Admission Fast Facts
ADMISSION TO the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is highly competitive. Our doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program begins with two years of preprofessional study and proceeds to four years of professional pharmacy school. Because ours is one of the few 0–6 pharmacy programs, students may apply for entry to the preprofessional phase directly from high school or transfer into the professional school from a two- or four-year college or from another school at Rutgers. Those holding a bachelor’s or advanced degree may also apply to the PharmD program.
COST AND VALUE
As a public university, Rutgers delivers a quality education at a cost significantly below those of its private-school peers. The 2023-2024 estimated annual costs are listed below.
TUITION & FEES
Preprofessional Years 1 & 2
In-state: $19,522; Out-of-state: $40,742
Professional Years 1 & 2*
In-state: $21,605; Out-of-state: $46,274
Professional Year 3
In-state: $23,993; Out-of-state: $44,508
Professional Year 4**
In-state: $32,485 – $36,650.
Out-of-state: $61,070 – $69,27
* Includes a summer practice experience
** Cost varies based on rotation schedule and includes a summer semester. The fourth professional year begins the summer after the third professional year.
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD
$14,424* – $21,734 (approx)
Years 2 – 4
$14,100 – $21,734 (approx)
Years 5 & 6
$12,384 – $25,384 (approx)
Note that the university classifi es students as undergraduates for the first four years of the pharmacy program and as graduate students for the final two years; this classifi cation is reflected in the differing costs for room and board in years 1 through 4 and years 5 and 6 of the six-year pharmacy program. The cost of room and board will vary with the type of accommodation and meal plan selected. You should also budget for books, trans-portation, and personal expenses.
* Mandatory 210 Meal Plan
In addition to reasonable tuition, Rutgers offers generous need- and merit-based financial aid. Nearly 90% of all Rutgers undergraduates receive some form of assistance.
- Application and Priority Filing Deadlines: fi nancialaid.rutgers.edu/apply
- Rutgers Federal School Code: 002629
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are welcome from high school students, transfer students, and degree holders. We are currently enrolling students for September 2024 admission.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Apply at admissions.rutgers.edu using the Undergraduate Admissions Application. Apply in your senior year by these priority deadlines:
- Early Action: November 1, 2023
- Regular Action: December 1, 2023
TRANSFER STUDENTS AND DEGREE HOLDERS
Apply at admissions.rutgers.edu using the Undergraduate Admis- sions Application.
- Priority Deadline: February 1, 2024
For the 2024 Admission dealine, the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is highly encouraged for transfer and degree-holding applicants. We advise taking the test no later than the fall prior to the priority deadline to ensure timely receipt of test results.
YOUR GO-TO WEBSITES
to apply or learn more
to visit the pharmacy school
to explore the university and its academic health center
to learn about ﬁnancial aid
to register for the pharmacy admission test