The University of Findlay
College of Pharmacy

UF is accepting applications through March 1, 2018. Official transcripts must be sent to the University Registrar. Some courses do not transfer to UF from Community Colleges.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  March 1, 2018

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.B.A
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Pharm.D./MHI Pharm. D./BSFS (Forensic Science) Pharm. D./AAES (Equestrian Studies)
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 0-6 (no prepharmacy requirements)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates:  
      • Details: If you're thinking of transferring to the College of Pharmacy, we encourage you to attend Pharmacy Day at The University of Findlay on September 30, 2016. Our faculty and staff will be on hand to address your specific transfer questions and you'll get the chance to see our research labs and classrooms. Pharmacy Day is designed to give you a chance to learn more about our program and The University of Findlay's academics, campus and student life. You'll leave knowing that Findlay is a good fit for you! Students wishing to enter the professional Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) program at The University of Findlay will apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).  
      • Dates:  
      • Details:  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • Early assurance
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? No
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy offers an accredited doctor of pharmacy program. It is primarily a direct-entry, 0+6 program, however some transfer openings occur each year.

    What makes Findlay different?


    • Students are offered many differnt dual degree options which include but are not limited to MBA, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science (DNA/Serology or Toxicology) and an AA in Equestian Studies along with the Pharm. D.
    • Professional courses taught in small sections of 36 students
    • Classes are taught interactively.
    • Senior students do all nine months of clinical education at one of 25+ hub sites, but can choose from a variety of elective experiences away from the hub to help each student meet personal and professional goals.
    • All professors are doctorally qualified.
    • Professors have an educationally diverse background.
    • Our faculty use an interactive teaching style, integrating subjects such as pharmacy, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, kinetics, herbal and over-the-counter therapies into an organ system based curriculum.

    Please visit for more information.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 260
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 73
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 93
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: 68
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.0
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 0 years
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.3
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 17 - 55
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 5.6:1

  7. 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: n/a
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2018 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 72  n/a 
      Pharm 1st Year: Chem- 8 credit hours, Bio- 8 ch, Math- 4 ch, English- 6 ch, Computers or Comm- 3 ch, Ethics- 3 ch, Wellness- 2 ch, Pharm- 2 ch Pharm 2nd Year: Chem- 8 credit hours, Bio- 10 ch, Gen Ed- 9 ch, Physics- 4 ch, Math- 3 ch, Pharm- 2 ch  72  n/a 
      Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology   
      Calculus 1 and 2   
      College Writing 2   
      Human Genetics   
      Introduction to Technical Communication   
      Computer Science or Speech Competency   
      Organic Chemistry   
      Human Anatomy and Physiology    
      Health Care Ethics   
      General Education, from Fine Arts, Social Science and Foreign Language   
    • Additional Information: 

      Please see the above first two years of prerequisites.  Note that a labratory componet is required for the major science based courses (excluding Math) with exception of Cell Biology and Immunology.


    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Required to be considered for admission. Contact the College of Pharmacy for these details at 419-434-5478.
      • Deadline: March 1 Postmarked by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $50
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        Students who apply to The University of Findlay and meet minimum pharmacy standards will automatically be sent a supplemental application. Any questions, please contact the College of Pharmacy at 419-434-5478

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        Applicants must have a verified minimum total score of 90 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet- based test (iBT) or a minimum overall score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with a minimum score of 7.0 on each of IELTS subtests.

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • Is preference given to state residents? No
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? No
    • Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 2/1/2018 Received by deadline
    • Details: 

      The University of Findlay does not use an outside party to evaulate transcripts.  Please have all official foreign and domestic transcripts sent directly to The University of Findlay.

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Four (4)
      • Are LORs required? No
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      Although we accept letters of reference, they are not formally utilized in the decision process.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with one interviewer
    • Interview Dates:
      • Variable 
    • Details: 

      Only select students will be invited to interview. The in-person interview is mandatory for all students who wish to have their application considered further. The opportunity to interview will be based on your completed Pharmacy application, UF application, transcripts and test scores. Interviews for transfer students will be set up individually most likely in December and May.

      On your interview day, you will be asked to write a short essay and will interview, one-on-one, with a College of Pharmacy faculty member or administrator. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and is an important part of the admission decision. Writing materials for the essay will be furnished. The only item you will need to bring is a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interview on a continual basis.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? For transfer students, the acceptance offer is due within 20 days of the offer letter date.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500
      • Due: With the response to the acceptance letter
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Variable  
      • Details: 
      • Approximately 12/15/2013 
      • Details: Students are accepted for the Fall or Spring semester, depending on openings.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Approximately August 21, 2017. Please visit this web site for more details.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Admission can be considered for any semester. When the application is a year old, it must be resubmitted.