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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    D-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
About Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences...
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106 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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From Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

The study of human health is no easy path. Our academic programs demand extraordinary focus and dedication because that's what the world needs from us. The human being is a universe of potential, and there's always something new to be learned and discovered.

Our campus community centers on health science, which is why our students are so successful in their future careers. From undergraduate research opportunities to working in our student-operated pharmacies, students at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) work together to improve the lives of others.

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Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
1110-1270
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$30,359/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,226/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
64%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
12%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
882Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Focused
    41%
  • Stressed
    36%
  • Driven
    18%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.31 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • FOCUSED
    65%
  • Fast-paced
    15%
  • Engaging
    10%
  • Eclectic
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $124,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    76%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    98%
    National
    83%
    79%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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    Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Reviews

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    Best decision I've made to further my education in medicine. As a student in the Biomed Tech B.S./AMCs PA Program, I’m appreciative for the focus of classes. If I'd chosen Pre-Med elsewhere, I wouldn't be exposed to as many health sciences so early. Coursework is rigorous. Professors are passionate/knowledgeable. There are many resources to succeed at the difficult courses including office hours, review sessions, peer tutoring, writing center, the Science Assistance Center, and the Center for Student Success. They have various duel degree programs with direct entry into various programs. Including PA school at AMC, JD at Albany Law, DO/MD schools, and the MS/PharmD here. Res life is supportive, and dorms have AC and private bathrooms! 2nd year most students have private bedrooms. Food's been steadily improving. The cafe on campus is unique and popular. The dining hall is receptive to critiques/change. I highly recommend to anyone seeking a rigorous and well-known degree in health.
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    As much as it may be stated in other reviews, I really admire the small size of the school - it is an advantage when getting to know faculty and making friends. I am very close with my academic advisors, and the department that oversees my program has been very helpful in guiding me academically. Academic rigor varies with each program, but overall, it is very difficult. A majority of students are focused and driven, and the environment can be very competitive at times. Although coursework is challenging, it is for a reason: ACPHS seeks to prepare students to become future healthcare professionals. That being said, there are student-run tutoring programs that offer to help students with coursework, and the faculty is very welcoming and open to offering help if you just ask! Overall, as a student who knows they want to develop a career as a healthcare professional, I believe attending ACPHS was one of the best decisions I could have made.
    PROS: I chose to attend ACPHS because of the genuine passion amongst the colleges’ professors & advisors. Two years ago, during a program for incoming freshmen, I had the opportunity to speak with the professors & the way they deeply valued teaching and facilitated learning endeavors inspired my decision to come here. I felt (and still feel) that students can receive a well-rounded education with a supportive & enjoyable learning environment at ACPHS.

    CONS: If the Pharmacy or healthcare field is not a passion of yours, I would advise you to not attend the school. If you leave, it may be difficult to transfer credits into other institutions. ACPHS is not a very diverse institution. Although it is trying to improve on diversity & multiculturalism, if you are a person of color you'll definitely experience some culture shock when you arrive on campus. Lastly, receiving sufficient financial aid from the school can be difficult, so you need to be persistent when discussing your aid.