St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis, MO
student ratio
total students
$27,502 | $27,502
in-state | out-of-state tuition
February 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


St. Louis College of Pharmacy is Highly Ranked

For 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 centers, the college provides exceptional pharmacy education, career, and research opportunities for students. The college is one of the top pharmacy schools; in fact "U.S. News and World Report" ranked the college as one of the top 4 private colleges of pharmacy in the country in 2012.

Students Pursue a Pharm.D. with an Integrated Bachelor of Science Degree

The college's academic program includes 3 years of undergraduate work followed by a 4-year professional program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The innovative curriculum prepares students for the expanding role of pharmacists on health care teams and includes significant study in the sciences, including basic and advanced courses in biology, chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences as well as courses in the liberal arts and social and behavioral sciences. Students are primarily admitted from high school and can choose specialties such as a Master of Business Administration degree or graduate certificate in business administration to prepare them for the wide variety of research interests and career options available for pharmacists. Students are eligible for Bachelor of Science degrees after 3 undergraduate and 1 professional year in the program.

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

St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the only pharmacy school in St. Louis, Missouri, is located in the city's Central West End, 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 college has strong partnerships with these nearby institutions, giving STLCOP students access to nearby research, work-study, and volunteer opportunities. The campus is only 2 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, 8-acre campus within walking distance of public transportation.

Students Impact Health Care, Communities Worldwide

St. Louis College of Pharmacy students impact health care worldwide through advanced pharmacy practice experiences and international programs in 15 different countries. During the final year of the curriculum, students complete 8 five-week rotations and have the opportunity to work in hospitals and outpatient HIV/AIDS clinics, develop pharmacy assistant programs, or choose from more than 600 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. Courses, such as "International Service Learning," offer students the chance to help build houses with Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala, Costa Rica, or Poland. Students also volunteer thousands of hours 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.

Freshman Admission Requirements at St. Louis College of Pharmacy are Selective and Competitive

Admission to St. Louis College of Pharmacy is selective and competitive. Freshman students must have 4 years of English; 4 years of math, including 2 years of algebra, as well as geometry; and at least 3 years of science, including biology/lab and chemistry/lab. The 2014-15 class had an average ACT score of 26. The average freshman student had a high school GPA of 3.63.

STLCOP's Single Area of Study Bonds Students Together for a Fun, Enriching Campus Life

The college offers a full student-life experience. 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 members.

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. On the compact 8-acre campus, students are only a few steps away from class and can easily get around in a matter of minutes.

All new undergraduate students are required to live on campus at least two years. Every residence hall room features air conditioning, 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.

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

St. Louis College of Pharmacy understands how important the cost of pharmacy school is. The college has the 3rd lowest tuition out of 65 private colleges of pharmacy. More than 95% of STLCOP students receive some form of financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, federal work-study, and loans.

Location & Contact

4588 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110-1088

Connie Horrall

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 314-446-8328
Fax: 314-446-8310

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Majors & Degrees

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


69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied445
    • Accepted309
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled698
    • Female Applicants286
    • Females Accepted201
    • Female Acceptance Rate70%
    • Male Applicants159
    • Males Accepted108
    • Male Acceptance Rate67%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$55
    • 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 freshman3.60
  • 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 577 500 620
    • SAT Math 686 590 710
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 24 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$27,502
    • Out-of-state tuition *$27,502
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$762
    • Room and board *$9,783
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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 offeredDeferred payments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students698
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.29%
    • Black or African American5.3%
    • White or Caucasian58.45%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.14%
    • Asian19.77%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.29%
    • Two or more races1.86%
    • Unknown11.46%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.44% representing 5 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students52% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • 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 Yes
    • 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


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


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty151
    • Full-time Percentage67%
    • Part-time Percentage33%
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 1,366 students to 151 faculty




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