Our Students

Though the nearly 400 pharmacy students 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, 75% of our students pursue, and are highly competitive for, postgraduate training or education in the form of residencies, fellowships, or advanced degrees.

Meet some of our PharmD students

Student Perspectives

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. Read about student profile numbers at Facts and Figures.

Typical entering class profile

Based on the class entering in summer 2022





Cumulative grade point average (GPA)




Science GPA




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Student life & organizations

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