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University of Florida

  • City , State Gainesville, Florida
  • Est. Tution $79,380
  • Deadline 02/01/2022
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University of Florida Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 64 Faculty: 109
Est. Applications: 612 Acceptance Rate: 45% Est. Class Size: 273

Program Description

The College of Pharmacy is one of the most innovative colleges of pharmacy in the United States having been ranked consistently among the top programs for many years. The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum utilizes an integrated pharmaceutical sciences approach with a strong emphasis on active learning methods throughout the four years of pharmacy studies. The College has the faculty expertise and technological capability to offer a high quality educational program for pharmacy students. Joint degree programs with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree are available: Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Numerous scholarship, award, and loan programs are available. The College has an excellent endowment program for financial need based aid. High quality advanced pharmacy practice sites located throughout the state of Florida provide a basis for an excellent experiential program. Graduates complete all experiential requirements for licensure as a pharmacist in Florida through the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. A variety of student organizations are available at all campuses for the College of Pharmacy and at the University to complement the student’s growth toward full participation in society as a professional and as a citizen.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Preferred
  • $205.34 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required Minimum 50
  • 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: College of Pharmacy, Box 100495, Gainesville, Florida 32610-0495

Acceptance Rate for University of Florida

45%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 45%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 59% Male: 41% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $19,845 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $36,000 per year
Tuition Fee: $4,072 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: N/A Minimum PCAT: 50


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
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 2020 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
English Composition (C) 3/4
Analytical Geometry with Calculus I 4/5
Social and Behavioral Sciences 9/12
Humanities 9/12
General Chemistry I and II w/lab 8/10
General Biology I and II w/lab 8/10
Organic Chemistry I and II w/lab 8/10
Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab 8/10
Biochemistry 4/5
Microbiology 3/4
Statistics 3/4
Other Electives 11/17
Total 64

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Letters of recommendation should come from those individuals who know the applicant very well.  Only two letters of recommendation are required.  The Admissions Committee prefers one letter from a faculty member and one from a pharmacist. Letters of recommendation from family members and teaching assistants are not accepted.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts Science and Math
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Employer, Supervisor
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, Teaching Assistant or Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Applicants being considered for admission will be invited for an on-site interview on a rolling basis during the period of September through April. Interview dates and details will be available at



February 1, 2022

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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