Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Established in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution that is committed to graduating the best health care minds in the world. Each of the College's programs offers distinct, but interconnected, paths for an education in health. These include: Six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree; four-year Bachelor's degrees in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical technology, health and human sciences, chemistry, microbiology, and clinical laboratory sciences; and graduate programs in pharmaceutical sciences, health outcomes research, molecular biosciences, cytotechnology & molecular cytology, and clinical laboratory sciences. Joint BS/MS degree options also exist, giving students the ability to earn a graduate degree in five years, instead of six. ACPHS also has a satellite campus in Colchester, Vermont, which offers the only Doctor of Pharmacy program in the state.
Opportunities exist for students across all academic programs to supplement their classroom learning with other activities. Some students choose to work with faculty on groundbreaking research projects, which can lead to publications in professional journals. Students may also leverage the College's extensive alumni network to gain work experience in pharmacies, hospitals, laboratories, and other health care settings.
Each student at the College is also encouraged to pursue a global experience to help better understand how health care is practiced around the world. This experience can involve a student traveling to a foreign country or attending on-campus events where invited speakers share their insights into how other cultures manage health care. It all adds up to a well rounded educational experience that prepares graduates to enter a wide range of health care professions or continue their education in graduate or professional school.
106 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208-3492
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Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, cross-country, soccer, track and field. Men's: basketball, cross-country, soccer, track and field.
Clubs and Activities
Professional Organizations: American Pharmacists Association–Academy of Student Pharmacists, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (student chapter), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (student chapter), Association of Managed Care Pharmacy (student chapter), Industry Pharmacist Organization, National Community Pharmacists Association, Phi Delta Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho Chi Honor Society, Rho Pi Phi, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Also, fraternities, clubs and student publications (yearbook).
Enrollment for Fall 2015
N/A% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 510 – 620
SAT math range: 560 – 650
ACT range: 24 – 28
100% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
0% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0
|Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|% Black / African American||4%||4%|
|% Hispanic / Latino||5%||4%|
|% White, Non-Hispanic||65%||68%|
|% International / Nonresident Alien||6%||7%|
|% Two or more races||1%||1%|
|% Unknown Race / Ethnicity||5%||5%|
Tuition Information for 2015-2016
Financial Aid Deadlines
Transfers: Minimum 2.5 GPA based on transferable courses.
International: Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if the applicant has studied for fewer than 4 years where English is the language of instruction; completed Foreign Education Credentials Evaluation form from the World Education Services (WES) for education completed outside of the US.