Long Island University

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Long Island University

  • City , State Brooklyn, New York
  • Est. Tution $172,408
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Long Island University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 69 Faculty: 58
Est. Applications: 547 Acceptance Rate: 36% Est. Class Size: 195

Program Description

Entering its twelfth decade of providing access to the American dream through excellence in higher education, Long Island University (LIU) is a multicampus, diverse, doctoral institution. One of the largest and most comprehensive private nonsectarian universities in the country, it offers more than 600 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and certificates and educates more than 18,000 students.

The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was founded in 1886 and is the oldest unit of LIU. Located on the Brooklyn Campus, the College of Pharmacy educates students in the heart of the largest metropolitan area in the country. There are nearly 800 full-time professional students and approximately 250 graduate students enrolled each year.

The professional segment of the Doctor of Pharmacy program consists of six semesters of didactic and early experiential coursework and an extramural year of advanced practice experiences, which students complete in hospital, community, and other pharmacy practice settings. The professional program provides the specialized education necessary to develop expertise in the ever-broadening field of pharmacy and prepares the student for professional licensure examinations.

For additional information please visit the college website: http://www.liu.edu/pharmacy


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 Two (2) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 75 Dekalb Avenue L-130, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Acceptance Rate for Long Island University

36%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 36%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 62% Male: 38% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $43,102 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,916 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Average GPA: 3.0 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 69
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 104
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Biology I w/lab 4
Biology II w/lab 4
Chemistry I w/lab 4
Chemistry II w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry II w/lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab 4
Microbiology w/lab 4
Physics for Pharmacy w/lab 4
Calculus 1 4
Statistics 3
English Composition 3
English Literature 3
Writing in the Sciences 3
Oral Communication 3
Introduction to Psychology 3
Introduction to Economics – Macro or Micro 3
Humanities 3
Pharmacy Orientation Seminar 0
First Year Seminar 1
Total 69/104

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Two letters of reference are required. These letters may be from an employer, professor, supervisor of a community service project, etc.; however, they may not come from a family member, teaching assistant, co-worker, or friend.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
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, Friend, Family, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Not Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Interview dates are October – May, with additional interviews as needed.

The interview is required and the most competitive applicants are invited for an on-campus group interview.

At the time of review of the applications, the committee will decide to invite the candidate for an interview, place the candidate on hold for further review, or reject the applicant.



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


Contact Information

Website: http://www.liu.edu/pharmacy

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