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  • 10/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 out of 16 people found this review useful. 1 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking students will do well here. Procrastinating will make your life stressful here. I did away with the habit and started using a planner, and it has done wonders. This is a great school for people that want to go to a small college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for early decision because it is difficult to be admitted under regular decision. Also, make sure you really want to be a pharmacist. We've had about three people drop out within the first half of the semester because they found out pharmacy isn't what they want to do. It's not as bad here as people make it out to be. As long as you don't procrastinate you should do well.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is in the central west end and there are lots of restuarants/shops within walking distance. Also, if you live in the dorms, classes are really close so you can be to class easily within five minutes. The cafeteria is also connected to the dorms so no need to walk through the cold/rain/snow to get food. I fly a lot back home and the metro is adjacent to the school, so after class I walk with my suitcase and take the metro to the airport. It's so convenient! Also, at this school you don't have to take the PCAT or apply to be admitted into the professional program. The best part is you earn your Pharm D. in 6 years!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere of the school, it's very personable and it seems like the professors really want you to succeed and do well. It's also nice that everyone is doing the same thing, or has already done it. The downside is that it is a small school, so drama will happen most likely. As a girl, some other girls can be cliquey or rude to you, but you have to accept that some people are like that and then find truly geniune people to spend time with. I joined CRU, and all the people there are awesome! Also, classes are not all that easy, most of my time consists of studying.

    Am learning a lot

    As a 1st year, a lot of what is being covered right now is review. However, since pharmacy is the only major, everything taught here has a pharmacy spin on it. This helps me realize that I am actually at school to become a pharmacist. I feel like we are learning a lot, and at a good pace.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards patrol day and night, through the buildings and the Quad (the yard). Never felt worried about safety (except maybe on the Metro).

    Greek Life

    There are a variety of Fraternities (all Fraternities because they are Professional even the girls only). There is a different organization for each different personality type. There are boys, girls, and co-ed. There is no official housing due to local laws, but members share houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 50 different organizations for just about everyone. There are Greek organization and several sports (there are always new intramural sports starting). Check the website.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds. That's pretty much who we are. But we aren't too geeky. We still like to party lots and hit the town, but we know how to prioritize ourselves so they grades don't slip!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Holiday Dance at the Renaissance Grand Hotel every December. Don't miss it!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is way up there, but its paying for it (you receive a tablet computer). Classrooms and labs are top notch, and the professors are really experienced.

    What to do for fun

    It is located in the Central West End of St. Louis. There are lots of restaurants within walking distance a long with shops and the Chase Park Plaza (movies). It is a two minute walk to the Metrolink where you can access almost all of the city (along with the bus routes) and you can go to sites, clubs, shopping centers, and festivals. Also about a five minute walk from Forrest Park, where there are lots of museums, walk ways, ice rink, and other activities.

    Food and Dining

    They have lots of different options in the cafe. The servers are very nice and will get to know you. They are open to new suggestions, and will help you find something you like.

    Dorm Life

    The campus is small so you can easily reach everything from the dorms. There is at least on RA on every floor, and you will get to know everyone and they genuinely care about you. The dorms are new and very nice. Study room on every floor.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging, but not impossible. You just have to keep on yourself to study frequently. Its completely possible to do other activities as well, but you must stay on top of yourself, otherwise, this is not the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend apply for an on campus (work study) before the year starts, otherwise you probably won't get it. Take a lot of dual credit and AP tests. It will get you out of time consuming courses, but check with the school first to see if it will transfer or not.

    In three sentences

    This school is very intimate, you get to know everyone. The classes farther up can be challenging, but rewarding and you won't regret it. It's in a great location, so when you find the time from studying, you won't be bored!

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. In order to enter any building you need to swipe your student I.D. Plus, there is a security guard on duty 24/7.

    Greek Life

    I have not been able to join the Greek life yet, since I am only a first year, but I plan to next year. There are several different fraternities/sororities. It's just a matter of deciding if you want to join and which one is the perfect one for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    This school offers a vast majority of involvement opportunities. There are many different clubs, such as outdoor club, GSA, SODAA, and etc. For sports there are tennis, intramural soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, roller hockey and etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are intelligent, friendly, and ambitious, this is the perfect school for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Although this school is pretty expensive (in my opinion), I think that it is worth it. You get to be surrounded by a lot of great people and acquire an excellent education. One of the especially great things about this school is you don't have to take the PCAT and you are finished in six years.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different fun things to do. The residence hall has a lobby with a big screen TV where you can watch movies. It also has a Wii, so you can go to the front desk to get a video game to play. In the middle of campus is the quad, which is a an acre of grassy area where you can play sports or just relax on. Another thing on campus is the Rec Room. It has a ping-pong table and pool tables. You can also go to the gym if you enjoy playing sports. If you go off campus, there is a movie theatre not too far away and lots of other great things to do around the city

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is pretty good. Occasionally they have some pretty weird stuff, but a majority of it is good. The only thing I have to complain about with the food in the cafeteria is that I wish there were more healthier options. If you don't like the cafeteria food, you can also take a five minute to a nice place to eat. There are lots of wonderful places in the area that have some really great food.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved living in the dorms. It teaches you how to live and get along with someone while sharing a small space, which a skill you will need to keep throughout your entire life. Another great thing is the location of the dorms. If you wake up 10 minutes before your class begins, you can still make it on time. If you want to hang out with your friends, you can just walk down the hallway or take the elevator/stairs to another floor and visit them. Also, the campus is located in the central west end, so you can leave your dorm and have easy access to go out into the city and have some fun.

    Academic Rigor

    One thing you may notice while attending this school is that if your friends go to another college it may seem like their school is a lot easier. You need to understand that you are going here to become a pharmacist. Everyone at this school is obviously intelligent, so this school is a bit more difficult than other non-medical schools. Even though things may seem a little tough at time, I can tell you that it honestly isn't that bad. As long as you have good study habits and a schedule, you will be perfectly fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help, don't be afraid to ask for it. Everyone is willing to help you and you can even get a private tutor for free. Learn what study habits work best for you. You might need to realize that college is a lot harder than high school. In order to make school less stressful, I would suggest studying a little bit of your school material each day. Rather than you waiting until the night before to cram all of the information into your brain. The last thing I would suggest is that students should get involved. This is a great way to take your mind off of school for a while, and an excellent way to get to know your peers.

    In three sentences

    I feel that I made the perfect decision when I decided to attend the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Everyone here is extremely friendly, and help all around you from the staff and upperclassmen. The good thing is that since everyone here is trying to become a pharmacist, we all know what each of us is going through.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are lots of security guards on campus. To get into the buildings after hours you have to swipe your ID card. There is a parking garage that also has great security.

    Bang for the buck

    Your tuition includes tutors, laptop, Internet access on campus, tech support, gym and game room access, along with several school supported events.

    Food and Dining

    If you live in the dorm, a meal plan is included in with your room. There is one cafeteria that has breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays; brunch and dinner on weekends; and sometimes there are late night snacks. There are several different options in the cafeteria, such as sandwiches, salad bar, pasta, pizza. There are also several restaurants within walking distance of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is only one dorm on campus, and it is mostly freshman who dorm. There are shared rooms or suites, each have a bathroom shared with 4 people. The people in the dorms are pretty friendly. The atmosphere in the dorms is pleasant, it's not too loud for studying or sleeping. The resident hall advisors plan activites every couple weeks to keep you occupied if you are interested.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic curriculum is much more challenging than high school. You have to stay on top of things to make the grade you want. There are lots of exams and quizzes that you have to study for. If you wish to attend this school, be prepared to do lots of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on task, don't let the work build up. If you didn't have to study in high school, you will now and it takes different types of studying for each individual class. Form study groups and contact tutors as soon as you are starting to have problems, don't wait they won't go away.

    In three sentences

    St Louis College of Pharmacy is a school that keeps you working. It has very high standards for the performance of their students and there are always people around to help if you are having problem with a class. The staff, teachers, and students are always friendly and willing to help

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I know safety is a concern for many prospective families, but campus is safe. Security is always available 24/7. 365, but it is always best to practice safety by using the rule of two, and letting someone know where you're going as it would be in an new area.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is offered but there is only one strictly social organization, the rest are professional and therefore are called fraternities, but are open to men and women.

    What to do for fun

    Well it is Saint Louis, there's lots to do. STLCOP is located in the central west end of town so you are able to indulge in the many shops, dining establishments, and hotels all located near-by. The Peabody Opera House, Saint Louis Cardinals Stadium, Delmar Loop, Home of the Saint Louis Blues, Forest Park, the Saint Louis Arch, and the Galleria Mall are all accessible by a short public transit, walking or driving.

    Food and Dining

    Our cafe offers many different options for food, and is willling to make special request so dont worry if you think you have to spend a lot of money to go somewhere and get your food.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is reserved for first and some second years, but the experience was a good one for me. I was able to meet all of my classmates, and if I ever need helped with school or anything else, someone was always down the hall to help.

    Academic Rigor

    As I said, STLCOP is a challenge, but they offer a lot of resources to help you. Tutoring. mentoring, counselling, stress-relievers, laptops, academic planning, and all of this is free of charge. So learn how to study well and don't be afraid to ask for help before you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in the habit of studying. For most students their our biggest change is learning how to study, because high school was easy for us. Now that doesn't mean you have to sit down for hours looking at the same book, learn what works for you to retain a mastery of the information.

    In three sentences

    STLCOP is a manageable challenge. You have to work to get your grades, but the feeling of working for them and then getting them is rewarding. Don't consider asking for help a sign of weakness, it's a hard program and everyone knows that.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards on site 24-7. They watch over the main doors, and they are in charge of the parking garage. I feel so so safe on this campus, and I can not stress that enough.

    Clubs and Activities

    STLCOP has many inturmural sports. It has professional fraternities and professional sororities. There are many clubs in which one can join.

    Great for these types of students

    STLCOP is home to many different cultures! So all students are welcome.

    Bang for the buck

    One down fall of the St Louis College of Pharmacy is that is comes with a high tuition fee. It is one reason why I almost did not choose this school. They seem to charge you for everything.

    What to do for fun

    The area that surrounds STLCOP is wonderful. Central West End is home to many fun stores and places to visit. You can go shopping on Euclid Street. You can also play basketball in the gym. It also seems common for people to hang out in the lobby and watch movies. It's just a fun atmosphere!

    Food and Dining

    For the most part, the food is delicious. Not only does it taste good, but it is good for you. They have a variety of food every day of the week. The portions are also up to par.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty much amazing. Here at STLCOP, it is not unusual to meet many new friends in the first week. There are fun activities all the time, and there are always upper classmen to help you out if needed.

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty push the students to their full potential. The teachers make you apply what you learn, and it is not all memorization. It is essential to study your notes, and keep everything organized.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must put in the time. Dont expect to come here and succeed if you do not want to devote most of your time to studying. I would also suggest to have a little fun. It's important to not get drowned in stress.

    In three sentences

    St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the best pharmacy schools in the nation. It is very competitive and isn't like your average college. It's small, and the learning is very hands on.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since we have such a small campus, you're bound to stumble upon at least one, if not two, security guards patrolling the buildings. The security desk is located in the parking garage and they are always working, 24-7. If you are stuck somewhere and need a ride to the hospital or another campus building, you just call the security desk and their will come pick you up!

    Greek Life

    GREEK ORGANIZATIONS: Delta Sigma Theta Interfraternal Council Phi Delta Chi Kappa Epsilon Alpha Omnicorn Chapter (KE) Kappa Psi (KY) Lambda Chi Alpha (LXA) Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS)

    Clubs and Activities

    CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS: *Black Student Alliance (BSA) *Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) *Catholic Students Organization *Chess Club *College Democrats *College Republicans *ConjuRings Literary Magazine *Environmental Action Committee *EUTS Dance Team *Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) *GEARS (Gaming, Electronics, Anime, Rec, Sci-Fi) *Global Pharmacists *Golf Club *Greek Council *Gymnastics Club *International Students Organization (ISO) *Jewish Student Union *Outdoor Club *Pharmakon (School Newspaper) *Prescripto (Yearbook) *Roller Hockey *Society of Apothecaries & Dreamers *STLCOP Book Club (Booksies) *STLCOP Pep Band *STLCOP Strings *Student Ambassadors *Student Body Union (SBU) *Student Organization for Drug and Alcohol Awareness (SODAA) *Teaching and Learning Cooperative *Weight Training Club PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) Health Professional Student Leadership Council *Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society *Rho Chi Society - Beta Kappa Chapter (Pharmacy Honor Society) Student Alumni Association (SAA) *Student Pharmacist Association (SPA) American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPHA) Missouri Pharmacists Association (MPA) National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA) Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Women's Health Issues Group CAMPUS ACTIVITIES: Athletics Royal Chorale Theater

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-workers, people who are concerned about patient care, those that are good at Math and Science, those that have great people skills, and those that want to advance their degrees!

    Bang for the buck

    The seven years are demanding and time-consuming, but it's worth it in the end cause you'll be highly demanded and you'll have had a quality education.

    What to do for fun

    Since our campus is right infront of the MetroLink station, students have year-long access to rides to and from locations in STL. Places like the Delmar Loop, Central West End, and Brentwood-Richmond Heights shopping plazas! the CENTRAL WEST END is the most happening place in STL. There are parades, festivals, tastings, music events that usually frequent this area and not to mention the amazing dining opportunities. When you get tired of the food at the Cafe, you can ALWAYS head down to the coffee stores, local shops, or fancy restaurants in the CWE. It's only 5 minutes walking down the cobblestone path. If you get tired of doing this there's always Forest Park, which is across the street from the college. Forest Park includes STL Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, Ice Rink, the Jewel Box, the Boat House, and many more scenic areas.

    Food and Dining

    Overall good! I like STLCOP Cafe! There are many options and variety here, but, just like many college cafes, it does get tiring after a while.

    Dorm Life

    I highly recommend living on campus. It's the whole learning community environment that helps you get your homework done, or motivates you to start a project before midnight...

    Academic Rigor

    You have to study to keep up with the curriculum and maintain your GPA to the minimum.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips I would provide to those who are looking at applying to Saint Louis College of Pharmacy: 1. Apply early: Early Decision usually begins mid-August and ends before December 1st. 2 Be involved in high school! Do what you are interested in and don't let others discourage you from pursuing what you want to do! Also, being involved helps beef up your resume. 3. Have your college essay edited and re-edited to perfection until you have the best final copy. Your essay is the most important projection the admissions committee has on you and your personality. Take time on this aspect of the application process; don't just ignore the underlying work that goes into developing the most perfect paper! 4. Be inspired. This goes along with #3, but incorporated something real and motivational into your paper that explains your reasoning on why you think you belong at STLCOP. In mine, I described how working in a pharmacy helped me understand how something small as counting the pills in a prescription affected something as big as how often someone would be able to get their dosage of medicines, etc. 5. Have fun! I thought applying to college was one of the most enjoyable things about senior year. It's your time to show off and brag about your talents and achievements, so why not?

    In three sentences

    Located in the heart of the Central West End, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy cultivates all aspects of a traditional and modern college atmosphere into its diverse campus. The advanced 7-year program provides students with a chance at earning their Bachelors of Science degree before advancing onward to earning a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree, while getting the chance to apply knowledge into rotations, internships, and part-time jobs. This program is recommended for anyone interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the pharmaceutical field, dedicate their lives to serving others, and overall striving to achieve the best in their field.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 14

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    GET INVOLVED. There are a lot of organizations, clubs, res life events, sports, and various other things with the school in addition to all the fun in the St. Louis area.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has generally good food, though it is a little expensive if you don't have a food plan (which you don't unless you live on campus). There are a lot of restaurants on the Central West End right off the campus, though.

    Dorm Life

    The worst part of the housing on campus is the fact that there's not much of it, so it's rare to be able to live on campus more than a year. It isn't cheap, but it's close and extremely convenient. Both double rooms (where you share your nice, large dorm room with one other and a bathroom with another room) and suites (four bedrooms a bit less than half the size of the double with a living room and bathroom outside) are available.

    Academic Rigor

    Though the subject matter is difficult and time consuming, it is by all means applicable and do-able. Also, it is very rewarding when you overcome the difficulty and do well. Most of the professors are more than willing to help you outside of class and the tutoring program here is very useful, FREE, and open to all students without judgement.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take more challenging classes offered to you to help you prepare and quite possibly even exempt you from some pre-professional classes. Also, make sure to be involved in something else you enjoy - it will keep you sane.

    In three sentences

    If you're interested in going into one of many pharmaceutical fields - especially clinical or more specialized areas - this college is your best option for an extremely thorough education. If you enter directly out of high school, it is extremely ideal because then you do not have to jump through the hoops such as the PCAT to get into the professional program. By no means is it an easy program, but you'll be a doctor of pharmacy when you finish.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is a very safe place to be. I always feel safe when I am on campus. There are 24 hour security guards that patrol the campus. The buildings all require key card access. The area surrounding the campus is also relatively safe. However, it is always wise to exercise caution like in any other city.

    Greek Life

    Like any other campus, St. Louis College of Pharmacy would not be the same without Greek organizations! We have a variety of fraternities and sororities on campus. Some of these are professional, others are social. Becoming a part of Greek life at the college is a great way to get involved and make new friends. However, Greek life is not for everyone but there are many opportunities to become involved and make friends outside of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities are available to all students on campus. Like other colleges we have a Student Body Union, intercollegiate sports, a campus activities club, and many others. In addition to these, many pharmacy related organizations are available and are a great opportunity to network with other pharmacists and to become an advocate for the profession.

    Great for these types of students

    St. Louis College of Pharmacy is great for students that want to become pharmacists and are goal oriented, hard-working, and diligent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One major tradition the college has is to take part in the Missouri and Illinois Health Advocacy Days. Health Advocacy day is a day that students and faculty spend advocating for the pharmacy profession both in the community and to our legislators. There are yearly trips to the state capitol to speak with legislators about pharmacy related issues and laws. In addition, there are programs on and near campus to extend advocacy of the pharmacy profession to our community by providing health care screenings and to provide valuable information regarding health care.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the tuition at St. Louis College of Pharmacy seems high at the first glance, compared to other private colleges of pharmacy across the nation our tuition is actually fairly low. It is an investment and one must consider the type of career you will have when you leave the program. You may spend more money now but as I always tell myself --- it will pay off in the future!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of great things to do in St. Louis and many of them are even free! The St. Louis zoo is open all year and is free of charge. It is located in the beautiful Forest Park which is just across the street from the college. City Museum is a fun and adventurous outing great for any time of the year. Sport fans won't be lacking in St. Louis either. Between catching a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, Blues games at Scottrade, and Rams games at the Edward Jones Dome you are pretty well covered for the entire year!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is average at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The food seemed pretty great at first, but after being there for a semester you realize that the food schedule repeats itself and you find yourself eating the same thing day after day. The quality of the food is good and the selection is rather expansive despite the small size of the college.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at St. Louis College of Pharmacy is fairly average. The dorms are a nice size with a bathroom shared by 4 people. The rooms always were clean and move-in ready at the beginning of the school year. The floors are co-ed which was a fun opportunity and a great way to make new friends (of both genders). Some upperclassmen are offered a chance to live on campus in dorms with 4 separate bedrooms, a common living space, and a bathroom to share with 3 other people. All of the dorms have cable and internet access.

    Academic Rigor

    St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a very difficult program. It is a 6 year expedited pharmacy program. (Note that it will be a 7 year program starting with the Fall of 2014 class.) There is a lot to learn in the 6 years at the college so be prepared for many sleepless nights and weekends full of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    It can be helpful to take as many science related courses as possible in high school. The curriculum at St. Louis College of Pharmacy is extremely science based during the undergraduate years which can be very difficult for some students! Preparing yourself for a science based curriculum while still in high school is very beneficial! Taking college credit while in high school can also help lighten your load, but always check with the registrar at the college to make sure the credits will transfer.

    In three sentences

    St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a great college for those wishing to become pharmacists. The campus offers many different opportunities to its students through various aspects. Although the curriculum can be grueling at times, it is focused on producing top quality pharmacy students that are attractive to potential employers.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are working to improve this since all of the recent violence.

    Greek Life

    Not like normal colleges. Mostly professional chapters on campus and they are very competitive amongst each other.

    Clubs and Activities

    I would recommend getting involved if you want to make friends. The organizations on campus are very cliquey and don't really associate with people outside of themselves.

    Great for these types of students

    Very studious and know for sure that they want to pursue a career in pharmacy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a holiday dance at the end of the fall semester which is like a grown up version of prom.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is quite a bit higher than the public schools around us since it is private. It is nice to have a zero to 6 program where you can graduate with your doctorate in 6 years without having to apply to the pharmacy program separately after undergrad.

    What to do for fun

    St. Louis is full of fun and free things to do including the zoo. The school is in the heart of the Central West End and very close to Forest Park.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but it's pretty expensive for what you get. Unless you have a meal plan I would suggest bringing your lunch or eating off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was fun and convenient, but you can only live there your first 2 years then you have to move off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very intense, but you learn a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure pharmacy is really what you want to do because it's hard to transfer anything out. Have fun your first year because after that you have to spend most of your free time studying.

    In three sentences

    Great for people that are interested in clinical pharmacy. Very intense and requires a lot of studying in order to do well.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. It is right in the heart of the medical district of St. Louis, surrounded by Children's Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, Goldfarb Nursing School, Washing University School of medicine, etc. There is a lot of security provided by the Wash-U and also through the hospitals. The campus has also increased their security on campus and also has security cars to escort students home in the eveing times. Even though St. Louis itself is not the best in aspect of crime, the Central West End and this campus area is phenomally secured.

    Greek Life

    There are 7 different greeks on campus. Since we are only a pharmacy school, 6 out of the 7 are professional pharmaceutical fraternaties. There are 4 all male fraternities, which are Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Delta Chi, Alpha Zeta Omega, and the only social fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha. There are 2 all female sororities, which are Kappa Epsillon and Lambda Kappa Sigma. The last fraternity on campus is Kappa Psi, which is the only co-ed fraternity at the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities on campus. Most are pharmacy related organizations, but there are many other clubs and activiites. There are religous clubs, outdoor club, international student organization, dance club, etc. The list of non-pharmacy clubs is still limited on campus, but it is growing, and students are constantly starting new clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    STLCOP is not really great for a specific type of student, but to be at STLCOP to must have to work hard and be motivated. There will be a lot of things that will push you to your breaking point, but you must be able to push through that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    STLCOP Cares is a day in september when all STLCOP students participate in helping the community. Some students will help build houses, pull weeds, participate in health fairs, etc. Health Literacy Day is also another day in which the students learn about the community and their difficulty in understanding their medicine or even picking up their medicine. Students perform helath fairs, travel using public transportation for a scavenger hunt (depicting the struggle of a patient trying to obtain their medicine), and some students travel to the state capital to advocate for pharmacy.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is great, but not very organized in planning events and communicating that to their students. The campus is very small, but they are in the process of expanding and accomodating student's desires. Classes are very rigourous, and this is why schooling is very expensive, due to the amazing professors.

    What to do for fun

    The greeks on campus always throw parties and will have fun events, such as going to a cardinals game, decorating tumblers, paintballing, etc. There are fun events planned through other organizations or clubs. There are many places to eat near school and movie theaters not too far as well.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria staff try to change up what they are serving, but it is very small and there really isn't much variety after you have been eating it constantly for 1 month. It is very healthy, but also very expensive. The cafeteria dining are is very large and open. There are a lot of windows, which is good for studying and providing a good feel.

    Dorm Life

    There are too few dorms, that only the first year students can live on. This makes it difficult for first years to meet upperclassmen as in second and third year students that can guide and help them through their years at STLCOP.

    Academic Rigor

    STLCOP is vey strict on academics and professionalism. Since our students are professional students, they have a high expectation from us. It is sometimes too strict, but in many aspects it is properly enforced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in an organization and work actively in school and your organization. Study hard, but also maintain a balanced social life or else your experience at this school will be terrible.

    In three sentences

    STLCOP's academia is very strong and prepares you very well for rotations and residency. The faculty is very supportive and helpful in preparing students. Although the academia is phenomemal, the college itself is very unorganized and unprofessional at times when communicating information to students.

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are multiple security guards on duty at all time and constantly patrolling the campus. There are also security guards from nearby schools and hospitals that patrol the streets nearby.

    Greek Life

    Both professional and social fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, dedicated, organized. Don't expect to get A's though.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    C's get degrees

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but for a graduate degree it's cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Study and sleep... sad, but true.There are a lot of parties whenever there are no exams, but that only happens every few weeks.

    Food and Dining

    Located in the Central West End of St.Louis there is a multitude of dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Most first years stay in the dorms and upperclassmen normally have apartments nearby. The food is okay, but not the healthiest in the world. Luckily Jimmy Johns and Subway are both within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    You'll spend all of your free time studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply through early decision to increase your chances of being accepted.

    In three sentences

    St.Louis College of Pharmacy is a small college full of intelligent people who all have one goal: to become a pharmacist. All student take the same classes which helps them strive to make it through together. Everyone is friendly and willing to help anyone willing to ask for it.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of activities around school so there is no excuse to say there is not anything to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food can be better at times.

    Dorm Life

    The people u meet will be your friends for a long time. It teaches on responsibility.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone is crazy about academic honor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always listen to your upperclassmen's

    In three sentences

    The school majorly has unity among students and teachers. The school displays Honor. The school displays creativity.

  • 04/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is secured with many ID restricted locations, cameras, front desk monitors, and security to prevent any incidences from occurring.

    Greek Life

    There are four all male fraternities: Phi Delta Chi, Alpha Zeta Omega, Lamda Chi Alpha, & Delta Sigma Theta. Of these all male fraternities only 2 are professional pharmacy fraternities: Phi Delta Chi and Alpha Zeta Omega. There are two all female sororities: Kappa Epsilon and Lambda Kappa Sigma, both are professional pharmacy fraternities. Lastly, there is one co-ed professional pharmacy fraternity: Kappa Psi.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of professional pharmacy organizations, but unfortunately there are not a lot of clubs/activities outside of pharmacy. There is International Student Association, Religious Clubs, Outdoor Club, and some others, but the campus is open to adding more clubs outside of pharmacy and more professional pharmacy organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    It is definitely a diverse campus with all types of people. It is not specifically good for one type of person, but if you are sure you want to be a pharmacist and like small schools in the city, this would be a good option to consider.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    STLCOP C.A.R.E.S. is an event in which all STLCOP students help the community in the fall semester on a specific day. It is a great event in which the students, and even professors, give back to the community through rebuilding homes, gardening for others, doing health fairs, medication consultation, and patient counseling sessions, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is quite expensive, and I believe it could easily be cut in costs due to certain amenities we are given/not given. For instance, we currently do not have a gym due to construction, and the accommodation made is charging us more money per semester. This additional payment ends to add up and cost quite a lot, along with tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Forest Park is a couple blocks from the school. It is a huge park with many museums, events, outdoor activities and space to just hang out. In the summer/spring it is always nice to go to Forest Park. There are also many restaurants and bars down Euclid avenue. Most of the nice bars and clubs are located in downtown, but there are still places close to school as in Library Annex. SLU and WASHU are not too far from STLCOP, so it is always nice to go to their campus events as well. There are a lot of great food places split up throughout the central west end, so you will be guaranteed to find something you will like. The zoo and city museum are great attractions for those who have a kid personality! There is also the Chase Park Plaza movie theaters, which is walking distance from the college.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad in my perspective. The first couple months were great! There is a lot of variety, and the cafe always keeps the meals healthy. For me, after a while I got bored with similar food, and therefore I did not like cafeteria food as much. The staff though, is amazing! The dining hall is also very nice and clean all the time. There are many windows, which gives the room a welcoming feel to it. There is not much ethnic diversity in the food prepared daily, but the staff is constantly trying to amend and approve their menus based on students critics.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! The rooms are set up as suite style and normal dorm rooms. The suite style rooms have 4 separate rooms and a bathroom shared between the 4 people, along with a living room/common area. The normal dorm rooms have 2 large rooms, in which 2 people share the room and a bathroom connect the room next to it. Therefore, 4 people will still share the bathroom, and there is not a common area is this type of room. The floors are not filled with a lot of rooms, therefore it is easier to get to know other students more personally.

    Academic Rigor

    This course is not designed to be easy, as it is a direct program for students to obtain their Doctor of Pharmacy. Although the academics are highly rigorous, the elder students and professors are very passionate about assisting other students succeed in their time at STLCOP. Utilize the Norton Writing Center, tutoring services, and professor office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to get involved at a young age. STLCOP is known by many other pharmacy schools, stores, and organizations. This college can truly assist you in growing yourself as a professional and a leader as long as you take advantage in it. As a first year, get involved in pharmacy organizations and learn more about what they each have to offer. Once you get into your second year, run for positions in the organizations you truly felt a strong passion for. This will allow you to learn to balance school and other responsibilities, while also giving you a chance to brand and network yourself to other students, professors, pharmacists, and leaders within and outside of St. Louis.

    In three sentences

    St. Louis College of Pharmacy shows a true sense of family and support for all its students. The faculty, staff, and students have assisted each other in times of happiness and in grief. The college is difficult, but through the support systems instilled it is academically possible to graduate with your PharmD through this program.