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Oklahoma State University


Office of Admissions
112 McElroy Hall
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater OK 74078-2003
Telephone: (405) 744-6961
Fax: (405) 744-0356

Oklahoma State University is located in Stillwater, which has a population of about 46,000. Stillwater is in north central Oklahoma about 65 miles from Oklahoma City and 69 miles from Tulsa. The campus is exceptionally beautiful, with modified Georgian-style architecture in the new buildings. It encompasses 840 acres and more than 60 major academic buildings.
Three major buildings form the veterinary medicine complex. The oldest, McElroy Hall, houses the William E. Brock Memorial Library and Learning Center, as well as classrooms and laboratories. The Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provides modern facilities for both academic and clinical instruction. Completing the triad is the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which provides teaching resources for students in the professional curriculum and diagnostic services to Oklahoma agriculture and industry. The College of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Faculty members in the 3 academic departments share responsibility for the curriculum. These departments are Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Pathobiology, and Physiological Sciences.
Application Information

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

Residency implications: entering class size is 82, which includes 58 Oklahoma residents and 24 non-residents. Some non-resident contract seats are available through AR and DE. International applications are accepted.
Prerequisites for Admission
Course requirements and semester hours
English composition 6
English elective 3
General chemistry (with laboratory) 8
Organic chemistry (with laboratory) 8
Biochemistry 3
Physics (Physics I & II) 8
Mathematics 3
Zoology (with laboratory) 4
Animal nutrition 3
Biological science 4
Microbiology (with laboratory) 4
Genetics 3
Humanities or social sciences 6

Required undergraduate GPA: a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.00 scale is required in prerequisite courses. The mean cumulative GPA of the 2012 entering class was 3.579.
AP credit policy: AP credit accepted if documented on college transcript.
Course completion deadline: prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester just prior to matriculation.
Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE®), general test is required. The class of 2016 had mean scores of 153 verbal, 150 quantitative, and analytical of 4.0. Scores must be received by December 1st.
Additional requirements and considerations
Knowledge of the veterinary profession and its array of careers
Animal/veterinary work experience
Demonstrated leadership in student and/or community organizations
Three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from a veterinarian. Other letters of reference may come from an academic adviser, professor or other employer.

All math and science courses must have been taken within 8 years of application (courses valid up through fall 2005 for 2013-2014 application cycle).
Summary of Admission Procedure
VMCAS application deadline: Tuesday, October 2, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Date interviews held: February
Date acceptances mailed: March
School begins: mid-August
Deposit (to hold place in class): resident, $100.00; nonresident, $500.00.
Evaluation criteria
The admission procedure consists of evaluation of both academic and nonacademic criteria. The Admissions Committee considers all factors in the applicant’s file, but the following are especially important: academic achievement; familiarity with the profession and sincerity of interest; recommendations; test scores; extracurricular activities; character, personality, and general fitness and commitment for a career in veterinary medicine. The committee selects those applicants considered most capable of excelling as veterinary medical students and who possess the greatest potential for success in the veterinary medical profession.
2012–2013 admissions summary

Number of Applicants Number of New Entrants
Resident 106 58
Nonresident 549 24
Total 655 82
Expenses for the 2012–2013 Academic Year
Tuition and fees
Resident $16,640
Nonresident $36,900
Dual-Degree Programs
Combined DVM–graduate and MBA/DVM degree programs are available.
Early Admissions

The Early Admit Program offers an admissions avenue for senior high school and 1st-year undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance, maturity and commitment to veterinary medicine and Oklahoma State University. Applicants must have an ACT score of 28 and have committed to a 4-year university in Oklahoma. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of Admissions and Recruiting at the address noted in previous sections.

A supplemental application is required and due on October 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Application located at
Page Updated: March/20/2013
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