University of California, San Diego

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University of California, San Diego

  • City , State La Jolla, California
  • Est. Tution $155,736
  • Deadline 12/1/2021
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University of California Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 120 Faculty: 49
Est. Applications: 588 Acceptance Rate: 11% Est. Class Size: 66

Program Description

The curriculum prepares students to be leaders in the profession of pharmacy and provides the tools to effectively practice in a variety of existing and potential roles in academia, hospitals and clinics, long-term facilities, home care, government, health policy, the pharmaceutical industry, and innovative community practice settings. The emerging fields of pharmacogenomics and bioinformatics will have a profound influence on the future practice of pharmacy and graduates will be in an excellent position to bring these advances to the patient care setting. Essential to the ability to self-educate oneself as the profession undergoes tremendous change in the future is a strong understanding of the basic biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. The curriculum is designed with the basic philosophy that all health science students, both medical and pharmacy, require a common base in the biomedical sciences. To this end, pharmacy students take courses in the basic biomedical sciences with the medical students in the second and third years of the curriculum.”>”>


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • No deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • No Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score not Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0657 La Jolla, California 92093-0657

Acceptance Rate for University of California

11%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 11%

School Demographics (2018)

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


Tuition (In-State): $38,934 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $51,179 per year
Tuition Fee: $870 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 120
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 30
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 180
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
English with a Writing Component 6/8
General Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Biology (Cellular and Molecular and Whole Animal) with at least one Laboratory 8/12
Physics with at least one Laboratory 6/8
Calculus with Analytical Geometry 6/8
Economics 3/4
Public Speaking or Debate 3/4
Human Behavior 3/4
Total 120/180

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 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: Clergy, Friend, Family
Are Committee Letters accepted?
A Committee Letter is:
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?



Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Following a review of all applicants, a limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview. Applicants will be interviewed by two or more interviewers.



December 1, 2021

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
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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