1. Where is the School of Pharmacy located?
The School of Pharmacy is located in Virginia. The Winchester campus is about 1.5 hours west of Washington, D.C.; The Fairfax campus is about 15 minutes west of Washington, D.C.
2. What is our average class size and student to faculty ratio?
60-75 students in Winchester, VA
30-40 students in Fairfax, VA
Our student to faculty ratio is approximately 10:1
3. What are the minimum and average GPA’s?
The minimum cumulative GPA for admission is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The average GPA of our entering classes is usually between 3.25 and 3.35. We use a holistic admissions process to fully and fairly evaluate all applicants.
4. How many prerequisites are needed?
We require the completion of 63 credit hours of prerequisites for admissions. Our prerequisite requirements can be viewed here.
5. How much is the tuition for 2017-2018?
Our tuition is $16,885 per semester and is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. Please click here for more information from Hornet Central.
6. What happens to my $1,000 deposit?
Your non-refundable deposit is applied towards your first semester’s tuition.
7. Is your curriculum technology-based?
Yes. Most curricular materials are developed as web-based documents that can be through a wireless network. Students receive MacBooks and iPads through the University as part of our iMLearning program and do not need to have their own computers. Learn more about SU’s iMLearning program.
8. What are the School of Pharmacy Open House dates?
9. Is the PCAT required?
Yes. PCAT scores cannot be greater than 3 years old.
10. When is the PCAT being offered this year?
The most current PCAT test dates and registration deadlines can be found here
Reminder: The PCAT code for PharmCAS is 104.
11. What if I have transcripts from a foreign country?
All foreign transcripts must first be evaluated by an accredited service before they can be reviewed by SU. We prefer World Education Services
12. May I waive any admissions requirements if I have a previous degree?
All prerequisite courses must be completed regardless of your degree status.
13. What phone numbers and websites do I need for admissions?
- School of Pharmacy Admissions
- School of Pharmacy
- (888) 420-7877
- SU Financial Aid
- (800) 432-2266
- Pharmacy College Admission Testing (PCAT)
- (800) 622-3231
- Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS)
- World Education Services
- (800) 937-3895
14. Why do many pharmacy students choose Shenandoah?
- Small class sizes and open-door policies. Every student has a faculty advisor for the duration of their studies to mentor them towards their professional goals.
- Abundant opportunities to participate and partner in faculty-led research projects.
- Chances to assume leadership roles in student organizations.
- A culture committed to hands-on service, where you can go on global medical mission trips, serve the international community with organizations like Project HOPE and participate in efforts closer to home, such as conducting health screenings in the nation’s capital.
- A progressive educational experience utilizing the latest technology (including university supplied Apple products) in state-of-the-art facilities.
- Two campuses — one located on the campus of a 445-bed regional medical center and the other in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
- Rotation, internship, and externship opportunities at top facilities like Johns Hopkins, the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the Food & Drug Administration.