The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1092
(614) 292-1171
Status: Full Accreditation

The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University was established in 1885 after the OSU Board of Trustees petitioned the legislature for the establishment of a veterinary college in the area. The school was renamed the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1897. From 1885-1914, the curriculum was covered in 3 years and increased to 4 years in 1915. Since it’s first graduating class, the school has educated and handed out more than 7,200 DVMs.

Admission into the College is granted only for the fall quarter of each year and only on a full-time basis. The selection process is designed to admit applicants who excel academically and who have additional training and experience with animals and veterinary medicine.

Education and Training

All prerequisite courses must be passed with a “C” grade or better. The College offers programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Vetrerinary Preventive Medicine. The College also offers the 4-year DVM degree program. Students may pick which graduate program they would like to enter and apply.

Departments and Units

  • Veterinary Biosciences
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Teaching Hospital
  • Research Facilities and Programs
  • Research Fellowships and Externships for Veterinary Students
  • Instructional Technologies/Biomedical Media
  • Information Technology
  • Extension
  • Continuing Education

Tuition and Fees

There is a $300 tuition deposit fee required for all non-residents. Additionally, non-residents pay $19,511 per quarter, per year. Ohio Residents pay $8,365 per quarter per year. These figures include general and instructional tuition, activity, COTA and recreation fees. Non-residents can apply for residency after their first year for tuition purposes. When you add living expenses, health insurance, books and supply fees, residents and non-residents can expect to spend an additional $20,000 per year.

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 794

# Total Students Enrolled: 140

# of Male Students Enrolled: 37

# of Female Students Enrolled: 103

Overall GPA: 3.5

Average GRE Score: 1207

Average SAT Score: 1230

Average ACT Score: 27.5

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $25,095

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $100,380

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $78,044

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $312,176