Best Pharmacy Major Programs Comparison


Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize use of medication for the benefit of the patients.(read more at wiki) Here we introduce best colleges in the field of pharmacy where University of California-San Francisco is ranked top and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is positioned on second place.

We briefly compare those top colleges with various factors such as tuition, admission, graduation, enrolment, and more. The full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at pharmacy colleges comparison page.

General Comparison

First, we compare the best pharmacy schools with general characteristics.
Table. Best Pharmacy College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 University of California-San Francisco San Francisco, California Public, Four or more years 3,137
2 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina Public, Four or more years 29,278
3 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota Public, Four or more years 51,853
4 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas Public, Four or more years 52,186
5 University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Public, Four or more years 28,034
5 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin Public, Four or more years 42,269
7 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, Ohio Public, Four or more years 56,387
7 Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, Indiana Public, Four or more years 40,393
7 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan Public, Four or more years 43,426
10 University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona Public, Four or more years 40,223
10 University of Southern California Los Angeles, California Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 39,958
10 University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Public, Four or more years 32,388
10 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, Washington Public, Four or more years 43,485

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
Table. Best Pharmacy College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
University of California-San Francisco No $ 0 -
(-/-)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill No $ 80 33.0%
(34.9%/31.7%)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities No $ 55 49.5%
(49.5%/49.5%)
The University of Texas at Austin No $ 75 46.7%
(44.1%/49.1%)
University of Kentucky No $ 50 68.4%
(68.2%/68.6%)
University of Wisconsin-Madison No $ 44 68.6%
(66.0%/71.1%)
Ohio State University-Main Campus No $ 60 64.0%
(64.0%/63.9%)
Purdue University-Main Campus No $ 50 61.5%
(59.4%/64.3%)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor No $ 65 36.6%
(34.0%/39.4%)
University of Arizona No $ 50 71.4%
(70.5%/72.2%)
University of Southern California No $ 80 19.9%
(20.3%/19.6%)
University of Utah No $ 45 82.6%
(79.8%/85.7%)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus No $ 60 58.4%
(55.5%/60.9%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best Pharmacy colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements.

Table. Best Pharmacy Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
University of California-San Francisco ---- $ 11,220$ 1,140$ 26,322$ 1,140
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $ 5,823$ 1,870$ 26,575$ 1,870 $ 7,834$ 1,855$ 23,924$ 1,855
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $ 12,060$ 1,399$ 17,310$ 1,399 $ 14,570$ 1,284$ 22,320$ 1,284
The University of Texas at Austin $ 9,790$ 0$ 33,128$ 0 $ 10,918$ 0$ 20,790$ 0
University of Kentucky $ 8,610$ 1,066$ 18,798$ 1,066 $ 9,392$ 1,066$ 20,480$ 1,066
University of Wisconsin-Madison $ 9,273$ 1,105$ 25,523$ 1,105 $ 10,728$ 1,105$ 24,054$ 1,105
Ohio State University-Main Campus $ 9,168$ 869$ 24,576$ 869 $ 11,336$ 865$ 28,648$ 865
Purdue University-Main Campus $ 9,208$ 692$ 28,010$ 692 $ 9,208$ 692$ 28,010$ 692
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $ 13,625$ 194$ 40,302$ 194 $ 19,240$ 194$ 38,882$ 194
University of Arizona $ 9,114$ 921$ 25,310$ 921 $ 10,201$ 921$ 25,612$ 921
University of Southern California $ 43,722$ 741$ 43,722$ 741 $ 35,352$ 2,148$ 35,352$ 2,148
University of Utah $ 6,201$ 938$ 21,704$ 938 $ 5,418$ 863$ 19,126$ 863
University of Washington-Seattle Campus $ 11,305$ 1,078$ 28,860$ 1,078 $ 13,280$ 1,078$ 25,690$ 1,078

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans Comparison

This page contains comparison data on the number of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who receive different types of student financial aid, including grants and loans, from different sources at each best Pharmacy school.

Full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. First-time student is a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. For full-time and first-time students, the financial aid reports include federal grants, Pell grants, other federal grants, state/local grants, grants from the institution, federal and non-federal student loans.
Table. Best Pharmacy Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
00%$ 0 00%$ 0
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1,88847%$ 12,583 1,26031%$ 5,712
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 3,50365%$ 7,171 2,80752%$ 7,084
The University of Texas at Austin 3,54150%$ 8,668 3,01843%$ 5,957
University of Kentucky 3,57688%$ 7,402 2,94972%$ 5,426
University of Wisconsin-Madison 3,42759%$ 5,446 2,36841%$ 6,843
Ohio State University-Main Campus 5,14773%$ 7,904 3,37148%$ 7,034
Purdue University-Main Campus 2,96744%$ 9,850 2,56138%$ 6,707
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3,06949%$ 13,298 2,32437%$ 6,793
University of Arizona 5,27577%$ 9,748 2,69539%$ 5,875
University of Southern California 1,81862%$ 30,256 1,77160%$ 6,100
University of Utah 1,50052%$ 7,266 79028%$ 7,549
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 2,03136%$ 14,178 1,79732%$ 5,527

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best Pharmacyschools. Next table counts total students headcount by school level and attendance status. Undergraduate full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. For graduate students, it includes students enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution.

Undergraduate part-time student is a student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term. For graduate schools, students enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits are included in this table.
Table. Best Pharmacy Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
University of California-San Francisco 3,13700 3,1370
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 29,27817,562941 6,9363,839
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 51,85329,1255,344 9,7967,588
The University of Texas at Austin 52,18637,0832,872 10,9071,324
University of Kentucky 28,03419,1781,649 5,8981,309
University of Wisconsin-Madison 42,26928,1672,134 9,8672,101
Ohio State University-Main Campus 56,38738,8844,174 10,1163,213
Purdue University-Main Campus 40,39329,3601,924 6,1912,918
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 43,42627,046933 13,9201,527
University of Arizona 40,22328,2103,355 6,5052,153
University of Southern California 39,95817,619697 17,2054,437
University of Utah 32,38817,5187,322 5,7451,803
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 43,48526,2283,247 10,9493,061

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best Pharmacy schools. The graduation Rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. For example, 6 years rate is applied for 4 year schools. For detail information of your desired school, follow links on the school name.

Next table shows the graduation rate by gender. the numbers in parenthesis means completers over total cohort.
Table. Best Pharmacy Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 89.36%
(3,392 / 3,796)
87.70%
(1,333 / 1,520)
90.47%
(2,059 / 2,276)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 72.94%
(3,952 / 5,418)
72.88%
(1,784 / 2,448)
73.00%
(2,168 / 2,970)
The University of Texas at Austin 78.67%
(5,797 / 7,369)
75.69%
(2,544 / 3,361)
81.16%
(3,253 / 4,008)
University of Kentucky 59.11%
(2,431 / 4,113)
55.44%
(1,060 / 1,912)
62.29%
(1,371 / 2,201)
University of Wisconsin-Madison 81.80%
(4,608 / 5,633)
79.81%
(2,075 / 2,600)
83.51%
(2,533 / 3,033)
Ohio State University-Main Campus 82.43%
(5,162 / 6,262)
81.00%
(2,558 / 3,158)
83.89%
(2,604 / 3,104)
Purdue University-Main Campus 69.45%
(5,160 / 7,430)
67.72%
(2,987 / 4,411)
71.98%
(2,173 / 3,019)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 90.68%
(4,857 / 5,356)
89.03%
(2,361 / 2,652)
92.31%
(2,496 / 2,704)
University of Arizona 61.28%
(3,547 / 5,788)
57.68%
(1,555 / 2,696)
64.42%
(1,992 / 3,092)
University of Southern California 90.19%
(2,483 / 2,753)
89.12%
(1,180 / 1,324)
91.18%
(1,303 / 1,429)
University of Utah 58.66%
(1,195 / 2,037)
58.51%
(509 / 870)
58.78%
(686 / 1,167)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 80.81%
(4,270 / 5,284)
79.55%
(1,976 / 2,484)
81.93%
(2,294 / 2,800)

Student To Fauclty Ratio Comparison

Student-to-faculty ratio is defined as total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is applicable only to institutions with undergraduate students. Next two tables compare the student-to-faculty ratio between best schools. For detail information of each school, follow the link on the school name. The ratio is calculated by dividing total number of students by total numbers of faculty. (for example, the ratio is 11.9 % for 131 students and 11 faculty members)
Table. Student to Faculty Ratio
20092010201120122013
University of California-San Francisco -- -- -
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 7.1%7.1% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 5.3%4.8% 4.8%4.8% 5.6%
The University of Texas at Austin 5.6%5.9% 5.6%5.6% 5.6%
University of Kentucky 5.6%5.6% 5.6%5.6% 5.6%
University of Wisconsin-Madison 4.5%4.5% 4.5%4.5% 5.6%
Ohio State University-Main Campus 5.3%6.7% 5.3%5.3% 5.3%
Purdue University-Main Campus 6.7%7.1% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.3%8.3% 8.3%8.3% 8.3%
University of Arizona 5.3%5.0% 4.8%5.0% 4.5%
University of Southern California 9.1%11.1% 11.1%11.1% 11.1%
University of Utah 7.7%6.7% 6.7%7.1% 7.7%
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 5.9%9.1% 8.3%7.7% 6.7%
Once again, we note that the full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at pharmacy colleges comparison page.

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