University of Illinois
University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
2001 South Lincoln Ave., Room 2271G
Urbana IL 61802
Telephone: (217) 265-0380
The University of
Illinois is in Urbana-Champaign, a community of about 100,000 people located
140 miles south of Chicago. It is served by two airlines, 3 interstate
highways, bus, and rail. The twin cities and university make a pleasant
community with easy access to all areas and facilities. The university has
about 42,000 students and more than 11,000 faculty and staff members. It is
known for its high-quality academic programs and its exceptional resources and
facilities. The university library has the largest collection of any public
university and ranks third among all U.S. academic libraries. The university
also has outstanding cultural and sports facilities and activities.
College of Veterinary Medicine is located at the south edge of the campus. In
addition to approximately 480 students, the college has about 100 graduate
students plus a full complement of residents and interns. There are more than
100 full-time faculty with research interests in a variety of biomedical
sciences and clinical areas. This research activity offers a broad variety of
experiences for students. The college also offers students a dynamic,
integrated core-elective curriculum to prepare for careers in almost any area
of the profession.
For specific application
information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please
refer to our website: http://vetmed.illinois.edu/dvm-admissions
Application specific to the University of Illinois is required and may be obtained
from the College Admissions website at: https://vetmed.illinois.
applications are considered, although there obvious constraints regarding
translation of grades. The TOEFL will be required of any successful applicant
before matriculation. U.S. Visa constraints may also be restrictive for
priority is given to
approximately 85 Illinois residents; approximately 35 nonresident positions
PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION
SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
VMCAS application deadline:
Thursday, October 2,
2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (noon Central Daylight Time)
Informational program and required interviews:
National application acceptance date:
Date acceptances mailed:
late February-early March
Deposit (to hold place in
$500 deposit required on acceptance. Please
check the Illinois Admissions website for the most current information.
considered on an individual basis by the
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.
A 3-part admission
procedure is used. An academic evaluation and an application evaluation of
veterinary, animal experience and personal qualities are followed by a personal
GRE test scores; science GPA;
cumulative GPA; rigor of academic preparation
animal-related experience, community involvement, leadership, citizenship, and
letters of recommendation; interview
Required undergraduate GPA:
a minimum cumulative GPA
of 2.75 and a minimum science GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale are required. The
average statistics for students making it past Admissions Phase I in 2013 were
3.57 cumulative GPA, 3.44 science GPA, and 63% GRE composite percentile
AP credit policy:
AP credit is allowed to meet
the 8 s.h. physics prerequisite requirement if a student is awarded the full 8
s.h. AP credit is allowed for biology and chemistry if it is followed up by
more advanced college-level courses in those science areas.
GRE test within two years of application. Refer to website for
Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required?
Is this an International School?
Estimated Tuition Resident:
Estimated Tuition Contract:
Estimated Tuition Non-Resident:
Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE),
general test, is required. Test must be taken by September 15, 2014 for the
2014/2015 admission cycle (no test taken after September 15
Accepts International Students?
Combined DVM/PhD programs may be available. DVM/MPH with
concurrent enrollment at University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public
Health are also available.
DVM/PhD Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program
Page Updated: 05/05/14