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North Carolina State University

Student Services Office
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
1060 William Moore Drive, Box 8401
Raleigh NC 27607
Telephone: (919) 513-6262

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine is located on a 182-acre site in Raleigh, the state capital, which has a population of more than 400,000. The sandy shores of North Carolina’s beautiful coastline are a short ride to the east, and the Great Smoky Mountains are to the west. The climate includes mild winters and warm summers.
The College of Veterinary Medicine opened in the fall of 1981 and encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus, including a teaching hospital, classrooms, animal wards, research and teaching laboratories, and an audiovisual area. The college has 140 faculty members and a capacity for 400 veterinary medical students with training for interns, residents, and graduate students.
Construction started fall 2002 on the Centennial Biomedical Campus, which will be anchored by the College of Veterinary Medicine. An extension of the original NCSU Centennial Campus concept, the Centennial Biomedical Campus will house approximately 32 building sites. It will include an additional 1.6 million square feet of space over the next 25 years, resulting in a five-fold expansion of the current college and teaching hospital. The two-year construction of the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center was completed in June 2011. The Terry Center is considered the national model for excellence in companion animal medicine. The Terry Center offers cutting-edge technologies for imaging, cardiac care, cancer treatments, internal medicine, and surgery; has more than double the size of the former companion animal hospital; and accommodates the more than 20,000 cases referred to the CVM each year.
The Centennial Biomedical Campus will emphasize partnerships that work to bring academia, government and industry together. The focus of this campus is on biomedical applications, both to animals and humans. It will provide opportunities for industry and government researchers, entrepreneurs, clinical trial companies, as well as collaborations with other universities to work side by side with faculty and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Application Information
For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.
Residency implications: priority is given to North Carolina residents. NOTE: The college will increase its incoming class size from 80 to 100 starting with the 2012 admissions cycle. The exact slot allocation between residents and nonresidents has yet to be determined. The previous allocation was 62 resident and 18 nonresident slots. NC State does accept international applicants.
Prerequisites for Admission
Course requirements and semester hours
Any combination of English Composition I, English
Composition II, Public Speaking, or Communication
College Calculus 3
Introduction to Statistics 3
General Physics I, II (with laboratory) 8
General Chemistry I, II (with laboratory) 8
Organic Chemistry I, II (with laboratory) 8
General Biology (with laboratory) 4
Principles of Genetics 4
General Microbiology (with laboratory) 4
Biochemistry 3
Social Sciences and Humanities 6
Animal Nutrition 3

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

Course completion deadline: only 2 courses may be pending completion in the spring semester, and both must be completed (with transcript evidence) by the end of the spring semester prior to matriculation. Pending courses (including correspondence courses) may not be completed in the summer session immediately preceding matriculation.
Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE®), general test, is required. The scores must be received by the October 2 application deadline. There is no deadline to take the GRE; only a deadline to submit scores. However, we do recommend that applicants take the GRE by September 1 in order for the scores to arrive by the deadline.
Additional requirements and considerations
Animal/veterinary knowledge, experience, motivation, and maturity
Personal statement
Recommendations/evaluations (3 required; at least 2 from veterinarians/scientists with whom applicant has worked is highly recommended)
Extracurricular activities
Summary of Admission Procedure
VMCAS application deadline: Tuesday, October 2, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern Time (VMCAS and NC State supplemental)
Date acceptances mailed: no later than April 1
School begins: August
Deposit (to hold place in class): $250.00.

Deferments: are considered for 1 year only, subject to Admissions Committee approval.

Evaluation criteria
Selection for admission is a 2-phase process:
Phase 1—Objective criteria:
Required course GPA: 3.3 Resident, 3.4 Nonresident
Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Resident, 3.4 Nonresident
GPA in last 45+ credits attempted: 3.3 Resident, 3.4 Nonresident
GRE test score
Supplemental Application
Phase 2—Subjective score:
Applicant folder review by admissions committee
2011–2012 admissions summary

Number of Applicants Number of New Entrants*
Resident 189   80
Nonresident 648   20
Total 837 100
* Estimated
Expenses for the 2012–2013 Academic Year
Tuition and fees
Resident $15,377.56
Dual Degree Programs
Combined DVM–graduate degree programs are available.
Early Admission Program
Two special admissions options are available: (1) for North Carolina residents focusing on swine, poultry, or food animal medicine in concert with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and (2) for students focusing on laboratory animal medicine in concert with the College of Agriculture at North Carolina A&T State University.
Page Updated: March/20/2013
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