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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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
About Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences...
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Address
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.

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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,108/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,727/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,801/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,516/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,770/ year
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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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
13%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
882Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Stressed
    42%
  • Focused
    37%
  • Driven
    16%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.28 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • FOCUSED
    65%
  • Fast-paced
    18%
  • Engaging
    12%
  • Eclectic
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $122,600/ 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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    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.
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    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.
    ACPHS is a wonderful school that has really developed into my home; the small school makes for a great sense of community, the rigorous course work challenges us every day, and the people you meet and the friendships you make here are so amazing. The student to faculty ratio makes it so easy to get help whenever needed; the professors here really seem to care about their students and want to see every student succeed. Although small, the campus is beautiful, especially at this time of year! The surrounding Albany area has tons to do- there are great restaurants, places to shop, festivals, and more. The food on campus could use some work, but since there are so many restaurants in the area, it's easy to get a break from "cafeteria food" and get something different. The dorms here are very spacious and far above the average dorm at a typical college. Overall, if you're looking for a small school with specialized, rigorous science and health programs , ACPHS is the school for you.