University of Puerto Rico

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University of Puerto Rico

  • City , State San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Est. Tution $50,000
  • Deadline 12/01/2021
  • Apply Now


University of Puerto Rico Quick Facts

Duration: 3-4 Years Courses: 75 Faculty: 33
Est. Applications: 96 Acceptance Rate: 49% Est. Class Size: 47

Program Description

The Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) is approved by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education (PRCHE), and has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the accreditation agency of professional programs in pharmacy. The University of Puerto Rico, School of Pharmacy – Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) is structured in four academic years in order to ensure the achievement of the abilities necessary to become a generalist practitioner who renders pharmaceutical care. The goals of the program are: 1. To foster the integral formation of students by developing their general and professional abilities along the curriculum. 2. To foster the integration of knowledge based on professional practice experience in a systematic ability-based curriculum which incorporates the following areas: biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; behavioral, social, and administrative pharmacy sciences; pharmacy practice; and general education. 3. To prepare competent pharmacists to enter the practice of the profession in different settings. For more information visit our school website at:

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $1000 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • No Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required
  • 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: PO Box 365067 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067

Acceptance Rate for University of Puerto Rico

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

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 70% Male: 30% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $12,500 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $25,000 per year
Tuition Fee: $3,376 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Average GPA: 2.75 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 75
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 47
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
Spanish 6
English or Spanish 3
Humanities: Introduction to Western Culture 6
Social Sciences 6
Pre-Calculus 4
Calculus I 4
General Chemistry 8
Organic Chemistry 8
General Biology 6
General Physics w/Lab 8
General Psychology 3
Introduction to Economics 3
Anatomy and Physiology 4/8
Total 75

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Science and Math
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Professor of Liberal Arts
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: Co-Worker, Employer, Pre-Health Advisor, Clergy, Friend, Family, Politician, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Not Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: If the candidate is pre-selected, a personal interview will be required by the Admissions Committee. The interviews are conducted by at least two (2) faculty members. Effective oral communication are among the aspects that are considered during the applicant’s interview. Evidence of candidate’s extracurricular activites such as research, work, community service and student organizations membership will be requested during the interview process. Command of the Spanish and English languages is required.



December 1, 2021

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? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No


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