Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health (MCPHS) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Students interested in applying to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) should note that the school has an acceptance rate of 84 percent. This makes the school generally accessible, with most applicants admitted each year. To apply, students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, and two letters of recommendation. 

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Description

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is a private health care oriented college located in Boston, Massachusetts, with two additional campuses in Worcester, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire. The 9-acre urban main campus is located in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area, allowing students access to several major medical research and clinical institutions. The school is also a member of the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium and shares academic and social opportunities with the member schools.

The college has a student/faculty ratio of 17 to 1 and offers 30 undergraduate programs and 21 graduate programs in the health sciences.

Common undergraduate majors include nursing, dental hygiene and pharmaceutical sciences, and the most popular graduate programs are the Master of Physician Assistant Studies and Doctor of Pharmaceutics. Students are actively involved in campus life with over 85 student clubs and organizations among the three campuses.

MCPHS does not support any varsity sports teams but offers a variety of club and intramural sports that compete with other Boston area colleges.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 7,095 (3,843 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 29% Male / 71% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,560
  • Books: $1028 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,780
  • Other Expenses: $3,020
  • Total Cost: $51,388

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,847
    • Loans: $15,067

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Premed

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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