A smart long-term move or not?

<p>I am a rising junior right now and want to become a pharmacist once I grow up. Now, UT-Austin has the number 2 ranked college of pharmacy in the nation, second to UC-SF (according to USNEWS.com). If I wanted to get into this grad school, would it be wise to simply apply and do my undergrad courses there as well, as it will help my chances of getting into their pharmacy grad school? I believe I have an ample oppurtunity at some more prestigious, bigger schools lol BUT, if it means that I have that much more of a chance to get into the UT Austin pharm grad school should i just do my undergrad courses there as well? Not to mention I'd have to pay in-state tuition which would save alot of $$$, but, regardless of the money, is this a smart, long-term move?</p>

<p>Oceanshaven, if that grad school is ranked that high, it makes most sense to go to the same undergrad school as well. You are almost securing a spot for urself in grad school, and one that is ranked 2! It makes more sense to do this. I mean, a bird in hand is better than two in the bush rite?</p>

<p>Yeah, UT-Austin has a great pharmacy program. My mother graduated from the Pharmacy school at UT Austin. She also did her undergrad pre-pharm at UT Austin. I'll have to ask her to verify, but from what I've heard, I believe that UT Pharmacy favors UT students </p>

<p>However, be warned: pre-pharmacy is VERY competitive at UT Austin. </p>

<p>Feel free to PM if you would like more info on UT's Pharmacy program!</p>