College of Pharmacy

7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881 – Office: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Quick Facts

cam3-04-3500Student Population

799 Pharm.D. students
172 B.S. Pharmaceutical Science students
53 Graduate students

Pharm.D. Program

SAT/ACT/GPA: Average SAT for those offered admission for the fall of 2014 was a 1299 (combined CR, Math), average ACT was a 29 and the average high school GPA was a 4.14.

Applicants: Approximately 1,000 highly qualified students applied for 130 places in the Pharm.D. program (2014)

Preceptors: Approximately 180 preceptors used for final year rotations (2013-2014)

CLASS OF 2014:

NAPLEX Pass Rate: 99%
(Pharm.D. students graduating in 2014 from URI, taking the national licensing exam for the first time, source National Associate of Boards of Pharmacy)

MPJE Pass rate: 96%
(Pharm.D. students graduating in 2014 from URI, taking the national pharmacy law exam in Rhode Island for the first time, source National Associate of Boards of Pharmacy)

On-Time Graduation: 100 Students graduated in the Pharm.D. Class of 2013; this represents an on-time graduation rate of 93% for the students who started the professional program (P1 year) in 2009.

Employment: May 2014, 97% of the graduates reported that they have employment plans in pharmacy.

Residencies: 22% of the class matched to an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency. (18/22 Students who applied for residencies matched)

Further Education: 8-10% of graduates had plans to continue their education with the MBA being the predominate degree.

Click here for more information on the Pharm.D. Class of 2013


2010: Research awards totaling $11,700,000, which was 11.5% of URI’s research dollars.

2010: When adjusted for the number of faculty, URI ranked 21st in NIH funding among all colleges of pharmacy.


2012 – 2013: Pharmacy Outreach celebrated over 25 years of services to RI and presented over 700 programs reaching over 10,000 people at numerous locations around Rhode Island.

2012 – 2013:  More than 2,000 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians earned ACPE continuing pharmacy education credits though programs offered by the Office of Continuing Professional Development.

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