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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.

The 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:

A Supplemental Application specific to the Univer­sity of Illinois is required and may be obtained from the College Admissions website at: https://vetmed.illinois. edu/admissions/

International 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 admission.

Residency implications: priority is given to approximately 85 Illinois residents; approximately 35 nonresident po­sitions are available.


Course Description

Number of Hours/Credits

Biological Science (with Lab)


Chemical Sciences


Physics w/ Lab


English Composition


Speech Communication


Humanities / Social Science



VMCAS application deadline: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (noon Central Daylight Time)

Informational program and required interviews: Mid- February

National application acceptance date: April 15, 2015

Date acceptances mailed: late February-early March

School begins: late August

Deposit (to hold place in class): $500 deposit required on acceptance. Please check the Illinois Admissions web­site for the most current information.

Deferments: 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 interview.

Academic evaluation: GRE test scores; science GPA; cu­mulative GPA; rigor of academic preparation

Nonacademic evaluation: veterinary-related experience, 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 specific dates.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? no

Is this an International School? no


Estimated Tuition Resident: $29,604

Estimated Tuition Contract: $0

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $47,068


Resident: 85

Contract: 0

Non-Resident: 35


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

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes


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

Application Deadline: 10/2/2014

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