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Profile of Students Accepted

Criteria

Average Number of College-Level Support Courses Completed:         5
Average GPA of Accepted Students:                                                                3.4
% With Associate Degrees: 14%
% With Bachelor’s Degrees:                                                                                                  26%
% With Master’s or Higher Degrees: 1.5%
% With PhD/VDM 1.5%
% Currently Working in Veterinary Field: 69%
% In-State Residence           95%

Statistics

Estimated Number Applied for Fall 2013 Entering Class 85
Estimated Number Accepted for the On-campus Program 48
Estimated Number Deferred Admissions for the On-campus Program 16

Please note that although the Veterinary Technology program has set minimum requirements, all candidates applying are competing with the applicant pool. The current class accepted for 2013-2014 fit the profile above with details of these areas described below:

  • Academic Background
    • Some of the most qualified applicants either had completed all of their fundamental, general education courses (Eng 111, Humanities Elective, Social Sciences Elective, Speech Communication, Chemistry, Math 126) or they had already completed an associate or bachelor's degree.
    • The most qualified candidates had completed an associate or bachelor’s degree in a related health science field such as animal science, biology, and zoology.
    • The most qualified candidates had a competitive to highly competitive GPA as a result of their coursework (3.0 - 4.0).
    • The most qualified candidates illustrated a consistent academic record free of a pattern of withdrawals or failures.
  • Work Experience: The most qualified candidates were currently employed in a veterinary practice.
  • In-State versus Out-of-State: Virginia residents were given preference to candidates from other states, including Maryland and Washington, DC.