St. Louis College of Pharmacy

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St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St Louis CoF logo.png
Endowment$76.9 million[1]
PresidentJohn A. Pieper
Academic staff
Undergraduates698[2] - 3 years (degree earned after completion of third year- Bachelor of Health Sciences or Bachelor of Health Humanities)
Postgraduates652[2][3] 3 years school, 1 year rotations (Doctor of Pharmacy earned after completion)
4588 Parkview Place
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38°38′13″N 90°15′41″W / 38.6370°N 90.2615°W / 38.6370; -90.2615Coordinates: 38°38′13″N 90°15′41″W / 38.6370°N 90.2615°W / 38.6370; -90.2615
CampusUrban, College town
Main campus: 9-acre (0.01 sq mi; 3.64 ha)[4]
TuitionUndergraduate: $26,628/year ($888/credit hour); Professional: $30,976/year ($1,033/credit hour)
AthleticsNAIA / AMC

St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) is a private and independent nonsectarian professional university in St. Louis, Missouri. It was founded in 1864.

Located on an 9-acre (0.01 sq mi; 3.64 ha) campus in St. Louis' Central West End medical community, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the oldest college of pharmacy west of the Mississippi River. The College’s 6,941 living alumni represent 50 states and 13 foreign countries. Approximately 75% of practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis region are graduates of St. Louis College of Pharmacy.[3]

The College admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a professional curriculum leading to the Pharm.D. degree. In 2014, the College expanded to a seven-year program which will allow students to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree after four academic years.

In the 2015 to 2016 academic year, enrollment was at 1,350 students,[3] 698 undergraduates and 652 post-graduates,[2] with incoming freshmen classes of approximately 250 students. These students are taken directly from high school, with applicants also allowed to transfer each year until the first professional 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.

Student organizations[edit]

A class in a pharmacy lab at the college during the 1892-93 academic year.
  • Athletics [See below]
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Club
  • Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC)
  • Catholic Students Organization (CSO)
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chess Club
  • College Republicans
  • Comics Club
  • Conjurings Literary Magazine
  • EUTS Dance Team
  • Fraternities [See below]
  • Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
  • International Students Organization (ISO)
  • LawRx
  • Pharmakon School Newspaper
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • Prescripto Yearbook
  • Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society
  • Roller Hockey Team
  • Royal Chorale
  • G.E.A.R.S.
  • Science Fiction Syndicate
  • St. Louis Student Pharmacist Association (SPA)
  • Student Alumni Association
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Body Union (SBU)
  • Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
  • Student Organization for Drug and Alcohol Awareness (SODAA)
  • Student Research and Scholarly Activities Association (SRSAA)
  • Theater
  • Women's Health Issues Group
  • Young Democrats

Success Center[edit]

The College runs a Success Center for students. The center's counselors are there to answer questions and/or direct students to the appropriate campus offices, meet with students to conduct an individual study-skills consultation, give time management tips, and provide tutoring information. The Success Center is located on the fourth floor of the Recreation and Student Center (RAS).

Norton Writing Center[edit]

The College supports Norton Writing Center, where students can get help with their writing assignments. The center is staffed by a professional coordinator and by student tutors, who are trained to assist students in improving 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 campus intranet site. Originally established by an alumni donation, Norton Writing Center is currently located on the fourth floor of The Recreation and Student Center (RAS).


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


St. Louis College of Pharmacy teams are known as the Eutectics. The college competes in the Division I of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as an outgoing member of the American Midwest Conference (AMC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

The men's basketball team was notable for their losing streak of over 100 games, lasting from November of 2014 to November 29, 2018. [5][6]

The STLCOP women's cross country made college history in Fall 2009 when they were the first full team to make it to a national competition. Nationals were held in the state of Washington. They also won their conference meet, which sent them to nationals.

In March 2010, David Baker became the first Eutectic to earn a spot as an NAIA All-American in Indoor Track for his 4:13.50 time in the indoor mile. He repeated the feat again at the 2012 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships with a 4:08.30 finish. Baker is the only Eutectic to earn All-American honors and recognition of his achievement is displayed on a banner in the school's gymnasium "The Pillbox."

  • Softball (new for 2012-13)

The Eutectics home floor, "The Pillbox", was torn down during the Spring 2014 semester. The new gym is now located in the newly built student recreation centre and residence hall.


The Eutectic, also known as Mortarmer "Morty" McPestle was named by the esteemed alumni Dr. John Miller of the class of 2012. He is depicted in his own white lab coat, with a fierce expression ready for competition.[7]

"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 was once recognized as the most esoteric mascot in the country by ESPN.[8]


St. Louis College of Pharmacy recognizes six professional fraternities and one general fraternity:

All rush and new member activities occur during the fall semester and are open only to second-year students and older who have completed one full semester, have a 2.70 GPA, and were not on academic probation the semester before.


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "St. Louis College of Pharmacy". US News & World Report. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Academic Catalog 2015-16" (PDF). St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Campus Construction". St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  5. ^ Giles, Matt. "This College Hoops Team Has 100 Straight Losses, But Who's Counting?". Deadspin.
  6. ^ Giles, Matt. "College Hoops' Most Brutal Losing Streak Is Over". Deadspin.
  7. ^ "Meet Morty The Eutectic".
  8. ^ Lloyd, David. "Eagles, Tigers and Gorloks, oh my!".'s Page 2. Retrieved 2007-05-02.

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