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Easy Pharmacy Schools to get into in the Southeast and Midwest?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by mercerpharmacist, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. mercerpharmacist

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    Hello All,

    So I am a Pre-Pharmacy student, and I understand and acknowledge all the talk about the oversaturated job market. I don't want to talk about that though - Pharmacy is what I want to do and I am going to give it my all (I always put this disclaimer in some way since there are various individuals on the forum that will go on a tangent on every post of this nature - I don't doubt and rather appreciate their good intentions nontheless).

    I have struggled a lot in the Intro Science Pre-Med courses for a variety of reasons. These include a long commute to school, large class sizes at my institution, as well as a weed-out culture at my school. I know these are facts of life, but they may result in a rather low GPA by the time I apply.

    I'm considering schools mostly in the Southeast and Midwest, since I live in the Southeast and I feel like the Midwest seems to have cheaper tuition (as well as a quite, calm atmosphere in most cases). I'd like to avoid the Northeast and California in particular for a variety of financial and personal reasons. I feel knowing myself, it would be really hard to adapt to one of those states.

    So assuming my Science Pre-Req courses are in the C average range, and my GPA is like a 2.7 - 3.0 with Pharmacy shadowing experience, and a decent PCAT, what schools could I look at that would at least give me an interview? (I am amazing at interviews so that's really all I need)

    Any input would really be helpful. I'm a really hard-working student, but there is so much going on that I feel like I'll be able to manage better in grad school (since I have been doing much pre-planning for it). My goal is to get into a good Pharmacy school, so any ideas would be awesome.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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  3. mercerpharmacist

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    Anyone? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
     
  4. mercerpharmacist

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    Anyone? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
     
  5. Lamin28

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    Highpoint University in North Carolina is in pre-candidate status, so their selectivity is a bit lower than most schools in this state.


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  6. mercerpharmacist

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    I appreciate it mate. I really like High Point and it's definitely in my top 7 choices. However, I hope that I'm competitive enough for it! Thank you for your input!
     
  7. stoichiometrist

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    Most pharmacy schools are pretty easy to get into, as they care more about your tuition money than your credentials. The real challenge is finding a job in the saturated job market when you graduate with $200k+ in loans.

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  8. mercerpharmacist

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    How easy to get into though? What's a common accepted GPA that could get an interview?
     
  9. mercerpharmacist

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    By the way are you still in Pharmacy school? What's your plan thereafter?
     
  10. mijz

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    Did you get into highpoint?
     
  11. NewPharmOldPharm

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    The University of Toledo is pretty easy. 86% acceptance rate because only 129 people applied last year. This is the first year they are taking people outside of their school.
     
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    Your Statements seems redundant on two counts (perhaps I'm misreading and/or misunderstanding):

    1) you want info to get into "easy" pharmacy schools in southeast/Midwest region due to what you feel to be less than stellar grades. Yet, you go on to state you want to attend a "good" school...I'm not sure if your definition of a good school is a top school, cheap school, or simply accredited...

    2) "what schools could I look at that would at least give me an interview?" A simple google search on 'pharmacy school locator' would not only pinpoint schools in the Midwest and southeast, but actually provide statistics on what GPA / PCAT scores were admitted and what the number of applicants were from the previous academic year vs what quantity from the applicant pool got accepted.

    A GPA of 2.7 and a GPA of a 3.0 of pre-reqs is a huge difference. What is it? Also, define decent PCAT. What is it? Of the score, what did you rank in the math / Chem / Bio section? You plan on getting a bachelors? Exactly how many hours of shadowing do you have? Ever actually worked retail and if not why? You claimed weed-out culture and commute and big classes as a stance for a lower GPA...is that really the reasons (there's a REASON why I'm asking)?

    Not trying to de-bunk you, but a simple google search on pharmacy locator will show facts...facts of what average GPA got in, how many applied, and how many got interviews...based on the GPA / PCAT put out by these schools against the number of applicants that got in, isn't that the very thing your wanting? Facts from a simple google search?

    To press it further, some of these schools will even keep a record of highest and lowest gpa's and PCATs that got accepted and all you gotta do is call....am I missing something?
     
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