Admission FAQ

Number of students accepted for each class:          60

Average GPA for all applicants last year:                 3.5

Average GPA for admitted students last year:        3.6

Minimum GPA: No set minimum, but above a 3.0 GPA is considered competitive

Minimum PCAT: There is no minimum PCAT score requirement; however, the average composite percentile rank for those admitted last year was 72. 

Application Deadline:    Early Decision: September 3rd; Regular Deadline: January 6th


 

What information is utilized by the Admissions Committee in assessing applicants?

Which credits do not count toward meeting prerequisites?

How do graduates of the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy fare on national board exams?    

Students graduating from our program consistently perform well above the national average on both NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination) and MPJE (Multi-state Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination).  See the Graduating Student Profile page for more information.

As an applicant to a health professions program, am I subject to any type of Background Check or other required disclosure of information regarding a conviction or other legal proceedings against me?

Are Financial Aid and Scholarships available?

Where do I live while attending the College of Pharmacy?        

The University of Nebraska Medical Center does not have residence halls, but owns a variety of rental property units which can be leased to students.  Please visit the Student Housing site for more information. 

I graduated 8 years ago from college but am thinking about returning to pursue a pharmacy degree.  Will the science and math classes I took 8-10 years ago count toward my prerequisites?          

In many cases they will not, but every student’s previous history is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  If you would like to request an evaluation, please send an unofficial transcript to Amber Hawk at amber.hawk@unmc.edu.  The Admissions Committee generally recommends that coursework greater than five (5) years old in the science and math areas should be refreshed (i.e. especially organic chemistry & physiology).  

Do you accept students from other states?    

Yes!  Non-Resident Tuition Waivers are available, which reduce tuition to the in-state amount.

Who can I talk to for further information or for questions that I have?    

For further information or to schedule a campus visit, please contact Amber Hawk at 402-559-5366 or amber.hawk@unmc.edu.