3
Fine Arts# 3
Humanities/fine arts elective# 6
*History# 3
Social/behavioral science electives# 9
Mathematics—precalculus with trigonometry# 3
Biology I with lab 4
Biology II with lab   4
Fundamentals of chemistry with lab   8
**Organic chemistry with lab   6
**Physics 8
Biochemistry 3
**Science electives   6
##Animal Nutrition   3
* Students must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history.
** Organic chemistry, physics, and the two science electives must have been taken within 6 calendar years.
*** Science electives must be two of the following: genetics, microbiology, cell biology, comparative anatomy, histology, repro physiology, mammalian or animal physiology, parasitology, embryology, or immunology.
# These requirements will be waived if the student has a bachelor’s degree.
## Will accept web based or correspondence course.
Required undergraduate  GPA: a minimum grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale is  required, with the minimum acceptable grade for required
courses being C-minus. Applicants not classified as Alabama residents or con-
tract students must have  a  minimum 3.00 GPA on  a 4.00 scale. The  mean
grade point average of the most recent entering class was 3.53.

AP credit policy: must appear on official college transcripts and be equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework.
Course completion deadline: prerequisite courses must be completed by June 15 prior to matriculation.
Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE®), general test, is required. The exam must have been taken within the previous 5 calendar years, and must be received no later than November 1 of the year of application, therefore you should test no later than October 1st.
Additional requirements and considerations
Supplemental Application Required -
Animal/veterinary experience
Recommendations (3 required)
  Academic adviser or faculty member
Extracurricular and community service activities
Employment record
Narrative statement of purpose
Organic chemistry, physics and science electives must have been completed within 6 calendar years
Summary of Admission Procedure
VMCAS application deadline: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Date interviews are held: February–March
Date acceptances mailed: March
School begins: August
Deposit (to hold place in class): none required.
Deferments: not considered.
Transfer Students: Auburn does not take transfer students.

International Students: not considered for admission.
Evaluation criteria

The 3-part admission procedure includes an objective evaluation of academic credentials, a subjective review of personal credentials, and a personal interview by invitation.

2011–2012 admissions summary

Number of Applicants Number of New Entrants
Resident 95 40
Contract* 119 40
Nonresident 771 40
Total 985 120

Expenses for the 2012–2013 Academic Year

Tuition and fees
Resident $17,440.00
Nonresident Contract*  $17,440.00
Other Nonresident $41,172.00

* For further information, see the listing of contracting states and provinces.
Entrance Requirements
Admitted student are residents of Alabama, resident of Kentucky or West Virginia admitted by contract through the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB); or at-large residents (non-Alabama and Non-contract students.) Kentucky students must verify their residency status with their Kentucky prevet advisor before October 1. They may contact the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education for additional information. West Virginia applicants should verify their residency by contacting Dr. Matthew E. Wilson, Division of Animal & Nutritional Sciences at West Virginia University at (304) 293-3631, extension 4220 or by e-mail at grigs@ before October 31.
Resident/contract applicants must be a documented resident of Alabama, Kentucky, or West Virginia and have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
Page Updated: March/20/2013
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