Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Location • Fort Collins, Colorado. Incorporated 1873 • Elevation of ~5,000 ft • 300 days of sunshine a year • July temp. = 57-86°F January temp. 14-42°F • Population of 137,000. Median age of 29.4 • Public transportation
Location • 600 acres of parks • 5,000 acres of natural areas • 20 miles of biking trails • 3 golf courses • Ranked 1st Best Place to Live and Work for Young Professionals (pop. 100,000-200,000): Next Generation Consulting - March 2009
About the school • Small Animal Hospital (20,000 cases/year) • Large Animal Hospital • Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Unit • Diagnostic and Medical Support Services • Animal Cancer Center • Argus Institute • Center for Companion Animal Studies • Center For Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine • Animal Heart Center
Programs offered • DVM Program (Professional Veterinary Medical Program) • DVM/PhD Program • Food Animal Veterinary Career Incentive Program • MBA/DVM Combined Program • MPH/DVM Combined Program
Admissions process • Three Phases • Phase One: Notification/Deny of applicants who have incomplete applications • Phase Two: Combined program candidate selection and identification and notification of early denies • Phase Three: Regular applicant review
How your application is reviewed #1 -Quality of Academic Program- • The quality of the academic program • Number and quality of upper level biomedical science courses • Ability to carry a full schedule of courses • Employment during academic terms • Course and degree variety • Academic trends • GRE scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical)
How your application is reviewed #2 –Additional Factors- • Participation in a variety of extracurricular and community activities with evidence of achievement and leadership in these activities • Experience working with animals and familiarity with the many facets of veterinary medicine • Diverse experiences
How your application is reviewed #2 –Additional Factors- • Written communication skills • Three recommendations • Presentation of a carefully prepared application • Consideration of economic, educational, or cultural/environmental disadvantage.
How your application is reviewed • Reviews files and makes predictive judgments of potential scholastic and professional success. • No points or percentages are assigned to criteria. • Each file is evaluated in “context of entirety of the candidate’s experiences, academic history, and potential.”
Am I sponsored? • Do you live in Colorado, Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming? Then yes. • Known as: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) • For the rest of us, no. • Non-Sponsored students cannot become sponsored students by moving to Colorado during their attendance.
Statistics of Current Class • Total Applications: 1,834 • Sponsored: 106/447 = 23.7% • Non-Sponsored: 32/1387 =2.3% Age: Average: 25 Median: 24 • Admitted: 138 25 Men and 113 Women Average GPA: 3.6 Number of time applied: First: 94 Second: 26 Third: 10 More Than Three: 8