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 Centennial Biomedical Campus, including a teaching hospital, classrooms, animal wards, research and teaching laboratories, and health and wellness center, and working farm. The college has 150 faculty members and a capacity for 400 veterinary medical students with training for interns, residents, and graduate students.

Construction started in fall 2002 on the Centennial Biomedical Campus, which is anchored by the College of Veterinary Medicine. An extension of the original NC State Centennial Campus concept, the Centennial Biomedical Campus will house approximately 30 building sites. It will include an additional 1.6 million square feet of space over the next 15 years, resulting in a five-fold expansion of the current college and veterinary health complex. 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 27,000 cases referred to the CVM each year.

The Centennial Biomedical Campus emphasizes 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 provides 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.


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 increased its incoming class size from 80 to 100 starting with the 2012 admissions cycle. The current slot allocation is 80 resident and 20 non-resident slots. Non-resident admits are permitted to apply for residency for tuition purposes after the first 12 months in the program.


VMCAS application deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time

NC State Supplemental application deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time

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


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

Last 45 credit hour GPA: 3.3 Resident, 3.4 Nonresident

GRE test score

Supplemental Application

Phase 2-Subjective criteria:

1. Veterinary Experience

2. Animal Experience

3. Educational Experience

4. Evaluation Forms/Recommendations

5. Personal Statement

6. Diversity

7. Extracurricular and Community Activities


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

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? no

Is this an International School? yes


Course Description
Number of Hours/Credits
  Animal Nutrition  3
  Biochemistry  3
  Biology  4
  Calculus or Logic  3
  Chemistry, General  8
  Chemistry, Organic  8
  Composition, Public Speaking or Communications  6
  Humanities and Social Sciences  6
  Microbiology  4
  Physics  8
  Statistics  3
  Genetics  4


Estimated Tuition Resident: $18,138

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $42,952


Resident: 80

Non-Resident: 20


Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), general test, is required. The scores must be received by the September 15th application deadline. There is no deadline to take the GRE. For the most current GRE submission information, please see

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes


Application Deadline: 9/15/2016

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