University of the Pacific

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University of the Pacific

  • City , State Stockton, California
  • Est. Tution $235,062
  • Deadline 02/01/2022
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University of the Pacific Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 68 Faculty: 50
Est. Applications: 794 Acceptance Rate: 27% Est. Class Size: 213

Program Description

For over 60 years, University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has trained pharmacists who are problem-solvers, innovators and leaders. The School was the first in California to offer a three-year accelerated PharmD program. To continue Pacific’s legacy of innovation, we are excited to launch our newly updated curriculum. We firmly believe the redesigned curriculum will engage and better prepare a new generation of pharmacists. We have intentionally integrated active learning techniques in our courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a well-rounded, highly competent health care provider. You will be immersed in  pharmacy practice experiences including community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, ambulatory care and internal medicine. You will hone your communication skills through team projects, team-based learning and patient care simulations. Our capstone courses help solidify concepts, shaping you into a practice-ready pharmacist. Our graduates are in demand! We ranked in the top 10% nationally in postgraduate residencies for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Program.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Preferred
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Not Required
  • 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: 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, California 95211

Acceptance Rate for University of the Pacific

27%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 27%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 64% Male: 34% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $78,354 Per Year
Tuition Fee: $2,740 Per Year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.70 Average GPA: 2.70 Minimum PCAT: Not Required


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 68
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 102
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Calculus 4/8
Physics I 4/4
General Chemistry I 4/4
General Chemistry 2 4/4
Organic Chemistry 1 4/4
Organic Chemistry 2 4/4
General Biology 1 4/4
General Biology 2 4/4
Human Physiology 4/4
Microbiology 4/4
English Composition 1 3/4
English Composition 2 3/4
Public Speaking 3/4
General Psychology 3/4
Macroeconomics 3/4
General Education IC: Cultural Anthropology 3/4
General Education IIB: Introduction to Philosophy 4/3
General Education IIC: Music AppreciationEnglish Composition 2 3/4
Total 68/102

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Pacific requires two recommendations:  1.) A recommendation from a professor is required.  It must be from a school you have attended within the last three years. 2.) You may choose to have any other professional complete the second rating form as long as the person is not a family member.  We highly recommend that a science professor and a pharmacist be chosen as your recommenders.  In all cases, the PharmCAS rating form is required.  If you submit more than the required two, we will take all recommendations into consideration.  Be sure you have met our requirement before selecting additional recommenders
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Employer, Friend, Pre-Health Advisor, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant.
Note: please verify the institution-specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.
LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Politician, Family
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
A composite Letter is: Not Accepted

Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Interview Dates:
Details: Competitive students are invited to campus to interview with one faculty member and one currently enrolled PharmD student.  There is also a writing sample that is required to be submitted at the interview.  Students will be given a question and asked to write their opinion on the topic. Candidates will also be given a presentation of school organizations and activities, and a tour of the School of Pharmacy. Candidates will have ample time to speak to currently enrolled Pharmacy students.



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

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