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Are you...
...a college student getting ready to apply to the UA College of Pharmacy?
OR
...a PharmD student at the UA College of Pharmacy?

If yes...

This section has information important to you.

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.

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organization logoThe 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.

Updated: Wednesday, 05 February 2014