Iowa Pharmacy Schools

By | April 29, 2018

The Iowa pharmacy schools were built for those who own a bachelor degree and want to pursue a four-year advanced degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (or PharmD) in Iowa. Please note that PCAT which stands for Pharmacy College Admissions Test is required for applicants for admissions to pharmacy schools, while Doctor of Pharmacy is a must for those who want to consider working as a pharmacist in Iowa.

This page lists all Iowa pharmacy colleges that are accredited by the ACPE – Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Included are complete contact information and website addresses of all Pharmacy schools, colleges, and universities within the state of Iowa.

Rank Pharmacy University Pharmacy Department
1 University of Iowa
College of Pharmacy
Address: 115 S. Grand Avenue , Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-8795
College of Pharmacy
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
2 Drake University
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Address: 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
Phone: (515) 271-3018
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Iowa is a state in the Midwest of the United States, in the group of states of the Northwest Center. Area – 145.7 thousand km 2. Population – 2.9 million people (2000). The capital and largest city is Des Moines. Other major cities are Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo, Iowa City.

State nicknames:

Corn State

Hawkeye State

Geography and climate

According to itypetravel, the state is located on the watershed of the largest rivers – Mississippi and Missouri. It borders the states of Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

The highest point of the state is Falcon Point (509 m), the point of the lowest level above the sea is Kiokak Plain, 146 m. ​​The average height above sea level is 335 meters.

Continental climate with high rainfall; the state is periodically subjected to floods, storms and tornadoes.


By the time the Europeans arrived, the Indian tribes of Illinois, Iowa, Santees and Yanktons lived here, whose ancestors inhabited these lands more than 10 thousand years ago.

Although the first expedition of Europeans Jacques Marquette and Louis Jollier visited here in 1673, a permanent settlement was founded only in 1788 by Julien Dubuc.

In 1803, as a result of the Louisiana Purchase, the territory of the future state was acquired by the United States, and a year later the Lewis and Clark expedition passed through it. Indian resistance to the settlement of Iowa was broken by the colonists after the Black Hawk War of 1832.

The first official settlement of American colonists west of the river. Mississippi appeared in 1833. Subsequent purchases of land from the Indians in the 30-40s. 19th century proceeded smoothly enough, the last bloodshed was the massacre at Spirit Lake in 1857. In 1838, Iowa received the status of a territory with the center in Iowa City, state status from 1846, when Congress decided to admit a free state into the Union along with slave Florida. In 1857 the state capital was moved to Des Moines.

Many of the early settlers were from Ohio and New York, and they played a critical role in developing Iowa’s ties with other states. In the middle of the XIX century. there is a rapid increase in the population – in the decade 1850-60 it more than tripled and reached 675 thousand people. A period of rapid development of railways and river transport began. By the start of the Civil War, there were serious partisan divisions in the state and a split over the issue of slavery. The inhabitants of the state participated in the “underground railroad” and the raids of J. Brown, about 80 thousand people took part in the hostilities on the side of the North during the Civil War (a larger percentage of the population than in any other state of the Union).

The post-war period saw the completion of the intensive settlement of Iowa and the development of farming; the state became one of the main strongholds of the Granger movement . In the process of the formation of the United States as an industrial power (1870-1920), Iowa played the role of the country’s breadbasket, and industry began to develop in the east of the state.


The state’s GDP in 2003 was $102 billion, with a per capita income of $28,340. Iowa is a leading agricultural state (in 1989, there was one farm for every 27 residents). Agriculture is dominated by corn, soybeans, oats, and beef farming (the state leads in pork production). The overuse of chemicals has led to serious environmental problems, forcing many farmers to switch to organic farming.

Industry is focused on serving the needs of agriculture.

By the 1980s, the state had developed a developed service industry, which employs more people than in agriculture and industry in general (Des Moines is a major center of the insurance business).

After serious economic difficulties in the 80s. 20th century intensive diversification of the economy began (development of electronics, partial legalization of the gambling business, etc.).

Iowa University

It has state university status. Located in Iowa City. Founded in 1847. About 20 thousand students. The first faculty of law west of the river. Mississippi. Museum of Natural History, Art Museum (created in 1969 on the basis of a private collection, includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky). large medical institutions. The library has over 3.1 million volumes.