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I am a senior in high school and currently deciding where to go to college next year. I was deferred from UNC (OOS) and will hear back in mid-March. I want to study pharmacy, and I know UNC has a great program. My only concern is that I don't really want to have to get a bachelor's and spend 8 years to get my PharmD. It seems that it would take me about 3 years to complete UNC's prerequisites for the pharmacy school. I am OK with this but I am concerned that I will have a disadvantage when applying because I don't have a bachelor's degree. According to their website 80% of their students have bachelor's degrees. Do you have to have superb grades/interview/pcat to get in without a bachelor's?
Also, how hard do you find the science courses at UNC? I come from a really good high school (blue ribbon) and am basically a straight A student with lots of honors and AP but do you find that UNC is a lot harder than high school no matter where you come from? I know if I go for undergrad I will need really good grades and I am just curious if getting high grades is really difficult.
Thanks so much for any possible info on either of these topics.