University of Florida
College of Pharmacy

  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? 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 
      • Details: Gainesville Campus - TBA Jacksonville Campus - TBA Orlando Campus - TBA, 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, Orlando - Must submit Campus Preference which is located within the supplemental questions of PharmCAS  

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 350
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 270
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 270
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 250
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 20
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: minimum SCIENCE gpa considered is a 2.5
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 50th percentile on the composite; 60-99th percentile for residents; 70-99th percentile for non-residents
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: Associate Degree
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 43%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 57%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 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 2017 class: 18-49
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 3.2:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • 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 2018 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 60-64   
      English Composition (C)  
      Public Speaking 
      Analytical Geometry with Calculus I  
      Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)*   6 or 9  8 or 12 
      Humanities (H)*   6 or 9  8 or 12 
      Mathematical Sciences (M)**; Calculus and Statistics can count towards this 
      General Chemistry I and II with Laboratory   10 
      General Biology I and II with Laboratory   10 
      Organic Chemistry I and II with Laboratory   10 
      General Physics 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.

      If your school does not award an AA degree and you will not have a bachelors, you must complete:

      6 semester credits of Social/Behavioral (S) and 9 semester credits of Humanities (H) OR 6 semester credits of Humanities (H) and 9 semester credits of Social/Behavioral (S) AND 3 semester credits of International (N) and 3 semester credits of Diversity (D). For courses in these categories, please refer to">

      **Calculus (4 semester cr) and Statistics (3 semester cr) complete the required 6 semester credits for the Mathematical Sciences (M) category.

      Other clarifying information: A sequence of botany and zoology is acceptable only if general biology I and II is not offered at the college or university. 

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

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Only applicants invited for interview are required to then complete an application to the University of Florida
      • Deadline: 02/01/2018 Received 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.

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: July 2012
      • Details: 

        Scores from PCAT taken since 2014 are preferred; PCAT scores prior to July 2014 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? Yes
      • Details: 

        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: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
      • Details: This is required by the University of Florida Office of Admissions. For specific questions or to provide documentation, please contact the Residency Department directly at (352) 392-1365.
    • Is preference given to state residents? Yes
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? Yes
      • Details: Approximately ten percent of the admitted class is reserved for well qualified non-Florida residents.

  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
    • Details: 

      Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an organization recognized as a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (   

  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: 


      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
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • 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

  14. Interviews ↑ 

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

      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

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Within a week, post interview and a completed application. 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 complete, competitive applications starting in September and complete the process by April.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Acceptance or rejection responses must be returned by email 10 days upon receipt of the conditional acceptance letter
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $205.34
      • 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 
      • Details: : Students must attend the all campus orientation held in Gainesville and the campus specific orientation. Both orientation events occur the second week of August.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 2018; specific date to be determined
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Considered on a case-by-case basis