University of Florida

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Tom Robertson
Associate Director for Admissions and Recruiting

Office for Student Affairs

College of Pharmacy
Box 100495
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0495

Phone (Work): 352-273-6217

Phone (Fax): 352-273-6219


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: February 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? Yes
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/Ph.D.
  • PharmD/M.B.A
  • PharmD/M.P.H.
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates

    see below


    Gainesville Campus - TBA Jacksonville Campus - TBA Orlando Campus - TBA, For more information, please contact Dates will be posted to the Events Calendar at

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? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:
  • Jacksonville and Orlando - Must submit Campus Preference which is located within the supplemental questions of PharmCAS. For additional information please visit:

Program Description (back to top)

The College of Pharmacy is one of the most innovative colleges of pharmacy in the United States having been ranked consistently among the top programs for many years. The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum utilizes an integrated pharmaceutical sciences approach with a strong emphasis on active learning methods throughout the four years of pharmacy studies. The College has the faculty expertise and technological capability to offer a high quality educational program for pharmacy students. Joint degree programs with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree are available: Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Numerous scholarship, award, and loan programs are available. The College has an excellent endowment program for financial need based aid. High quality advanced pharmacy practice sites located throughout the state of Florida provide a basis for an excellent experiential program. Graduates complete all experiential requirements for licensure as a pharmacist in Florida through the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. A variety of student organizations are available at all campuses for the College of Pharmacy and at the University to complement the student's growth toward full participation in society as a professional and as a citizen.


Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 350
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 240
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 240
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: N/A
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: NA
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: NA
Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: Preferred minimum SCIENCE gpa considered is a 2.5
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: Preferred 50th percentile
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: Associate Degree
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 43%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 57%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.40 science gpa; competitive range for resident applicants is a 3.0-4.0 science gpa; for non-resident applicants 3.2-4.0
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 18-49
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 3.2:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60-64
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: Summer 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 60-64   
English Composition (C)  
Analytical Geometry with Calculus I  
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)*   6 or 9  8 or 12 
Humanities (H)*   6 or 9  8 or 12 
General Chemistry I and II with Laboratory   10 
General Biology I and II with Laboratory   10 
Organic Chemistry I and II with Laboratory   10 
Anatomy with Lab and Physiology with lab OR combined Anatomy/Physiology I with lab and Anatomy/Physiology II with lab  10 
Biochemistry (BCH4024 or the equivalent); course description at 
Microbiology (MCB3020 or the equivalent); course description at  
Statistics (STA2023 or the equivalent) 

Additional Information

*For Florida residents, an Associate of Arts (AA) is the minimum degree required. If you will have your bachelor’s from a UF-recognized, accredited school prior to admission, you have met both the AA degree requirement and general education coursework.

For students who are completing their pre-reqs outside of Florida, please refer to the following link.

Pleasae contact for questions.  



AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Details: Only applicants invited for interview are required to then complete an application to the University of Florida
Deadline: 02/01/2019Received by deadline
Supplemental Application fee: $30.00
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

If applicant is invited for interview, we will email a link to the UF application which will need to be completed at that time.

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: July 2012

Scores from PCAT taken since 2015 are preferred; PCAT scores prior to July 2015 will be considered on a case by case basis.

 *Make sure to enter your PCAT CID in the 'Account Information' section of the PharmCAS application or your scores will not be sent.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?



Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) –International applicants are required to take the TOEFL unless they meet the following:
One academic year of English courses at a college/university in US with grades of B or higher OR

  • All high school instruction in US
  • Language skills will be assessed during interview to determine proficiency
  • TOEFL ( iBT version with a minimum composite score of 80, but 100 or higher is preferred.  For each subject area, the following minimum score is required: Reading = 20+, Listening = 20+, Speaking = 25+, Writing = 23+


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? Yes
Is preference given to state residents? Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states? Yes

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

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

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services - WES.  (

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:


Letters of recommendation should come from those individuals who know the applicant very well.  Only two letters of recommendation are required.  The Admissions Committee prefers one letter from a faculty member and one from a pharmacist. Letters of recommendation from family members and teaching assistants are not accepted.


LOR types that are REQUIRED:


  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)


Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Co-Worker
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Politician
  • Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • September - April

Applicants being considered for admission will be invited for an on-site interview on a rolling basis during the period of September through April. Applicants will be notified via email with an interview date and should respond to the invitation within a week. Applicants with complete, competitive applications have a greater chance of being reviewed during the beginning of the admissions cycle. Interviews are held at the Gainesville campus. The interview session consists of an overview of the college, interaction with college ambassadors, problem solving session, and formal interview with faculty, pharmacy practitioners, and staff. A tour of the facilities will be provided and applicants will have the opportunity to learn more about the school and the pharmacy program. Interviews by Skype can be arranged for non-resident applicants who are invited for interview. Interview dates will be available at

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Within a week of completing the interview. Acceptance letters are sent via email. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy conducts a rolling admissions process. The Admissions Committee will begin to review completed applications starting in September through April.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? All responses must be returned by email 10 days upon receipt of the conditional acceptance letter (offer).
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $200 (Plus a $5.34 processing fee)
Due: Due date will be included in conditional acceptance offer.
Refundable? No
Details: Seat deposit is applied to tuition.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • 2nd week of August
First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 2019; TBA
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes