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Competitive Candidate Profile

Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the admissions committee whichever of the following key attributes you possess.

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We desire that each PharmD student:

  • Is academically prepared to succeed in our rigorous professional programs.
  • Is well rounded with diverse educational and life experience backgrounds.
  • Has shown interest and involvement in the community.
  • Has knowledge of and/or experience in the field in which he/she hopes to practice.
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Has a good understanding of both the profession and WesternU.

The following statistics for the class seated Fall 2017 will give you a sense of where you might fall within the applicant pool. For additional statistics, please visit the Office of Institutional Research's Academic Outcomes webpage.

Applicant Counts
Number of PharmCAS Applications Received1046
Number of Interviews Granted480
Number of Enrolled Students128
Applicant Scores
Average Overall GPA3.44
Average Science GPA3.33