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Tufts University


Office of Admissions
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton MA 01536
Telephone: (508) 839-7920
Email:
vetadmissions@tufts.edu
www.tufts.edu/vet/


SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

Tufts University is located near Boston, where ath­letic and cultural activities abound. The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine provides an exciting biomedical environment for the study of cutting-edge veterinary medicine. Signature programs include: wildlife and conservation medicine, international vet­erinary medicine, animal welfare, ethics and policy, and accelerated clinical excellence. Issues related to the ethical dimensions of veterinary medicine, includ­ing animal welfare, are an integral aspect of the cur­riculum. Hands-on learning begins in the first year and continues throughout the curriculum. Many opportu­nities exist outside of formal courses for hands-on work in hospitals and research labo­ratories. The Hospital for Large Animals, Foster Hos­pital for Small Animals, the Ambulatory Service, the Wildlife Clinic, and Tufts at Tech provide a rich mixture of learning opportunities with horses, cats, dogs, cattle, sheep, goats, and native wildlife. Our large caseload, ranked among the top three schools in the country, provides an exciting and challenging education for students.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

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

Residency implications: Massachusetts residents make up about one-third of each class. All other applicants con­sidered for the remaining spaces.

PREREQUISITES  FOR ADMISSION

 

Course Description

Number of Hours/Credits

Biology with laboratory

8

Chemistry with laboratory

8

Organic chemistry with laboratory

8

Biochemistry

3

Physics

3

Genetics*

3

Mathematics/Statistics

6

English/Speech

6

Humanities and Fine Arts

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences

* unless included in biology

6

SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Timetable

Application deadline: November 1

Date interviews are held: December, January, and February

Date acceptances mailed: March

School begins: late August

Deposit (to hold place in class): $500.00

Deferments: requests for deferment are handled on a case-by-case basis.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Tufts’ admission procedure consists of a review of the application and an interview of selected applicants.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required undergraduate GPA: no minimum GPA re­quired. The mean GPA for the Class of 2017 was 3.65.

AP credit policy: must appear on official college tran­scripts and be equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? No

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: $41,940

Estimated Tuition Contract: $0

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $46,120

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 32

Contract: 0

Non-Resident: 66

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examina­tions (GRE), general test, is required. The most recent acceptable test date for applicants to the class of 2019 is October 31, 2014. Scores are valid for five years. The mean GRE scores for the Class of 2017 were: Verbal 162, Quantitative 159, and Analytical Writing 4.5.

VMCAS Participation: non-VMCAS

Accepts International Students? Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Application Deadline: 11/1/2014


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