St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Narrative Description

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4588 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110-1088
Tel: (314)367-8700; Admissions: (314)446-8313; Fax: (314)367-2784; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees (bachelor of science degree program in pharmaceutical studies cannot be applied to directly; students have the option to transfer in after their second year in the PharmD program. Bachelor's degree candidates are not eligible to take the pharmacist's licensing examination). Founded 1864. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $50.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $149,084. Educational spending 2002-03: $9557 per student. Total enrollment: 927. Faculty: 125 (67 full-time, 58 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 514 applied, 44% were admitted. 34% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 97% from top half. Full-time: 166 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 4 students, 100% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 48% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 29% transferred in. Retention: 84% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,610 includes full-time tuition ($17,010), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($7350). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $708 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 70% of eligible men and 65% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Gateway Academy of Student Pharmacists, Student Council, International Student Council, student ambassadors, Student Alumni Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Organization Fair (Welcome Week). Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 380 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. O. J. Cloughly Alumni Library with 59,012 books, 5,259 microform titles, 234 serials, 802 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $459,237. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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