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/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 - Sunday, October 26, 2014 (1-5pm), Jacksonville Campus - Oct. 8, 2014 (5:30-7:00pm), Orlando Campus - Nov. 6, 2014 (5-7pm), Dates will be posted to the Events Calendar at http://pharmacy.ufl.edu.  
    • 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 programs for many years. 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. 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 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 transfer applicants accepted: 3
    • 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: 3.40-3.50 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
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: variable
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: variable
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 2-3
    • 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: 81
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 47
    • 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 81   
      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 https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/courses/descriptions/biochemistry-and-molecular-biology.aspx 
      Microbiology (MCB3020 or the equivalent); course description at https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/courses/descriptions/microbiology-and-cell-science.aspx  
      Statistics (STA2023 or the equivalent) 
    • 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 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 http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc.

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

      Other clarifying information: 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. 


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Supplemental applications must be submitted along with PharmCAS
      • Deadline: 03/02/2015 Received by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $30.00
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        A UF application and the Personal Profile-Essay/Campus Preference form are required for an application to be reviewed. For details, please visit http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/education/student-affairs/admissions/application-procedures.


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: July 2012
      • 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 I. 

        *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. http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/residency
    • 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 (http://www.naces.org).   


  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 RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
    • 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:
      • October - April 
    • Details: 
      Applicants being considered for admission will be invited for an on-site interview on a rolling basis during the period of October 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 a overview of the college, interaction with college ambassadors, 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. An on-campus interview is mandatory for admission consideration. Interview dates will be available at http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/education/student-affairs/admissions/.

  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 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: $205.00
      • 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 11-15 
      • Details: Students must attend both the campus specific orientation and the all campus orientation held in Gainesville. Both orientation events occur the second week of August - http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/education/student-affairs.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Classes begin August 18, 2015. www.pharmacy.ufl.edu. PharmD Student Affairs button.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Considered on a case-by-case basis