Founded in 1864, St Louis College of Pharmacy is a private institution established in the Washington University Medical Center biomedical complex. The college offers Bachelor of Science degrees, Bachelor of Arts degrees, and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees to students interested in studying health care. While faculty at STLCOP offer students a number of research opportunities throughout their college career, students also have the option to participate in research at other nearby institutions, such as the TL1 Predoctoral Program at Washington University School of Medicine. For students venturing off-campus, STLCOP is only a five-minute walk from Forest Park, which is home to the St Louis Art Museum, Science Center, and Zoo, all of which are free to visit.
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.
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.