University of Utah

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University of Utah

  • City , State Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Est. Tution $119,364
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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University of Utah Quick Facts

Duration: 3-4 Years Courses: 60 Faculty: 69
Est. Applications: 228 Acceptance Rate: 22% Est. Class Size: 51

Program Description

The College of Pharmacy has well-equipped facilities to train students in all areas of the pharmaceutical sciences and professional practice.

The student-faculty ratio in all programs is small, so students receive concentrated, individual attention. The faculty, many of whom are recognized authorities in their areas of specialization, are committed to providing each student with a valuable educational experience. Since the college is located within the Health Sciences Center, pharmacy students can interact on a daily basis with students who are training in the other health professions and sciences. Student professional organizations are active on campus and provide students with the opportunity to participate in extracurricular service and social activities.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $2000 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • No Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score 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: 30 South 2000 East Room 105, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Acceptance Rate for University of Utah

22%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 22%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 51% Male: 49% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $29,841 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $58,384 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,269 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.8 Average GPA: 2.75 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 24
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 Education Requirements 3/4
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/10
Human Anatomy 3/4
Human Physiology 3/4
Calculus I 3/4
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/10
General Physics I 3/4
Microbiology 3/4
Professional/Technical Writing or Public Speaking 3/4
Statistics 3/4
Total 60

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information PLEASE NOTE:  Two (2) recommendations are required. One MUST come from one of the following people- pharmacist, supervisor OR healthcare professional. The other letter may come from a pharmacist, supervisor, healthcare professional, OR Professor.  Both letters should reflect a professional, academic or supervisory relationship with the student. Students may submit more than the two required letters.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Supervisor
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Politician, Teaching Assistant
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, Pre-Health Advisor
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
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: On-site interviews are required for invited applicants, with exception of individual extenuating circumstances handled on a case-by-case basis.



June 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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