Mercer Pharmacy School Acceptance Rate

31%
Duration: 0-6/7 Years Courses: 66 Faculty: 44
Est. Applications: 442 Acceptance Rate: 31% Est. Class Size: 139

RxReel EPISODE 24: Pharmacy School Admissions Q&A

Supplemental Materials Supplemental Requirements: Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No Supplemental Application Fee: Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No I would like to mark this section as done. Yes

  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Committee Letters: What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted If youve selected “Conditionally Accepted,” please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. If your colleges pre-health committee prepares a single letter from the committee for you, it must be submitted directly from the college to PharmCAS along with the PharmCAS evaluation form. Please note committee letters are counted as one (1) letter of reference/evaluation. Does it count as more than one evaluation? No Composite Letters: What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally accepted If youve selected “Conditionally Accepted,” please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. If your colleges pre-health committee prepares a composite reference (set of letters) for you, the composite reference letters must be submitted directly from the college to PharmCAS along with the PharmCAS evaluation form. Please note that composite letters can be considered as more than one (1) letter of reference/evaluation as long as more than one letter is included in the composite. Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: Two (2) letters of reference are required, with preference for letters that attest to the applicants academic and professional attributes. College-level Science professors, pre-health professions/pre-pharmacy academic advisors, pharmacists, and/or supervisors are preferred. Please note that applicants are encouraged to e-submit their PharmCAS application before their letters of reference have been received by PharmCAS. I would like to mark this section as done. Yes

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    When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Applicants are required to successfully complete all prerequisites with grades of C or better before enrollment in the PharmD Program (December for Spring enrollment; early August for Fall enrollment). Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institutions course prerequisites?

    Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
    Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology I & II (labs optional) 6 8
    Biology/Biological Science Biology I & II with labs 8 10
    Microbiology Microbiology (lab optional) 3 4
    Chemistry General (Inorganic) Chemistry I & II with labs 8 10
    Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II with labs 8 10
    Biochemistry Biochemistry (lab optional) 3 4
    Math Calculus 3 4
    Statistics Statistics 3 4
    English Composition / Writing English Composition I & II / Writing Intensive courses 6 8
    Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech 3 4
    Economics Economics 3 4
    Humanities Humanities electives (2 courses) 6 8
    Social/Behavioral Science Social / Behavioral Science electives (2 courses) 6 8
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institutions course prerequisites?

  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: Letter grades are preferred for Science and Math prerequisites. Pass grades must be considered equivalent to C or better letter grades from issuing college/university in order to be acceptable towards prerequisites. Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 1. Only grades of C or better are acceptable towards prerequisites. 2. All science prerequisites must be fulfilled by courses intended for science majors or pre-health/pre-pharmacy students. 3. Biology I and II prerequisites can be fulfilled by courses with labs in genetics, cellular biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, botany, or zoology. 4. Humanities electives may be chosen from one or more of these areas: art, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion or theatre. 5. Social / Behavioral Science electives may be chosen from one or more of the following areas: anthropology, geography, history, management, political science, psychology and sociology. 6. At least one elective course must focus on cultural diversity. Examples of courses that fulfill this prerequisite are: sociology, cultural anthropology, cultural geography, world literature, world religions, gender studies or cultural studies in specific languages other than the students native language. 7. If you would like to verify if a certain course(s) will fulfill a prerequisite(s), please email us your request at [email protected] so we can assist you. Link to additional course prerequisites information:

    FAQ

    Is Mercer a good pharmacy school?

    Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy is ranked the No. 1 private pharmacy school in the Southeast, according to 2016 and 2020 U.S. News & World Report. The College offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.

    Is Mercer College hard to get into?

    The acceptance rate at Mercer University is 73.3%.

    For every 100 applicants, 73 are admitted. This means the school is lightly selective. The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. If you meet their requirements, you’re almost certain to get an offer of admission.

    What GPA should I have for pharmacy school?

    Most pharmacy programs prefer a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and commonly require a minimum “C” letter grade in required pre-requisite courses. If accessible, take pharmaceutical science related courses and try your best to do well.

    How long is Mercer pharmacy school?

    The Mercer Doctor of Pharmacy program provides the didactic and clinical preparation for a professional career as a pharmacist. The Doctor of Pharmacy program of study is full-time and spans nine semesters (four years). Upon successful completion of the program, the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.

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