University of New England
College of Pharmacy



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Isaac Stickney 
      • Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor 
      • Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions 
      • 716 Stevens Avenue 
      • Portland 
      • Maine 
      • 04103 
      • Phone (Work): 207-221-4225 
      • Phone (Fax): 207-523-1925 
      • Email: gradadmissions@une.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2014:  March 3, 2014


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • Structure of your PharmD program:
      • 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • 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?: No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Welcome to the University of New England’s College of Pharmacy!  We offer a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program that is located in the suburbs of Portland, Maine, on a quintessential New England campus designated a national historic district. Construction of the University of New England’s state-of-the-art College of Pharmacy academic and research facility was completed in 2009 and the building is the first facility devoted entirely to pharmacy academic studies and research in the state of Maine. 

    The Mission of the College of Pharmacy provides an outstanding environment for the teaching-learning process to effectively deliver a contemporary pharmacy curriculum designed to graduate competent practitioners for the state of Maine and the nation.  

    InterProfessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) At UNE we offer our students the opportunity to work with the other health care professionals and students in our numerous health professions programs. Our goal is to educate practitioners, scholars, and researchers to work together and with patients and clients for relationship-centered health care that is comprehensive, collaborative, caring, safe, and continuous throughout the life cycle.

    For additional information and to see what our students have to say, visit our website http://www.une.edu/pharmacy/students.cfm. Please contact us with any questions via email at gradadmissions@une.edu or call us at (207) 221-4225.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2013 entering class: 250
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2013 entering class: 175
    • Estimated fall 2013 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 100
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: 25-30
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 75-100
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: N/A
    • Estimated percent of males in 2013 entering class: 48%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2013 entering class: 52%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.15
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 300
    • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2014 entering class: 75-100
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: PCAT required
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 19-50
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 6.7:1

  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: 36
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 108
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2014 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 72  108 
      Biology I w/lab  
      Calculus 
      Statistics 
      Introductory Psychology  
      Public Speaking  
      Human Behavior/Social Sciences  
      General Education/Liberal Arts Electives   9-15  14-23 
      Biology II w/lab  
      Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab  
      Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab  
      General Chemistry I w/lab  
      General Chemistry II w/lab  
      Organic Chemistry I w/lab  
      Organic Chemistry II w/lab  
      General Physics I w/lab  
      English Composition 
      English (additional) 
    • Additional Information: 

      Science and Math courses must be completed no more than 5 years prior to enrollment. All pre-requisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” or better ("C-" grades are not acceptable).

      Prerequisites must be taken at a regionally accredited US College or University or its equivalent. Visit http://www.une.edu/pharmacy/admissions.cfm for additional information.


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: June 2011
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        All UNE students must be proficient in the English language. For more information about satisfying UNE's English Language Proficiency requirement visit http://www.une.edu/admissions/intl

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

      Enrolled students must meet the UNE College of Pharmacy's technical standards and satisfy all immunization requirements.


  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

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

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • 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: March 1st Received by deadline
    • Details: 
      UNE accepts evaluations from World Education Services (WES) only. Evaluations must be for grade and degree equivalency, if applicable. Please order the WES ICAP service to ensure that copies of your transcripts will be included with the evaluation report.

  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
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Professor (Science)
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Pharmacist
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Clergy
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • Interviews are held during the fall and spring semesters 
    • Details: 

      Applications are reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be conducted throughout the cycle by invitation only. Interviews will be 30 minutes with two interviewers; typically one faculty member and one pharmacist from the community. Candidates will spend time learning about the Pharm.D program, have the opportunity to meet with current students, prepare a writing sample, and tour the campus.


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interview on a continual basis.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Response to the offer of acceptance is indicated in the acceptance letter, typically within 2 weeks of offer being received.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $2,000 due in 2 parts; see below
      • Due: First deposit of $1,000 due upon acceptance; Second deposit $1,000 due June 1st
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Deposits are applied to tuition when the student matriculates at UNE.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • TBD 
      • Details: Orientation is typically held in late August or early September.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Classes typically begin late August or early September immediately following orientation.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No