Most Common Majors
95% have a bachelor's degree
Most students choose a major in science because the prerequisites often overlap with the required courses for science majors.
Every year the College of Pharmacy has students from around 30 different majors. Students in the program have backgrounds in communication, business, theater, history and more, so pick the best option for you!
The average amount of paid work experience in pharmacy or health care for students starting the PharmD program is about 26 months, full or part-time.
If you are not able to get any work experience in pharmacy or health care, be sure to have volunteer and job shadowing experience as an alternative. It’s also very common for applicants to have many different work experiences outside of pharmacy or health care to develop different professional skills.
The class size each year is approximately 150 students, with about 50 students in Duluth and 100 in the Twin Cities.
Fall 2019 Incoming Class Stats
Average Age: 24
Age Range: 20-39
Female / Male Ratio: 68%/ 32%
MN Residents: 70%
WI Residents: 7%
Out of State Students (Non-MN/WI): 23%
International/Non US Citizens: 4%
Identify as a member of a population that is underrepresented in the PharmD program: 5%
3.45 Average PharmCAS GPA
3.33 Average Science GPA
2.17-4.0 GPA Range
The PharmCAS GPA includes all college courses you have taken, including original and repeated grades.
GPA is just one part of a student’s academic achievement, and as long as you meet the minimum academic requirement your application will be considered for admission.
Average PCAT Scores
When reviewing these statistics, it is important to keep in mind that the admissions committee considers our selection criteria using a holistic process. Academic achievement includes many factors; applicants who have been admitted with a low GPA or PCAT score have typically demonstrated strong academic potential in other areas of their academic background.
Post-Graduation Placement Rate 2019
2% No response
NAPLEX First Time Candidates Passing Rate
Current Graduate Job Titles
|Pharmacist||Pharmacist in Charge|
|Pharmacy Manager||PhD Student in Pharmaceutical and Translational Sciences|
|Clinical Auditor||Clinical MTM Pharmacist|
|Clinical Pharmacist||Clinical Review Pharmacist|
|Community Pharmacist||Float Pharmacist|
|Graduate Intern/Pharmacist||Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident|
|Inpatient Pharmacist||Long-Term Care Pharmacist|
|Market Pharmacist||MTM/CCM Pharmacist|
|PDL Strategies Resident||PGY-1 Ambulatory Care Resident|
|PGY-1 Managed Care Pharmacy Resident||PGY-1 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident|
|PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident||PGY-1 Mental Health Pharmacy Resident|
|PGY-1 Acute Care Pharmacy Resident||PGY-1/PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident|
|PGY-1/PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership MHA||PGY-1/PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident|
|Senior Research Scientist|
PGY-1/PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident