Jun 24, 2016
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Pre-Pharmacy
Hello Everyone,
A lot of the posts I have been reading about concern early assurance and pre-pharmacy, however I am asking particularly about applying for pharmacy school after getting a bachelor's degree from an institution. I am currently attending Carnegie Mellon University and the grades tend to be very harsh so I was wondering what are you guys' statistics and what schools you got accepted into. I really want to University of Buffalo, however I am not sure of my chances. When they calculate GPA do they calculate it differently between science and overall?


Thanks all!
 
Sep 22, 2016
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Pharmacy Student
Hi there! When you submit your PharmCAS application, they do differentiate between overall GPA and science GPA. I did not have a great GPA from my undergraduate years (~3.0). I attended Stony Brook University, which I would say is pretty tough. I spent three years working for an endodontist before I started taking steps to apply to pharmacy school. I scored well on the PCAT, so I think that helped me. Just remember that GPA is only one aspect of your application. It's also worth noting that 43% of UB's class of 2020 has a Bachelors. I was accepted into ACPHS, Temple University, and University at Buffalo.