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
Website:  www.vet.purdue.edu


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.


For specific application information, please refer to the contact information listed above.

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



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

Date interviews are held: January

Date acceptances released: February

Classes begin: late August

Deposit (to hold place in class): $400.00 for residents; $1,000.00 for non-residents. Deposit applied to tuition after matriculation.

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


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, 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


Required undergraduate GPA: the mean cumulative GPA of the entering class in the fall of 2016 for resident students was 3.62 on a 4.00 scale and for non-resident students was 3.62 on a 4.00 scale. The minimum cumulative GPA required for consideration is 3.00 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


Course Description
  Inorganic Chemistry (w/ lab) I  1
  Inorganic Chemistry (w/ lab) II 
  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)
  Animal Nutrition  1
  Physics (w/ lab) I  1
  Physics (w/ lab) II  1
  Statistics  1
  English Composition  1
  Communication  1
  Humanities  3


Estimated Tuition Resident: $19,928

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $44,756


Resident: 42

Non-Resident: 42


Standardized examinations: none

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes


Application Deadline: 9/15/2017

Last Updated 3/21/2017 srb

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