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Choosing Undergrad College for pre-vet

colormagixcolormagix Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
Hi! I have noticed that most vet schools say that they dont favor their undergrad students but in Colorado vet school acceptance stat, they accepted more than 30% of applicants from their undergrad school vs like 8% for other schools. Do you think it would be better going to undergrad like ohio state or csu to have higher chance of getting into their vet school rather than going into competitive school where it would be harder to keep your gpa up? thanks

Replies to: Choosing Undergrad College for pre-vet

  • colormagixcolormagix Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
  • thinmintsthinmints Registered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
    @colormagix -- I don't know about Colorado but I do know that most in state Vet schools have an agreement to take a certain percentage of in state students. That may explain the Colorado numbers. To your other question, I have heard that 3.5 is the minimum undergrad GPA that vet schools are looking for to make the first cut. You can deduce from there what is the best course of action in your circumstances.
  • momocarlymomocarly Registered User Posts: 530 Member
    Also if you have good HS credentials look at the colleges that have guaranteed admission into their vet school. Mississippi State, Kansas State are two big ones. Purdue has one too and Oklahoma State has one for Oklahoma Residents. My son was accepted in the early admission program to Kansas State. He needs to keep a 3.4 (now it is 3.5) and he is in. He was OOS. If he hasn't gotten in the program his next choice was Colorado State. It has a great program. He loves the people at Kansas State though and says he is VERY happy there. Remember grades and GRE scores are the most important and hours with animals and with a vet.
  • ECmotherx2ECmotherx2 Registered User Posts: 1,851 Senior Member
    I think that it is good advice that momocarly offered. Look at the schools with guaranteed admit to vet school. Also remember that state vet schools primarily accept students from their state, then any students from states that they have an articulation agreement with. Acceptance from OOS students is very low. Do you reside in a state that has a school of veterinary medicine? That would be your best chance of acceptance if you do not follow the other schools with guaranteed admit, (Miss. State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Tufts). Keep in mind the cost of attending OOS undergrad programs.
  • colormagixcolormagix Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    @ECmotherx2 @momocarly Thank you for the advice! I am planning to apply to Kansas state or Purdue early acceptance program but I believe my GPA is not high enough. I was wondering if I go to colorado state as undergrad and apply to their vet school, would I be considered in-state applicant or out of state? I'm from california but by the time I go to vet school I hopefully I can be financially independent and qualify for in-state.
  • ECmotherx2ECmotherx2 Registered User Posts: 1,851 Senior Member
    You will have to check on the rules for each college or vet school to see how they determine residency. It may be possible to change your residency as an undergrad and live off campus for a year, (if those are the requirements, some places it is 2 yrs. plus rent, income tax filings, utilities, car registration, etc.) Both the Kansas State and Perdue programs are well regarded. You may want to look at the Kansas State requirements too if you are accepted.
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