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Veterinary School General Facts and Figures

For fall 2015 there will be 30 veterinary medical schools in the United States. For fall for 2015, there were 6,681 applicants for roughly 3,196 seats or about 2.1 applicants per opening.  Applications have gone up 33% since 2002.

Kentucky students have the opportunity to enter veterinary medical school at many domestic and international veterinary schools. WKU has contractual agreements with Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama and Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. The Commonwealth of Kentucky has made this possible through its participation in the Southern Regional Education Program. Each year the School of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn reserves 38 positions for entering students from Kentucky who meet admission requirements of the school. If admitted, Kentucky students do not pay out-of-state tuition, but pay the same fees as Alabama residents. 3 positions may also be available each year at Tuskegee University on the same basis. The positions at both Auburn and Tuskegee are awarded by the selection committees of the two respective universities.

If you are a resident of Tennessee, you are blessed with one publicly financed veterinary college at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville).  In addition, there is also one private veterinary college at Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate).

School AU TU UT LMU
Median Accepted Applicant GPA 3.59   3.67 3.40
Median Accept Applicant GRE Score 305 V & Q   313 V & Q 289 V & Q
Application Deadline Sept. 15 Sept. 15 Sept. 15 Sept. 15
Additional Application Fee $0  $100 $45 $50
Tuition (14-15) $18,194 (KY)  $41,170 (ALL) $25,240 (TN) $40,241 (ALL)
Class Size 120  70 85 110

Click Here to Visit The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Web Site

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 Last Modified 6/23/16