"Research experience may earn additional points in all of the categories except for grades and test scores."
The admissions formula reflects the relative weight placed on the factors considered when applications are review. We place 50% of the weight on the applicant's academic ability, and 50% on other skills and achievements.
As you review the Admissions Formula, you can compare your own preparation in each category and understand how you may strengthen your own preparation for a future application.
Cornell's DVM Admissions Formula
25% Overall GPA
25% GRE (verbal and quantitative) or MCAT
5% Quality of Academic Program
20% Animal/Veterinary/Biomedical Experience
(supported with letters of evaluation)
10% Non-Cognitive Skills
10% All Other Achievements and Letters
5% Personal Statement