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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 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 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 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.




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



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

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 score:

Applicant folder review by admissions committee


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


Estimated Tuition Resident: $16,546

Estimated Tuition Contract: $0

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $39,599


Resident: 80

Contract: 0

Non-Resident: 20


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.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? Yes


Application Deadline: 10/2/2014

Page updated: 05/01/14 tw

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