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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

2021

Applicants

522

480

647

502

489

461

384

252

255

 

 

Admitted

87

87

86

119

119

121

115

105

112

112

123

 

Age

Academic Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Average Age

23

24

23

23

25

24

23

22

23

23

22

Age Range

19-36

19-37

19-41

18-41

20-48

18-55

19-49

17-37

19-42

18-38

18-38

 

Gender

Academic Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Male

41%

51%

57%

38%

45%

40%

42%

45%

38%

34%

37%

Female

59%

49%

43%

62%

55%

59%

58%

55%

61%

65%

63%

Not reported

-

-

-

-

-

1%

-

-

1%

1%

-

 

Race/Ethnicity

Academic Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

White

36%

26%

18%

22%

23%

22%

28%

37%

22%

22%

20%

*Asian

29%

28%

37%

44%

39%

40%

22%

24%

26%

21%

13%

**Hispanic

31%

41%

42%

25%

29%

26%

36%

29%

42%

46%

50%

Black or African American

3%

6%

2%

8%

6%

9%

11%

6%

7%

8%

12%

***Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1%

-

American Indian or Alaska Native

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2%

1%

2%

Multi Race

- - - - - - - - 1% 1% 3%

Not reported

-

-

-

-

-

2%

2%

-

-

-

-

*Asian- Asian Indian, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Pakistani, Vietnamese, Other Asian
**Hispanic- Cuban, Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano/Chicana, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, Other Spanish Culture or Origin
***Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander  - Guamanian or Chamorro, Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Other Pacific Islander


 

Pre-Pharmacy GPA Average

Academic Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Average GPA

3.38

3.35

3.36

3.31

3.35

3.38

3.46

3.38

3.38

3.35

 3.43

 

Pharmacy College Admission Test

Academic Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Average PCAT

69%

70%

69%

64%

70%

68%

65%

65%

63%

60%

 Optional (data not recorded)

 

Degrees conferred prior to enrollment

Academic Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Degreed

55%

74%

62%

31%

70%

41%

30%

29%

35%

28%