Idaho State University – Anchorage, AK

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Idaho State University – Anchorage, AK

  • City , State Anchorage, Alaska
  • Est. Tution $76,952
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


Idaho State University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 72 Language: English
Planned Interviews: 200 Est. to Accept: 125 Est. Class Size: 90

Program Description

As Idaho’s and Alaska’s College of Pharmacy we serve all citizens of these states and are a national leader in telepharmacy services. The primary degree offered by the College is the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) that prepares students to become pharmacists. In addition, the college offers a Masters and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Pharm.D. degree is delivered synchronously in Pocatello and Meridian, Idaho and Anchorage, Alaska.
We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education through 2025.
The ISU College of Pharmacy trains caring and collaborative pharmacists and scholars while valuing integrity, access, inclusiveness, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, and accountability. Our student outreach programs win national and regional awards and our NAPLEX pass rate remains highly competitive.
See why Idaho State University College of Pharmacy should be your first choice for pharmacy education!
Discover more about the College of Pharmacy and admission into our PharmD program at:

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Not Required
  • $200 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: 3211 Providence Drive, PSB 113, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Acceptance Rate for Idaho State University

32%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 32%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 65% Male: 35% Age: 18-61


Tuition: per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.50 Average GPA: 2.50 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 47
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 108
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Biology I 4/6
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Statistics 3/4.5
Brief Calculus 3/4.5
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Biochemistry 3/4.5
General Physics I 3/4.5
Microbiology w/lab 4/6
Economics (Macro or Micro) 3/4.5
Anatomy & Physiology I & II & labs OR Human Anatomy & lab AND Human Physiology & lab 8/12
Idaho State University General Education and elective credits: 25/38
Total 72/108

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information A letter of reference from a U.S. licensed pharmacist is preferred but not required.  Overall we require three letters of reference from individuals who have supervised the applicant in a work or academic setting.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, Supervisor, 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: Clergy, Co-Worker, Family, Friend, and Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Not Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: If invited to interview, candidates are strongly encouraged to interview at ISU’s Pocatello, Meridian or Anchorage campus.  Applicants residing more than 500 miles from our campuses may request a remote interview.





Application Fee:
Other Fees:
Open House Information: Info Sessions occur about once every other month on a Wednesday from 6 to 8pm and campus tour from 8 to 8:30pm. Students and Family are Welcome. We also have an Open House every September and June on a Saturday from 9am to 1pm Must register to attend. Go to for dates and more information on how to register.
Enrollment Options Available Early Assurance
Accelerated Progression (year-round classes)
Program Statistics and Criteria
200 Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2020 entering class:
125 Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2020 entering class:
100 Estimated fall 2020 entering class size including early assurance:
32 Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2020:
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: The PCAT requirement may be waived if a student has achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and has met other qualifying academic criteria.  For more information visit our website:
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
4:01 Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class:

Accepted Applicant Info

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants?
Acceptance letters are typically e-mailed within 72 hours after the interview. If a student qualifies for a scholarship, a scholarship offer letter will be included in the email. All students will also receive a Fellowship Award application. Fellowship awards are one year financial awards. We offer GPA based scholarships of 5, 10, or 15%, and a 10% scholarship for students who have an 80th composite percentile score or higher on the PCAT. These scholarships are renewed each trimester as long as the student maintains a cumulative 3.0 GPA, a trimester GPA of 3.0, and does not receive a grade less than a C in any course.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due?
New Student Orientation Information:
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 05/13/2019
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes

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? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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