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College of Veterinary Medicine

Admission Requirements

In order to gain admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, prospective applicants must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledgebase of professional, personal, and academic development in pursuit of an education and career in the field of veterinary medicine. 

Each year, approximately 112 new students are admitted to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at K-State. Approximately half of these students are from Kansas, and the other half are throughout the United States and a handful of countries across the globe. 

Because there are more qualified applicants than space permits each year, applicants are selected from a variety of factors, including their academic grade point average, Graduate Record Examination scores, animal and veterinary experience, letters of recommendation, letter of intent, and interviews. 

To be considered in the Kansas pool of applicants, an applicant must be a Kansas resident for fee purposes at the time of application to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Additional information regarding residency status can be found with the help of the Office of Student Financial Assistance at Kansas State University. Non-Kansas residents, including qualified international students, are encouraged to apply.