Roosevelt University
College of Pharmacy



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Shaun Keating 
      • Assistant Dean of Enrollment 
      • Enrollment and Student Services 
      • 1400 N. Roosevelt Boulevard 
      • Schaumburg 
      • Illinois 
      • 60173 
      • Phone (Work): 847-330-4500 
      • Phone (Fax): 847-330-4525 
      • Email: skeating@roosevelt.edu 

      • Tracy Renacido 
      • Enrollment Coordinator 
      • Enrollment and Student Services 
      • 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 
      • Schaumburg 
      • Illinois 
      • 60173 
      • Phone (Work): 847-330-4500 
      • Phone (Fax): 847-330-4525 
      • Email: trenacido@roosevelt.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  March 2, 2015


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    Roosevelt University is a three-year, year-round accelerated program, new classes always start in the Summer. There is no Fall or Spring start.

    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Quarter (three terms per academic year)
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: The Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy is on a 4-Quarter term system. Each quarter with the exception of the first summer term is 10-weeks long, with 1-week of finals and a 1-week break. The first summer term is 9-weeks, 1-week of finals and 1-week of break. A traditional 2-week winter break occurs in December. After a students first full year (4-quarters) is complete there is a 3-month summer break before classes resume.
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.B.A
      • PharmD/M.P.H.
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Enrollment in Dual Degree MBA Graduate programs is permitted only after a PharmD candidate has completed their first 3 academic terms. Students may enroll in the Dual Degree MPH after their first term. All dual degree students must have a Bachelors Degree and meet specific requirements for each program.
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-3 (two years prepharmacy required; accelerated)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? Yes
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:
      • We have no satellite campuses. 



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program at Roosevelt University is designed to prepare pharmacists to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Through a combination of didactic coursework and introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences, students will graduate with the competencies requisite for entrance into the profession of pharmacy.


    The Doctor of Pharmacy program is a full-time, daytime program offered in a three-year, year-round format. This comprehensive educational model allows students to graduate one year earlier than in a four-year program, thus preparing students to enter the workforce or post-doctoral training programs one year earlier.


    The College of Pharmacy is located at Roosevelt University’s Albert A. Robin Campus in Schaumburg, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The Schaumburg Campus, a 225,000 square foot facility located on 30 acres is the only comprehensive university in the area and provides an ideal location for the expansion of degree programs in the health sciences.


    Learn more about the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy at http://www.roosevelt.edu/pharmacy.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 280-300
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 190-200
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 68-72
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: not applicable
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 48%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 52%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.2
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 300-350
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: not applicable
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: not applicable
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 40
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 24-27
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 11:1

  7. 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: 37
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 96
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 67  96 
      General Biology I with Laboratory  
      General Biology II with Laboratory  
      Calculus  
      Economics (micro or macro)  
      Statistics (general or biostatistics)  
      English Composition I 
      English Composition II  
      Speech Communication  
      Humanities Courses (no studio or performance)  
      Social and Behavioral Science Courses  
      Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory  
      Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory  
      Microbiology  
      General Chemistry I with Laboratory  
      General Chemistry II with Laboratory  
      Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory  
      Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory  
      Physics I with Laboratory  
    • Additional Information: 

      Please see our Web site for more details: http://www.roosevelt.edu/pharmacy


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered:  October 2009
      • Details: 


        July, September, October, January (as a last resort)

        Average PCAT Composite Score for 2014 admitted students was 62.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        International students or students who did not earn their degree in the United States.

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
    • Details: We are a private university and have no restrictions on the number of in- or out-of-state students we admit to our pharmacy program.
    • 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? Yes
    • 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
    • Details: 

      We accept evaluations from WES and ECE, as long as the evaluation is course specific. Please read the instructions carefully if you are a student who completed a degree outside the United States. These instructions can be found on our website at http://www.roosevelt.edu/pharmacy.


  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      If your institution prepares committee recommendations, it will be accepted in lieu of three letters of reference.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Pharmacist
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
      • Employer
      • Supervisor
      • These are recommended if the person can speak to your potential as a pharmacy student and eventual pharmacist.
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Clergy
      • Co-Worker
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • October-April 
    • Details: 

      The interview process may occur Monday through Friday with morning and afternoon times available and will include an individual interview with one or more faculty, group exercise, and impromptu writing assignment. Additional information can be found at http://www.roosevelt.edu/pharmacy.


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Preliminary email notifications and acceptence letters are mailed to applicants approximately one week after their on-campus interview.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Approximately 15 days from receipt of letter.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $1,000
      • Due: 15 days from receipt of letter
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Deposit is non-refundable and applies to a students first year tuition.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 06/26/15 
      • Details: Orientation for new students is mandatory.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: SUMMER START ONLY. June 26, 2015 is the first day of classes for new students. Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy does not offer Fall or Spring start.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Students must be offered admission in the previous years application cycle. Pay the non-refundable $1,000 tuition deposit, and commit to attending no later then February of following year.