University of Wisconsin – Madison

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University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • City , State Madison, Wisconsin
  • Est. Tution $94,844
  • Deadline 02/01/2022
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University of Wisconsin Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: Faculty: 29
Est. Applications: 361 Acceptance Rate: 40% Est. Class Size: 146

Program Description

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy offers an innovative Doctor of Pharmacy program that will give you a competitive advantage and prepare you for pharmacy leadership and career success.

  • Ranked 9th in the country as a top pharmacy school by U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 5 in the nation for residency matches
  • Among the top in the nation for licensure exam pass rates at 98% NAPLEX first-time pass rate
  • Take part in innovative interprofessional programs on a leading health sciences campus to learn and collaborate with the medical, nursing, veterinary, and other health sciences students
  • Practice and learn at partner network of major hospitals, including three hospitals within walking distance
  • Dive into interdisciplinary research opportunities at one of the top pharmacy schools in NIH research funding within a premier research university


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 Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 777 Highland Ave, Madison, Wisconsin 53705

Acceptance Rate for University of Wisconsin

40%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 40%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 62% Male: 38% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $23,711 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $41,554 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,452 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


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: 41
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
Calculus 4
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8
Physics I w/lab 4
General Biology I & II w/lab 8
Microbiology 3
Economics 3
Statistics 3
English Composition 3
Social Science Course 3
Psychology 3
Ethnic Studies/Diversity Studies 3
Humanities (2 courses/6 credits) 6
Total 72

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
    • One of the three letters must be from a college-level math or science instructor (professor, lecturer, teaching assistant)
    • One of the three letters must be from a non-academic setting (work/volunteer supervisor)
    • The third letter can be from anyone EXCEPT:

Family Member
Co-Worker (equal in standing)
Clergy Member

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:
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Details: If you submit a Committee/Composite Letter, please discuss the situation with the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Admissions Office.
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Interviews are by invitation only. Interviews will take place at the School of Pharmacy monthly from September to March.
Applicants will not be invited to interview until after their application has been verified by PharmCAS and all other required application materials are submitted.



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? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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