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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona currently admits classes of 100 student pharmacists each fall semester. Students are eligible to apply if they meet all admission requirements. Admitted students pursue a four-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree. The course of study is also called the pharmacy professional program.
These Web pages include:
- Information on admissions to the PharmD program at the UA College of Pharmacy, including the online application and application instructions
- Tips for enhancing your chances of being admitted to a college of pharmacy
- An outline of the four-year PharmD curriculum
- A description of the costs of study in the PharmD program and information about financial aid
Also included are:
- A list of the many organizations for pharmacy professional students
- A calendar of events for students and others at the College of Pharmacy
- A look at academic and demographic statistics from recently admitted classes
- A review of pharmacy careers
- Links to offices that serve students at the University of Arizona
- How to contact the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education about the college's accreditation or complaints about the program.
- Where to find more information about obtaining your Arizona intern license, needed by enrolled students.
The college is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The college's accreditation was last reviewed in 2010. The University of Arizona is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Per ACPE guidelines, the college shares these indicators of the quality of our PharmD program:
On-Time Graduation Rate (Class of 2013) = 95 percent
- 100 students admitted
- 95 graduated on time
- 2 were academically disqualified
- 1 withdrew
- 2 delayed graduation
2013 NAPLEX Passing Rates
For First -Time Candidates = 95.8 percent
Nationally, the pass rate for first-time takers = 94.7percent
UA all takers (including first-timers and repeats) = 94.1 percent pass rate.
Nationally, all takers = 90.5 percent.
GPA at PharmD graduation (Class of 2013)
- 3.0 or above (maximum 4.0) = 95.7 percent
- 3.5 or above = 45.2 percent
For more admission information after you have explored these pages, contact pharmacy admissions.
Fun fact: Before1981, UA students obtained a BS in pharmacy. The Arizona Board of Regents approved the PharmD program as an option for students while Jack Cole was dean of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, with the entering class of 1981-1982, the first from which were selected for the PharmD program. In 1990, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) determined that a doctor of pharmacy degree would be the new professional degree. Currently all accredited schools and colleges of pharmacy in the U.S. offer the PharmD degree.