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
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 65 seats for New York State residents and 55
seats for non-NY residents
September 15, 2017 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time
sessions at the college for admitted students and alternates:
hold place in class):
$500.00 (by April 15, unless the 15th falls on a weekend,
then the deposit deadline will be the following Monday)
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 is required
5% Quality of Academic Program
• with academic letter of evaluation
10% Non-Cognitive Skills
10% All Other Achievements
5% Personal Statement
No specific GPA requirement, but the grade range of those
admitted tends to be 3.00-4.00.
for physics and general or inorganic chemistry with a score of 4 or higher.
all but 12 semester credits (or 18 quarter 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
Is this an
Number of Semester Credits
composition/writing-intensive courses (full year)
Biology or zoology, full year with
Physics, full year with laboratory
Inorganic (or general) chemistry,
full year with laboratory
Organic chemistry, one semester
Biochemistry, half year required;
full year preferred
Advanced Life Science course
Non-prerequisite elective credits
Graduate 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 AAVMC by September 15. Test
scores older than five years will not be accepted. TOEFL scores for
international applicants whose first language is not English (and whose
education was taught in a language other than English) should be received by
this deadline as well.
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
(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.
information on both combined degree programs visit:
The Early Acceptance Program gives exceptionally well
qualified applicants the opportunity to obtain admission to veterinary school
after the completion of the sophomore year and start the veterinary curriculum
after completion of the junior 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 at: http://www2.vet.cornell.edu/education/doctorveterinary-medicine/admissions/early-acceptance
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: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/admissions/transfer_students.cfm
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.
Summer Research Opportunities:
Additional summer 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.
information about all of these summer research opportunities visit:
Masters in Public Health at Cornell University: Beginning fall 2017 a campus-wide MPH program. Founded on the One Health paradigm. For more information: http://www2.vet.cornell.edu/education/graduate-studies/master-public-health-mph.
Last Updated 3/21/2017 srb