University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill

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University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill

  • City , State Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Est. Tution $100,720
  • Deadline 02/01/2022
  • Apply Now


UNC Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 72 Faculty: 123
Est. Applications: 492 Acceptance Rate: 31% Est. Class Size: 154

Program Description

At the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, everything we do begins and ends with the patient in mind. As the No. 1 pharmacy school in the country, our mission is to advance medicine for life by discovering the medicines of tomorrow, maximizing the benefit of medicines of today and training the next generation of pharmacists.

Our campuses, located in Chapel Hill and Asheville, NC, offer students the same outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy program. Chapel Hill is situated in the Research Triangle, a region in central North Carolina anchored by UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and North Carolina State University, while Asheville is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.

Our curriculum features re-engineered classroom experiences and earlier and continuous immersion opportunities. Fourth year students can also select an international rotation in one of nine practice sites.

Our students are involved in vibrant co-curricular experiences through student organizations that enhance their learning, growth and development in the classroom. They staff two indigent care clinics, host health fairs and hold leadership positions in local, state and national organizations.

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 50
  • 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: 109 Beard Hall, Campus Box 7566 Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

Acceptance Rate for UNC

32%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 32%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 68% Male: 32% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $25,180 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $51,638 per year
Tuition Fee: $2,472 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: 50


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: 50
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
General Chemistry I and II w/lab 8/12
Math 231 or Math 241 3/5
Statistics 151 or 155 3/5
*Chemistry 241/241L 3/5
Chemistry 261 4/6
Chemistry 262/262L 4/6
Biology 101/101L 4/6
Biology 252/252L 4/6
Microbiology 251 or 255 4/6
Physics 114/114L 4/6
Physics 115/115L 4/6
Chemistry 430 Biological Chemistry 3/5
Total 72/130

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
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: 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: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: Students invited to interview will meet with faculty, staff, and current students. Each candidate will participate in a multiple mini interview (MMI) session.

The MMI is a series of seven interview stations consisting of timed interview scenarios. Applicants rotate through the stations, each with their own interviewers and scenarios, over the course of an hour. The MMI does not test pharmacy knowledge but will assess characteristics and attributes the Admissions Committee feel are important for success as a pharmacist.



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? 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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