Pacific University Oregon

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Pacific University Oregon

  • City , State Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Est. Tution $144,624
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Pacific University Oregon Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 62 Faculty: 33
Est. Applications: 612 Acceptance Rate: 18% Est. Class Size: 108

Program Description

The Pacific University School of Pharmacy offers a three-year program that leads to a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

Courses are offered in a modified block design, allowing students to study one topic at a time before moving on to another content area. Experiential components are integrated into the first two didactic years of study, and the third year is devoted entirely to advanced clinical experience.

At Pacific, we emphasize the integration of concepts, as well as teamwork and collaboration among students. As one of several health professions programs offered at Pacific’s Hillsboro Campus, we also emphasize interprofessional cooperation among the healthcare team.

The School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the ACPE. We admitted our first class in Fall 2006. Today, our average class size is approximately 100 students.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Preferred
  • $1000 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score not 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: 190 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Acceptance Rate for Pacific University Oregon

18%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 18%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 60% Male: 40% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $48,208 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,682 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: 62
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 35
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 93
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 with labs (one year) 8/12
Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs (one year) 8/12
Economics (Micro or Macro) 3/4
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3/4
Humanities/Fine Arts 3/4
Microbiology (no lab required) 3/4
General Chemistry with labs (one year) 8/12
Organic Chemistry with labs (one year) 8/12
Physics with a lab (general or upper-level) 3/4
Calculus 3/4
English – 2 courses total – at least one English composition course – one more course English, Composition, Literature, Writing, etc. 6/9
Speech/Communication – Public Speaking, Oral Communication, Speech, Debate, etc. will count 3/4
Psychology (General/Intro or Abnormal will count) 3/4
Total 62/93

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Pacific University requires two letters of reference, but a candidate can submit up to four through PharmCAS. The admissions committee will review all of the letters of reference received at the time the application is submitted (up to four). Students must submit these letters through PharmCAS. Overall, candidates should be asking individuals who know them well, and can attest to academic and/or professional capabilities.

We don’t require letters of reference from specific individuals, but letters from pharmacists and science professors can be beneficial. 

LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Pharmacist
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:
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: Selected applicants will be invited for interviews. Interviews take place on Friday or Saturdays. Students typically interview with one School of Pharmacy representative (faculty, staff or student) and one local pharmacist. An impromptu writing sample is required. Applicants receive a tour of the facilities, interact with fellow candidates and ask questions of current students during a discussion panel.



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

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