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Why KU School of Pharmacy?

What sets KU School of Pharmacy apart from other schools?


Most members of the Class of 2021 — 94% — said they would choose the KU School of Pharmacy again if they were starting their degree program today.


The KU School of Pharmacy is 17th among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding and has been in the top 10 or top 20 for the past 20 years. This is an indication of our respected research status with a storied history of innovation and discovery.


Students give more than 1,000 flu vaccines a year through the school’s annual Operation Immunization event, which provides free flu vaccines to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.


Ninety percent of the students from the 2021 class obtained employment within six months of graduation among our survey respondents.


The KU School of Pharmacy residency match rate again exceeded the national average in 2021. KU SOP Pharm.D. students matched at a rate of 71%, compared with a national rate of 65%. Of the 144 members of the Class of 2021, 72 sought a residency program.


Student organizations and clinical rotations provide KU School of Pharmacy students with many opportunities to explore various pharmacy career paths before graduation. The top three career paths of our 2021 graduates were 50% retail pharmacy, 33% hospital pharmacy and 7% ambulatory care.


KU School of Pharmacy students posted another high pass rate on the 2021 Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). The school’s 2021 graduating class had a 92% first-time pass rate, compared to a national pass rate of 82% among all ACPE accredited programs.


The collaborative relationship between our Pharm.D. and research programs sets us apart from other schools.


Our students learn from world-renowned researchers as well as from practicing pharmacists. With a solid foundation in the sciences, our students graduate with a broad understanding of pharmacy, from discovery and formulation to delivery.