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St. Louis College of Pharmacy

  • St. Louis, MO
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 60%40%
    student ratio
  • 723
    total students
  • $26,736 | $26,736
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 62%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 686
    sat math
  • 577
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 27
    act composite

Overview

High School Graduates Pursue a Pharm.D. Through Integrated Professional and Liberal Arts and Sciences Curricula

Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) is one of the oldest colleges of pharmacy in the nation and consistently graduates one of the largest classes of new pharmacists in the U.S. The College admits students directly from high school, and the seven-year curriculum integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a professional program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

The college is a private, nonsectarian school with more than 1,300 students from 30 states. While St. Louis College of Pharmacy's 6,800 alumni live in 49 states and 13 different countries, approximately 73 percent of St. Louis-area pharmacists are graduates of the college.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy Enjoys an Outstanding Location Surrounded by a Nationally Recognized Medical Community

St. Louis College of Pharmacy, located in the Central West End of St. Louis, Missouri, is surrounded by the nationally recognized medical community of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, Siteman Cancer Center, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. The campus is only two blocks from Forest Park, with its 1,300 acres of green space, tennis courts, ice-skating rink, golf course, world-class museums, zoo, outdoor opera theater, and science center. Students at the College are near the cultural and entertainment scene of St. Louis on a safe, eight-acre campus within walking distance of public transportation.

Low Student-Faculty Ratio is Enriched by a Highly Trained Faculty

PhD or the highest degree in their field. They share their knowledge and experience with their students in classes that feature an 18:1 overall student-faculty ratio. In addition pharmacists serve as adjunct instructors in the advanced-practice experiences program, wherethe student-faculty ratio is only 14:1.

Students Participate in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Settings to Gain Hands-on Experience

Students choose from more than 400 advanced pharmacy practice experiences in community, government, and hospital settings. Settings have included the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Pfizer, Walgreens, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Alaska Native Medical Center, North Texas Medical Center, and Tampa General Hospital.

First-year Admission Requirements at St. Louis College of Pharmacy Are Selective and Competitive

Admission to St. Louis College of Pharmacy is selective and competitive. Each year, the college receives 600 applications for 250 spaces in the first-year class. First-year students must have four years of English; four years of math, including two years of algebra, as well as geometry; and at least three years of science, including biology/lab and chemistry/lab. The 2012-13 class had an average ACT score of 27. The average first-year student had a high school GPA of 3.65.

STLCOP's Single Major Bonds Students Together for a Fun, Enriching Campus Life

The college offers a full student-life experience, with nearly 400 students living on campus during the school year. The main difference between St. Louis College of Pharmacy and other schools is that all students at STLCOP are studying one profession--pharmacy. This common bond creates a strong support structure among fellow students, faculty members, and staff.

With more than 50 clubs and organizations on campus, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has something for everyone, including professional and social fraternities, NAIA athletics, intramural and club sports, pharmacy organizations, and special interest groups. The college's small size allows its residents and commuters alike the opportunity to become an integral part of the campus experience. Many students participate in social activities that include homecoming, sporting events, and community service projects.

The Compact Campus Offers a Unique Blend of Community and Academic Life

Many students report that their decision to attend St. Louis College of Pharmacy was settled after touring its small campus. With a residence hall in the center of its compact eight-acre campus, students are only a few steps away from class and can easily get around in a matter of minutes.

First-year students live in STLCOP's eight-story residence hall. Every residence hall room features air conditioning, phones with voice mail, cable hook-ups, Internet connections, and carpeting. Residential amenities also include laundry facilities, a lounge area with a fireplace and television, study rooms, and kitchenette and microwave access. Students enjoy a lively community of friends, and life is enriched by resident assistants who organize student activities that include movie nights, ice creams socials, and trips to the City Museum.

STLCOP Students Benefit from Connections to Nearby Community Service, Research, Internship, and Work-Study Opportunities

With so many residential communities surrounding campus, community service offers endless opportunities to make connections. For example, students perform glucose screenings and bone density testing and provide heartburn education at community-based health organizations, local pharmacies, and senior centers. And the college has strong partnerships with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University, giving STLCOP students access to nearby research, work-study, and volunteer opportunities.

Merit-based Scholarships and Other Forms of Financial Aid Are Available to St. Louis College of Pharmacy Students

St. Louis College of Pharmacy awards scholarships based on merit and need. More than 95 percent of STLCOP students receive some form of financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, federal work-study, and loans.


Location & Contact

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

4588 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110-1088
USA

Connie Horrall

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 314-446-8328
Fax: 314-446-8310
Email: chorrall@stlcop.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pharmacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

62% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied555
    • Accepted348
    • Acceptance Rate62%
    • Enrolled723
    • Female Applicants362
    • Females Accepted219
    • Female Acceptance Rate60%
    • Male Applicants193
    • Males Accepted129
    • Male Acceptance Rate66%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
      letter of reference from science teacher
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.74
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan December 15th January 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer February 1st May 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 577 570 660
    • SAT Math 686 640 730
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 25 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$26,736
    • Out-of-state tuition *$26,736
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$325.00
    • Room and board *$9,555.00
    • Room only *$5,595.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students723
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.55%
    • Black or African American4.84%
    • White or Caucasian62.66%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.28%
    • Asian21.72%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.28%
    • Two or more races1.66%
    • Unknown6.64%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.38% representing 3 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students53% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 32%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Outdoor Club, Student Body Union, International Student Organization, Student Pharmacists Association, Student Organization for Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball No Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division X Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty186
    • Full-time Percentage58%
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio22:1 or 723 students to 33 faculty


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