Cornell is located in Ithaca, a college town of about 30,000 in
the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, a beautiful area of rolling hills,
deep valleys, scenic gorges, and clear lakes. The university’s 740-acre campus
is bounded on two sides by gorges and waterfalls. Open countryside, state
parks, and year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation, including excellent
sailing, swimming, skiing, hiking, and other activities, are only minutes away.
Ithaca is one hour by air and a
four-hour drive from New York City, and other major metropolitan areas are
easily accessible. Direct commercial flights connect Ithaca with New York,
Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and other cities.
The tradition of academic
excellence, the cultural vigor of a distinguished university, and the
magnificent setting create a stimulating environment for graduate study. The
curriculum differs from other programs in that it is interdisciplinary, small
group learning early in the program and focuses on the student as the primary
force in learning.
For specific information about the application process visit our
web site at: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/admissions/
The Supplemental Application can be found at: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/admissions/applicants/CornellSupplementalApplication.cfm
You may also subscribe to our free electronic Pre-Vet Newsletter
at: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/admissions/PreVetNewsletters.cfm for
application updates and current information about the College of Veterinary
approximately 55 seats for New
York State residents and 47 seats for non-NY residents
SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
VMCAS application deadline:
October 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time (transcripts due September 2, 2014, to
Information sessions at the college
for admitted students and alternates:
Date acceptances mailed:
Deposit (to hold place in
$500.00 (by April 15)
on an individual basis, and ordinarily granted for illness or other situations
beyond the control of the applicant.
The following admissions
formula allows the applicant to see how their application will be reviewed:
25% Overall GPA
25% GRE (verbal &
quantitative) or MCAT Scores
Animal/Veterinary/Biomedical Research Experiences
• At least one letter of
evaluation from a veterinarian
5% Quality of Academic Program
• With academic letter of
10% Non-Cognitive Skills
10% All Other Achievements
5% Personal Statement
Required undergraduate GPA:
specific GPA requirement, but the grade range of those admitted tends to be
AP credit policy:
for physics and general or inorganic chemistry with a score of 4 or higher.
Course completion deadline:
12 credits of the prerequisite coursework should be completed at the time of
application, with at least one semester of any two-semester series underway.
Any outstanding prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring term
prior to matriculation.
Is a Bachelor’s Degree
Is this an International
Estimated Tuition Resident:
Estimated Tuition Contract:
Estimated Tuition Non-Resident:
Record Examination (GRE), general test (verbal and quantitative), or the
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required. Official test scores must be
received directly from ETS or AAMC by October 15th. Test scores older than five
years will not be accepted.
Accepts International Students?
Combined Degree Programs
By integrating Cornell’s veterinary and graduate curricula in
the DVM/ PhD Program, we prepare students to become leaders in science,
medicine, and society, able to excel in basic research, cutting-edge medicine,
and teaching. Students receive substantial financial funding incentives to
complete both degrees.
DVM/MPH (Masters in Public Health):
A partnership between
the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Minnesota School of
Public Health allows students the opportunity to earn a Master of Public
Health (MPH) degree while completing their DVM training.
For more information on both combined degree programs visit:
Other Admissions Programs
Sophomore Early Acceptance Program:
The Early Acceptance
Program gives exceptionally well qualified applicants the opportunity to obtain
admission to veterinary school after the completion of the sophomore year. With
admission to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine secured, the
successful applicant may use the time between acceptance and matriculation to
pursue experience in areas of personal interest. More information can be found
Transfer Student Admissions:
Cornell will consider applications for
advanced standing in the DVM program on an individual basis, if an opening
exists in the second-year class. More information can be found at:
Summer Research Opportunities
The Leadership Program for Veterinary Scholars:
A unique summer learning
experience for veterinary students who seek to broadly influence the veterinary
profession through a career in research. The program in an intensive
research-oriented learning experience that combines faculty-guided research
with career counseling, student-directed learning, and a variety of
professional enrichment activities.
Additional Summer Research Opportunities:
research opportunities for veterinary students include the Veterinary
Investigator Program, Veterinary Training in Biomedical Research, Aquavet,
Summer Dairy Institute, the Food Animal Medicine Externship, and the Havemeyer
Foundation Equine Research Fellowships.
For more information about all of these summer research opportunities
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