University of New Mexico

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University of New Mexico

  • City , State Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Est. Tution $78,388
  • Deadline 12/01/2021
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The University of New Mexico Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 91 Faculty: 51
Est. Applications: 630 Acceptance Rate: 36% Est. Class Size: 202

Program Description

The College of Pharmacy, the oldest professional college at The University of New Mexico, was founded in 1945. The College of Pharmacy has approximately 3,100 graduates of its professional program. Nearly two-thirds of all practicing pharmacists in New Mexico are graduates of the College of Pharmacy. The College of Pharmacy offers the professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D. degree). The program consists of four years of professional education. Consideration for admission to the program requires 91 credit hours of prerequisite course work. The Pharm.D. program emphasizes student-centered problem-based learning and requires nine months of advanced professional practice experiences during the fourth year, including experiences in ambulatory care, community-based and institutional settings. The Pharm.D. degree is the only professional degree offered by the College of Pharmacy.


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $515 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required Minimum 30
  • 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: MSC09 5360, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001

Acceptance Rate for The University of New Mexico

36%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 36%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 66% Male: 34% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $19,597 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $42,025 per year
Tuition Fee: $2,174 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.70 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: 30


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 91
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: 128
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
English Composition I and II 6/9
General Chemistry I and II w/lab 8/12
Economics (macroeconomics or microeconomics) 3/4
Communication / Speech 6/9
Critical Thinking Selective 6/9
Electives 24/36
Organic Chemistry I and II w/lab 8/12
General Biology I 4/6
General Biology II 4/6
Microbiology w/lab 4/6
Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II 6/9
Physics I and II 6/8
Calculus I 3/4
Statistics 3/4
Total 91/128

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Applicant must have worked, taken a class or volunteered for the recommender
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Pharmacist,   Supervisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science, and Math, Teaching Assistant
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Clergy, Health Care Professional, Politician, Pre-Health Advisor
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: 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 one interviewer
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: The required interview will consist of two main parts: a 30-minute extemporaneous writing exercise and a multiple-mini interview session.  During the multiple-mini interview sessions, students will rotate through 7 stations.  Within those stations, students will be given an amount of time to read the question and then several minutes to respond to the question.  Additional details on the interview will be sent to invited applicants.



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? 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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