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University of Florida  


Admissions Office
College of Veterinary Medicine
P.O. Box 100125
University of Florida
Gainesville FL 32610-0125
Telephone: 352-294-4244
Email:
chaparrol@ufl.edu
www.vetmed.ufl.edu

 

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

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.

The 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).

The 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.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

For specific application information (availability, dead­lines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.

Residency implications: 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 non-sponsored pool.

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

Course Description

Number of Hours/Credits

Biology (general, genetics, microbiology)

        15

Chemistry (inorganic, organic, biochemistry)

19

Physics

8

Mathematics (calculus, statistics)

6

Animal Science (introduction to animal science, animal nutrition)

 

6

Humanities

9

Social sciences

6

English (2 courses in English composition)

6

Electives

5

SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES

VMCAS application deadline: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time

UF Professional School Application deadline: September 1, 2014. Information on our supplemental requirements can be found at: www.vetmed.ufl.edu

Date interviews are held: February

Date acceptances mailed: March

School begins: mid-August

Deposit (to hold place in class): none required

Deferments: considered on an individual basis

EVALUATION CRITERIA

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 takes place.


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

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 3.56.

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? no

Is this an International School? no

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: $28,630

Estimated Tuition Contract: $0

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $45,500

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 88

Contract: 0

Non-Resident: 24

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: 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.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Supplemental Application Deadline: 9/1/2014


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