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NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Welcomes Record-Setting Class of 2016

Members of the Class of 2016 have completed orientation and, after the traditional White Coat Ceremony, will begin the first week of classes that in four years will lead to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

The new veterinary students have the distinction of being the first 100-member class in the CVM’s 31-year history. The previous enrollment cap of 80 students per class meant that among the nation’s 28 veterinary colleges, NC State ranked 24th in overall class size and 20th in the number of in-state seats per 100,000 residents even though North Carolina is the 9th most populous state.

“The impact of the enrollment increase is that more residents of North Carolina will be able to obtain a world-class veterinary education while paying in-state tuition,” says Dr. Paul Lunn, Dean of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. “This is significant since one-third of North Carolina residents attending veterinary college do so out of state.”

Class of 2016 By the Numbers

622…number of applicants for the 100 seats.

79…number of  women,

21…number of  men,

80… number of North Carolina residents. The 20 non-resident students come from 12 different states.

Three of the students have master’s degrees and one is a Fulbright Scholar.

While the most popular undergraduate majors were animal science (37), biology (17), and zoology (15) the class also includes students who majored in art history, French, English, business management, marketing, history, and music.

The 100 students graduated from 40 different universities, including 10 North Carolina universities. NC State University is represented with 42 graduates.