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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
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  • 4 Year
  • BOSTON, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences intend to welcome students back to a full reopening of our campus, including our residence halls, for the fall 2021 semester. We want to assure our returning students, their families, and our community that MCPHS will provide a safe environment for students to live and learn this coming fall. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

179 LONGWOOD AVE
BOSTON, MA 02115
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From Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

At Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), we don’t just prepare future healthcare leaders—but the healthcare leaders of today. There has never been a better time to consider pursuing a degree in the health sciences.

Over its nearly 200-year history, MCPHS has evolved to become the most comprehensive, health sciences university in the country. With more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate programs in the health sciences we strive to educate leaders across the healthcare spectrum.

MCPHS has been ranked the #1 University for Earning Power by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings for 2018, the #4 Most Transformative College in 2020 by Money magazine, and the #3 University for Return on Investment 20, 30, and 40 years after graduation by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
1010-1240
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$39,112 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,627 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 49 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 67 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 67 responses

Majors

Pharmacy (PharmD)

With MCPHS’ direct-entry PharmD program, become a practicing pharmacist in six years—no PCAT required! The future of healthcare and pharmacy is changing. Beyond dispensing drugs, pharmacists can develop medications, shape policy, and more. Our faculty, curriculum, and the experiences we offer throughout the U.S. and abroad are at the forefront of this change, preparing you for a fulfilling future.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,843 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
191
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
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Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Health majored
    46%
  • All students are health majored and serious!
    38%
  • Stressed
    10%
  • Serious student!
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
38%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 80 responses
Poll
78%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
  • It is health centered but still stressful!
    39%
  • Health-centered.
    21%
  • Stress-filled.
    19%
  • All school, no play
    11%
  • Inhumane
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$116,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 43 responses

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