How many pharmacy schools are you applying to?

  • 1-3 schools

    Votes: 17 27.4%
  • 4-7 schools

    Votes: 20 32.3%
  • 8-12 schools

    Votes: 15 24.2%
  • 13 or more schools

    Votes: 10 16.1%

  • Total voters
    62

Waffleguy

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Nov 15, 2007
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Pre-Pharmacy
I'm trying to get a feel for how many schools most people are applying for. Last year I applied to 2 of them and was denied. This year I am applying to 8 schools. Is 8 conisidered a lot of schools? When interview time rolls around, would it make me look bad to tell them I have applied to such a large number of schools?
 

thephoenician88

wat.
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Mar 23, 2008
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Pre-Pharmacy
about 4 schools. I'm hoping i get into at least 1. My bank account is in negatives :/
 

purplepower

10+ Year Member
Oct 14, 2008
68
0
in the South
Status
Pharmacy Student
I'm applying to 9:

UNC-interview 11/14
UK-interview 11/21
Creighton campus-pathway- interview 12/5

SCCP
UGA
ETSU
Midwestern-CCP
UMN
Pacific Univ.

I feel like I should stop now!
 
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BallnGlove

Pharmacist
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Feb 7, 2006
27
1
Nashville,TN
Status
Pharmacist
I applied to 7 through PharmCas--Then found out my wife is pregnant!!
So I filed secondaries with 4.

Lipscomb-Interview on Dec. 3rd
Belmont-Secondary submitted
Samford-Secondary submitted
Palm Beach Atlantic-Secondary submitted

Hope that helps!!
 

RXsocal

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7+ Year Member
Nov 30, 2008
237
1
Southern California
Status
Pharmacist
about 4 schools. I'm hoping i get into at least 1. My bank account is in negatives :/
I've never applied to pharmacy school but I have a general idea that it's probably expensive. How much have you or anybody reading this spent so far? Is it fair to say each application to a school is generally 100-200 overall including supps?
 

bigpanda

10+ Year Member
Jun 11, 2008
77
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Orange County, CA
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
I've never applied to pharmacy school but I have a general idea that it's probably expensive. How much have you or anybody reading this spent so far? Is it fair to say each application to a school is generally 100-200 overall including supps?
that sounds right. i applied to 12 schools this cycle and it cost me around 1200.
 

WhiteSnows

Think Right and Grow Rich
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7+ Year Member
Jan 21, 2007
1,730
76
Next to the Ocean
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Pharmacist
I apply to 3 schools because I do not have money to fly around. If I do not get in any of 3 schools, I will add a few more. However, I got in!
 

calisoca

10+ Year Member
Aug 29, 2008
630
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Status
Pharmacy Student
I've never applied to pharmacy school but I have a general idea that it's probably expensive. How much have you or anybody reading this spent so far? Is it fair to say each application to a school is generally 100-200 overall including supps?
I dropped a cool $1,100 on apps. Pharmcas bent me over lubelessly.
 

Jammerdez1

Oklahoma 2013
10+ Year Member
Jan 9, 2008
201
0
San Diego
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
My tally is well over $3000 at this point. Between PharmCAS, transcripts, app fees, supp. fess, and traveling for interviews, this process is getting ridiculously expensive. I figure by the time I've finished all my interviews and put down a couple of deposits, I'll have hit the $6-8k mark. :eek:
 

JeremyE30

Accepted Pharmacy Student
10+ Year Member
Apr 1, 2008
127
0
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
I applied to 5 schools and have spent around $1600 for everything. Pharmcas ($220), pcat twice plus practice test ($300), 5 supplementals ($350), gas for travel ($150), new suit ($300), confirmation deposit ($250).
 

medicalCPA

Actually, it's medicalCPA, PhD now
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
Mar 26, 2007
1,841
233
NYC, Baby!
Status
Medical Student
Last year, I applied to 4. This year, only one. Ironically, I spent more on PharmCAS and supplemental (total $215) than I did for my interview trip ($162). Viva Greyhound!
 
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