Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Boston, MA

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, founded in 1823, is a private college. Its one-acre campus is located in the Fenway area of Boston.

Website: www.mcphs.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,882
Undergraduate
Students
(71.2%) 2,763 Women
(28.8%) 1,119 Men
3,326
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 5,526 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.51
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,477
Tuition and Fees
$32,705
Room and Board
$16,400
Average Percent of Need Met
24%
Average Freshman Award
$9,948
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$58,012
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
310
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 11% of classes
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Campus Life

Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Cardinal
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
25.8% Asian
8.7% Black/African-American
8.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.3% White
8.4% Unknown
International Students
14.9% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Not reported

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
179 Longwood Avenue
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 02115-5896
Phone
(617) 879-5964
Fax
(617) 732-2801
E-mail
admissions@mcphs.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins February 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 5,526 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 4,175 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 1,351 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
928 (20%) of 4,634 admitted students enrolled
Women
632 (18%) of 3,506 admitted students enrolled
Men
296 (26%) of 1,128 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.51
3.75 and Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$53,477
Tuition and Fees
$32,705
Room and Board
$16,400
Books and Supplies
$1,172
Other Expenses
$3,200
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002165
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
594 (79.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
536 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
536 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
214 (39.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
24%
Average Award
$9,948
Need-Based Gift
Received by 536 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,511
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 478 (89.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,789
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
212 (28.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,888

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,640 (78.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,467 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,467 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
834 (33.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
21%
Average Award
$8,116
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,467 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,748
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,226 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,088
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 8 (.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
885 (26.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,122

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$58,012
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Chemistry, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Medical Psychology
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
310
Part-Time Faculty
428
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
38%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 11% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
507
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physician Assistant Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Chemistry
  • Optometry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
3 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
electronically operated academic area entrances, security guards at entrance

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Cardinal
School Colors
Cardinal, white, and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cross-country running, field hockey, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, residence hall council, vietnamese student association, student government association, campus activities board, student indian organization
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,882
Women
2,763 (71.2%)
Men
1,119 (28.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,624
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
25.8% Asian
8.7% Black/African-American
8.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.3% White
8.4% Unknown
International Students.
14.9% from 52 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
3,326

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
72%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
78.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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