As of January 2015, 30 pharmacy schools, including Florida A&M University, Idaho State University and Marshall University School of Pharmacy, do not require the PCAT, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. About 85 percent of pharmacy schools do require it.Continue Reading
Pharmacy schools that do not require the PCAT evaluate applicants using other criteria. For example, the Loma Linda School of Pharmacy in California weighs an applicant's academic achievement, communication skills, pharmacy experience, extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and community service, while Oregon State University's College of Pharmacy requires students to complete several prerequisite courses before applying.
Some colleges, such as Touro College of Pharmacy, prefer students take the PCAT but may base admission decisions on an applicant's overall and science GPAs, while requiring him to take a number of prerequisites. Other colleges, such as Farleigh Dickinson University's School of Pharmacy in New Jersey, require students to take the PCAT or the Graduate Record Exam, along with meeting other admission requirements.
Other schools that do not require the PCAT include Northeastern University, Ohio Northern University, St. John's University, the University of Findlay, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Toledo, the University of Southern California and the University of Tennessee, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.Learn more about Colleges & Universities
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A good PCAT score depends on the school and the candidate's overall competitiveness, but a PCAT score of 430 is roughly in the 90th percentile and is fairly competitive.Full Answer >