The University of Arizona

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The University of Arizona

  • City , State Tucson, Arizona
  • Est. Tution $47,752
  • Deadline 03/01/2022
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University of Arizona Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 59 Faculty: 47
Est. Applications: 198 Acceptance Rate: 62% Est. Class Size: 123

Program Description

The College of Pharmacy at The University of Arizona currently admits classes of 120-140 student pharmacists each fall semester in Tucson and Phoenix. Students are eligible to apply if they meet all admission requirements. Admitted students pursue a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

The College offers Early Decision through PharmCAS. The PharmCAS application will open 7/18/19. The Early Decision deadline is 9/3/19. Qualified applicants will be interviewed in September and October with decisions made by 10/18/19 for Early Decision. Rolling admissions will continue with interviews in November through February. Admission decisions will be announced within two weeks after each interview day. The application deadline for non-Early Decision candidates is 12/2/19.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • Baccalaureate Not Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • Required 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: 1295 N. Martin Ave. P.O. Box 210202 Tucson, Arizona 85721-0202

Acceptance Rate for University of Arizona

62%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 62%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 58% Male: 42% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $11,938 Per Year
Tuition (Out-State): $32,065 Per Year
Tuition Fee: $15,533 Per Year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.50 Average GPA: 2.50 Minimum PCAT: Required


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 59
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:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
English Composition 101 3
English Composition 102 3
Brief Calculus/Calculus 3
Fine Art or Literature (Music, Art, Dance, Theater, Photography, or the study of any literary form). 3
TRAD – Traditions & Cultures: (Anthropology,History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religious Studies) 3
INDV – Individuals & Societies: (Communications, Gender /Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) 6
Diversity – may be double-dipped with TRAD/INDV/ART/LIT (includes Gender/Race/Class/Ethnicity/Non-Western Studies) 3
Statistics 3
General Chemistry I 4
General Chemistry II 4
Organic Chemistry I 4
Organic Chemistry II 4
Biology I 4
Microbiology 4
Physics I 3
Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Total 59

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Two PharmCAS evaluations are required (submitting a third is optional). Recommenders enter their evaluations online after the application is submitted. Instructions for evaluations can be found on the PharmCAS application.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, Teaching Assistant, Supervisor
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Clergy, Politician
Note: please verify the institution-specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.
LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Co-Worker, Family or Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
A composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required

Interview Information

Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: There is a short orientation before 4 Multi Mini Interviews (MMI), essay, and tour. Students interview with 4 separate pharmacy faculty/practioners. The MMI lasts 25-30 minutes. Candidates are asked to write an impromptu essay in a blue book and are given approximately 30 minutes to complete the essay.



March 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? Yes
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
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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