Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-5660
Status: Full Accreditation


Formally known as Bluemont Central College Association in 1858, it wasn’t until 1863 when the Morrill Act passed and the college’s name was changed to Kansas State University. The first department was agriculture and the first graduating class was made up of 5 students; 2 men and 3 women. In 1905, the school began its 4-year veterinary medicine program. Leasure Hall was added 1908 and Burt Hall was added in 1923, giving future vets their own space to learn and live.

Over the past 100 years, KSU has opened up a teaching hospital, veterinary library, continuing education programs, and a veterinary diagnostic lab. In addition, there are 3 major departments for future veterinarians; Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Sciences, and Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology. When applying to the college, you must visit the website to ensure you’re filling out the correct form. Each form is similar yet unique depending on if you’re a new student, returning student, undergraduate, graduate, out of state, international or military.

For All Admission Forms, visit http://www.consider.k-state.edu/admissions/

Educational Requirements

KSUs College of Veterinary Medicine has a pre-veterinary program available for those who are still in the preparation stage of entering a veterinary medicine program. The DVM program lasts 4-years and prepares students for careers in private practice, research, teaching and wildlife. The pass rate for KSU graduates on the NAVLE exam in 2009 was 99%, proving that KSU is a leader and is serious about education and training. To further your education, you can apply for residency or internship programs. Competition is high to enter into one of these positions, and requires excellence in academics and experience.

Tuition and Fees

A student’s tuition rates depend heavily on which campus they are attending. KSU has 3 separate campuses and all have different rates ranging from $206.20 for residents per credit hour, to $563.10 for non-residents per credit hour. Unfortunately, these rates do not include room and board, books, supplies, and other items associated with attending the university. Still, KSU College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the most affordable, top ranked vet schools in the country.

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 1107

# Total Students Enrolled: 108

# of Male Students Enrolled: 23

# of Female Students Enrolled: 85

Overall GPA: 3.5

Average GRE Score: Verbal- 517, Quantitative- 643, Analytic Writing- 4.5

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $5,773

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $23,092

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $15,766

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $63,064