Q1. What is the board pass rate?
The average pass rate for the preceding five years for first-time test takers is 92%.
Q2. What is the class size?
Approximately 80 students are accepted into the program each year.
Q3. What is the cost of the program?
Tuition and fees are set by the legislature each year as recommended by the WVU Board of Governors. For more information regarding the total cost of attendance, please visit the Office of Financial Aid's website.
Q4. What is the accreditation status of the program?
WVU School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). You must graduate from an accredited school to take the national board exam.
Q5. What is the amount of scholarship dollars available?
Each academic year more than $150,000 in scholarships are awarded to students, demonstrating the School’s commitment to providing financial support.
Q6. What is the grade point average of the students admitted into the program, and what is the retention rate once in the program?
The average overall college GPA of the incoming classes is 3.5, and typically greater than 95% of incoming students complete the program on time.
Q7. What is the program’s commitment to educational innovation and excellence?
The curricular design is an integrated systems-based approach. Our faculty provide service in diverse patient care settings, and the School’s research enterprise is dedicated to finding solutions to the health problems of West Virginia and around the globe.
Q8. Does the School and its faculty have national visibility?
The reputation of the School and its faculty are frequently recognized for receipt of teaching, service, and research awards. Faculty members also serve as leaders in national pharmacy organizations.
Q9. What is the percent of in-state vs. out-of-state students?
Our goal is to admit a diverse and qualified student body; therefore, the percentage of in-state vs. out-of-state students will varies from year to year.
Q10. Do graduates find jobs?
Yes, our graduates find employment in a wide variety of pharmacy practice settings. The Aggregate Demand Index (ADI) as monitored by the national pharmacy manpower project has shown an uptick in the need for pharmacists across the nation.