There's No Better Place to Study Pharmacy
For more than 150 years, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been educating future pharmacy innovators and practitioners. Located in one of the world's leading biomedical, research, and patient-care complexes, the College provides exceptional pharmacy education and research opportunities for students. U.S. News & World Report ranked the College as one of the top four private colleges of pharmacy in the country in 2016.
Exceptional Academic Experience
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the perfect place to prepare for a health professions career. The College offers undergraduate and professional degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Health Humanities and Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, as well as, a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.).
The undergraduate program provides an innovative teaching model, which integrates coursework across foundational subject areas to improve learning and advance health care. Students also are able to identify and incorporate specialty areas into their studies to prepare them for the wide variety of health care professions. Offerings include professional elective tracks and a graduate certificate in business administration or an MBA degree through a collaborative agreement with the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Many students are pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) with an integrated Bachelor of Science (B.S.). After three undergraduate years and one professional year in the program, students earn a Bachelor of Science that recognizes their strong preparation in math, science, and liberal arts. As long as requirements are met, students in the undergraduate program may progress into the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and integrated Bachelor of Science (B.S.) are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Pharm.D. is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the only pharmacy college in St. Louis, Missouri, is located in one of the nation's preeminent biomedical complexes. The College has collaborative partnerships within a nationally recognized medical community that includes Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. These partnerships provide STLCOP students with access to nearby research, work-study, and volunteer opportunities. 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 the city's Central West End neighborhood on a safe, nearly nine-acre campus.
Making an Impact Locally, Regionally, and Globally
St. Louis College of Pharmacy students have the opportunity to participate in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), international programs in 15 different countries, and volunteer initiatives within the local community.
During the final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program, students complete eight, five-week APPEs and have the opportunity to work in hospitals, outpatient HIV/AIDS clinics, develop pharmacy assistant programs, or choose from more than 1,000 other 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.
Students may also participate in international APPEs in locations such as India, Portugal, South Africa, Ireland, or China. Through the International Service Learning Course, students travel internationally to provide service to communities in need such as Guatemala, Costa Rica, or Poland. Students have completed thousands of hours of service and traveled more than 205,000 miles to provide patient care.
Students also volunteer in the local community each year for events such as the College's Asthma-Friendly Pharmacies program, the St. Louis Medication Disposal Initiative, and Boo Fest, a sugar-free Halloween event for children with Type 1 diabetes and their families. For the third consecutive year, the College has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
All students applying for admission to St. Louis College of Pharmacy must present evidence of the satisfactory completion of a four-year course of study in, and graduation from, a high school approved by a recognized accrediting body. The high school course of study should include 4 units of English; 4 units of math, including algebra 1 and 2 and geometry; and at least
3 units of science, including biology lab and chemistry lab.
Required freshman application materials include the following: completed application and $55 nonrefundable application fee, statement of commitment, high school transcripts including cumulative GPA and senior-year class rank, official ACT or SAT results, guidance counselor academic reference recommendation form, science teacher recommendation form, math teacher recommendation form, technical standards form, and personal essay.
Transfer students are accepted into any of the undergraduate years and the first year of the professional program. Required transfer application materials include the following: completed application and $55 nonrefundable application fee, college transcripts, and personal essay. Undergraduate transfer applicants must also submit an academic recommendation letter from a science or math professor and character letter of recommendation from supervisor or coworker.
A Complete Campus Experience
The College offers a full student life experience. A key difference between St. Louis College of Pharmacy and other schools is that all students at the College are pursuing a career in health care. This common bond creates a strong support structure among fellow students, faculty members, and staff members.
With more than 60 clubs and organizations on campus, the College has something for everyone, including professional and social fraternities, NAIA Division I athletics, intramural and club sports, and special interest groups. The College's tight-knit community allows students 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.
Explore Campus with a STLCOP Tour
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is wrapping up a physical transformation to better meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. In fall 2017, the new, seven-story Recreation and Student Center (RAS), is scheduled to open. It will house a residence hall, dining hall, competition and intramural gymnasiums, indoor track, and spaces for residential life offices. In summer 2015, the state-of-the-art Academic and Research Building (ARB) opened. The ARB features a welcome center, classrooms, teaching and research labs, auditorium, library, and study spaces accessible to students 24/7.
Jones Hall has been a part of the College’s campus since it was constructed in 1927. Since then, there have been several major renovations, including 2003 and 2015. Jones Hall is home to several large classrooms, all of the basic science laboratories, as well as offices for faculty and staff.
The undergraduate Residence Hall is at the center of campus and houses 265 students and 10 resident assistants. Students are part of a small, supportive environment that emphasizes community and personal development. The Office of Residential Life organizes social and educational activities designed to help students be successful in and out of the classroom. Support is offered in many ways, including individual counseling, tutoring, individual coaching, student-to-student mentoring, and disability accommodations.
To schedule a campus tour, contact the Office of Admissions at 314.367.8700 ext. 8328 (or toll free at 800.2.STLCOP) or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships and Financial Aid are Available
For the 2016-17 academic year, undergraduate tuition and fees were $28,620 and the professional program tuition and fees were $33,027. A notebook computer (issued to all new students) and lab fees are included in tuition costs. Room and board costs for the academic year were $10,901 for shared units and $11,701 for suites. Additional costs, including books, student activity fees, student health and wellness fees, professional program fees, and new student program fees vary each year and by program level but average $900 per semester.
The College offers merit- and need-based scholarships to new students by performing a holistic evaluation of each student’s academic achievement, financial need, community service, and leadership experience. Most scholarships awarded to new students are renewable. The average institutional financial aid received by freshmen in 2016 was $11,437.
The College participates in all applicable federal and state financial aid programs. Scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment are offered to help qualified students pay for college expenses.
Students planning to attend the College in the fall semester should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Majors & Degrees
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||March 1st||April 1st|
|Early decision plan||December 1st||January 15th|
|Other early decision plan||December 1st||January 15th|
|Transfer||March 1st||May 1st|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score Accepted||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||602||550||620|
Tuition & Fees
|Black or African American||9.6%|
|White or Caucasian||61.61%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.45%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.22%|
|Two or more races||2.01%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||58%|
Homecoming, Organization Fair (Welcome Week) and Holiday dance
Student Government Association, Student Pharmacist Association, International Student Association, Women's Health Interest Group and Student Alumni Association
Campus Security & Safety
|Track And Field||No|
|Track And Field||No|