Pharm.D. Degree | About Our Students

Class of 2021 Student Profile

  • Number of applicants matriculating in the fall of 2017: 146
  • Average pre-professional GPA: 3.45
  • Average PCAT composite percentile rank: 63
  • Completed pre-pharmacy at KU: 49%
  • Hold a four-year or graduate degree or higher: 25%
  • Average age: 24
  • Sex: 58% Female, 42% Male
  • Kansas residents: 84%
  • Kansas counties represented: 29%

Pharm.D. Program
Important Dates

Early Admissions Period:
Now through Sept. 3
Standard Application Period:
Oct. 1 - Feb. 1
Applicant Interviews:
Feb. - April
Admission Decisions:
March 1 - April 30
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU