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Purdue University


Student Services Center
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Lynn Hall, 1185
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026
Telephone: (765) 494-7893
Email:
vetadmissions@purdue.edu
www.vet.purdue.edu

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

Purdue University is located in one of the largest metro­politan centers in northwestern Indiana. Greater Lafayette occupies a site on the Wabash River 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 126 miles southeast of Chicago. The combined population of the twin cities, Lafayette and West Lafayette, exceeds 100,000. The community offers an art museum, historical museum, 1,600 acres of public parks, and more than 60 churches of all major denominations.

Purdue ranks among the 25 largest colleges and universities in the nation. Students rep­resent all 50 states and many foreign countries. Purdue Uni­versity has the second high­est enrollment of international students of any college in the United States. The Purdue Uni­versity College of Veterinary Medicine strives to become the leading veterinary school for comprehensive education of the veterinary team and for discovery and engagement in selected areas of veterinary and comparative biomedical sciences. To better prepare in­dividuals for veterinary medical careers in the twenty-first century, our curriculum emphasizes the veterinary team approach, problem solving, and hands-on experiences.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

For specific application information, please refer to the contact information listed above. Purdue Veterinary Medicine requires a brief supplemental application. The application can be obtained at www.vet.purdue.edu/ad­missions. The deadline for submission is October 2, 2014.

Each veterinary class has 84 students. The class will be seated with approximately 50% residents and 50% nonresident students.

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

Course Description

Semesters

Inorganic Chemistry with Lab I

1

Inorganic Chemistry with Lab II

1

Organic Chemistry with Lab I

1

Organic Chemistry with Lab II

1

Biochemistry (upper level)

1

Biology with Lab I

1

Biology with Lab II

1

Genetics

1

Microbiology with Lab

1

Animal Nutrition

1

Physics with Lab I

1

Physics with Lab II

1

Calculus

1

Statistics

1

English Composition

1

Communication

1

Humanities 

3


SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Timetable

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

Purdue Supplemental Application deadline: October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Date interviews are held: January

Date acceptances mailed: February

Classes begin: late August

Deposit (to hold place in class): $250.00 for residents; $1,000.00 for nonresidents. Deposit applied to tuition after matriculation.

Deferments: request for deferments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The admission process consists of:

A preliminary review based upon grade point indices, test scores, and prerequisite course completion

An in-depth review of selected applicants

A personal interview by invitation is required

% Weight

Grades, test scores, overall academic performance - 55% weight (including honors courses, study abroad)

Animal, veterinary, research, and general work expe­riences, extracurricular activities, personal statement, overall presentation of application materials, honors and awards, references, and interview - 45% weight

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required undergraduate GPA: the mean cumulative GPA of the entering class in the fall of 2013 for resident students was 3.75 on a 4.00 scale and for non-resident students was 3.63 on a 4.00 scale. The minimum cu­mulative GPA required for consideration is 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.

AP credit policy: will be accepted if it appears on official college transcripts by subject area and is equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework. Should your institution’s official transcript not list the subject area, then you may submit an unofficial transcript with a let­ter explaining this and indicating which prerequisite courses are met by these credits.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? No

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: $19,418

Estimated Tuition Contract: N/A

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $44,246

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 42

Contract: 0

Non-Resident: 42

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: Purdue University will only accept scores of the revised GRE. Scores must be sub­mitted by the October 2nd deadline. Use the Purdue University Grad School code of 1631.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Application Deadline: 10/2/2014


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