Purdue University

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Purdue University

  • City , State West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Est. Tution $36,832
  • Deadline 01/04/2022
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Purdue University Quick Facts

Duration: 2-4 Years Courses: 60 Faculty: 81
Est. Applications: 401 Acceptance Rate: 39% Est. Class Size: 158

Program Description

The mission of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy is to:

  • Educate and train students to become leading pharmacists and scientists,
  • Advocate scientific discovery and development, and
  • Maximize global health outcomes through patient care and public service.

Purdue University was established in 1869 and the College of Pharmacy was established in 1884. Purdue is a land-grant, state-assisted institution of higher learning. The programs offer excellent opportunities to prepare for careers in pharmacy practice, industry, research, or education.

Diversity and opportunity are characteristics of the University. Over 1000 campus organizations cater to the varied interests of students, including 25 professional organizations in the College of Pharmacy and a variety of music, theater, hobby, and sports clubs campus-wide. Purdue is a member of the Big Ten athletic conference and participates in a large number of both men’s and women’s athletics.

For more information on our admissions process, please visit https://www.pharmacy.purdue.edu/future-students/admissions/pharm-d

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $400 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • No 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)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 575 Stadium Mall Drive West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2091

Acceptance Rate for Purdue University

39%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 39%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 67% Male: 33% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $9,208 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $27,468 per year
Tuition Fee: $12,818 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 53
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
English/Writing Skills 3/4
General Chemistry I and II 8/12
Organic Chemistry I and II 8/12
General Biology I and II 8/12
Anatomy/Physiology 6/8
Microbiology 4/6
Calculus I and II 6/8
General Physics 4/6
General Economics 3/4
Statistics 3/4
Biochemistry 3/4
Immunology 3/4
Communication/Speech 3/4
Total 60/90

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
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:
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
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: Personal interview with two faculty/staff, written communication exercise, video-recorded oral exercise, interaction with an upper-class student panel. Optional meeting with student services advisor for off-campus applicants. The date and time of the interview is specified in invitation letter.



January 4, 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.pharmacy.purdue.edu/

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