Selection Factors

Selection Factors: Due to the large number of applications received for a limited number of spaces, admission to URI’s College of Pharmacy is highly selective. The Admission Office carefully evaluates each candidate’s strength in the following areas:

High School Transcript including the rigor of the high school curriculum and academic performance.

Standardized Test Scores (only SAT or ACT results are reviewed).

Personal Essay (including an additional paragraph required of all Pharmacy applicants—details are available on the application).

Letters of Recommendation (two letters are required: one from a science or math teacher and one from a guidance counselor or a teacher from another subject area). These letters of recommendation should comment on your personal motivation, initiative and interpersonal skills.

Extracurricular Activities (including employment experiences) and unique talents.

Pharmacy applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all of their application materials by the Early Action deadline. The Admission Committee makes every effort to notify pharmacy applicants of their admission status by January 31.