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Characteristics of the Average Student in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine

2014 Incoming Class Characteristics:

2013-2014 Applicant Statistics
Applicant Demographics Qualified Missouri Residents Qualified Non-Missouri Residents
Total 111 856
Men 19 147
Women 92 709
Overall GPA 3.50 3.53


Total applicants were 967

2013-2014 Entering Profile
Total 120
Men 23
Women 97
Average Age 23
Average ACT 28
Average cum. GPA 3.66
Average of Last Three Semesters GPA 3.70
From Undergraduate Ag Program 48
From Undergraduate Arts & Sci. Program 49
Raised in Farm Environment 20
Raised in Small Town Environment 32
Raised in Urban Environment 36
Raised in City Environment 31

Summary Profile of Individuals Accepted Into the Class of 2018

To give you some idea of the competitive nature of entry into a college of veterinary medicine, following is a profile of the latest MU College of Veterinary Medicine Class.

Total number of applicants - 967
Total number of Missouri applicants - 111
Total Pre Vet Med & Ag Scholars - 10
Number of non-Missouri applicants - 856
Number of eligible Missouri applicants - 111

Number of students who applied for the first time - 104
Number of students who applied twice - 12
Number of students who applied more than twice - 4

State Of Residency Other Than Missouri
Arkansas Michigan Oklahoma Tennessee  
California Minnesota Pennsylvania Texas  
Colorado New Hampshire Puerto Rico Wisconsin  
Florida New Jersey Rhode Island    
Illinois New York South Carolina  
Louisiana Ohio South Dakota    

Number of women accepted - 97
Number of men accepted - 23

Number of accepted students with bachelor degrees - 107
Number of accepted students with no degrees - 9
Number of accepted students with masters degrees - 4

Number of accepted students from farm backgrounds - 20
Number of accepted students from small towns - 31
Number of accepted students from urban areas - 36
Number of accepted students from large cities - 32

Average GPA of accepted students - 3.66
Average age of accepted students - 23


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Last Update: May 28, 2014