Where does your pharmacy school or alma mater rank among others? The 50 Best Pharmacy Schools Ranked in 2016

US News & World Report just released its 2016 rankings of the best pharmacy schools in the nation.

Schools were ranked on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding) based on peer assessment surveys distributed to deans, administrators, and faculty at accredited schools. These surveys were conducted in fall 2015 for the 2016 rankings.

US News & World Report surveyed 125 Doctor of Pharmacy programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the response rate was 40%.

Here are the 50 best pharmacy schools in the country, alongside their location and score:

RankSchoolLocationScore
1University of North Carolina—Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC4.7
2University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN4.5
3 (Tie)University of California—San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA4.4
3 (Tie)University of Michigan—Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MI4.4
3 (Tie)University of Texas—AustinAustin, TX4.4
6 (Tie)Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OH4.2
6 (Tie)University of Illinois—ChicagoChicago, IL4.2
6 (Tie)University of KentuckyLexington, KY4.2
9 (Tie)Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN4.1
9 (Tie)University of FloridaGainesville, FL4.1
9 (Tie)University of Maryland—BaltimoreBaltimore, MD4.1
9 (Tie)University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA4.1
9 (Tie)University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA4.1
9 (Tie)University of WashingtonSeattle, WA4.1
9 (Tie)University of Wisconsin—MadisonMadison, WI4.1
16University of ArizonaTucson, AZ4.0
17 (Tie)University of IowaIowa City, IA3.9
17 (Tie)University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphis, TN3.9
17 (Tie)University of UtahSalt Lake City, UT3.9
17 (Tie)Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VA3.9
21University of KansasLawrence, KS3.8
22University at Buffalo—SUNYBuffalo, NY3.7
22University of Colorado—DenverAurora, CO3.7
24University of MississippiUniversity, MS3.6
25 (Tie)Auburn University (Harrison)Auburn, AL3.5
25 (Tie)University of California—San DiegoLa Jolla, CA3.5
25 (Tie)University of GeorgiaAthens, GA3.5
25 (Tie)University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmaha, NE3.5
25 (Tie)University of OklahomaOklahoma City, OK3.5
30 (Tie)Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston, SC3.4
30 (Tie)Rutgers University—Piscataway (Mario)Piscataway, NJ3.4
30 (Tie)University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle Rock, AR3.4
33 (Tie)Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA3.3
33 (Tie)University of CincinnatiCincinnati, OH3.3
33 (Tie)University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT3.3
36 (Tie)Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAmarillo, TX3.2
36 (Tie)University of Missouri—Kansas CityKansas City, MO3.2
36 (Tie)Wayne State University (Applebaum)Detroit, MI3.2
36 (Tie)West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WV3.2
40 (Tie)Creighton UniversityOmaha, NE3.1
40 (Tie)Oregon State UniversityCorvallis, OR3.1
40 (Tie)University of the Sciences—Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & SciencePhiladelphia, PA3.1
40 (Tie)Washington State UniversitySpokane, WA3.1
44 (Tie)St. Louis College of PharmacySt. Louis, MO3.0
44 (Tie)University of HoustonHouston, TX3.0
44 (Tie)University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM3.0
47 (Tie)Butler UniversityIndianapolis, IN2.9
47 (Tie)Drake UniversityDes Moines, IA2.9
47 (Tie)Duquesne University (Mylan)Pittsburgh, PA2.9
47 (Tie)Mercer UniversityAtlanta, GA2.9

Want another way to examine the best pharmacy schools? Here are the top 5 US pharmacy schools based on North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination passing rates.

Content courtesy of The Pharmacy Times

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