The College values a holistic approach to admissions; this means that we take into consideration every experience each applicant brings to us to review. 

All applicants that submit a completed application are evaluated by the criteria listed below (not ranked or ordered).  The Applicant Academic Ranges and Averages table displays the academic make-up of previous applicant pools.  We encourage all students that fall within these ranges and who possess these criteria to apply to the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy:

  • Successful completion of prerequisite coursework
  • Overall GPA (no minimum)
  • Math/science GPA
  • Recommendation letters
  • Ability to communicate in writing as evidenced by written essays
  • Ability to communicate verbally as evidenced during the admissions interview
  • Life and work experiences
  • Critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Previous health care patient experiences, volunteerism, shadowing
  • Leadership ability/experiences
  • Desire to make a difference in the lives of others

*Please note that for the Fall 2021 Application and all future application cycles, the PCAT is not required. You may want to consider taking it if your overall GPA and/or science GPA are below a 3.0, your prerequisite courses were taken 5+ years ago, and/or your grades are trending downward.

 

Applicant Academic Ranges and Averages by year

Entry Year Status Count

Undergraduate
GPA Range

Undergraduate
GPA Average
Composite %
PCAT Range
Composite %
PCAT Average
2021 All Applicants 340 1.76 - 4.00 3.37 no longer required no longer required
  All Admitted 174 2.55 - 4.00 3.57    
  All Enrolled 85 2.62 - 4.00 3.59    
             
2020 All Applicants 231 1.80 - 4.00 3.32 1 - 99 70
  All Admitted 133 2.64 - 4.00 3.49 21 - 99 79
  All Enrolled 79 2.64 - 4.00 3.50 21 - 99 78
             
2019 All Applicants 241 1.93 - 4.00 3.37 1 - 99 79
  All Admitted 133 2.89 - 4.00 3.56 37 - 99 86
  All Enrolled 85 2.89 - 4.00 3.53 37 - 99 84
             
2018 All Applicants 307 1.36 - 4.00 3.31 1 - 99 76
  All Admitted 139 2.79 - 4.00 3.51 47 - 99 85
  All Enrolled 91 2.79 - 3.98 3.50 47 - 99 84
             
2017 All Applicants 305 1.93 - 4.00 3.34 1-99 78
  All Admitted 139 2.89 - 4.00 3.55 53 - 99 86
  All Enrolled 85 2.89 - 4.00 3.52 53 - 99 86

 

 

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Friday, October 11, 2019
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