About the College

History 1890s
The UT School of Pharmacy was established at Galveston with a legislative allocation of $2,500 and with James Kennedy as chairman. Classes began on October 3, 1893.

Classes during the first year occupied three rooms of the basement of the Medical Department's "Old Red Building" in Galveston.

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Old Red in Galveston
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From portrait of "Daddy" Cline
R.R.D. Cline assumed the leadership of pharmacy education, and A. Eugene Dabney and W.E. Hubbert became the first graduates of the school in May.

The Pharmaceutical Association of The University of Texas was organized to bring together all members of the Pharmacy Department. The first class in prescription compounding was added to the curriculum.

The school of Pharmacy graduated its first women: May Everett, Bertha L. Howze, Sister Mary Etienne, and Sister Mary Rasalie.

The honors system within the School was established to give recognition to those students with an average grad of 90 or better.

The first scholarship, presented by the Texas State Pharmaceutical Association, consisted of $150 and was awarded to Frank Glasscock.

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UT's Championship Football Team, 1893

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Last Reviewed:June 5, 2008

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


National Ranking

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is recognized nationally as one of the elite pharmacy programs for education and research.  The most recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report places the UT College of Pharmacy program among the top four of the more than 100 pharmacy programs in the country.

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