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Do you think St John’s University is a good school for Pharmacy?

I am thinking of attending this school to become a Pharmacist

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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Amy !

It's wonderful that you have a career choice and Pharmacy should prove to be a very satisfying and rewarding career for you. Saint John's University in Queens, New York has an outstanding reputation and I know some people who have attended there.

As for a major in Pharmacy, they offer a six year program for which you will obtain your Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. As a student you will get strong clinical experience and even work in underserved and disadvantaged communities throughout New York City. Their program is, of course, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. In addition to the Pharm D. degree in Pharmacy, they also offer a Masters and PhD in Pharmaceutical Science and a Masters in Pharmacy Administration. I would say that is a very good college for what you want.

Also, I'd like to mention on another positive note, that their acceptance rate is wonderful - 85%. Their required GPA from High School is really fair too at 3.50. They have college owned housing and you'd have a choice of co-ed, female only or disabled housing. Although living in Bronxville, you can do the half hour commute if you choose. Saint John's offers career development programs and that would help with obtaining an internship. They also offer several Health and Wellness student services, too.

The best way to discover how you feel about the college is to go for a tour or a scheduled orientation. Contact the admissions office and see when orientation tours are offered. This way, you'll be able to get a real impression of the school. I would also recommend watching the colleges' You Tube channel which I've left a link for below.

I hope that this is reassurance and was of help. I think you're considering one of the best colleges and I wish you all the best !

Michelle recommends the following next steps:

ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR PHARMACY EDUCATION https://www.acpe-accredit.org/
STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAMS AT SAINT JOHN'S https://www.stjohns.edu/life-st-johns/student-success
OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR FUTURE AT SAINT JOHN'S (VIDEO) https://youtu.be/xbUPu8LligI?si=m8H_Wdv1miXRHsY6
SAINT JOHN'S UNIVERSITY TOUR (VIDEO) https://youtu.be/2_z4KBFonaI?si=7hgK1evvrNsO1v94
SAINT JOHN'S UNIVERSITY YOU TUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/@StJohnsU
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice, Michelle. Amy
Thank you comment icon You are very welcome, Amy ! Michelle M.
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Nadia’s Answer

Hi Amy,
I am not familiar with that school. If you are not sure, go to the school, if it's near by, and talk with the Dean. Ask him or her questions about their curriculum. Also, ask about any special assistance programs, grants, and scholarships. Hope this helps.
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Nivaj’s Answer

Hey Amy!

I actually currently attend St. John’s University. I think my best advice would be that as with any college, the experience is what you make of it. They have a pretty good pharmacy program, you do some general classes your first two years then start your first professional year in the third. Some classes can be more difficult than others, but nothing is impossible if you study and keep a good time management schedule. They have great opportunities to join on campus organizations, which I think I would stress doing the most your first few years. It is what I regret the most not doing- starting earlier. This includes networking and finding internships, and exploring, cause there are many fields of pharmacy, and St. John’s has a lot of great professors, students, programs, and organizations that can help you find a path you enjoy most in pharmacy. I think if pharmacy is not really your passion, it will be very easy to burn out, and that if it is your passion, you would really love the school! I hope this helps!
Thank you comment icon Thanks, can't wait to put this advice into action! Amy
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