Best Veterinary Medicine Programs Comparison


Veterinary medicine is the branch of science that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.(read more at wiki) Here we introduce best colleges in the field of veterinary medicine where Cornell University is ranked top and University of California-Davis is positioned on second place.

We briefly compare those top colleges with various factors such as tuition, admission, graduation, enrolment, and more. The full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at veterinary medicine colleges comparison page.

General Comparison

First, we compare the best veterinary medicine schools with general characteristics.
Table. Best Veterinary Medicine College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 Cornell University Ithaca, New York Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 21,424
2 University of California-Davis Davis, California Public, Four or more years 32,354
3 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins, Colorado Public, Four or more years 30,659
3 North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina Public, Four or more years 34,340
5 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, Ohio Public, Four or more years 56,387
5 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 24,725
5 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin Public, Four or more years 42,269
8 Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, Texas Public, Four or more years 50,627
9 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Public, Four or more years 48,783
9 University of Georgia Athens, Georgia Public, Four or more years 34,519
9 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota Public, Four or more years 51,853

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
Table. Best Veterinary Medicine College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
Cornell University No $ 75 16.6%
(14.9%/18.4%)
University of California-Davis No $ 70 48.3%
(45.7%/50.4%)
Colorado State University-Fort Collins No $ 50 74.7%
(70.3%/78.4%)
North Carolina State University at Raleigh No $ 70 52.6%
(50.5%/55.0%)
Ohio State University-Main Campus No $ 60 64.0%
(64.0%/63.9%)
University of Pennsylvania No $ 75 12.6%
(12.2%/13.0%)
University of Wisconsin-Madison No $ 44 68.6%
(66.0%/71.1%)
Texas A & M University-College Station No $ 60 66.9%
(63.7%/70.1%)
Michigan State University No $ 50 70.6%
(67.7%/73.3%)
University of Georgia No $ 60 63.0%
(59.1%/65.6%)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities No $ 55 49.5%
(49.5%/49.5%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best Veterinary Medicine colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements.

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best Veterinary Medicine schools at Best Veterinary Medicine schools tuition comparing page.
Table. Best Veterinary Medicine Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
Cornell University $ 43,185$ 228$ 43,185$ 228 $ 29,500$ 81$ 29,500$ 81
University of California-Davis $ 11,220$ 2,657$ 34,098$ 2,657 $ 11,220$ 1,887$ 26,322$ 1,887
Colorado State University-Fort Collins $ 6,875$ 1,774$ 22,667$ 1,774 $ 8,392$ 1,594$ 20,572$ 1,594
North Carolina State University at Raleigh $ 5,748$ 2,040$ 18,913$ 2,040 $ 6,883$ 2,051$ 18,931$ 2,051
Ohio State University-Main Campus $ 9,168$ 869$ 24,576$ 869 $ 11,336$ 865$ 28,648$ 865
University of Pennsylvania $ 39,088$ 4,650$ 39,088$ 4,650 $ 27,700$ 2,408$ 27,700$ 2,408
University of Wisconsin-Madison $ 9,273$ 1,105$ 25,523$ 1,105 $ 10,728$ 1,105$ 24,054$ 1,105
Texas A & M University-College Station $ 5,297$ 3,209$ 21,826$ 3,209 $ 5,437$ 2,813$ 13,861$ 2,813
Michigan State University $ 13,211$ 0$ 33,094$ 0 $ 14,334$ 0$ 28,158$ 0
University of Georgia $ 7,646$ 2,196$ 25,856$ 2,196 $ 7,400$ 2,196$ 22,400$ 2,196
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $ 12,060$ 1,399$ 17,310$ 1,399 $ 14,570$ 1,284$ 22,320$ 1,284

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans Comparison

This page contains comparison data on the number of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who receive different types of student financial aid, including grants and loans, from different sources at each best Veterinary Medicine school. You can analyze and compare financial aids of the best Veterinary Medicine schools with summary tables and charts. In Addition you can compare tuition and financial aids for the Veterinary Medicine colleges at best Veterinary Medicine school tuition comparing page.

Full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. First-time student is a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. For full-time and first-time students, the financial aid reports include federal grants, Pell grants, other federal grants, state/local grants, grants from the institution, federal and non-federal student loans.
Table. Best Veterinary Medicine Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
Cornell University 1,83355%$ 33,434 1,00830%$ 6,315
University of California-Davis 3,40373%$ 16,235 2,30049%$ 5,460
Colorado State University-Fort Collins 2,16150%$ 7,371 2,14949%$ 6,054
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 2,56555%$ 9,355 2,23848%$ 5,565
Ohio State University-Main Campus 5,14773%$ 7,904 3,37148%$ 7,034
University of Pennsylvania 1,15548%$ 35,539 46719%$ 5,651
University of Wisconsin-Madison 3,42759%$ 5,446 2,36841%$ 6,843
Texas A & M University-College Station 4,61461%$ 8,837 2,69736%$ 5,929
Michigan State University 3,60546%$ 9,427 3,70847%$ 6,555
University of Georgia 5,02292%$ 8,505 2,25541%$ 5,689
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 3,50365%$ 7,171 2,80752%$ 7,084

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best Veterinary Medicineschools. Next table counts total students headcount by school level and attendance status. Undergraduate full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. For graduate students, it includes students enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution.

Undergraduate part-time student is a student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term. For graduate schools, students enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits are included in this table.
Table. Best Veterinary Medicine Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
Cornell University 21,42414,24516 7,10162
University of California-Davis 32,35425,056610 6,053635
Colorado State University-Fort Collins 30,65920,3362,916 2,8804,527
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 34,34021,8213,012 5,2874,220
Ohio State University-Main Campus 56,38738,8844,174 10,1163,213
University of Pennsylvania 24,72510,3241,354 11,0921,955
University of Wisconsin-Madison 42,26928,1672,134 9,8672,101
Texas A & M University-College Station 50,62736,2193,884 8,0122,512
Michigan State University 48,78334,1963,158 8,3693,060
University of Georgia 34,51924,4961,763 6,6031,657
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 51,85329,1255,344 9,7967,588

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best Veterinary Medicine schools. The graduation Rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. For example, 6 years rate is applied for 4 year schools. For detail information of your desired school, follow links on the school name.

Next table shows the graduation rate by gender. the numbers in parenthesis means completers over total cohort.
Table. Best Veterinary Medicine Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
Cornell University 93.35%
(2,974 / 3,186)
91.26%
(1,504 / 1,648)
95.58%
(1,470 / 1,538)
University of California-Davis 81.25%
(4,473 / 5,505)
77.93%
(1,826 / 2,343)
83.71%
(2,647 / 3,162)
Colorado State University-Fort Collins 62.82%
(2,403 / 3,825)
57.26%
(950 / 1,659)
67.08%
(1,453 / 2,166)
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 70.62%
(3,296 / 4,667)
68.12%
(1,771 / 2,600)
73.78%
(1,525 / 2,067)
Ohio State University-Main Campus 82.43%
(5,162 / 6,262)
81.00%
(2,558 / 3,158)
83.89%
(2,604 / 3,104)
University of Pennsylvania 95.97%
(2,240 / 2,334)
95.71%
(1,092 / 1,141)
96.23%
(1,148 / 1,193)
University of Wisconsin-Madison 81.80%
(4,608 / 5,633)
79.81%
(2,075 / 2,600)
83.51%
(2,533 / 3,033)
Texas A & M University-College Station 79.60%
(5,948 / 7,472)
76.34%
(2,823 / 3,698)
82.80%
(3,125 / 3,774)
Michigan State University 79.13%
(5,781 / 7,306)
77.27%
(2,475 / 3,203)
80.58%
(3,306 / 4,103)
University of Georgia 82.51%
(4,174 / 5,059)
81.82%
(1,553 / 1,898)
82.92%
(2,621 / 3,161)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 72.94%
(3,952 / 5,418)
72.88%
(1,784 / 2,448)
73.00%
(2,168 / 2,970)

Student To Fauclty Ratio Comparison

Student-to-faculty ratio is defined as total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is applicable only to institutions with undergraduate students. Next two tables compare the student-to-faculty ratio between best schools. For detail information of each school, follow the link on the school name. The ratio is calculated by dividing total number of students by total numbers of faculty. (for example, the ratio is 11.9 % for 131 students and 11 faculty members)
Table. Student to Faculty Ratio
20092010201120122013
Cornell University 9.1%8.3% 8.3%8.3% 8.3%
University of California-Davis 5.0%6.3% 6.3%6.3% 5.9%
Colorado State University-Fort Collins 5.6%5.6% 5.6%5.3% 5.9%
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 5.9%5.9% 5.6%5.6% 5.6%
Ohio State University-Main Campus 5.3%6.7% 5.3%5.3% 5.3%
University of Pennsylvania 6.7%16.7% 16.7%16.7% 16.7%
University of Wisconsin-Madison 4.5%4.5% 4.5%4.5% 5.6%
Texas A & M University-College Station 6.7%5.3% 5.0%4.8% 4.5%
Michigan State University 5.9%5.9% 6.3%6.3% 6.3%
University of Georgia 5.6%5.6% 5.3%5.6% 5.6%
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 5.3%4.8% 4.8%4.8% 5.6%
Once again, we note that the full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at veterinary medicine colleges comparison page.

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