University of Florida
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

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

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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/P.H.D.
      • PharmD/M.B.A
      • PharmD/J.D.
      • PharmD/M.P.H.
    • Structure of your PharmD program:
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? 
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: TBD 
      • Details: held annually in the fall semester at each campus location (Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando, and St. Petersburg); Gainesville is typically the third Sunday of October. Jacksonville, Orlando and St. Petersburg will either be in October or early November. Dates will be available on the UF College of Pharmacy website ( in late August/early September 2013.  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • 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:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The College of Pharmacy is one of the finest colleges of pharmacy in the United States having been ranked consistently among the top ten programs for many years. The College has the faculty expertise and technological capability to offer a high quality educational program for pharmacy students in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando, and St. Petersburg. Once individuals are admitted to the College of Pharmacy, they are assigned to a campus site with preference for their first choice. Students are asked to rank order the campus sites of their choice through the supplemental Campus Ranking form. A state of the art new pharmacy building and an extensive renovation to the present building into an excellent research facility has enhanced the quality of the facilities in Gainesville for pharmacy education. The educational facilities in Jacksonville, Orlando, and St. Petersburg are also high quality institutions with state of the art computers, laboratories, and classrooms. Joint degree programs with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree are available. These include: Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Juris Doctorate, 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. State supported Florida Bright Futures Scholarships continue for Florida resident recipients through the first two professional years in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program if the student has remaining hours. 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 four 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 interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 350-375
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 300
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 300
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 3-6
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.50 science gpa; competitive range for resident applicants is a 3.0-4.0 science gpa; for non-resident applicants 3.5-4.0
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 350-375
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 2
    • 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 composite is the minimum considered; competitive range for resident applicants 70th-99th percentile composite; competitive range for non-resident applicants 85th-99th percentile composite
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: Associate Degree
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 18-49
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 4.6:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 42
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 72   
      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)** 
      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 the combined Anatomy/Physiology I with lab and Anatomy/Physiology II with lab  10 
      Biochemistry - required for entering pharmacy class of 2015 
      Microbiology - required for incoming 2015; must be MCB 3020 or comparable - see course description  
      Statistics - required for entering pharmacy class of 2015 
    • Additional Information: 

      *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, you must have:

      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 can count towards 4 of the 6 semester credits of the Mathematical Sciences (M) general education category.

      Other clarifying information: Pre-calculus is not required for admission. It is listed since it is a prerequisite to Calculus. General Physics with or without calculus is accepted. A sequence of botany and zoology is acceptable only if general biology I and II is not offered at the college or university. Beginning with the fall 2015 entering class, conditional admits will be required to have biochemistry, microbiology and statistics. These courses are not required for fall 2014 admission, rather they are recommended. These undergraduate courses are not substituted for similar professional level coursework for the PharmD degree. 

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Applications will not be reviewed if the supplemental application materials have not been submitted
      • Deadline: 03/03/2014 Received by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $30.00
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        A UF application and the Personal Profile-Essay/Campus Ranking form are required for an application to be considered for review. For details, please visit

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: June 2007
      • Details: 

        The admissions committee reviews the highest percentile composite.  It is preferred the score is from the revised PCAT, but the University of Florida will accept PCAT scores from June 2007 to January 2014.  Applicants are encouraged to take the PCAT after they have completed Biology, Chemistry, Calculus and Organic Chemistry. 

        *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: 

        Applicants who have English as their second language must submit acceptable scores on the TOEFL iBT to PharmCAS (PharmCAS Code 8246). 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. 

  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? No

  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.  PharmCAS allows four letters of recommendation so the applicant can select a couple of faculty members, an employer(s), a pharmacist if feasible, or other individuals (e.g., another employer, advisor, or other health care practitioners).  Letters of recommendation from family members and teaching assistants are not accepted.

    • 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 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 Dates:
      • November - May 
    • Details: 
      Applicants being considered for admission will be invited for an on-site interview on a rolling basis during the period of November through May. 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 each of the four campuses. The interview session consists of a formal interview with faculty, pharmacy practitioners and alumni. A tour of the facilities will be provided and applicants will have the opportunity to learn more about the school and the pharmacy program. An on-campus interview is mandatory for admission consideration. Interview dates will be available at

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Within a week, post interview. Acceptance letters are sent via email after the interview. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy conducts a rolling admissions process. The Admissions Committee will begin to review complete, competitive applications starting in October and completing the process by the end of May.
    • 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: $205.00
      • Due: Due date will be included in conditional acceptance offer.
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Seat deposit is applied to tuition.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 3rd week of August 2014 
      • Details: Students must attend both their campus specific orientation and the all campus orientation held in Gainesville. Both orientation events occur the third week of August -
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Classes begin August 25, 2014. Additional information is available at
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Considered on a case-by-case basis