For fall 2017 admission, the University of Minnesota received 624 PharmCAS applications. Of those, 343 applicants were interviewed, and 73% of all interviewed applicants were offered admission.
GPA for Entering Class 2017
3.4 Average PharmCAS GPA
3.27 Average Science GPA
2.25-3.99 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. Review all factors in academic achievement in the list of selection criteria.
Around 90% of incoming students have a BA/BS 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 over 60 different majors. Students in the program have backgrounds in communication, business, theater, history and more, so pick the best option for you!
Top Three Most Common Majors
Average PCAT Scores Entering Class 2017
Quantitative Ability: 69%
Reading Comprehension: 65%
Composite PCAT Range: 15-99%
Check out our PCAT page for test dates, exam blueprint, study tips, and prep courses available. Remember to select PharmCAS (code 104) as the recipient of your scores when you register for the PCAT.
When reviewing these statistics, it is important to keep in mind that the admissions committee considers our 8 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.
Pharmacy or Health Care Experience
The average amount of paid work experience in pharmacy or health care for students starting the PharmD program is about 22 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.
Students in all four years of the PharmD program in fall 2017:
Total Students: 673
Average Age: 26
Age Range: 21-46
Female / Male Ratio: 64%/ 35%
MN Residents: 69%
WI Residents: 11%
Out of State Students (Non-MN/WI): 10%
International/Non US Citizens: 10%
Identify as a Member of an Underrepresented Racial or Ethnic Group (U.S.-Born): 26%
The class size each year is approximately 168 students, with about 60 students in Duluth and 108 in the Twin Cities.
Passing Rate of First Time Candidates on NAPLEX
Post-Graduation Placement Rate 2017
99% Placement Rate (6 months)
49% Beginning Employment
37% Beginning Residency
3% fellowship or graduate education
10% no response
1% still seeking
Curious what our graduates are doing? See:
Current Graduate Job Titles
|Ambulatory Care PGY1 Resident||PGY1-Behavioral Health Services Resident|
|Clinical Outcomes Pharmacist||PGY-1 Resident|
|Clinical pharmacist||Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Resident|
|Community Pharmacist||Pharmaceutical Care Resident|
|Fellowship & PhD Student||Pharmacist|
|Global Pharmacy Engagement, Education and Research Fellow||Pharmacist in Charge|
|Hospital Pharmacist||Pharmacy Manager|
|Lieutenant Pharmacist||Retail Pharmacist|
|Managed Care Pharmacy Resident||Retail/Hospital Pharmacist|
|PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident||SAPh PhD Student|
|PGY1 Hospital Resident||Staff Pharmacist|
|Visiting Scientist - Global Pricing, Reimbursement, and Access|