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.

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.
Pharmacy Rotation

The following statistics for this year’s entering 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

Application Counts

Number of PharmCAS Applications Received 1046
Number of Interviews Granted 480
Number of Students Enrolled 128

Applicant Scores

Average Overall GPA 3.44
Average Science GPA 3.33