Samford University

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Samford University

  • City , State Birmingham, Alabama
  • Est. Tution $154,084
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Samford University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 64 Faculty: 44
Est. Applications: 314 Acceptance Rate: 40% Est. Class Size: 127

With innovative programs and courses, you can personalize your degree to achieve your specific career goals. Students pursue a variety of special interests, including missions, research, and community pharmacy, with clinical sites in 12 states and 12 countries.

Our graduates are prepared for success:

We believe relationships matter. With student-led events and 12 pharmacy-specific student organizations, there are opportunities for you to get to know your classmates, faculty, staff, and administration. With a history that spans more than 90 years, we have over 5000 alumni in 46 states, who believe in supporting our students.

As part of Samford’s College of Health Sciences, students experience remarkable interprofessional opportunities that allow them to practice alongside students and professionals from a variety of health professions. Our state-of-the-art College of Health Sciences facilities providing a unique learning environment that is designed to foster interprofessional collaboration. Learn more at

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • Not Requires PCAT composite score
  • 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: 800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, Alabama 35229

Acceptance Rate for Samford University

40%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 40%

School Demographics (2018)

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


Tuition: $38,521 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,545 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Average GPA: 2.75 Minimum PCAT: Optional


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
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 2020 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Calculus I 4
Elementary Statistics 3
Physical Education Activity or Lifetime Health and Wellness/Fitness 2
Psychology or Sociology 3
Additional Liberal Arts 9
Human Anatomy & Physiology 8
Microbiology 4
General Chemistry 8
Organic Chemistry 8
Public Speaking 3
English Composition 6
Literature 3
World History/Western Civilization (3) OR US/American History (6) 3
Total 64

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information One (1) academic letter of recommendation is required and must be completed by a college level Math or Science professor who has taught you in class. If your college pre-health committee prepares a composite/collective reference, you must submit that reference along with the PharmCAS printable academic form to PharmCAS. One (1) non-academic letter of recommendation is also required. It is preferred that this letter be completed by a pharmacist who has supervised you in a work setting. If you do not have pharmacy experience, then the non-academic letter of recommendation may be completed by anyone who has recently supervised you in a work setting. For more information go to
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Science and Math
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Pharmacist or Employer
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Co-Worker, Health Care Professional, Supervisor or Friend
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, Faculty Advisor, Family, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Teaching Assistant or Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Details: If your college pre-health committee prepares a composite/collective reference, you must submit that reference along with the PharmCAS printable academic form to PharmCAS.
Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes

Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: For full details on interview eligibility, please visit



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

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