University at Buffalo – SUNY

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University at Buffalo – SUNY

  • City , State Buffalo, New York
  • Est. Tution $79,350
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


University at Buffalo Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 70 Faculty: 48
Est. Applications: 506 Acceptance Rate: 25% Est. Class Size: 125

Program Description

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education and ranked as one of the top 25 schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in the United States, and #1 in New York State by U.S. News and World Report.

More information to highlight:

Expansive Education: More than 1,100 preceptors at over 650 experiential training sites
Leadership Development: Ranked #2 in the country for producing graduates who become deans or chairs at other U.S. pharmacy schools (Source: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education)
Interprofessional Culture: UB is a member of the Association of Academic Health Centers and is one of only 40 AAHC members to include a pharmacy school.
Distinctive Degrees: 16 degree programs, including dual PharmD degrees, combined PharmD degrees, BS, BS/MS, MS and PhD.
Engaged Students: 24 student organizations to develop professionalism and create career opportunities.
Respected Researchers: Top 25 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) research ranking.
Active Alumni Network Established network of more than 5,000 active alumni who offer mentoring and career guidance to students


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $150 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required Minimum 0
  • Minimum Two (2) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 270 Pharmacy Building, Buffalo, New York 14214-8033

Acceptance Rate for University at Buffalo

25%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 25%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 68% Male: 32% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $26,450 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $37,140 per year
Tuition Fee: $2,739 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Average GPA: 3.0 Minimum PCAT: 0


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 70
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 45
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 0
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General or Inorganic Chemistry I and II w/lab
Organic Chemistry I and II w/lab
Introductory Biology I and II
Calculus I and II
Social Science
English Composition I and II
Total 70/0

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information It is important to develop relationships to obtain academic and professional references by visiting your professors during office hours, impressing your supervisors, meeting with your advisor regularly, and shadowing or volunteering in a health-care setting. Share your personal essay with your evaluator so they understand your motivation towards the pharmacy. You may ask your evaluator(s) to write a letter of recommendation, save it electronically, and later submit it during the application cycle in which you are applying. See List of PharmCAS Questions For Evaluators.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science, and Math, Supervisor
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor
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, Co-Worker, Family, Friend, Politician
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 one interviewer
Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Applicants will be notified via email anytime throughout the admissions cycle if selected for an interview. Students who have an immediate family member (parents, spouses, siblings, children) who is an alumnus of our school (PharmD or Pharmaceutical Sciences) are guaranteed an interview. Applicants supply this information on their PharmCAS application and may alert us by emailing [email protected]. See Interview Information.



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? 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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