Following are the top ranked universities for pharmacy degree programs:

University of California–San Francisco (USA) - The UCSF School of Pharmacy is ranked No. 1 among Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree programs in the United States according to the U.S. News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools, 2009 Edition. In addition, the UCSF chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) received the Chapter of the Year Award for achievement during the 2006-2007 academic year.

University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (USA) - The doctor of pharmacy program at the UNC School of Pharmacy is ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2009 rankings). In fiscal year 2004, the School received $5.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, ranking 17th among the nation's pharmacy schools.

University of East Anglia (UEA) (UK) - The School of Pharmacy has been recognised as the top school in the UK in the 2011 Good University Guide, published by the Times newspaper. In the Guardian University Table, UEA was ranked highest of the accredited Schools of Pharmacy for the second year running.

Queen's University Belfast (UK) - The School of Pharmacy at Queen's has been ranked as the Number 1 Pharmacy School in 'The Times' Good University Guide 2010. The Guide takes into account research, as determined by the results of the 2008 RAE (UK Research Assessment Exercise) and teaching quality (as determined by, amongst other measures, student satisfaction surveys).

The University of Nottingham (UK) - It was ranked as the top UK School of Pharmacy in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Nottingham's School of Pharmacy is at the forefront of pharmacy education, and its graduates are recognised as being among the best in the country and are sought-after by employers.

* Suggested Reading: Top 10 Pharmacy Schools

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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