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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Narrative Description


179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5896
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Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1823. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Endowment: $38.2 million. Total enrollment: 2,587. Faculty: 150 (141 full-time, 9 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 915 applied, 72% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 1,517 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 115 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 34 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 34% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 26% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Colleges of the Fenway. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $30,790 includes full-time tuition ($19,600), mandatory fees ($620), and college room and board ($10,570). College room only: $7400. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, location, program, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $720 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $155 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 35% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Academy of Students of Pharmacy, Vietnamese Student Association, Student Government Association, Students of American Dental Hygienists. Major annual events: Fall Harvest Ball, Culture Fest, Activities Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, electronically operated academic area entrances, security guards at entrance. 495 college housing spaces available; 484 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Sheppard Library with 32,000 books, 700 serials, 525 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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