Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • City , State North Chicago, Illinois
  • Est. Tution $153,092
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Rosalind Franklin University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 55 Faculty: 30
Est. Applications: 404 Acceptance Rate: 16% Est. Class Size: 63

Program Description

The College of Pharmacy (COP) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science uses a team-based educational model to prepare pharmacy students, along with their other health professional colleagues, to excel at providing patient-centered care. Our pharmacy students receive high-quality training through access to innovative technology both in the classroom setting and in our state-of-the-art pharmacy skills and simulation laboratories. The COP provides early clinical exposure to student pharmacists during their first year of study, and this commitment to progressive pharmacy practice continues throughout the curriculum at our vast array of experiential training sites. The College seeks students who display a strong commitment to the profession of pharmacy as well as the initiative and leadership qualities needed to thrive in Rosalind Franklin University’s team-based environment.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Prefered
  • $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:3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064-3095

Acceptance Rate for Rosalind Franklin University

16%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 16%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 59% Male: 41% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $38,273 per year
Tuition: $1,040 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 55
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 25
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 80
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Written Communication 6/9
Courses requiring oral presentations 3/4
Humanities 6/9
Electives (Spanish highly recommended) 3/4
General Biology w/lab 6/9
General Chemistry w/lab 6/9
Organic Chemistry w/lab 6/9
Calculus (integral and differential) 3/4
Anatomy (with lab) or Anatomy & Physiology (with lab) 4/6
Social/Behavioral Sci 6/9
Statistics 3/4
Microbiology 3/4
Total 55/80

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Pharmacist/Healthcare Provider references are strongly encouraged. Supervisor, Employer & Professor references are also acceptable. The submission of more that two references or a committee letter is acceptable.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Supervisor, Professor of Math, Liberal Arts and Science,
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Politician, 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: Family, Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Recommended but Not Required


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Interview Dates:
Details: The interview day consists of an overview of the COP program and university, a one on one interview with a faculty member, a writing exercise, lunch and tour of the university, faculty panel discussion, and a wrap up with the Dean.



June 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? Yes
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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