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.
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.