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Pharmacy School General Facts and Figures


For fall 2013 there will be 136 pharmacy schools in the United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  There are currently 110 pharmacy schools that utilize PharmCAS. For the fall 2012, there were 17,617 applicants that completed 80,497 applications.  This equates to an average of 4.57 application per applicant. 

If you are a Kentucky resident, you should consider yourself fortunate.  In the Commonwealth, there are two pharmacy schools, one at the University of Kentucky (public) and the other at Sullivan University (private).  Combined, the two colleges have approximately 245 students in their first year classes.  For fall 2012, 800 applied to UK, 300 of which were KY residents, 220 were interviewed, and 135 matriculated.

If you are a resident of Tennessee, you are also blessed with two publicly financed pharmacy schools, one at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, and the other at the University of Tennessee (Memphis).  In addition, there are also four private pharmacy colleges in Tennessee at Belmont University, Lipscomb University, South College, and Union University. 

Information about the Pharmacy Schools to which WKU students most often apply:

Schools UK SU Belmont Samford Lipscomb
Median Accepted Applicant GPA 3.6 3.41 3.40 3.45 3.20
Median Accepted Applicant PCAT Score 74  55  64 60 68
Application Deadline March 3 February 3 March 3 February 3 March 3
Additional Application Fee $80 $100 $50 $50 $50
Tuition (2013-2014) $25,672 (KY) $130,000 (36 Mo.) $31,100 $35,000 $35,836
Class Size 135 105 150 150 130

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 Last Modified 12/5/18