College Facts

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy prides itself on a rich tradition of excellence in pharmacy education, research and service. These facts showcase why UF is regarded as one of the top pharmacy colleges in the nation.

Our History

  • Established in 1923
  • The oldest college among the University of Florida’s health science colleges
  • Jeanette Radin Byers was the first female graduate with a master’s degree from UF. She received the Master of Science in Pharmacy degree.
  • The first Black Ph.D. graduate of the University of Florida (Ira Robinson) studied in the UF College of Pharmacy

Our Locations

The University of Florida is one college with three campuses across the state: Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando.

Our Fast Facts

  • 3 degrees offered (Pharm.D., Ph.D., M.S.)
    • 1,238 online students
    • 933 Pharm.D. students
    • 135 graduate students
  • 9 online M.S. programs available
  • $1.2 million awarded in Pharm.D. student scholarships and grants in 2021-22
  • $32.4 million in annual research awards (source: AACP, 2023)
  • 5 academic departments in the college
  • 5 research centers in the college
  • The UF College of Pharmacy has the highest percentage (34%) of underrepresented minority Pharm.D. students among the Top 40 pharmacy colleges ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Our Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#1 Ranked

pharmacy college in Florida

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

#1 Ranked

pharmacy college nationally in the number of graduates securing ASHP residency positions in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

#3 Ranked

pharmacy college nationally in securing NIH, federal and total research funding ($32.4 million in research funding in 2022)

U.S. News & World Report

#5 Ranked

pharmacy college in the nation

Our Alumni

There are 14,760 living alumni from the UF College of Pharmacy residing in all 50 states and more than 40 countries around the world. The Gator Nation represents a worldwide network of UF College of Pharmacy graduates.

Pharmacy alumni attend the Alumni BBQ every fall.