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How To Be A Competitive Applicant

To be considered for admission into the PharmD program at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Priority and Regular applicants must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA, as determined by PharmCAS, of 2.75 or higher.
  • Complete a minimum of 74 semester credit hours of prerequisite coursework at an accredited college or university. Applications lacking one or more prerequisites are considered if the applicant is enrolled in, or plans to enroll in, courses that fulfill missing prerequisites. If accepted into the program, all missing prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed (a C grade or higher) by summer session I in the year of matriculation.
  • Take PCAT Exam (optional)
    • Applicants who opt to take PCAT please send scores directly to PharmCAS (code: 104)
  • Submit three PharmCAS recommendation forms.
  • Interviews are held on the Kingsville campus. For the current admission cycle, interviews will be conducted using a Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI) format. MMI is designed to measure competencies including oral communication, social and non-verbal skills, and teamwork that are important indicators of how an applicant will interact with patients and colleagues as a physician.

 

College of Pharmacy Class Profiles

Academic Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Applicants

522

480

647

502

489

461

384

252

255

 

Admitted

87

87

86

119

119

121

115

105

112

112

Age

Average Age

23

24

23

23

25

24

23

22

23

23

Age Range

19-36

19-37

19-41

18-41

20-48

18-55

19-49

17-37

19-42

18-38

Gender

Male

41%

51%

57%

38%

45%

40%

42%

45%

38%

34%

Female

59%

49%

43%

62%

55%

59%

58%

55%

61%

65%

Not reported

-

-

-

-

-

1%

-

-

1%

1%

Ethnicity

White

36%

26%

18%

22%

23%

22%

28%

37%

22%

22%

Asian

29%

28%

37%

44%

39%

40%

22%

24%

26%

21%

Hispanic

31%

41%

42%

25%

29%

26%

36%

29%

42%

46%

Black

3%

6%

2%

8%

6%

9%

11%

6%

7%

7%

Other

1%

1%

1%

1%

3%

1%

1%

4%

3%

3%

Not reported

-

-

-

-

-

2%

2%

-

-

-

Pre-Pharmacy GPA Average

Average GPA

3.38

3.35

3.36

3.31

3.35

3.38

3.46

3.38

3.38

3.35

Pharmacy College Admission Test

Average PCAT

69%

70%

69%

64%

70%

68%

65%

65%

63%

60%

Degrees conferred prior to enrollment

Degreed

55%

74%

62%

31%

70%

41%

30%

29%

35%

28%