Western New England University

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Western New England University

  • City , State Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Est. Tution $171,600
  • Deadline 03/01/2022
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Western New England University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 67 Faculty: 25
Est. Applications: 255 Acceptance Rate: 23% Est. Class Size: 59

Program Description

The Western New England University Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares entry-level practitioners to provide pharmacy care to an increasingly diverse patient population in a variety of practice environments. The program fosters critical thinking skills, embraces professionalism, and instills a commitment to life-long learning, community service, and leadership.

The WNE Doctor of Pharmacy program is a four year, 148 credit curriculum that includes both classroom instruction and hands-on (experiential) learning. With an incoming class size of 75, our low student-faculty ratio ensures students receive individualized attention. In the classroom, students engage in discussion and learn through integration and application of pharmaceutical, clinical and administrative sciences. Introductory pharmacy practice experiences and advanced pharmacy practice experiences provide a framework for learners to integrate classroom skills in a supervised environment early in the program and practice the skills in a more independent manner during the final year as they evolve into independent practitioners.

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PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $750 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: 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, Massachusetts 01119

Acceptance Rate for Western New England University

23%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 23%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 63% Male: 37% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $42,900 per year
Tuition Fee: $2,466 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Average GPA: N/A Minimum PCAT: Optional


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 67
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
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 1 w/lab 4
General Biology 2 w/lab 4
Calculus 3
Statistics 3
English Composition 1 3
English Composition 2 3
Economics 3
Psychology 3
Public Speaking 3
Ethics 3
Social Science Elective OR Public/Population-based Health 3
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 w/lab 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 w/lab 4
General Chemistry 1 w/lab 4
General Chemistry 2 w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry 1 w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry 2 w/lab 4
Microbiology w/lab 4
Physics w/lab 4
Total 67

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Two letters of reference are required but additional recommendations up to four will be considered:

One letter must be from a professor, preferably from within a science discipline, We would prefer the second letter to come from a health care practitioner, preferrably a pharmacist, however this is not required.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Supervisor, Professor of Science, Liberal Arts and Math
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: Family or Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Details: A Committee Letter is acceptable, but only counts as one letter.
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:
Details: Sample Interview Day Schedule:

  • Program Overview
  • Tour of facitlities
  • Writing sample
  • Interview with faculty members and/or alumni

Applicants can expect to be on campus for approximately 4 hours and are responsible for arranging accommodations and travel to campus.
If an applicant is traveling from a distance and is unable to travel to campus for an interview, they may be offered the opportunity to interview via online conference call for an additional fee if requested.



March 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
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

Pharmacy School Tour Video

University Tour Video


Contact Information

Website: http://www.wne.edu/pharmacy

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