College of Pharmacy Rockford

New Cutting-Edge Facilities, Diverse Student Body, and Small Class Size Characterize the Rockford Campus Experience

In state tuition



  • Competitive in-state tuition for ALL students coupled with a lower cost of living in Rockford
  • A small class size of 30-35 students where faculty will know your name and you can get to know all your classmates
  • An excellent faculty to student ratio where you work with world class faculty
  • A diverse and inclusive environment; 30% of our first year class are from under represented minority groups
  • Interprofessional opportunities with our Colleges of Medicine and Nursing students
  • # 7 ranked college of pharmacy in the U.S.

  • Top 10 nationally in graduates matching into residency

  • One of only 2 pharmacy schools in the U.S. to earn the 2019 HEED diversity award

  • Top 10 pharmacy school in research grant funding

A Letter from the Rockford Dean

An Exciting Health Science Community

Rockford students

Experience the Rockford Health Science Campus

The College of Pharmacy is considered One College. Two Campuses. Regardless of the campus you choose, you are benefiting from the same accreditation, rankings, and reputation that a UIC degree provides.  Applicants select the environment that is right for them.

The Rockford Health Science Campus provides in-state tuition to out-of-state and international students through the College of Pharmacy Tuition Scholarship.

Lectures are live and taught via state-of-the-art broadcast learning from both campuses. Students on the Rockford Health Science Campus have ample opportunities to pursue extracurricular and leadership roles, as well as participate in research, clinical and service-based hands-on learning. In addition to the College’s close ties to the University of Illinois Colleges of Medicine and Nursing in Rockford, the College is connected to a variety of major health-systems, community pharmacies, and other organizations where students gain excellent experiences. Students interested in a career in rural pharmacy can choose to be admitted to the Rural Pharmacy Concentration (RPHARM) based on the Rockford campus.

Illinois’ fourth-largest city, Rockford is ranked one of the 15 best places to move to and is known for its many parks and forest preserves, as well as theaters, museums, and other “big city amenities” in the context of a small-town feel and cost-of-living.  Explore the City of Rockford and see what Rockford has to offer! Plan a virtual or in person visit HERE.

One College. Two Campuses. Unlimited Opportunities.



Interprofessional Collaboration with Other Health Professions

Ariel view of Rockford Campus

The College is part of the UIC Health Sciences Campus which includes the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing.  Being so closely associated with the other colleges on campus leads to unique interprofessional education opportunities in Rockford.

The campus is located on 20 tree-lined acres in a residential Rockford neighborhood.  The facilities include auditoriums, state of the art classrooms and conference rooms with live video conferencing capabilities, teaching and research laboratories, modern compounding and dispensing labs, patient and mannequin simulation centers, media services, a gym, student lounge and study space, and the Crawford Library of Health Sciences.

Rockford student, Amolee

I was able to develop strong personal relationships with faculty which led to research and experiential opportunities that expanded my clinical skill set.

Dr. Amolee Patel  |  Class of 2019
Rockford student, Jomar

The way the faculty, students, and student affairs staff treated me during the UIC Summer Pharmacy Institute and how much they value diversity made UIC and the Rockford campus my top choice for pharmacy school.

Jomar Medina Ortiz  |  Class of 2023

Rockford Campus

1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61107
Riverside view of Rockford, Illinois