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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.

Pharmacy faculty member and students talking.

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

Around Campus

  • North Carolina flag flying over South Building.

    A message from the chancellor: More than one path to success

    "As a public university, our obligation is bigger than just our own graduates. Not everyone can study at a place like this, and there can’t be just one promising pathway to success. We are focused on building those pathways not just for our students, but for people across our state."

  • People standing in a research lab.

    Bioelectronics meets medicine

    Assistant professor Wubin Bai and his team have developed a novel, bioelectronic technology that will improve patients’ lives, helping to safely automate and lower the burden of post-recovery care.

  • South Building

    A message from campus leadership: Protecting safety on campus and in the community

    "Carolina has a history of navigating tough issues and, together, we will continue making progress to enhance community safety and improve lives across our community. We take a lot of pride in being one of the best college towns in the nation, and we will do everything possible to maintain that recognition."