The Eshelman School of Pharmacy

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is an internationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education and research. Our faculty, staff and students are engaged in driving innovations from drug discovery through patient care.

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America's No. 1 school of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a major research university with a large teaching hospital and schools of medicine, public health, nursing and dentistry.

UNC-Chapel Hill anchors one corner of North Carolina’s famed Research Triangle Park, which hosts an abundance of pharmaceutical, biotech and health-care companies. This environment offers abundant opportunities for collaboration in research, education and patient care with partners in academia, industry and health care. The school has specialized research centers pursuing advances in drug discovery, nanotechnology in drug delivery and cancer treatment, pharmacogenomics and medication optimization.

Facts & Figures

  • 102graduate students
  • 611professional students
  • No. 1school of pharmacy as ranked by U.S. News & World Report rankings
  • 118full-time faculty
  • No. 2among schools and colleges of pharmacy in total research funding