HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
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
Founded as the third oldest independent 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.
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.
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.
Live in the Heart of the City
Rich in the arts and athletics, with a growing tech industry, a thriving biomedical community and great food and entertainment, St. Louis isn’t just the place for you to launch and grow your career, its the place for you to build your life.
UHSP is located in the heart of this great city in the Central West End (CWE) neighborhood, home to a vibrant community offering restaurants, entertainment, boutique shopping and some of the largest employers in the city — just steps from campus.
Hands-On Learning Opportunities
At UHSP, we believe in learning by doing. We encourage our students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to other areas of their academic and personal lives through interactive lab courses, faculty-led research opportunities and extracurricular experiences.
A Center of Discovery
Research is the foundation of the health sciences. We work tirelessly to create opportunities for students to develop real-world skills and enhance their classroom learning through leading-edge, faculty-led research.
Through individual laboratories and our academic and research centers, faculty members collaborate with students in the pursuit of health care breakthroughs. Many students can even 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 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.