Student Statistics

On September 4, our students began the 2018-2019 school year. Learn where they are from, what they are studying, and what they have accomplished in the graphics below.  

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Graduate student snapshot


DVM student snapshot

Who are they?

There are currently 414 DVM students enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year. Of those students, 63.76% are residents, which includes Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota, and 36.23% are non-residents. Students who identify as women make up 84.29%, 14.97% identify as men, and .72% declined to state. The average prerequisite GPA of the 414 DVM students is 3.63.

Where are they from?

3.84% of DVM students attended an international undergraduate institution, while 5.76% attended a university of college in Minnesota (that was not the U of M), 11.53% attended a Big 10 university, 31.73% attended the U of M, and 47.11% went elsewhere. 

Prior to attending the U of M CVM, our DVM students resided in states across the country: 
Alabama - 2
Arizona - 2
Arkansas - 1
California - 34
Canada - 3
China - 6
Colorado - 9
Connecticut - 3
Florida - 10
Georgia - 1
Hawaii - 1
Idaho - 2
Illinois - 19
Indiana - 4
Iowa - 1
Kansas - 1
Kentucky - 1
Maine - 4
Maryland - 7
Massachusetts - 7
Michigan - 9
Minnesota - 206
Missouri - 2
Nebraska - 2
New Hampshire - 2
New Jersey - 13
New York - 15
North Carolina - 2
North Dakota - 3
Ohio - 6
Oregon - 2
Pennsylvania - 7
South Dakota - 3
South Korea - 1 
Texas - 3
Virginia - 1
Washington state - 2
Washington, D.C. - 1
Wisconsin - 16

What are they studying?

With the DVM/MPH dual degree program, students earn their MPH degree in the same four years as their DVM degree. students combine their veterinary studies with a Master of Public Health, providing the credentials to work at the interface of human wellness and animal health, cultivating a better environment. Currently, there are 23 students–seven students in the class of 2019, nine students in the class of 2020, four students in the class of 2021, and three students in the class of 2022–pursuing their DVM/MPH.

55% of the current DVM student body is on the small animal academic track, while 17% are on the food animal track, 8.5% are on the equine track, 16.5% are on a mixed animal track, 1% are pursuing research and public health, and 2% have not yet declared a track. 

What scholarships do they have?

To meet the increasing demand for veterinarians and promote diversity within the veterinary student body, the University of Minnesota has introduces the Veterinary Leadership through Early Admissions for Diversity (VetLEAD) program. VetLEAD creates a pathway into veterinary school for high-ability students at  partner institutions. There are currently two students enrolled in the CVM through this program, one in the class of 2019 and one in the class of 2020.

The Veterinary Food Animal Scholars Track (VetFAST) program is designed to meet the high demand for veterinarians who are trained to work in food animal medicine. Twenty-eight students–six in the class of 2019, five in the class of 2020, seven in the class of 2021, and 10 in the class of 2022–are VetFAST students.

DVM student diversity

The DVM students self identify as follows:

African American - 2 students
Asian - 22 students
Hispanic - 11 students
Multi-ethnic - 12 students
Pacific islander - 5 students
White - 347 students
Did not disclose - 17 students

Class of 2022

The CVM received a total of 865 applications for the class of 2022. 18.5% were resident applicants and 81.5% were non-resident applicants. Of those 865 applicants, the College accepted 105 students. Fifty-three students in the class of 2022 are residents, and 52 are non-residents. 

Graduate student snapshot

Who are they?

There are currently 88 graduate students enrolled in the CVM's graduate programs, which is the most students enrolled at one time in the last five years. Sixty-one of these students are female and 27 are male. 

Where are they from?

Fifty-three at US residents and 35 are international. The 35 international students are from Chile (1), Venezuela (3), Australia (1), Kenya (1), China (7), India (3), Ecuador (3), Italy (1), Spain (1), Canada (1), the UK (2), Brazil (4), Uruguay (1), Egypt (1), Sri Lanka (2), Thailand (1) Colombia (1), and Bangladesh (1). 

What are they studying?

Thirty-six of these students are pursuing a PhD in Veterinary Medicine, while 34 are pursuing a PhD in Comparative and Molecular Biosciences. Eighteen students are pursuing a master's degree in Veterinary Medicine.