The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy - Excellence through leadership
Published Survey
Submission Number: 4184
Submission ID: 132
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Institution Name The University of Rhode Island
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Rhode Island, The
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If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy - Excellence through leadership
Street 1 College of Pharmacy
Street 2 7 Greenhouse Road
Street 3
City Kingston
State Rhode Island
Zip 02881
Country United States
Program Location: Rhode Island
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Denise Gorenski
    Title: Assistant Dean
    Office: Office of Student and Academic Affairs
    Email: denisg@uri.edu
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Application fee for PharmD (first professional) program for non-PharmCAS schools only: $65
Application Deadline - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only. February 01, 2023
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 0 - 6/7
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 126
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 130
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 135
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 105
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description The PharmD program at the University of Rhode Island is a 0/6 program. While most students come from high school, we have a limited number of transfer students into the P1 year. The curriculum stresses critical thinking, active learning and clinical experience to prepare you for practice in a variety of settings. Graduates of our program have a strong record of passing the national licensing examination (NAPLEX). Average scores over the past five years are above 90 percentage for graduates taking the exam for the first time. Amongst graduates of the last five years, more than 96% reported pharmacy related employment by September following graduation on their AACP graduating student survey. For the class of 2022, over 50% of graduates were accepted to either a residency or fellowship training program. Job responsibilities vary from staff pharmacists, manager, clinical specialist, consultant, executive, to professor. Ninety-two percent of graduates indicate that they would select the URI College of Pharmacy if they were starting their pharmacy programs over again. For more information, please visit our web page: http://web.uri.edu/pharmacy/
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 3.0
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.7
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 42
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 29
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 0
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
8
Biochemistry Introductory Biochemistry 3
Biology/Biological Science Prinicples of Biology I
Principles of Biology Lab I
4
Chemistry General Chemistry Lecture I and II
General Chemistry Lab I and Lab II
Organic Chemistry Lecture I and II
Organic Chemistry Lab
16
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Communication Fundamentals I 3
Economics Principles of Economics: Microeconomics 3
English Composition / Writing Introduction to Research Writing 3
Ethics Ethics 3
Math Calculus I 3
Microbiology Introductory Medical Microbiology 4
Statistics Introductory Biostatistics 4
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? By the end of the spring semester prior to the start of the Fall P1 year.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: Usually no, though many institutions incorporated P/F with COVID-19 considerations.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: The college of pharmacy requires high school work as described in the following link: https://web.uri.edu/catalog/doctor-of-pharmacy-pharm-d/

Students who transfer to the program must meet the criteria listed below. Transfers are only accepted on an "as space available" basis.
https://web.uri.edu/catalog/doctor-of-pharmacy-pharm-d/

The College requires students to complete the general education requirements of the University prior to graduation.
Link to additional course prerequisites information:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Not Required or Considered
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information:
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require: ACT, SAT
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: REQUIRED
  • Family Member: ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? No Answer
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: For admission as a Freshman to the PharmD program, we require a minimum of two letters: one from a science or math teacher and one from a guidance counselor or a teacher from another subject area. These letters of recommendation should comment on your personal motivation, initiative and interpersonal skills.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Other clarifying information, if necessary: If you are an international transfer student, your transcripts of university studies must be formally evaluated by any NACES certified agency. Please visit NACES.org for a list of approved credit evaluators. Please request a course-by-course evaluation and have an official report sent directly to URI. For International applicants, please visit the following website for more detailed information: http://web.uri.edu/admission/international-admission-requirements/ .
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit one of the following: 1.TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum paper-based 550, computer-based 213 or iBt score of 79 2.IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum of 6.5 3.Pearson Test of English minimum of 53 4.EIKEN Test of English Language Proficiency level Pre-1 5.Completion of the A.C.E. Language Institute program on URI campus through Level 6 for undergraduates
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: For students admitted to the PharmD program as Freshman, students must complete a formal interview during the second semester of the sophomore year. The interview with faculty from the College of Pharmacy assesses the students' verbal and written communication skills, understanding of the pharmacy profession, and commitment to patient care. Transfer applicants must complete an interview.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: Enrollment and housing deposits are due by May 1st. Deposits are fully refundable prior to May 1st, but not refundable after May 1st.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2023-09-06
Additional details for accepted applicants:
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Admin Status Published
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AACP Institution Number 6000
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