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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, Regular Decision 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.
  • Earn a preferred composite PCAT score of 40 or higher and a preferred PCAT writing score of 3.0 or greater.
  • 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.
  • Early decision applicants are encouraged to complete their Early Decision application as early as possible and to take the PCAT during the July testing window.

 

College of Pharmacy Class Profiles

Academic Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Applicants

522

480

647

502

489

461

384

252

Admitted

87

87

86

119

119

121

115

105

Age

Average Age

23

24

23

23

25

24

23

22

Age Range

19-36

19-37

19-41

18-41

20-48

18-55

19-49

17-37

Gender

Male

41%

51%

57%

38%

45%

40%

42%

45%

Female

59%

49%

43%

62%

55%

59%

58%

55%

Not reported

-

-

-

-

-

1%

-

-

Ethnicity

White

36%

26%

18%

22%

23%

22%

28%

37%

Asian

29%

28%

37%

44%

39%

40%

22%

24%

Hispanic

31%

41%

42%

25%

29%

26%

36%

29%

Black

3%

6%

2%

8%

6%

9%

11%

6%

Other

1%

1%

1%

1%

3%

1%

1%

4%

Not reported

-

-

-

-

-

2%

2%

-

Pre-Pharmacy GPA Average

Average GPA

3.38

3.35

3.36

3.31

3.35

3.38

3.46

TBA

Pharmacy College Admission Test

Average PCAT

69%

70%

69%

64%

70%

68%

65%

65%

Degrees conferred prior to enrollment

Degreed

55%

74%

62%

31%

70%

41%

30%

29%