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The Ohio State University


Office of Student Affairs
College of Veterinary Medicine
Suite 127 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
The Ohio State University
Columbus OH 43210-1089
Telephone: (614) 247-1512
Fax: (614) 292-6989
Email:
prospective@cvm.osu.edu
www.vet.ohio-state.edu

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, the state’s capital and the nation’s 15th largest city. Colum­bus has been rated the 7th best city in the nation for cost of living (Forbes Magazine) and one of the coun­try’s top-10 places to live (Money). Columbus offers all the cultural perks you would expect from a major metropolitan area including the #1 zoo in the country, according to the USA Travel Guide.

The Ohio State University was founded in 1870 and is one of the nation’s leading academic centers, consis­tently ranks as Ohio’s best, and one of the nation’s top- 20 public universities. The campus consists of thou­sands of acres, hundreds of buildings, more than 15,000 faculty and staff, and more than 56,000 students.

The Veterinary Medical Center includes a Hospital for Companion Animals, Food Animal, and the Galbreath Equine Center. The patient load is one of the highest in the country and farmlands can be accessed 10 miles from campus. The Veterinary Medicine Aca­demic Building has nearly 10,000 square feet of space and includes research labs, classrooms, a library, com­puter lab, and academic offices.

The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine is part of one of the largest and most comprehensive health sciences centers in the country that includes dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary medicine.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.

Residency implications: applicants from all states will be considered. In-state and out-of state applicants are given equal consideration. We accept the top 162 stu­dents. We do accept international applicants.

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

Course Description

Semester Units

English

3

General chemistry (with lab)

10

Organic chemistry

8

Biochemistry

5

Biology

8

Genetics

3

Microbiology (with lab)

4

Mathematics (algebra and trigonometry)

5

General physics (with lab)

10

Humanities and social sciences

14

Electives

8

Physiology

3

Public speaking/communication

3

**Number of hours provided as a guideline. In assessing course content for equivalency, actual hours may vary for your institution. In some cases a multiple course series may be needed to fulfill prerequisite coursework.

**At some institutions, the prerequisite for biochemistry is two semesters/quarters. When Biochemistry is offered as a series, both courses in the series must be completed.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Recommended Coursework:

Writing/speech – courses that emphasize written and/or verbal communication

Social Sciences – courses such as history, economics, anthropology, psychology, etc.

Humanities – courses in art, music, drama, literature, languages, etc.

Diversity/Ethics – courses that focus on the culture, history and/or current circumstances of different populations.

Electives: Elective courses are at the student’s discretion, after consultation with an advisor. Recommended electives include embryology, immunology, anatomy, physiology, histology, animal science courses including nutrition.

Advanced Placement - In order to receive credit for AP courses, they must be listed on official transcripts from a college or university you have attended.

 

SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES

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

Date interviews are held: November-January

Date acceptances mailed: December-March

School begins: late August

Deposit (to hold place in class): $25.00 for residents; $300.00 (non-refundable fee) for contract and nonresi­dent applicants.

Deferments: not considered

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Academic Background (Cumulative GPA, GRE or MCAT scores, Last 45 credit hours, Pre-requisite sci­ence GPA and academic rigor)

File Review (Three references, Veterinary and Animal Experience - diversity & depth, personal statement)

Interview

Eligible applicants are interviewed and evaluated by members of the Admissions Committee.


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required undergraduate GPA: the minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The most recent enter­ing class had a mean overall GPA of 3.68 and a science GPA of 3.54. Prerequisite GPA is evaluated as well as last 45 semester or quarter hours.

AP credit policy: AP credit given if course is listed on official transcript.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? No


COURSE COMPLETION DEADLINE

Admission to the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine requires completion of the required prerequisites listed above or their equivalents from any accredited college or university. No more than one required prerequisite course may remain to be completed by the end of au­tumn semester of the academic year in which you ap­ply; that course must be completed by the end of spring semester of the academic year in which you apply.

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: $29,163

Estimated Tuition Contract: $0

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $63,291

Tuition is subject to change.

*For tuition purposes, nonresident students can apply for residency after completing their first year at the Ohio State University.

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: Up to 100

Contract: 0

Non-Resident: up to 80

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examina­tion (GRE) general test or the Medical College Admis­sion (MCAT) test is required. Most applicants choose to take the GRE. Tests must be taken by September 30. Test scores must be received no later than October 1 of the year of application. GRE Code: 1592.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Application Deadline: 10/2/2014

 
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