Application Statistics - Class of 2024

Applicant Pool Summary:

Residency *Applied Offered Admission Accepted offer Gender Applied Accepted
California Residents 510 128 126 Female 853 123
Non-residents 502 32 20 Male 157 27
International 24 5 4 Not stated 2 0
Total Applicants *1012 165 150 Total 1012 150

*Received 1166 applications from VMCAS. Only 1012 applicants completed application requirements.

Statistics of Accepted Applicants

  • Average GPAs: 
    • CA Residents - Overall Science (3.62), Last 45 Sem/68 Qtr Units (3.77)
    • Non-Residents (includes international) – Overall Science (3.96), Last 45 Sem/68 Qtr Units (3.97)
  • Ranges for CA residents:
    • The student with the lowest Overall Science GPA (3.09), had a 45 Sem/68 Qtr Units GPA of 3.80 and a GRE Quant score of 53%
    • The student with the lowest 45 Sem/68 Qtr units GPA (3.21), had an Overall Science GPA of 3.28 and GRE Quant score of 64%
    • The student with the lowest GRE Quant score (26%), had an Overall Science GPA of 3.21 and 45 Sem/68 Qtr Units GPA of 3.98
  • Average GRE scores:
    • California residents: Quantitative 68%
    • Non-residents: Quantitative 82%
  • Average Age: 22 (age range 19-37)
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian (82), Asian/Other Asian (31), Hispanic/Mexican American/Other Spanish (8), Mixed Race/Multi-Ethnic (28), African American/Black (1)
  • Undergraduate Majors: Animal-Related Sciences (71), Biological Sciences (56), Chemistry/Physics/Other Sciences (6), Humanities/Social Sciences/Other (17) 
  • Degrees Received by end of Spring 2019: Bachelor’s (150); Master’s (4); PhD/Professional (0)
  • Applicants Admitted on 1st Application: (125), 2nd (22), 3rd or more (3)
  • Areas of Interest Species Specific: small animal (50), mixed animal (31), equine (9), wildlife (11), zoo (12), large animal (8), lab animal (4), food animal (3), small/equine (6), avian/exotics (12), dairy (2), poultry (2)
  • Areas of Career Interest at Application: Private Practice/Specialty Practice (111); Academics/Research/Teaching (26); Public Health (13)
  • Average Veterinary Experience Hours: 1640 (range: 180-15,715 hours)
  • First Generation Students: 29

Undergraduate Colleges of Admitted Students
(Majority of undergraduate academic work)

University of California Accepted
Berkeley 7
Davis* 54
Irvine 2
Los Angeles 5
San Diego 5
Santa Barbara 2
Total 75
*proportionate to the number of applicants from UC Davis  
California State Universities Accepted
Chico 1
Fresno 1
Monterey Bay 1
Pomona 6
San Marcos 1
San Luis Obispo 11
Total 17
   
Other California Colleges Accepted
Azusa Pacific University 1
Loyola Marymount University  1
Scripps College 1
Stanford University 1
University of San Francisco 1
University of Southern California 1
Total 6
   
Out-of-State Colleges Accepted
Baker University, KS 1
Berklee College of Music, MA 1
Brigham Young University, UT         2
Carlton College, MN 1
Case Western Reserve University, OH 1
Colby College, ME 1
College of Charleston, SC       1
Cornell University, NY 2
Duke University, NC 1
George Washington University, DC 1
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA 1
Grand Canyon University, AZ 1
Harvard University, MA 1
Montana State University Bozeman, MT 1
Ohio Wesleyan University, OH 1
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 1
Olivet Nazarene University, IL 1
Pennsylvania State University, PA 3
Rutger University, NJ 1
Seattle University, WA 1
Smith College, MA 1
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL 1
SUNY Stony Brook, NY 1
University of Colorado, Boulder 1
University of Connecticut 1
University of Delaware, Newark 1
University of Georgia 2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1
University of Mary Washington, VA 1
University of Maryland, Baltimore 1
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2
University of Miami 1
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 1
University of Nevada, Reno 1
University of Oregon, Eugene 1
University of Vermont 2
University of Virginia, Charlottesville 1
Walla Walla University 1
Waseda University, Japan 1
Washington University St. Louis, MO 1
Wellesley College, MA 1
Willamette University, OR 1
Total 48