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The Difference is Real

Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy was the first pharmacy school west of the Mississippi River. And, we’ve been leading the way ever since, educating the innovators who drive the quality of health care locally, nationally, and globally.

Now known as University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, UHSP is dedicated to educating the whole student with a challenging curriculum taught through the lens of health care. We offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees preparing students for a variety of health professions careers.


UHSP was founded in a rented classroom in downtown St. Louis


UHSP is the third oldest pharmacy school in the U.S.


Of U.S. colleges of pharmacy for total federal research awards, per the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Funded Research Grant Institutional Rankings Report



UHSP ranked number-one for return-on-investment at 15, 20, 30, and 40 years post enrollment.

student labeling a sample in a lab

A Center of Discovery

Research is the foundation of the health sciences. And, regardless of your major, research is foundational to a UHSP education. We work tirelessly to create opportunities for students to develop real-world skills and enhance their classroom learning through leading-edge research.

Through individual laboratories and our academic and research centers, faculty members collaborate with students in the pursuit of health care breakthroughs. Many students begin conducting research in their first undergraduate year.

A Network of Health Care Leaders

In addition to the friendships you’ll develop living and learning in UHSP’s tight-knit campus community, your network will also include an alumni roster of over 8,000 health care professionals, clinicians and researchers worldwide.

From career panels and round-tables to student scholarships and alumni preceptors, you will become part of an engaged and connected network that has the power to open doors and propel your education and career forward.

student takes the blood pressure of another student
With 30,000 square feet of research space, UHSP’s Academic and Research Building is a hub for research and discovery.

Learn in the Heart of the Health Sciences

Located within the Washington University School of Medicine campus, UHSP has a central place in the heart of one of the nation’s premier biomedical communities. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Goldfarb School of Nursing are a few of our renowned neighbors. Our partnerships with these institutions gives students, faculty and staff access to unmatched learning, research and networking opportunities.

view of Barnes Jewish Hospital