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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Piscataway Township, New Jersey
2.79358
Naplex Pass Rate
94.35%
Acceptance
9.09%
Average GPA
3.50
Cost
$14,405
Reputation
Very High
Cost of Living
139%
OVERVIEW
Institution Type
Public
Accreditation
Full Accreditation
Program Length
6 years
Program Structure
Traditional
Total Admitted Students
220 students
Foreign Application
Yes
ADMISSION
Minimum GPA
2.80
Average GPA
3.50
Admission Ratio
11:01
APPLICATION
Early Decision
Yes
Bachelor Requirement
Yes
PCAT Requirement
Yes
Interview Requirement
Yes
Letter of Reference
3
US Residency
Yes
COST: IN-STATE
First-Year Tuition
$14,405
Second-Year Tuition
$14,405
Third-Year Tuition
$17,446
Fourth-Year Tuition
$24,436
COST: OUT-OF-STATE
First-Year Tuition
$34,716
Second-Year Tuition
$34,716
Third-Year Tuition
$34,329
Fourth-Year Tuition
$48,089
APPLICATION DEADLINE
2/1/2019
ACADEMIC DETAILS
Research Prowness
200.77%
Academic Reputation
Very High
Number of Publications
2,270
COST OF LIVING
Cost of Living
139%
Room & Board per year
$16,080
Room & Board per month
$1,340
Women
67%
Men
33%
CONTACT INFORMATION
160 Frelinghuysen Road Piscatway, New Jersey 08854
Donald K. Woodward
DETAILED INFORMATION

General Information
One of the nation’s leading pharmacy schools, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offers a rigorous six-year pharmacy program at a major research university centrally located in the Northeast metropolitan corridor. Students enjoy challenging academics, close mentorship from a faculty of top scientists and practitioners, and a dynamic clinical experience program. The school ranks among the top 15% of pharmacy schools in NIH research funding, giving students the opportunity to study in an exciting atmosphere of discovery and innovation.
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is one of eight schools making up the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) unit. RBHS is NJ’s largest and most influential constellation of academic institutions devoted to medicine, dentistry, advanced health-related sciences, pharmacy, public health, nursing, and the full spectrum of health careers.
A prime location in central NJ puts the school in the heart of the state’s strong pharmaceutical industry and within one hour of New York and Philadelphia. New Jersey is home to leading teaching hospitals and clinical care centers as well as 15 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, making the state a great place to launch a pharmacy career. New Brunswick is a health care hub, hosting the world headquarters of Johnson & Johnson, two major teaching hospitals, and the nation’s largest health sciences university, among other facilities. The school maintains strong connections within the state’s pharmaceutical industry and health care community, leading to academic and clinical opportunities for students.
Mission/Vision
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is a fully accredited, research-intensive school with a strong academic faculty who conduct clinical and basic science research while educating professional pharmacy students and graduate students. The school’s primary mission is to prepare highly proficient pharmacy professionals for leadership roles in our challenging and fast-evolving discipline. The school is also committed to better human health through research that advances understanding of the molecular basis of disease; its pharmacological control; and the development, delivery, and disposition of drugs. To maximize these efforts, the school vigorously pursues multidisciplinary collaborations with Rutgers colleagues in such areas as cancer biology, toxicology, biomedical engineering, health economics, and many others. In addition, as part of Rutgers, New Jersey’s state university, the school serves the state and its citizens as a nexus of pharmaceutical education, science, practice, and policy.
Curriculum
Our six-year professional program leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree and is grounded in the basic and clinical sciences with an emphasis on patient-centered care. The program comprises two years of preprofessional study followed by four years of professional pharmacy school. Preprofessional courses in the biological, physical, and social sciences and the humanities prepare students to enter 21st-century pharmacy practice as informed, well-rounded citizens.
Clinical experiences begin in the first professional year and progress through all four years, with advanced practice experiences at outstanding teaching and community hospitals, community pharmacies, managed care settings, the pharmaceutical industry, and other specialty practice sites.
Few schools can match the breadth and diversity of our clinical experience program. The Pharm.D. program is structured to develop the high levels of theoretical knowledge and professional skill required in this demanding profession. Our students learn to be independent thinkers, creative problem solvers, and compassionate care givers. Through rigorous coursework and patient-centered professional practice, students become highly knowledgeable about all aspects of drug therapy and highly effective in counseling patients and collaborating with health care professionals. Our graduates are well prepared for professional pharmacy practice in a variety of settings-the community, medical institutions, health care facilities, and the pharmaceutical industry, among others-as well as graduate or professional study.
Admission Requirements
Admission is highly competitive for both first-year students and transfer students. Attention is given to the applicant’s performance in math, science, and English courses. Students must successfully complete a formal interview before entering the first professional year (year 3) of the six-year Pharm.D. program. See details at pharmacy.rutgers.edu. First-year students apply directly from high school, entering the first pre-professional year.
Admission criteria include class rank, grade point average, grades, strength of academic program, and SAT scores. Applicants are expected to have completed the following coursework: four years of English; three years of math; two years of one foreign language; one year of biology; one year of chemistry; and five other academic courses, with physics recommended. Greater weight is given to college preparatory, honors, and advanced placement courses. Applicants must apply online by December 1 of their senior year; early action is also available.
Transfer students apply from a two- or four year college, entering the first professional year of the program. (Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree also apply as transfer students.) Applicants are expected to have completed or be in the process of completing the two-year preprofessional coursework. Academic performance, qualitative factors, and interview performance are considered; applicants are strongly encouraged to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). Completed applications must be received by February 1 of the year of expected fall enrollment.
Dual-Degree Programs
Four dual-degree programs allow highly motivated students to reduce the time and costs associated with earning a second degree. Programs offered include Pharm.D. with Ph.D., MBA, MPH, or MD. For more information: http://go.rutgers.edu/dp4xrh62
For Further Information
Applications:
Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions Office
http://admissions.rutgers.edu

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