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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

MCPHS University welcomed students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester in a hybrid format that combines classroom and online instruction. Our goal is to provide a rich learning experience for every student while protecting the health and wellbeing of the entire community, all while following CDC, state, and local guidelines. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
179 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
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 #1 Most Transformative College in 2018 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.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
1030-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$39,665/ 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
$12,308/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,727Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
239
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Health majored
    50%
  • All students are health majored and serious!
    43%
  • Serious student!
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
38%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.77 responses
Poll
77%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • It is health centered but still stressful!
    39%
  • Health-centered.
    20%
  • Stress-filled.
    20%
  • All school, no play
    11%
  • Inhumane
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $116,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    69%
    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

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Reviews

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    I would not fairly and justly say I took classes online considering the pandemic. Stay-at-home orders were issued only 1 month before the close of the semester, so there's no judging there. This is because we were forced to go online for a period of 1 month which was last minute and so no one was prepared. However, I can say this, given the short period of time that the faculty and staff had to transition over to fully online and ensure that all students were able to finish the semester strong and successfully, kudos are in order!
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    I like how MCPHS has great diversity! Diversity is really important to me because I love to see different people and learn about different people. Also, I love how the professors are willing to move around there schedule just to help you! The campus is small but I wanted a small college and this is great! Also, there is great transportation access to this school! There are trains and buses that come straight to the college and there parking around the school if someone is driving here.
    I love MCPHS. Not only is the education great but the environment is so wonderful. You’re also so close to all the action in Boston so when you’re not studying hard, you can go explore the city! I love that everyone there shares the same interest in science and medicine since that’s what the school is focused on. The teachers and mentors are so nice and helpful.