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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 2022 — 91% — said they would choose the KU School of Pharmacy again if they were starting their degree program today. The national average is 83%.

The KU School of Pharmacy is 12th among all schools of pharmacy in total research award dollars granted. That puts KU Pharmacy in the top 10% nationally. This is an indication of our respected research status with a storied history of innovation and discovery.

Students administer more than 2,000 flu and COVID vaccines a year through the school’s annual Operation Immunization event, which provides free 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 2022. KU SOP Pharm.D. students matched at a rate of 82%, compared with a national rate of 77%. Students who pursued a residency in 2022 comprised 42.4% of the class.

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 2022 graduates were 45% retail pharmacy, 35% hospital pharmacy and 4% ambulatory care.

KU School of Pharmacy students posted another high pass rate on the 2022 Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). The school’s 2022 graduating class had a 94% first-time pass rate, compared to a national pass rate of 77% among all ACPE accredited programs. The class of 2022 also performed well on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). The NAPLEX first-time pass rate was 86% for KU Pharmacy students and 80% nationally.

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.