Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
(508) 839-5302
Status: Full Accreditation


Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM) offers their students opportunities that other schools and universities are unable to do. From the amazing curriculum to their ‘signature’ opportunities, students who graduate from Tufts, are known to define new roles in veterinary medicine. Founded in 1978, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Cummings school is the only veterinary school in New England.

After a gift of $50 million, in 2005 Tufts University changed their name to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, to honor the man who made the largest contribution to the school in its history. Cummings school offers students a 4-year DVM program, an MS in Animals and Public Policy and a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences, as well as a combined DVM/MS degree.

Education and Training

DVM applicants must complete the equivalent of at least 3 full undergraduate academic years at an accredited college, or have met the 90 semester hour course work before enrollment. General Biology, General Chemistry with laboratory, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Genetics, Biochemistry, Math, English, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts are the pre-requisite courses a student must complete before enrolling. In addition, the school recommends students have an educational background in cell biology, microbiology, physiology, and comparative or developmental anatomy.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for resident vs. non-resident students doesn’t vary as much as it does in other veterinary schools and colleges. For most veterinary programs, the annual fee ranges from $36,000 to $39,000 for all students. Tufts University does have a refund policy for tuition if a student leaves the school after the beginning of a term. If a student only attends classes for two weeks or less, they are eligible to receive 80% of their tuition fees back. If a student chooses to leave after five weeks, they are not eligible to receive any part of their tuition back. Financial Aid is available through their financial aid office and is given to students who excel in their studies and work outside the classroom.

To contact the Financial Aid Office, visit http://www.tufts.edu/vet/financial_aid/contact.html

2009 Class Profile

Type: Private

# Total Applicants: 704

# Total Students Enrolled: 87

# of Male Students Enrolled: 16

# of Female Students Enrolled: 71

Overall GPA: 3.66

Average GRE Score: Verbal- 610, Quantitative- 710, Analytical Writing- 4.5

Average SAT Score: 2122

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $36,468

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $145,872

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $39,426

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $157,704