Kansas State University

Office of Student Admissions
College of Veterinary Medicine
101 Trotter Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-5601
Telephone: (785) 532-5660
Fax: (785) 532-5884
Website: www.vet.k-state.edu


Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, is located 125 miles west of Kansas City near Interstate 70. With a population of about 70,000 including KSU, Manhattan is in an area surrounded by many historical points of interest in a rich agricultural area of north central Kansas. Recreational activities abound in Manhattan and the surrounding area with fishing, boating, camping, and hunting among the favorites. Sporting events, theater, concerts, and excellent parks contribute to the many activities available. Kansans enjoy the four seasons, each of which brings its own special activities and events. 

Kansas State University is on a beautiful 664-acre campus. The College of Veterinary Medicine opened in 1905. It is located on 80 acres just north of the main campus in 3 connected buildings.


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

Supplemental Application: Available at http://www.vet.k-state.edu/admissions/apply/ between June 1 and September 15.

Contract tuition: resident tuition

Resident seats: approximately 45

Nonresident seats: approximately 62

Contract seats: 5 with North Dakota

Residency implications: to be eligible to be in the Kansas pool of applicants, the applicant must be a Kansas resident for tuition purposes at the time of application. International applicants are considered. Kansas has a contract for students from North Dakota.



VMCAS application deadline: Friday , September 15, 2017 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time

Kansas State University supplemental application deadline: p ostmarked by Friday, September 15, 2017

Kansas residents: mid-December interviews scheduled

Nonresident: early January interviews scheduled

North Dakota: February interviews scheduled

Date acceptances mailed: within 6 weeks after interview

School begins: mid-August

Deposit (to hold place in class): $500.00

Deferments: may be considered by Admissions Committee for extraordinary circumstances.


An admission procedure is used including evaluation of science grades, evaluation of all 3 GRE scores, assessment of the application and narrative, and a personal interview.

30%: Prerequisite science GPA

40%: Test scores

30%: Interview score including:


Animal/veterinary experience

Leadership in college and community

Autobiographical essay


Prerequisites for Admission: Science courses must have been taken within six years of the date of enrollment in the professional program.

Required undergraduate GPA: the minimum required GPA to qualify for an interview is 2.80 on a 4.00 scale in both the prerequisite courses and the last 45 semester hours of undergraduate work. The most recent entering class had a mean prerequisite science GPA of 3.50.

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

Course completion deadline: prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring term of the year in which admission is sought.

Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), general test, scores are required by September 15, unless all prerequisites are completed at Kansas State University.


Animal/veterinary work experience and knowledge

Employment record

3 evaluations required by non-family members: one veterinarian, one academic or pre-professional advisor, one professor or other professional.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? no

Is this an International School? no


Course Description
Number of Hours/Credits
  Expository Writing I and II   6
  Public Speaking   2
  Chemistry I and II   8
  General Organic Chemistry w/lab  5
  General Biochemistry  3
  Physics I and II  8
  Principles of Biology or General Zoology  4
  Microbiology w/lab  4
  Genetics  3
  Social Sciences and/or Humanities  12
  Electives  9


Estimated Tuition Resident: $26,000

Estimated Tuition Contract: $26,000

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $56,000


Resident: 45

Contract: 5

Non-Resident: about 62


Graduate Record Examination (GRE), general test

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes


Dual-Degree Programs

Combined DVM-graduate degree programs are available.

Combined DVM-MPH degree programs are available.

Early Admission Program

The Veterinary Scholars Early Admission Program is designed for those students having a genuine desire to enter the veterinary profession who attend Kansas State University with an ACT score of 29 or greater or an equivalent SAT score and who complete a successful interview during the fall semester of their freshman undergraduate year.

Application Deadline: 9/15/2017

Last Updated 3/21/2017 srb

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