West Coast University

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West Coast University

  • City , State Los Angeles , California
  • Est. Tution $184,940
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


West Coast University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 63 Faculty: 45
Est. Applications: 499 Acceptance Rate: 12% Est. Class Size: 59

Program Description

The School of Pharmacy curriculum is designed as a professional, four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program that encompasses didactic, laboratory, and experiential learning. Our rigorous curriculum will prepare students to become competent, caring, and contemporary pharmacy practitioners by engaging students with highly qualified faculty who are accessible and available to meet with students who require additional personal assistance. Our interactive-learning environment emphasizes expanded clinical experiences, including interprofessional experiences with other health science programs, the extensive use of technology, and outreach activities with other students. Additional information on the program can be found at https://westcoastuniversity.edu/programs/doctor-pharmacy.html

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



Location: 590 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, California 90004

Acceptance Rate for West Coast University

12%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 12%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 60% Male: 30% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $46,235 Per Year
Tuition Fee: $500 Per Year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.50 Average GPA: 2.50 Minimum PCAT: Not Required


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 34
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 94.5
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry w/lab 8/12
General Biology 8/12
Physics w/lab 4/6
Human/Mammalian Physiology w/lab 6/9
Economics (Micro, Macro or General) 3/4.5
Calculus 3/4.5
Statistics 3/4.5
Speech Communication/Public Speaking/ Interpersonal Communication or Debate 4/6
English Composition 6/9
Psychology or Sociology 4/6
General Electives in Humanities and Social/Behavioral science 6/9
Total 63/94.5

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Three letters of recommendation are required:

Two letters of recommendation are required from math/science professors

A third letter from the following list will be accepted:

– Pharmacist (supervisor)

– Math/Science professor

– Employer (supervisor)

– Healthcare professional (supervisor)

–  Liberal Arts professor

LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Math and Science
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Employer, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Professor of Liberal Arts
Note: please verify the institution-specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.
LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Faculty Advisor, Politician, Pre-Health Advisor, Teaching Assistant, Family or Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
A composite Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: The purpose of the interview is to determine the applicant’s potential for success in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and the candidate’s oral communication skills. Candidates will also be required to write an extemporaneous essay on an assigned topic to assess their writing skills. During the day of the interview, a brief curricular overview will be presented and a tour of the School will be provided.



June 1, 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? Yes
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

Pharmacy School Tour Video

Contact Information

Website: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/programs/doctor-pharmacy.html

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