Purdue

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
Website:  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 third 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 September 15, 2016.

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

SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Timetable

VMCAS application deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time

Date interviews are held: January

Date acceptances released: 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:

55% weight - Grades, test scores, overall academic performance (including academic rigor)

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

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required undergraduate GPA: the mean cumulative GPA of the entering class in the fall of 2015 for resident students was 3.78 on a 4.00 scale and for non-resident students was 3.65 on a 4.00 scale. The minimum cumulative GPA required for consideration is 3.0 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

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

Course Description
Semester(s)
  Inorganic Chemistry (w/ lab) I  1
  Inorganic Chemistry (w/ lab) II 
 1
  Organic Chemistry (w/ lab) I  1
  Organic Chemistry (w/ lab) II  1
  Biochemistry (upper level)  1
  Biology (w/ lab) I  1
  Biology (w/ lab) II  1
  Genetics  1
  Microbiology (w/ lab)
 1
  Animal Nutrition  1
  Physics (w/ lab) I  1
  Physics (w/ lab) II  1
  Statistics  1
  English Composition  1
  Communication  1
  Humanities  3

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: $19,928

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $44,756

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 42

Non-Resident: 42

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: Purdue University will accept scores only of the revised GRE. Scores must be submitted by the September 15th deadline. For the most current GRE submission information, please see http://aavmc.org/gre2017.aspx.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Application Deadline: 9/15/2016


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