Iowa City offers the comfort of a small community with the energy, diversity, and culture of a larger city. Over 70 restaurants and coffee shops, locally-owned boutiques, performance venues, and art galleries are steps away. Iowa City is consistently ranked a top ten college town to live and grow! The University of Iowa and Iowa City fosters an atmosphere of support and success.

Why choose the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy? 

HealthScience Campus

World-Renowned Healthcare Campus

Collaborate with expert healthcare providers at UI Hospitals & Clinics and five healthcare colleges -- all in our backyard!

State-of-the-Art Building

Start your career in a space designed with the student in mind! Flexible classrooms are conducive to student-led learning.  Research labs include ample space for growth and collaboration.  The facility is focused on inclusivity and fostering a sense of community.

Leadership Development

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Excellence in Education

The College prides itself on its #1 mission -- educating future pharmacists and scientists.  We have a first-class Practice Learning Center, where students hone their clinical skills, career specialization opportunities, and a top-notch graduate program with a 99% placement rate.  We also boast a consistently high residency match rate and a close partnership with the renowned academic health center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  


Research and Innovation

Faculty are committed to impactful, diverse, and innovative programs of study within the disciplines of drug discovery, drug delivery, innovative pharmacy practice models, health-services research, and healthcare delivery.  Collaboration and teamwork are consistently practiced with UI health science colleges, Big 10 colleagues, and global partners.  

UI Pharmaceuticals Labs

University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals

The College loves to brag that we house the longest-running FDA-registered, University affiliated drug development and manufacturing organization in the U.S.  UI Pharmaceutics is an industry partner with biotechnology firms, government entities, and many universities.  

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Supportive Culture

The College is committed to fostering, facilitating, and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all endeavors.  Differences are celebrated!  Students are the reason we exist! Faculty are highly engaged in building excellence in students -- playing to each individual's strengths.  Building community is essential and highly valued.  


ASHP Residency Match Rate


PhD Placement Rate

PhD graduates find successful careers in industry, academic, or government regulation.

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Start Your Career Here!

If you are looking for a place to start your pharmacy career, earn an advanced degree, perform groundbreaking research, or further your education in a residency program, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy should be your choice!