University of Cincinnati

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University of Cincinnati

  • City , State Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Est. Tution $90,960
  • Deadline 03/01/2022
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University of Cincinnati Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 72 Faculty: 38
Est. Applications: 222 Acceptance Rate: 39% Est. Class Size: 87

Program Description

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, located at the University of Cincinnati, is one of the oldest Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States. The College is located on the Academic Health Center Campus, along with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health.
The nationally recognized Pharm.D. program at the University of Cincinnati engages students in a rigorous curriculum that includes didactic coursework and experiential learning that begins in the first professional year. Small class sizes allow students to learn from our expert faculty. Pharmaceutical Science faculty have successful research endeavors in such areas as drug metabolism, cancer, molecular pharmaceutics and neuropharmacology. Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Science faculty have active practices in the specialty areas of cardiology, family medicine, geriatrics, oncology and psychiatry and research interests in health and medication outcomes. Our students consistently score higher than the national average on the NAPLEX examination.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required Minimum 40
  • 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: 3255 Eden Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267

Acceptance Rate for University of Cincinnati

39%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 39%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 61% Male: 39% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $22,740 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $35,668 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,678 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: N/A Average GPA: 3.0 Minimum PCAT: 40


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 49
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 6/9
Statistics 3/3
General Education Electives 15/22
First year Chemistry w/lab 10/15
First year Biology I w/lab 5/5.5
Organic Chemistry w/lab 10/16
College Physics w/lab 10/15
Calculus 4/9
Microbiology 4/6
Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8/12
Biochemistry 3/4.5
Total 72

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information As part of your PharmCAS application, we require that you submit three letters of recommendation. We suggest that the letters come from your academic instructors, academic advisors, employers, and/or someone of your choosing. We will not accept letters of recommendation from politicians, friends, family members, co-workers or clergy.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Supervisor, 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, Co-Worker, Family, Friend, Politician
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
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: Interviews will be  30 minutes and are conducted by a faculty member and a pharmacist-preceptor. In additiion to the interview there will be  multiple mini interview (MMI) stations. The interview focuses on non-cognitive abilities. The interview day also includes an information session, student session and a tour of the Academic Health Center.



March 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
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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Let Me Tell You – UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy


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