University of Kentucky

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University of Kentucky

  • City , State Lexington, Kentucky
  • Est. Tution $107,256
  • Deadline 03/01/2022
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University of Kentucky Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 70 Faculty: 58
Est. Applications: 282 Acceptance Rate: 49% Est. Class Size: 139

Program Description

The University of Kentucy College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) has a successful tradition as one of the leading pharmacy schools in the country. Established in 1870, the College has been ranked among the top 10 programs for more than 35 years and is currently ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Graduates of UKCOP rank among the best in the nation in first time pass rates (98% in 2018) on the national licensing exam.

UKCOP provides the type of world-ready education that ensures you will be a leader in the field. Located on a full health care campus with a level 1 trauma center, the Children’s Hospital, and VA hospital, UKCOP is a preeminent institution for clinical pharmacy education.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • 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)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 789 S. Limestone, 114K Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building, Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0596

Acceptance Rate for University of Kentucky

49%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 49%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 60% Male: 40% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $26,814 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $51,107 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,524 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: Optional


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 70
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: 130
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Biology I and Lab 4/8-10
Microbiology and Lab 4/5
General Chemistry and Labs 8/12
Organic Chemistry and Labs 8/12
Human Anatomy 3/5
Statistics 3/3
Mathematics: Option 1: College Algebra & Elementary Calculus (6-7 semester hours) OR Option 2: Calculus I (4 semester hours) 4/6
Total 70/130

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Three letters of recommendation are required; at least 1 of the 3 letters should be from a professor or pharmacist.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Pharmacist
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? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Details: Accepted in addition to letters of reference from a science professor or pharmacist.
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: All interview dates are tentative. Applicants must be invited to interview. Invitations are sent beginning two weeks prior to interview dates. The interview assesses the applicant’s communication skills, confidence, maturity, motivation, character and ability to interact with others. Students selected to interview can expect to spend about 3 hours at the College of Pharmacy.



March 1, 2022

General School Information


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