​Admission FAQs

High School Student's Admission FAQs

1. How do I apply to pharmacy school? 

The University of Findlay has a two-step process for admission: 
The 1st step is to apply to the University thru the website by going to www.findlay.edu and clicking “Apply Now” Tab.

The 2nd step is to apply to the College of Pharmacy. The student will receive the pharmacy application should they meet our minimum qualifications. (see question #5 for qualifications) The pharmacy application is not available online.


2. How much are the application fees? 

Zero. There is no application fee when applying to the Findlay! However, there is a $50 application fee when applying to the College of Pharmacy. Only checks or money orders made out to The University of Findlay are acceptable payment.   


3. Is Findlay’s pharmacy school direct entry?

Yes. Findlay’s College of Pharmacy is a direct entry, or “zero-six” program. We will assure the students’ progression (without reapplication) through the six years of our program, provided minimum standards are met.   


4. What are the deadlines? 

The application to gain acceptance to the University is due prior to January 5th. The application for the College of Pharmacy must be received in the undergraduate admission office prior to January 20th.  


5. What are the requirements for Pharmacy School?

 The following minimum qualifications for high school students must be met to receive a College of Pharmacy application:

  • College preparatory curriculum
  • Minimum ACT of 23 in all four subject areas (English, math, reading, and science) OR minimum SAT of ​530 in all three subject areas (verbal, math, writing). Best scores will be used in the case of multiple attempts.
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.3  


6. What is the college looking for in a student? 

Overall, the college looks for well-rounded students. We look at strong math and science skills, involvement in high school, community service, knowledge of pharmacy, and leadership skills.   


7. As a high school student, who do I contact at Findlay if I am interested?

Contact the undergraduate admission office at 800-548-0932 or email pharmacy@findlay.edu.


8. Should I come visit campus? 

Yes! You can call the undergraduate admissions to schedule a visit at 800-548-0932. The student will meet one-on-one with a pharmacy faculty member, a campus tour, and have lunch on campus. All your questions will be answered!  


9. How many students do you accept? 

Our pharmacy class size is 72 students.   


10. When are the pharmacy interviews? 

Typically, the interviews are scheduled for December, January and early February. The student will be called to schedule your interview via the phone number provided on the pharmacy application.      


11. How is the decision made? 

The selection is based on the interview, essay, applications (both UF and College of Pharmacy), and academic records (which include test scores).   


12. When will I know if I have been accepted?   

Letters of acceptance, non-admittance or request to be placed onto a wait list should be sent by May 2. Students will have to decide to accept or decline our offer. If a student accepts, a nonrefundable enrollment deposit will be requested at that time if accepting a place in our College of Pharmacy.    


13. How will I get notified if I have been accepted into the pharmacy program? 

The student will receive a letter via the mail.     


14. What does it mean if I get wait listed? 

This means that Findlay is interested in you as a prospective pharmacy student! Only 72 letters of acceptance are sent and not all 72 will accept. Being on the wait list could have a very positive outcome.   


15. Why should I choose Findlay? 

Findlay offers students a small class atmosphere and individual attention. Findlay’s professors teach each of our courses and are willing to meet with students outside of class. This medium-sized community of Findlay is safe and offers many opportunities to explore great food and community service experiences!   


16. Are you an accredited College of pharmacy? 

Yes, The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy has full accreditation by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.   


17. What is the pharmacy tuition at the university? 

Pharmacy tuition is higher than other programs on campus. Our current tuition for the 2013-2014 year is $48,159.00 including fees. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information. They can be reached at 800-548-0932 or by email at finaid@findlay.edu Contact with the business office at 419-434-4690 may give additional assistance.   


18. Does the university accept AP and Post-secondary credits? 

Yes, these credits will be evaluated by the University’s registrar office. For more specific information, feel free to contact the registrar at 800-548-0932 or by email at registrar@findlay.edu.   


19. How long is the program for Findlay’s pharmacy college? 

Findlay’s pharmacy program is a total of six years. Five of those years will be on-campus. The first two years here, students are taking part in general education courses. The third year is devoted to introductory courses in pharmacy. The fourth and fifth years are the core preparation for professional practice in pharmacy. The sixth year is their advanced pharmacy practice, or clinical, year.   


20. Do I have to live on campus? 

Yes. Unless you're transferring​, students who have enough credits are able to live off-campus or live in close proximity to the city of Findlay. For further information, contact our Housing Office at 800-548-0932 at extension 4570.