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Rhetoric: 4 sh
General Chemistry with lab: 8 sh
Calculus: 3 - 4 sh
General Biology with lab: 8 sh
Organic Chemistry: 6 sh
Biochemistry: 3 sh
Human Physiology: 3 - 4 sh
Human Anatomy: 3 sh
Microbiology with lab: 4 sh
Statistics: 3 sh 
Physics: 1 year high school or 1 semester college (lab recommended but not required)
General Education Electives: 16 sh required for admission, 6 of those 16 sh need to be within the Social Sciences

A: The minimum GPA to apply is a 2.50, with a C- or above in all prerequisite courses. 

A: You must apply using the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), and submit official transcripts, two letters of reference, and optional Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores directly to PharmCAS. Scores from any January PCAT will be accepted for that year's fall admission. Students will then be required to interview.


A: Please visit this page for the most up-to-date information

A: Candidates are notified of admission as decisions are made by the Admissions Committee, typically within 2 -3 weeks after their interview.

A: Approximately 100 - 120 students are enrolled each Fall.

A: We receive approximately 300-350 applications per year.

A: Yes. We do not give preference to in-state or University of Iowa Students. View transfer information here

Check an abbreviated list here:  pharmacy.uiowa.edu/pharmd/transfer, or refer to the UI Transfer Equalencies Guide.  

A: Yes. Applicants should complete at least one year (i.e., 30 semester hours) of prerequisites at an accredited institution in the U.S. or Canada. Credits from an institution outside the U.S. or Canada must be determined through an evaluation prepared by World Education Services (WES). This evaluation can be requested through the PharmCAS application. Applicants must meet the University of Iowa's English Proficiency Requirements.

A: Our retention rate is very high as we select students who are well-prepared for the rigorous curriculum. View program data here.

A: For the past three years, our students average a 90% pass rate on all licensure exams. View program data here.

View tuition and fees here.

A: The University of Iowa has information about residency classification located on the Registrar's website.