How We Rank: Our Latest Honors

USC School of Pharmacy’s programs, faculty, students, and alumni are regularly recognized for excelling in their fields.

USC School of Pharmacy’s National and International Rankings

  • USC School of Pharmacy is the nation’s #1 private pharmacy school in 2020, and the #1 school of pharmacy in Southern California, according to U.S. News and World Report.
  • Pharmacy Technician Guide named USC School of Pharmacy the #1 pharmacy school in the nation for 2019-20, citing high NAPLEX pass rates, research activity, high graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio and faculty credentials. 
  • Higher Learning Today named USC School of Pharmacy the #1 school for PharmD degrees, citing the school’s long history, vibrant student life, high NAPLEX pass rates and emphasis on clinical training.

USC’s National and International Rankings

  • USC ranks #19 among the world’s universities based on the number of citations in top Google Scholar profiles, according to Webometrics (July 2020).
  • Reuters named USC the world’s 8th most innovative university in 2019, specifically citing research from the USC School of Pharmacy.
  • USC is ranked #22 among U.S. universities and remains the top-ranked school in Southern California in 2020, according to U.S. News and World Report.