University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Ranks Third in the Nation
The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has ranked third in this year’s U.S.News and World Report’s ranking of pharmacy schools, tying for the spot with University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. The rankings are based upon the results of peer assessment surveys sent to leaders in pharmacy schools across the country.
“This ranking is a reflection of the College of Pharmacy’s long standing excellence and the exceptional work, dedication and high standards our students, faculty and staff set for themselves and their colleagues,” said Lynda Welage, dean.
“We are incredibly proud of our unique pharmacy program and the cutting-edge research by world-renowned faculty who continuously make this one of the best pharmacy schools in the nation.”
The University of Minnesota has the only college of pharmacy in the state, and offers its doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program on both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Faculty researchers in the college are known for their expertise in drug design, delivery, therapy and policy.
The college enrolls 640 doctor of pharmacy students in the four-year professional program and offers five graduate programs to 120 graduate students, along with several post-doctoral fellowships.
“The ranking of the college among the top in the country further supports our excellent work by attracting outstanding faculty and students,” Speedie said. “Every day our researchers and students find new ways to improve the health of Minnesotans.”
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The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, the only school of pharmacy in Minnesota, offers its program on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Founded in 1892, the College of Pharmacy educates pharmacists and scientists, and engages in research and practice to improve the health of the people of Minnesota and society. The college is part of the health sciences, which are home to the University of Minnesota’s six health professional schools and colleges as well as several health-related centers and institutes.