University of Charleston

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University of Charleston

  • City , State Charleston, West Virginia
  • Est. Tution $130,400
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University of Charleston Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: Faculty: 29
Est. Applications: 169 Acceptance Rate: 22% Est. Class Size: 37

Program Description

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy offers student pharmacists a technology-infused, dynamic, and rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Our students are trained to know about the body, medications, and what happens when medications enter both a healthy and diseased body. From a state of the art facility, to an in-house patient care clinic, the UCSOP makes it possible for students to participate in delivering pharmacy services to real patient’s just steps away from their academic classroom and labs. From the beginning, we envisioned a different kind of school of pharmacy — one where the role of pharmacy was shaped by community-focused students and caring, hands-on faculty in an intimate environment.

The UCSOP uses a holistic admissions process to identify talented, qualified, and committed individuals through a competitive admissions process.  Each applicant’s academic background and achievement, test scores, letters of recommendation, and more are reviewed. for more


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $1000 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Conditionally Required
  • 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: 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304

Acceptance Rate for University of Wisconsin

22%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 22%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 55% Male: 45% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $32,600 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,350 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 56
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 84
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II w/lab 8/12
Biology I & II w/lab 8/12
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Microbiology w/lab 4/6
Calculus 3/4.5
Statistics 2/3
English I & II 6/9
Psychology or Sociology 3/4.5
History or Political Science 3/4.5
Economics (Macro or Micro will be accepted) 3/4.5
Total 56/84

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
  •  Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.   Students can submit up to four letters if they wish.

At least one letter must be from a professor. 

LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
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: Co-Worker, Family, Friend
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:
Once the UCSOP receives a complete PharmCAS application and Supplemental Application, it will be reviewed. Competitive applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview. The interview panel consist of at least two members. Each interview is 30 minutes in duration. The interview process is designed to ascertain the applicant’s strengths in the non-cognitive areas of interest identified as important measures and potential for success in the school’s pharmacy program.



June 1, 2020

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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