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University of Georgia  


Admissions Department
Office for Academic Affairs
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Georgia
Athens GA 30602-7372
Telephone: (706) 542-5728
www.vet.uga.edu/admissions
email: dvmadmit@uga.edu

 

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

The University of Georgia is located in Athens-Clarke County, with a population of over 100,000. Georgia’s Classic City is a prospering community that reflects the charm of the Old South while growing in culture and industry (www. visitathensga.com). Athens is just over an hour away from the north Georgia mountains and the metropolitan area of Atlanta, and just over 5 hours away from the Atlantic coast.

In 1785, Georgia be­came the first state to grant a charter for a state-supported university. In 1801 the first students came to the newly formed frontier town of Athens. The University of Georgia has grown into an institution with 16 schools and colleges and more than 2,889 faculty members and 34,519 students.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

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

Residency implications: Georgia retains up to 19 positions for contract students. Contracts are with Delaware (maximum 2 seats) and South Carolina (maximum 17 seats). The balance of those admitted are residents of Georgia or nonresident, non-contract ap­plicants. International applications are accepted. Total number of students admitted each year: 114.

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 Description

Number of Hours/Credits

English (writing intensive)

6

Humanities and social studies

14

General biology with lab (for science majors)

8

Advanced biological science*

8

Chemistry with lab - Inorganic

8

Chemistry with lab - Organic

8

Physics with lab

8

Biochemistry (lab not required)

3

SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES

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

Supplemental application deadline: October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time (The deadline to request a supplemen­tal application account will be posted on our website).

GRE score deadline: October 2, 2014 (scores must be submit­ted electronically from ETS) (Applicant must use code 5752).

Decision letters mailed: late February

School begins: mid-August. A required 6-day orientation will precede the start of classes.

Deposit (to hold place in class): $500; $750 for nonresi­dent, noncontract students.

Deferments: one-year deferments considered on a case-by-case basis.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The admissions procedure includes a file evaluation. There are no interviews.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS

Program of Study

Animal/Veterinary Experience

References

Employment History

Personal Statement

Extracurricular Activities

Entrance Requirements

Required undergraduate GPA: cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater on a 4.00 scale or a combined score on the GRE verbal and quantitative sections of 1200 on the old scale or 308 or higher on the new scale.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? no

Is this an International School? no

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: approx. $18,000

Estimated Tuition Contract: approx. $18,000

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $44,320

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 80

Contract: 19

Non-Resident: 15

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Exami­nation (GRE) general test (including the analytical writing portion) must be completed within the 5 years immediately preceding the deadline for receipt

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Combined DVM-graduate degree programs are available:

DVM-MPH Veterinarians in Public Health

DVM/PhD Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program

Application Deadline: 10/2/2014


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