University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis was founded in 1864 as St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The University includes the College of Arts and Sciences and St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the third-oldest and 10th-largest college of pharmacy in the United States.

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy
Established1864; 157 years ago (1864)
Endowment$134.6 million (2020)[1]
PresidentJohn A. Pieper
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

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]

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees that prepare students for a variety of health professions careers and lays the perfect foundation for professional or graduate studies. The University is accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as well as the Higher Learning Commission.

In 2015, the University announced a collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine to create the Center for Clinical Pharmacology, a 12,000 square feet space dedicated to research.[5][6]


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


University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis teams are known as the Eutectics. The University 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 women's cross country made University 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 new Recreation and Student Center.


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. It is the perfect metaphor for the University'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]


University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis 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, 2020. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  2. "St. Louis College of Pharmacy". US News & World Report. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  3. "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. "Center for Clinical Pharmacology". Retrieved 2019-08-10.
  6. "New pharmacy, medical school partnership seeks better, safer medications The Source: Washington University in St. Louis". The Source. 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2019-08-10.
  7. "Meet Morty The Eutectic".
  8. Lloyd, David. "Eagles, Tigers and Gorloks, oh my!".'s Page 2. Retrieved 2007-05-02.