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 30 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
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 22,000 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
For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees,
and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.
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 nonresident slots. Non-resident admits are permitted to apply
for residency for tuition purposes after the first 12 months in the program.
NC State does accept international applicants.
SUMMARY OF ADMISSION
VMCAS application deadline:
Tuesday, October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time
(VMCAS and NC State supplemental)
Date acceptances mailed:
no later than April 1
Deposit (to hold place in class):
are considered for 1 year only, subject to
Admissions Committee approval.
Selection for admission
is a 2-phase process:
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
Applicant folder review
by admissions committee
must appear on official
college transcripts with course name and credit hours and be equivalent to
the appropriate college-level coursework.
a Bachelor’s Degree Required?
this an International School?
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.
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