Program Statistics

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Every year the College of Pharmacy has students from over 30 different majors with a greater than 95% graduation rate. Students in the program have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Most Common Majors
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
Around 90% 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 20 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 or 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.

Class Size

The class size each year is approximately 120 to 150 students, with about 30-50 students in Duluth and 90-100 in the Twin Cities.

Fall 2021 Incoming Class Stats


Average Age: 24
Age Range: 20-39
Female / Male Ratio: 69%/ 31%
MN Residents: 77%
WI Residents: 9%
Out of State Students (Non-MN/WI): 12%
International/Non US Citizens: 2%
Identify as a member of a population that is underrepresented in the PharmD program: 9%


3.49 Average PharmCAS GPA
3.36 Average Science GPA
2.8-4.0 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

Applicants who included PCAT scores: 38%
Composite: 70% 
Biology: 66% 
Chemistry: 67% 
Quantitative Ability: 66% 
Reading Comprehension: 68%
Writing: 3.0

Check out our PCAT page for test dates, exam blueprint, study tips, and prep courses available. Select PharmCAS (code 104) as the recipient of your scores when you register.

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.

Graduate Stats

4-year Graduation Rates

2012: 96%
2013: 92%
2014: 92%
2015: 95%
2016: 90%
2017: 98%
2018: 96%
2019: 95%
2020: 95%

Class of 2020 Post-graduation Placement Rate
97.5%  Placement rate (6 months)
40% Pharmacy employment
51.25% Residency
4.25% Fellowship or graduation education
0% Non pharmacy/other pursuits
2.5% Still seeking
2% No response 
Match Rates

Class of 2017: 73%
Class of 2018: 78%
Class of 2019: 73%
Class of 2020: 78%
Class of 2021: 72%

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Class of 2020 job titles and employers

NAPLEX First Time Candidates Passing Rate

2012: 98.06%
2013: 96.32%
2014: 99.29%
2015: 95.10%
2016: 90.67%
2017: 97.47%
2018: 95.09%
2019: 93.75%
2020: 97.37%

Current Graduate Job Titles

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