About the Students

Though the nearly 500 student pharmacists in the PharmD program represent diverse backgrounds and experiences, they share a common commitment to patient care and to gaining as much as they can from their pharmacy education. Students' active involvement in student organizations and in the community creates a rich and vibrant environment for learning and professional development. Students contribute to a culture of collaboration both inside and outside the classroom and a thriving student life.

Upon graduation, 65% of our students pursue, and are highly competitive for, postgraduate training or education in the form of residencies, fellowships, or advanced degrees.

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Total PharmD Enrollment

487 students

Class size

122 to 127 students for each class year

Ethnicity

60% Asian/Asian-American
16% Caucasian
18% Underrepresented minority (including African American, Chicano/Latino, Filipino, American Indian)

Residency

84% from California
15% out-of-state
1% international students

Admitted student profile

The UCSF School of Pharmacy is committed to admitting PharmD students who have diverse cultural, economic, and social backgrounds. Although grade point average is an important factor, it is not the sole reason for acceptance. In addition to intellectual and academic competence, the School's admissions committee considers communication skills, leadership ability, community service, health care-related or research experience, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.

Typical entering class profile

Based on the class entering in fall 2016

 

Low

Average

High

Cumulative grade point average (GPA)

2.96

3.54

4.00

Science GPA

2.72

3.46

4.00

Quarter overall units

92

131

220

Student life & organizations )

The development of pharmacy leaders is central to the mission of the PharmD program and UCSF student pharmacists excel in leadership and community service.