The University of
Florida is located in Gainesville, a college town of approximately 125,000 in
north central Florida, midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic
Ocean. Changes in season are marked, but winters are mild and permit year-round
participation in outdoor activities.
university accommodates about 50,000+ students with programs in almost all
disciplines. The College of Veterinary Medicine is a component of the
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (which also includes Agriculture
and Forest Resources and Conservation). It is also one of 6 colleges affiliated
with the Health Science Center (the other 5 are Dentistry, Public Health and
Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy).
veterinary curriculum is a 9-semester program consisting of core curriculum
and elective experiences. The core provides the body of knowledge and skills
common to all veterinarians. The first 4 semesters concentrate primarily on
basic medical sciences. Students are additionally introduced to physical
diagnosis, radiology, and clinical problems during these years. The core also
includes experience in each of the clinical areas. Elective areas of
concentration permit students to investigate further the aspects of both basic
and clinical sciences most relevant to their interests.
For specific application
information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please
refer to the contact information listed above.
Florida has no contractual
agreements. The college admits 88 Florida residents and 24 non-sponsored
applicants each academic year. International applicants are included in the
PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION
SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
VMCAS application deadline:
Thursday, October 2,
2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time
UF Professional School Application deadline:
1, 2014. Information on our supplemental requirements can be found at:
Date interviews are held:
Date acceptances mailed:
Deposit (to hold place in class):
considered on an individual basis
The admission procedure consists of 3
parts: each applicant’s file is reviewed; selected applicants are each interviewed
for about 1 hour by 3 admissions committee panel; final selection of new class
Suggested undergraduate GPA:
a minimum GPA of 3.0 on
a 4.00 scale. The class of 2017 had an overall mean science prerequisite GPA of
Course completion deadline:
We encourage that 80% of
the Science and Math pre-requisite courses (excluding Animal Sciences and
Animal Nutrition) be completed by the end of the spring 2014 term to be
included in the academic assessment.
Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required?
Is this an International School?
Estimated Tuition Resident:
Estimated Tuition Contract:
Estimated Tuition Non-Resident:
Graduate Record Examination
(GRE) is required. To be considered for Class of 2019 admissions cycle, the
last day to sit for the GRE is September 1, 2014.
Accepts International Students?
Page Updated: 05/05/14