Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Campus Description

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

Toll-free 888.203.8010 or 518.694.7221

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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions

Degrees Offered

4-year Bachelor’s (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Technology (concentrations in Clinical Laboratory Science, Cytotechnology, Pre-Physician Assistant Studies), Public Health, Chemistry and Microbiology), Master’s Degree (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Outcomes Research, Biotechnology and Cytotechnology), 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy


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).

Featured Programs

Early Assurance for medical school program; joint degree program BS/MS; joint degree program BS/MBA; joint degree program BS/MD; joint admit for law school BS/JD; joint admit for BS/physicians assistant; Professional entry into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at New York and Vermont campuses.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 1,006 (Full-time: 997; Part-time: 9)
Graduate (Matriculated): 468 (Full-time: 191 men, 277 women; Part-time: 2 men, 7 women)
N/A% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
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

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American4%4%
% Asian14%11%
% Hispanic / Latino5%4%
% White, Non-Hispanic65%68%
% International / Nonresident Alien6%7%
% Two or more races1%1%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity5%5%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$31,081 per year, or $1,140 per credit. Students are required to have a laptop while enrolled.
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
Room Only:
$6,700 (depending on residence hall, meal plan may be required)
Graduate Tuition & Fees:


Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- February 1, early decision November 15
Transfer Applications:
fall- May 1; spring- November 15

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
For FAFSA: February 1 priority; for CSS Profile: November 15 early decision

Application Requirements

Freshmen: SAT or ACT; 4 years of English; academic college preparatory electives (6 credits or units); 4 years of science, including chemistry; 3 years of mathematics, 4 recommended, pre-calculus or calculus required; recommendations. Contact admissions office for further information.
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.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academic Merit Scholarships