Concordia University Wisconsin

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Concordia University Wisconsin

  • City , State Mequon, Wisconsin
  • Est. Tution $149,304
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


Concordia University Wisconsin Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 64 Faculty: 40
Est. Applications: 317 Acceptance Rate: 25% Est. Class Size: 80

Program Description

CUW’s School of Pharmacy educates pharmacists to be servant leaders, dedicated to improving the health of our communities through excellence in teaching, research, service, and practice.

Experiential Education

  • IPPEs: 2-week rotations during the middle of the four P1/P2 semesters
  • Elective IPPEs: available to P3 students to explore specialized pharmacy settings
  • APPEs: Eight P4 rotations to develop advanced pharmacy practice skills in diverse settings
  • PGY1 residencies: four 12-month (clinical underserved/community) and one 24-month (academic emphasis)

Interprofessional Practice & Education

  • Gain essential healthcare team experience with peers who are also pursuing advanced healthcare-related professional degrees in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Medicine


  • Commuter and family-friendly schedule with the majority of required coursework between 10am-3pm
  • Focus on applied learning through skill-development labs and practice-based experiences
  • Curriculum designed for students active involvement in professional organizations


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 12800 N Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin 53097

Acceptance Rate for Concordia University Wisconsin

25%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 25%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 55% Male: 45% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $37,326 per year
Tuition Fee: $782 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: N/A Average GPA: N/A Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 32
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Biology I & II w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Physics I 3/6
One or more advanced science elective course(s) (Examples: Physics II, Physiology, Anatomy, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or other advanced science course.) 5/6
Calculus 3/6
English Composition or Writing Course 3/4
Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking Course 3/4
Economics (micro, macro or general course) 3/4
Statistics (Biostats also acceptable) 3/4
General Education Electives 17
Total 64

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Concordia University Wisconsin requires three letters of reference to be submitted directly to PharmCAS. References should be able to speak to your academic performance, understanding of the pharmacy profession, and/or character.

Choose references who know you well in professional and/or academic settings, such as professors, supervisors, advisors, or pharmacists. Reference letters are reviewed to assess your:

  • Character
  • Communication skills
  • Academic ability
  • Motivation and understanding of the pharmacy profession
  • Commitment to community service
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Supervisor, Politician, Teaching Assistant
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Friend, Family
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: At Concordia University Wisconsin, our Interview Day is just as much about you getting to know us as it is about us getting to know you. That’s why the Interview Day is a half-day program, where you’ll meet faculty, staff, and current students and learn more about what makes the CUW School of Pharmacy unique. You’ll complete a writing sample, and interview with one or two faculty and/or practicing pharmacists. Visit for more information.



June 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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