North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 513-6210
Status: Full Accreditation

The first graduating class of NCSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine graduated with their DVMs in 1985. This college is devoted to preparing veterinarian and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health. North Caroline State University CVM is one of the youngest veterinary programs in the United States. Even so, the College has gained national and international recognition on the strength of its teaching, research, engagement, and patient care efforts.

In addition to the 4-year DVM program, there are programs that lead to master and doctoral degrees in several areas with numerous opportunities for specializing in fields of interest. The CVM is unique from other veterinary schools and colleges due to its on-site Teaching Animal Unit that acts as a working farm and gives students hands-on large animal medicine experience, plus it gives students a sense of agriculture principles and farm technology.

Educational Requirements

In order to gain admittance into NCSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine 4-year DVM program, you must complete various courses including animal nutrition, biochemistry, biology, calculus, chemistry, organic chemistry, genetics, communications, humanities and social sciences, microbiology, physics, and statistics. Volunteer work and previous experience with animals is also critical when applying. GPA and GRE scores are very competitive, plus letters of recommendation are taken into high consideration.

Departments and Units

  • Clinical Sciences
  • Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
  • Population Health and Pathobiology
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center (under construction)
  • Teaching Animal Unit

Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees for full-time study at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine including tuition, fees, books, supplies, equipment, dues, immunizations and living expenses per academic year is $28,367 for residents of North Carolina and $51,130 for non-residents. Periodically fee schedules are changed, so annual estimates need to be checked out each year. Scholarship, loans and financial aid are available by contacting the student services department.

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 554

# Total Students Enrolled: 79

# of Male Students Enrolled: 43

# of Female Students Enrolled: 36

Overall GPA: 3.64-3.82

Average GRE Score: Verbal- 520, Quantitative- 650, Analytic Writing- 4.33

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $10,649

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $42,596

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $33,412

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $133,648