The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 624-9227
Status: Full Accreditation

100% of students pass the NAVLE after attending The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Due to a rigorous 4-year professional degree program, students who attend this college go into all career fields of veterinary medicine, including private practice, teaching and research, regulatory medicine, public health and military service. The veterinary medicine industry is continuing to grow, as the need for more veterinarians on our borders, in our labs and in our animal hospitals becomes more apparent.

The average tuition spent at the end of the 4-year program is about $148,000. This figure includes cost of living expenses, books, supplies, tuition, school fees, course fees, room and board, and travel expenses. This college is very competitive to get into, as letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, proof of residency, previous experience and training, previous education and academic scores play major roles in the selection process. Prospective students must excel, as most students arrive at the top of their high school class.

Education and Training

Students who enroll into the 4-year veterinary DVM program must endure intense coursework throughout the semesters and years. Prospective veterinarians learn to protect the health of companion and production animals, as well as human health. After the program is complete, careers range from private practice, teaching and research, regulatory medicine, public health and military service. Graduate students can also earn their MS or PhD, as well as a dual degree DVM/PhD. Residency and intern programs are available to students who have met the educational requirements and who have shown extensive volunteer and additional training throughout their 4-year DVM program, undergraduate program and high school years.

Tuition and Fees

Aside from normal tuition rates, there are a few different fees all full-time students must pay each year. Student service fees, first-year student computer fees, health insurance fees, books and supplies are all added expenses. This isn’t counting living expenses. The price can be high for non-resident students, however, Minnesota’s college of veterinary medicine is top ranked in the country and definitely offers students more than other institutions. You can find the tuition fees in the chart below.

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 1,010

# Total Students Enrolled: 90

# of Male Students Enrolled: 21

# of Female Students Enrolled: 69

Overall GPA: 3.51

Average GRE Score: 1170

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $23,996

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $95,984

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $40,040

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $160,160