University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

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University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

  • City , State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Est. Tution $168,496
  • Deadline 05/02/2022
  • Apply Now


University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Quick Facts

Duration: 0-6/7 Years Courses: Faculty: 62
Est. Applications: 197 Acceptance Rate: 58% Est. Class Size: 114

Program Description

USciences has prepared leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (, the first college of pharmacy in North America. In that time, USciences has grown to over 30 degree-granting programs-from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees-in the health and bench sciences, as well as healthcare business and policy. Our tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning is evident in every graduate. The results are rewarding, well-paying careers showing why USciences graduates are proven everywhere they go (

The comprehensive curriculum combines courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, social sciences and the liberal arts with professional courses and pharmacy practice experiences. Our curriculum is designed for you to gain hands-on pharmacy experience early in your professional program and build upon it through graduation. You will have other options to enhance your education, including residencies and fellowships in pharmacy as well as opportunities to earn a minor or additional degree. Capstone courses allow you to explore drug therapy in the management and prevention of many disease states, work directly with data systems records that simulate those used in pharmacy practice, and develop drug therapy regimens using data from actual patients.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $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
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 600 S. 43rd Street, Box 4, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Acceptance Rate for University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

58%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 58%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 61% Male: 39% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $42,124 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,700 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: 2.7 Minimum PCAT: N/A


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

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Biology I with Lab (NOT Anatomy & Physiology) 4
General Biology II with Lab (NOT Anatomy & Physiology) 4
General Chemistry I w/lab 4
General Chemistry II w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry II w/lab 4
Microbiology w/lab 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
Calculus I 3
Physics w/lab 4
Statistics 3
Economics (e.g., Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Health Economics) 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Writing Intensive English (if bachelor degree earned before enrolling = 3 credits required; no bachelor degree = 6 credits required) 6
Intro to Communication or Public Speaking 3
Humanities (NOT required if earned a bachelor degree prior to enrolling at USciences) 6

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Supervisor
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, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
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: Selected applicants will be asked to attend an interview day which will consist of a PCP department information session, followed by an interview with two or more faculty and/or professional staff interviewers. At the conclusion of the interview, applicants will tour campus and enjoy lunch with current pharmacy students.



May 2, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? No
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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