College of Pharmacy

Avedisian Hall, 7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881

pharmcol@etal.uri.eduOffice: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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Quick Facts

cam3-04-3500Student Population: 2016-2017

  • 738 Pharm.D. students
  • 195 B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences students
  • 45 Graduate students

Pharm.D. Program

  • SAT/ACT/GPA: Average SAT for those registered for the fall of 2016 is 1251(combined CR, Math), average ACT is 28, and the average high school GPA is 4.20. Twenty-five students were in the top of 5% of their graduating class.
  • Gender/Diversity: In the incoming Pharm.D. Class of 2022, 68% are female and 23% are students of color. Students in the freshman PharmD class represent 11 states and 3 foreign countries.
  • Applicants: Approximately 825 highly qualified students applied for 130 places in the Pharm.D. program (2016).
  • Preceptors: Approximately 350 preceptors contributed to our experiential education program (both introductory and advanced practice experiences) during the 2015-2016 Academic Year (2016).

B.S.P.S. Program

  • SAT/ACT/GPA: Average SAT for those registered for the fall of 2016 is 1021 (combined CR, Math), average ACT is 24, and the average high school GPA is 3.45.
  • Gender/Diversity: In the incoming BSPS Class of 2020, 73% are female and 35% are students of color. Students who entered in the fall of 2016 came from seven different states and two foreign countries.

CLASS OF 2017:

  • On-Time Graduation Rate:  86.6% for students starting their first professional year (P1) in 2013.
  • NAPLEX Pass Rate: 94% for the May to August 2017 test window for first-time test takers; 93% annual rate for January-December 2017 for all first-time test takers.
  • Employment Rate on Graduation: 96.7% of graduates were employed in pharmacy in May 2017.
  • Graduating Students’ Satisfaction with the College of Pharmacy: 91.5% of the Class of 2017 graduates would choose URI if they were starting college again.  (National Average:  83.8%)


  • 2015: Research awards totaling $10,588,000, which was 13% of URI’s research dollars.
    URI ranked 12th in NIH research funding among all U.S. colleges of pharmacy.
  • 2014: URI ranked 23rd in NIH funding among all colleges of pharmacy.


  • 2015: Pharmacy Outreach recently celebrated over 25 years of services to Rhode Island and presented over 700 programs reaching over 10,000 people at numerous locations around Rhode Island.
  • 2014–2015: More than 2,500 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians earned ACPE continuing pharmacy education credits though programs offered by the Office of Continuing Professional Development.

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