|Duration: 4 Years
|Est. Applications: 312
|Acceptance Rate: 26%
|Est. Class Size: 81
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy (LLUSP) offers an academically rigorous four-year program leading to a PharmD degree. Our student body as well as faculty and staff are diverse both in ethnicity and religious background.
LLUSP is one of eight schools that comprise Loma Linda University, and is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is LLUSP policy to admit individuals who desire a faith-based education and demonstrate a commitment to Christian principles.
The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants based on a variety of criteria such as academic achievement, communication skills, pharmacy experience, involvement in extracurricular activities and a faith affiliation. We value experiences that demonstrate leadership and community service. While a strong aptitude in the biological and physical sciences is important; we also encourage a well-balanced academic background in humanities and social sciences.
The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to educate pharmacists within a Christian environment to become caring and competent health care professionals. A Loma Linda University pharmacist is someone for whom the pursuit of excellence is a way of life.
Location: Shryock Hall, Room 106 Loma Linda, California 92350
|Minimum GPA: 2.75
|Average GPA: 2.75
|Minimum PCAT: Not Required
|Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
|Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
|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
|Biology / Biological Sci
|Chemistry I (organic)
|English Composition / Writing
|Social and Behavioral Sciences
|We require a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation(LOR). One letter of recommendation must be from a pastor, clergy, or spiritual advisor. If you have already met the PharmCAS limit of four (4) letters, you may submit the spiritual letter of recommendation through the LLU Supplemental Application. LLUSP will only accept a spiritual leader LOR directly. All other letters of recommendation must be submitted directly through PharmCAS.
|LOR types that are REQUIRED:
|LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
|Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Science, Supervisor
|LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED:
|Note: please verify the institution-specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.
|LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:
|Family or Friend
|Are Committee Letters accepted?
|A Committee Letter is:
|Does it count as more than one LOR?
|A composite Letter is:
|Individual applicants with one interviewer
Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
|Applicants selected for an interview are contacted by phone to schedule an interview date and time. Interviews are conducted Monday – Thursday from August through the end of May.
Interview appointments consist of the following: writing sample, two one-on-one interviews, video about Loma Linda University and a session and tour with admissions personnel.
May 2, 2022
Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
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