2018 Best Pharmacy Schools

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This list ranks the top 25 pharmacy schools in the country based on reviews from students and alumni. The list is very diverse, including popular public schools like the University of Michigan, the University of Arizona, and The University of Texas at Austin, along with lesser-known, but impressive colleges like the University of the Incarnate Word, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and Lipscomb University. There are many affordable options on this list, including Virginia Commonwealth University, which has a 100% student recommendation rating, and costs $12,779 for in-state tuition. Chicago State University, which also received a 100% student recommendation rating, charges only $8,320 for in-state tuition.

In a review of Butler University, one student wrote,“Butler really knows how to prepare their graduates for real work experience. There are many hands on activities and training." A student from the University of Connecticut's program said, "UConn has over 600 student organizations and probably about 20 of which are pharmacy related. The student involvement at this school is amazing, and I have made so many friends through my involvement." Click on the links below to read more student reviews about these stellar pharmacy programs.

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Rank College Campus Location 2018 Student Score
#1 #1 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Campus Location Ann Arbor (MI) 2018 Student Score 92.71
#2 #2 Virginia Commonwealth University Campus Location Richmond (VA) 2018 Student Score 91.30
#3 #3 University of California-San Francisco Campus Location San Francisco (CA) 2018 Student Score 91.04
#4 #4 Butler University Campus Location Indianapolis (IN) 2018 Student Score 90.33
#5 #5 Mercer University Campus Location Macon (GA) 2018 Student Score 89.52
#6 #6 University of Connecticut Campus Location Storrs (CT) 2018 Student Score 89.17
#7 #7 University of Missouri-Kansas City Campus Location Kansas City (MO) 2018 Student Score 89.05
#8 #8 Notre Dame of Maryland University Campus Location Baltimore (MD) 2018 Student Score 88.33
#9 #9 University of the Incarnate Word Campus Location San Antonio (TX) 2018 Student Score 88.16
#10 #10 University of Illinois at Chicago Campus Location Chicago (IL) 2018 Student Score 88.06
#11 #11 Regis University Campus Location Denver (CO) 2018 Student Score 87.50
#12 #12 University of Cincinnati Campus Location Cincinnati, Batavia (OH) 2018 Student Score 87.07
#13 #13 Drake University Campus Location Des Moines (IA) 2018 Student Score 86.67
#14 #14 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Campus Location Tallahassee (FL) 2018 Student Score 84.80
#15 #15 University of New England Campus Location Biddeford (ME) 2018 Student Score 84.41
#16 #16 Medical University of South Carolina Campus Location Charleston (SC) 2018 Student Score 84.00
#17 #17 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Campus Location Lubbock (TX) 2018 Student Score 83.67
#18 #18 University of Georgia Campus Location Athens (GA) 2018 Student Score 83.67
#19 #19 Shenandoah University Campus Location Winchester (VA) 2018 Student Score 83.53
#20 #20 University of Arizona Campus Location Tucson (AZ) 2018 Student Score 83.33
#21 #21 Lipscomb University Campus Location Nashville (TN) 2018 Student Score 83.06
#22 #22 University at Buffalo Campus Location Buffalo (NY) 2018 Student Score 83.00
#23 #23 The University of Texas at Austin Campus Location Austin (TX) 2018 Student Score 82.97
#24 #24 University of Maryland-Baltimore Campus Location Baltimore (MD) 2018 Student Score 82.89
#25 #25 Chicago State University Campus Location Chicago (IL) 2018 Student Score 82.67


Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2018 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular degree program must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from their institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.