Roosevelt University
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Angela Ryan 
      • Associate Director of Enrollment 
      • Enrollment and Student Services 
      • 1400 N. Roosevelt Boulevard 
      • Schaumburg 
      • Illinois 
      • 60173 
      • Phone (Work): 847-330-4531 
      • Phone (Fax): 847-330-4525 
      • Email: 

      • Angela Ryan 
      • Associate Director of Enrollment 
      • 430 
      • 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd 
      • Schaumburg 
      • Illinois 
      • 60173 
      • Phone (Work): 847-330-4531 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

      • Schaumburg Campus

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019:  March 1, 2019

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    Roosevelt University is a three-year, year-round accelerated program. New classes begin during the Summer term. There is no Fall or Spring start.

    • 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: 
      • 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 No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • 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
      • Early assurance
    • 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

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 300-400
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 190-200
    • Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 70-78
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 5-10
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: not applicable
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: not applicable
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75 recommended
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: none
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
      • Details: 
    • Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 48%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 52%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.1
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 24-27
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 10:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 57
    • 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: 82
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2019 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 57  82 
      General Biology with Laboratory  
      Anatomy & Physiology with Lab 
      General Chemistry with Lab 
      Organic Chemistry with Lab 
      Economics (macro or micro) 
      Statistics (general or biostatistics) 
      English Composition 
      Speech Communication 
      Humanities courses (no studio or performance) 
      Social and Behavioral Science courses 
    • Additional Information: 

      Please see our Website for more details:

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

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered:  October 2014
      • Details: 

        July, September, October, January

        Average PCAT Composite Score for the Class of 2020 was 54.

      • 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. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  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 residency within the US.
    • 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
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: June 1 Received by deadline
    • 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:

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
      • 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 two letters of reference.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
      • Employer
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
      • 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 Format:
      • Individual applicants with one interviewer
    • Interview Dates:
      • October-April 
    • Details: 

      The interview process may occur Monday through Saturday with morning and afternoon times available and will include one-on-one interviews with two faculty, program overview, meetings with students and faculty. Additional information can be found at

  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 student's first year of tuition.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 6/24/19 
      • Details: Orientation for new students is mandatory.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: SUMMER START ONLY. June 25, 2019 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.