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Louisiana State University  


Office of Student and Academic Affairs
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge LA 70803
Telephone: (225) 578-9537
Fax: (225) 578-9546
Email:
svmadmissions@ lsu.edu
www.vetmed.lsu.edu/admissions

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

The Louisiana State University campus is located in Baton Rouge, which has a population of more than 500,000 and is a major industrial city, a thriving port, and the state’s capital. Since it is located on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge was a target for domination by Spanish, French, and English settlers. The city bears the influence of all three cultures and offers a range of choices in everything from food to architectural design. Geographically, Baton Rouge is the center of south Louisiana’s main cultural and recreational attractions. Equally distant from New Orleans and the fabled Cajun bayou country, there is an abundance of cultural and outdoor recreational activities. South Louisiana has a balmy climate that encourages lush vegetation and comfortable temperatures year round.

The campus encompasses more than 2,000 acres in the southern part of Baton Rouge and is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River. The Veterinary Medicine Building, occupied in 1978, houses the academic departments, the veterinary library, and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Clinics. The school is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the LSU SVM admissions website at www.vetmed.lsu. edu/admissions.

Residency implications: The LSU SVM accepts 55-60 in-state residents and has approximately 9 seats reserved for AR contract students. The remaining 18-23 seats are offered to non-resident students.

 

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

 

Course Description

Number of Hours/Credits

 

General Biology

8

 

Microbiology (w/lab) (1)

4

 

Physics

6

 

General Chemistry

8

 

Organic chemistry

3

 

Biochemistry (2)

3

 

English Composition

6

 

Speech Communication

3

 

Mathematics

5

 

Electives

2 0

 

  SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Timetable

Suggested last date to take GRE: October 1

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

Supplemental application deadline: October 15 (Sup­plemental Application Link: www.vetmed.lsu.edu /admissions)

Supplemental application fee ($75) deadline: October 15

GRE score submission deadline: November 15

Date interviews are held: February/March*

Date acceptances mailed: mid-March

School begins: mid-August

*Interview invitations are extended to a select number of Louisiana, Arkansas, and out of state applicants as determined by the LSU SVM Admissions Committee.

Deposit (to hold place in class): $500.00 for nonresidents only.

Deferments: considered on a case-by-case basis.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The approximate components of the evaluation scoring are:

Objective evaluation:

GPA required courses: 29%

GPA last 45 hours: 18%

Test scores: 18%

Subjective evaluation:

Animal/veterinary experience, references: 15% (min. of 3 required, one by a veterinarian), essay, knowledge of profession, etc.

Personal interview: 10%

Committee evaluation: 10%

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required undergraduate GPA: the minimum acceptable GPA for required coursework is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. The mean GPA of the most recent entering class at the time of acceptance was 3.77.

AP credit policy: must appear on official college transcripts and be equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? No

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: $19,552

Estimated Tuition Contract: $19,552

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $45,352

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 60

Contract: 9

Non-Resident: 23

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: The GRE revised General Test is required. The scores must be received no later than November 15. Note: All applicants must take the GRE revised General Test.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Application Deadline: 10/2/2014  
 
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