Admission Mission and Policy


The primary mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine is to provide an environment that promotes and nurtures independent and self-directed leaning, teaching and service in veterinary medicine and related disciplines. The Office of Veterinary Admissions and Recruitment is committed to special emphasis on the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of African American and other underrepresented ethnic minority groups. Our effort is to maintain our rich legacy of enrolling and graduating the most diverse entry-level veterinary medical graduates in the nation.

Admissions Policy

The Admissions Policy of the College of Veterinary Medicine embraces the philosophy of Tuskegee University and embodies the commitment for providing educational opportunities to all students, regardless of race, creed, or national origin. This philosophy embodies a commitment for providing high quality educational opportunities for individuals who have historically been under represented in the fields of veterinary medicine because of their racial, cultural, economic or educational backgrounds. However, the College invites a diversity of talented students from all racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds to participate in its program. The Admissions Committee selects students who exhibit intellectual, personal, moral, and social traits, which are considered desirable in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Selection is based on all the data submitted by and on behalf of the applicant, not only on academic achievement. It should be noted that satisfactory completion of any number of credits or years of study does not guarantee admissions to the College of Veterinary Medicine.