Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Reviews

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I am pre-med student in the Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) program. Despite being a science-heavy school, I believe that I have been well prepared in both the sciences and humanities, which have and will continue to become increasingly important in the medical field. I have had the freedom to choose from a variety of different courses to suit my interests and passions. The small class size has allowed me to form relationships with my professors, which would have been much more difficult for me personally I feel on a larger campus.
I can honestly say there is no other school for me. ACPHS is a family. Do we hate it sometimes? Of course, but there is a love for it too. The college is extremely difficult, but the student body is extremely supportive. It is awesome to have faculty recognize my face and know my name. You are not a number here. If you want a leadership opportunity this is a place for you! All you have to do is reach out to faculty and they will help you become a campus leader. It is easy to see why this place has a good reputation in the community. Just be warned, your experience here will not be like your friends. We do not have a big college campus, there are not a million clubs or even a ton of Greek Life. You will have to study often and hard. Not going to sugar coat it, academics are tough. However, you are given opportunities to succeed so take advantage of all resources and you will be fine!
ACPHS is a great school for students who are goal-oriented and who are willing to work hard to reach their their goal. The school provides many resources/services to help students succeed, and professors are very helpful and always willing to take the time to meet with students outside of the designated class time to provide them with the help needed. Despite the rigorous program(s), the school provides many opportunities to stay involved and maintain a balanced student life!
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ACPHS is a great school when it comes to preparation for your future with regard to the Pharmaceutical/ Health Sciences field. While ACP does have a rigorous program, if one has the heart and dedication to apply themselves in addition to finding enjoyment in the field of health sciences, this school is definitely the right spot to be. Nestled right next to Albany Medical Center, ACPHS has a great networking capabilities and, through the use of the right resources, amazing opportunities both while attending and after graduation. Having such a small size, the school has a tight-knit community and a smaller campus as well. If smallness doesn't bother you and you are content with building life-long relationships with your peers who all have the same interests as you, then ACPHS is definitely the right choice.
Albany college of pharmacy (ACPHS) is a great place to achieve your goal as becoming a pharmacist. ACPHS has a small community which allows for personalized connection among students and with the professors. All the students from ACPHS share a similar goal in working in Health care community in the future. We all major in either doctor of pharmacy, or other health care related topics. This allows the students to work together and build stronger relationships as many of us share the same classes. Because there is a lower ratio of students to Professors compared to bigger schools, it is easy to set up a meeting with the professors to ask any question regarding lecture materials and get to know them on a personal level.
If you are looking for a place to further your education in health sciences/ pharmacy, ACPHS is a good place to be.
ACPHS is definitely a great school of choice if you are dead-set on a career in pharmacy or health sciences. While the education is rigorous and challenging, it's the sort of challenging that has you feeling accomplished after you do well on a difficult assignment--stressful, but overall worthwhile. The food does get old after a few weeks, but it's by no means bad. It's just the frequency of eating the same things over and over, due to the little variety. But overall, picking this school is a decision I do not regret and I look forward to continuing my education throughout the next few years.
It is a great school if you're willing to work very hard and prioritize academics and studying over partying and relaxing. Most classes are difficult but very manageable if you keep on top of your work. The majority of teachers are very interested in you learning the information and are very easy to meet with. Pharmacy school is going to be hard no matter where you go, but it's nice being at a school where most people are majoring in the same thing so it is very easy to get help from people. It also helps you stay focused compared to bigger schools because before a big test everyone else will also be studying for it.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a place that has turned into my second home. The students, faculty and professors are always there in support of each other. Professors are available outside of class to help explain a topic in more detail or whatever you may need. If you want to have a career in the health field, you must consider ACPHS!
Amazing school would recommend it to everyone can’t see my self going anywhere else. I am so happy that i came here it really makes me one step closer to my dreams.
ACPHS is rigorous but rewarding. I would not recommend this school to anyone who is not seriously invested in their future. It is nice to have such a close community. Unfortunately, administration rarely listens to student opinion.
ACPHS has given me to chance to achieve my dreams of becoming a clinical pharmacist. Through the faculty and programs offered at ACPHS I am confident that my future will go the way I want it to go.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is a great up and coming school for students looking to get involved in the healthcare field, especially pharmacy. The campus is small and there are not a ton of students, making the community very tight-knit and close. There are a ton of academic resources to help you succeed in your academics and a lot of faculty that are willing to mentor you through your program. The courses are challenging, but if you're looking for a pharmacy program that isn't challenging you're not going to find one. The dorms are the best I have ever seen. The food is average but gets the job done. The gym is nothing spectacular but again gets the job done. The location is nice because its close to downtown Albany and only ten minutes from SUNY Albany. It is also only 15 minutes away from both Crossgates Mall and Colonie Center Mall. The school is definitely on the rise under new leadership and is becoming one of the top pharmacy schools in the country.
ACPHS has been a roller coaster ride: it is full of ups and downs and twists and turns. I have really enjoyed my time, and still look forward to the years ahead. The campus is very small, just like the student body, though both are currently growing. The campus is right in the middle of Albany, so there are plenty of things to do around town; not so much on the actual campus. The academics definitely stand out to me and are very challenging, but very rewarding. It's incredible looking back at the year and seeing all the material I've learned. The professors here are all really caring and genuinely want you to succeed. It's a small school, and one of the advantages that stem from this is the close and personal relationships you develop with the faculty. I do not regret coming here. If you want to be a medical professional or be involved in healthcare, there just isn't a better or more focused school.
I love ACPHS because of the close knit community it provides. Students at ACPHS are on the same schedule for the most part, therefore, we work together and relax together. The professors are very accommodating and are willing to help. There are many professional and recreational clubs and activities on campus so it is easy to keep busy. The city of Albany provides an eclectic mix of recreation for all of your interests and hobbies.
While it is a rigorous program (PharmD), at the end of the day I know I am getting a very high-level education, and all the campus resources make it manageable. I chose this school for its close-knit feeling, and the connections made through this school can't be beat.
Overall, I have enjoyed going to school. I like the small school feel and the accessibility of professors. However, like many schools, some professors are terrible. Another pro is that it is easy to get involved in clubs and research on campus. I do wish that the administration was more open to change and to student opinion into consideration more often.
Overall my experience here at ACPHS has been very good. The classes for the most part take place in a lecture hall, but aren't too big. The professors always have office hours and want to help each and every student to succeed. One big positive about ACPHS is that everyone at the school are taking the same classes, and all want to pursue a medical-field related career. If you're interested in pursuing a career in the medical-field, I would definitely consider ACPHS and attend one of the open houses to get a feel for what the college has to offer and all the programs.
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Very good school- academically challenging, but when you graduate with a pharmacy degree, you get a doctorate in six years and are immediately prepared to be working efficiently in your field. Totally worth it in my book!
My experience at ACPHS has been very good overall. This college is very small which allows you to have more personal connections with other students and professors. The bachelor of science students have more research opportunities and the pharmacy students have more opportunity to talk to different professors who are pharmacists in different fields. Every one is very friendly and helpful because every one is here to reach the same goal which is to help people. This is not an easy school but if you feel you are up for a challenge this is a good school for you!
I am currently a junior at ACPHS and have had an amazing few years here at the college. I am enrolled in the PharmD program and am currently in my P1 year. I love the school because the attention you get from professors because of the smaller class size is extremely helpful and has completely altered my learning experience. Professors at the college are proactive in helping their students when you seek help. It's also so easy to get involved on campus and find things to do outside of the classroom. Everyone is there to help one another and there are wide array of resources on campus to help any individual that is struggling or needs extra guidance. I'm really excited for my next four years with ACPHS and for the location, program and campus this school was perfect for me.