Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • City , State Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Est. Tution $159,784
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 76 Faculty: 30
Est. Applications: 362 Acceptance Rate: 20% Est. Class Size: 74

Program Description

The Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy is one of only two degree-granting pharmacy schools in New Jersey, and is the first in the state to be associated with a private university.The School’s dynamic program of study integrates the very best practices in pharmacy education today. Students will: Have the option to specialize in a concentrated area of study and earn a master’s-level degree concurrently with the PharmD degree. Participate in new partnerships with pharmacy leaders in industry, retail, government and hospitals who will provide mentoring, guidance and resources. Benefit from the strengths of a small college environment, yet learn from top-tier faculty in new facilities specifically designed for the School of Pharmacy. The School’s pharmacy curriculum, leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, will expose students to a broad range of views and skills building. It was designed in partnership with stakeholders representing many sectors in health care. At its foundation are courses that provide integration of topics in basic sciences, pathophysiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, therapeutics and patient care. Further distinguishing the curriculum are courses that include topics designed to advance each student’s knowledge and skills in human behaviors, communication, informatics, data analytics, medication safety, leadership and individualized patient care. Classroom learning is enhanced by the use of advanced technology. Hybrid and practice experience courses emphasize active learning and give students time for managing their learning opportunities.


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Prefered
  • $1000 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score not Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 230 Park Avenue M-SP1-01, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

Acceptance Rate for Fairleigh Dickinson University

20%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 20%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 64% Male: 36% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $39.946 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,650 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Average GPA: 2.75 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 76
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 39
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 114
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Organic Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Biochemistry 3/5
General Biology w/lab 8/12
Anatomy and Physiology w/lab 8/12
Applied Statistics 3/5
Speech or Professional Communication 3/5
General Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Physics w/lab 4/6
Calculus 3/5
English 3/5
Free Electives (to include Social/Behavioral Sciences/Humanities 28/42
Total 76/114

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Three letters of recommendation (two academic references at least one from a science professor, the third can be from anyone that knows you well who is not a relative, so it may be a supervisor or other professional (a pharmacist is highly recommended but not required) ?
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Science
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor,  Supervisor, Professor of Liberal Arts and Math
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Employer, Health Care Professional, 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: Family, Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Recommended but Not Required


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: We believe that the interview should serve as an opportunity for us to learn more about you, but should also serve as a chance for you to gather more information about our program, faculty, staff, curriculum, campus, and anything else you may want to know. The basic itinerary for the day includes a welcome session, three/four mini-interviews with faculty and staff from the School, a campus tour, and a time for a one-on-one question and answer session with a School team member. The day should last about 4-5 hours in total.



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? Yes
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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Contact Information

Website: http://www.fdu.edu/pharmacy/

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