Iowa State University
Office of Admissions
College of Veterinary Medicine
2270 Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University P.O. Box 3020
Ames IA 50010-3020 Telephone: (515) 294-5337
Toll free outside Iowa: (800) 262-3810
The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is
located in the heart of one of the world’s most intensive livestock-producing
areas, which provides diverse food-animal clinical and diagnostic cases. A nearby
metropolitan area and a regionally recognized referral veterinary hospital
provide experience in companion-animal medicine and surgery. A strong basic
science education during the first two years prepares veterinary students for a
wide range of clinical experiences during the last two years. The College of
Veterinary Medicine provides education in a wide variety of animal species and
disciplines and allows fourth-year students to spend time with private
practitioners, other colleges, research facilities, and in other educational
experiences. Opportunities for research exist in the outstanding research programs
in neurobiology, immunobiology, infectious diseases, and numerous other areas.
The nearby National Animal Disease Center and the National Veterinary Services
Laboratories provide additional research opportunities. The world’s premier
State Diagnostic Laboratory is part of the college and provides students with
experience that is unmatched by any other veterinary college in the world.
Graduates are highly sought after and can typically choose among five or six
job offers. A career development and placement service is also provided.
The most current application information (availability,
deadlines, fees, VMCAS participation), may be found at:
supplemental application is required. The supplemental becomes available June 1
and the link can be found at: http://vetmed.iastate.edu/academics/prospective-students/admissions
is given to Iowa residents for approximately 60 positions. Iowa contracts on a
year-to-year basis with North Dakota, South Dakota and Connecticut. Iowa also
has a formal educational alliance with Nebraska. Remaining positions are available
for residents of non-contract states or international students.
PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION
of a 2
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
Residents: September 2, 2014
All other applicants:
October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Date acceptances mailed:
Deposit (to hold place in class):
on a case-by-case basis
The admission procedure consists of a review of each candidate’s
application and qualifications:
Academic factors include grades, test scores, and course load.
Nonacademic factors include essays, experience, recommendations,
and personal development activities.
Interviews are conducted.
Required undergraduate GPA:
the minimum GPA required is 2.50 on a 4.00
scale. The most recent entering class had a mean GPA of 3.54.
AP credit policy:
must be documented by original scores submitted to the
university, and must meet the university’s minimum requirement in the
appropriate subject area. CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) credits
accepted only for the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Course completion deadline:
It is preferred that prerequisite science
courses be completed by the end of the fall term the year the applicant
applies, and these must be completed with a C (2.0) or better to fulfill the
requirement. However, up to 2 prerequisite science courses may be taken the
spring term prior to matriculation. All other prerequisites must be completed
by the end of the spring term prior to matriculation with a C (2.0) or better.
Pending courses may not be completed the summer prior to matriculation.
Pass-not pass grades are not acceptable.
Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required?
Is this an International School?
Estimated Tuition Resident:
Estimated Tuition Contract:
Varies by contract
Estimated Tuition Non-Resident:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE), general test, is required.
Either the new Revised GRE or the previous GRE will be accepted but the scores
must come directly from GRE.
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