Please Welcome the Class of 2016!

Class of 2016

From more than 6,300 applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across the nation, 162 top-notch students were chosen for the Class of 2016 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Ranging in age from 20 to 48, there are 132 females and 30 males who will join the college, beginning classes on August 22 in the new semester format.

These students have a combined grade point average of 3.65 and GRE scores of 1197. Prior to being accepted, they logged, on average, 1,800 veterinary experience hours and 2, 541 hours of experience caring for animals.

With 66 students coming from beyond the Ohio borders, the class of 2016 comes from all walks of life. The class includes an author of eight full-length novels, rock climbers, scuba divers, and a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Many artists and musicians, including a poet and a violin player, make up the class as well. 

Additionally, these students have spent many hours volunteering with organizations such as the American Red Cross, Capital Area Humane Society, the Ronald McDonald House, conservation and wildlife rehabilitation centers, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

They enjoy a wide range of sports, including dancing, gymnastics, archery, tennis, skiing, field hockey, golf, and kayaking. There are members of the Chi Alpha Sigma and Alpha Lambda honor societies. Club memberships include Biology League, 4-H, and the Public Relations Society of America.

Please welcome the Class of 2016.