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St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Motto:An Education You Can Trust
Endowment:76.8 Million[1]
President:Thomas F. Patton, Ph.D.
Undergraduates:2 years (No official degree earned)
Postgraduates:3 years school, 1 year rotations
LocationSt. Louis, MO, USA
Tuition:$21,000/year ($800/credit hour)
Colors:Purple and Gold
Athletics:NAIA / KIAC

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is an independent five-acre campus college in St. Louis, Missouri. It was founded in 1864.

The College admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a six-year professional curriculum leading to the Pharm.D. degree. A bachelor of pharmaceutical sciences degree was formerly offered, as well as a master of pharmacy administration degree. The sole program is now the Pharm.D. (Doctorate of Pharmacy).

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a private and independent nonsectarian college located in St. Louis’ Central West End medical community. Founded in 1864, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the oldest college of pharmacy west of the Mississippi River. The College’s 5,000 living alumni represent 49 states and seven foreign countries. More than 90 percent of the pharmacists in the St. Louis area are St. Louis College of Pharmacy graduates.

Enrollment is currently 1000+ students, with incoming freshmen classes of approximately 250 students. These students are taken directly from high school with a handful of applicants allowed to transfer in each year into the 3rd year of the program.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as well as the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools both out of Chicago, Illinois.


Mission Statement

Our mission is excellence in pharmacy education, firmly grounded in and integrated with the sciences and the liberal arts. We are committed to the profession, the pharmaceutical sciences, and the advancement of pharmacy practice through an emphasis on student centered learning, scholarly activity, and service to society.

Vision Statement

The College will continue to advance contemporary educational approaches to student learning and integrate liberal arts and sciences with professional disciplines.

The College will continually enhance the campus environment to provide a wide range of social and cultural opportunities including the physical facilities necessary to support lifelong learning and professional development.

The College will be recognized, both regionally and nationally, as a pre-eminent educational institution that prepares its graduates in the pharmaceutical sciences and for the practice of pharmacy.

The College will achieve this vision in an atmosphere of mutual respect that is sensitive to the needs of students, faculty, and staff in their cultural, intellectual, and professional development.

Student Organizations

  • Athletics
  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)
  • Campus Crusade
  • Catholic Students Organization
  • Chess Club
  • Conjurings Literary Magazine
  • Fraternities
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
  • International Students Organization (ISO)
  • Outdoor Club
  • Pharmakon School Newspaper
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • Prescripto Yearbook
  • Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society
  • Roller Hockey Team
  • Royal Chorale
  • Sci-onics (Sci-Fi) Club
  • St. Louis Student Pharmacist Association (SPA)
  • Student Alumni Association
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
  • Student Organization for Drug and Alcohol Awareness (SODAA)
  • Theater
  • Women's Health Issues Group

Success Center

The STLCOP campus also runs a Success Center for students. The Success Center is there to answer questions and/or direct students to the appropriate campus offices. The counselors will also meet with students to conduct an individual study-skills consultation, give time management tips, and provide tutoring information. The Success Center can also answer questions about student organizations or help put an event on the calendar. The Success Center is located on the first floor of the residence hall.

Norton Writing Center

St. Louis College of Pharmacy also supports Norton Writing Center, where students can get help with their writing assignments. The writing center is staffed by a professional Writing Center Coordinator and by eight Writing Tutors, students from the college who are trained to assist students to improve their writing. Writing center staff work with students one-on-one to improve their writing skills, providing reader feedback and offering suggestions for improvement. Norton Writing Center also provides writing help to students through handouts and through its Web site on the Campus Web [intranet]. Originally established by an alumni donation, Norton Writing Center is currently located on the second floor of O.J. Cloughly Memorial Library.


  • Pharmakon (Student Newspaper - published quarterly)
  • Script (Alumni Magazine - published semesterly)
  • Conjurings (Student Creative Writing/Literary Magazine - published yearly)
  • Prescripto (Yearbook - published yearly)


  • Men and Women's Basketball
  • Men and Women's Cross Country
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Men's Varsity and Junior Varsity Roller Hockey

Eutectic the mascot

The mascot of STLCOP is the Eutectic, a gremlin-looking creature holding a mortar and pestle (see Mascot page) . "The 'Eutectic' describes the scientific process of two solids being combined to form a liquid. A common term in pharmacy, it is the perfect metaphor for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s intercollegiate athletic program— combining athletics and a demanding academic program. The Eutectic is depicted in its very own lab coat, with a fierce expression ready for the competition." The Eutectic was once recognized as the most esoteric mascot in the country by ESPN [2].


St. Louis College of Pharmacy recognizes five professional fraternities and two general fraternities:

  • Delta Sigma Theta - Chi (Professional)
  • Kappa Epsilon - Alpha Omicron (Professional)
  • Kappa Psi - Gamma Pi (Professional)
  • Lambda Kappa Sigma - Alpha Zeta Chapter (Professional)
  • Phi Delta Chi (Professional)
  • Lambda Chi Alpha - Pi Lambda Zeta (General)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha - Beta Delta (City-Wide) Chapter (General)

All rush and pledging activities occur during the fall semester and are open only to second-year students and older who have completed one full semester, have a 2.40 GPA, and were not on academic probation the semester before.


  1. ^ A nelnet Company, Peterson's. St. Louis College of Pharmacy Facts, Stats, and Admission Information. Yahoo. Retrieved on 2007-05-06.
  2. ^ Lloyd, David. "Eagles, Tigers and Gorloks, oh my!",'s Page 2. Retrieved on 2007-05-02. 

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