Roosevelt University

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

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

Angela Ryan
Associate Director of Enrollment

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1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

Phone (Work): 847-330-4531

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

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

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

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.

Program Description (back to top)

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.

Class of 2020


Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

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
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

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 56
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 26
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 84
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 56  84 
General Biology with Laboratory  
Anatomy & Physiology with Lab  7.5 
General Chemistry with Lab 
Organic Chemistry with Lab 
Physics  4.5 
Calculus  4.5 
Economics (macro or micro)  4.5 
Statistics (general or biostatistics)  4.5 
English Composition 
Speech Communication  4.5 
Humanities courses (no studio or performance) 
Social and Behavioral Science courses 

Additional Information

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

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework

Yes

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

No

Tests (back to top)

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:

Experience (back to top)

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

Residency (back to top)

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

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

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: http://www.roosevelt.edu/pharmacy.

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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

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

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

Interviews (back to top)

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 http://www.roosevelt.edu/pharmacy.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

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
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