Cornell University
NYS College of Veterinary Medicine

NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University

NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University

S2-009 Schurman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 253-3000

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Finger Lakes Region

2000+ Acres
Campus Size

1 of 3
Veterinary Colleges in the Northeast

1 of 30
Veterinary Colleges in the U.S.

Clubs and Activities

Nobel Laureates


Cornell University is the land-grant university for New York State. It is home to four contract colleges and schools that were created by an Act of the New York State Legislature. Each contract college enjoys the benefits of being part of a private, Ivy League university, while being connected to The State University of New York.

The land-grant mission of the university includes a commitment to make contributions in all fields of knowledge to help improve the quality of life in the state, the nation, the world. In return, the state contributes a portion of the operating expenses of the contract colleges. This allows the contract colleges to keep the cost of tuition lower for New York State residents, making their Cornell degrees more affordable.


Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, located in the Finger Lakes region, is part of The State University of New York. Established by an act of the state legislature in 1894, today the College of Veterinary Medicine is one of 30 veterinary colleges in the United States and one of only three in the Northeast. With more than 5,000 graduates, the College is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research and veterinary medical education. The doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) program of study admits 120 students each year. The DVM degree program is comprised of four years of study that includes a veterinary medical curriculum of classroom and laboratory instruction and clinical rotations in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. The teaching formats incorporate small-group learning and collective work, fostering proficiency in individual learning skills and problem-solving.



Big Red Bear

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Students Admitted Each Year

Class of 2021

Median GPA:  3.7
Median GRE:
Verbal - 85%
Quantitative - 73%