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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is college with 1078 students located in Albany, NY.

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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is committed to the advancement of health, with an array of degree programs designed to help students succeed in pharmacy and other health related fields.

There are more than 1,600 students enrolled at ACPHS and more than 100 full- and part-time faculty. The College's main campus is located in Albany, New York; its satellite campus is in Colchester, Vermont.

The College offers a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program and four-year bachelor's degrees in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health and Human Sciences, and Biomedical Technology. ACPHS also offers master's degree programs in Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology, Health Outcomes Research, and Biotechnology-Cytotechnology.

Opportunities exist for students within each of these programs to work side-by-side with faculty on groundbreaking research in areas such as cancer, infectious disease, and obesity. These opportunities, along with access to resources such as the cutting edge Pharmaceutical Research Institute, are part of what distinguishes ACPHS from other colleges and universities.

Graduates of the College are prepared for a range of careers such as: biochemist, clinical laboratory scientist, consumer safety officer, drug information specialist, environmental toxicologist, health policy analyst, hospital administrator, pharmacist, physician, physician assistant and research scientist.

The College is not only focused on the success of its own students, but also students throughout the region. ACPHS operates several programs for underserved youth in the area, each of which is designed to help them improve self confidence, develop new interests and skills, and inspire them to one day attend college themselves.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,078
Gender 40% Male / 60% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 99% Full Time / 1% Part Time
Geography 70% In State / 30% Out of State / 4% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 26% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 65%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
International 5%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 6%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 15%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $250.00. Housing deposit due : Jun 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

65% of students live on-campus.

93% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered


Student Publications: Mortar and Pestle

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available computer repair service available on campus
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates
  • Facilities: turn-of-the-century antique pharmacy
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist (51%), Pharmaceutical Sciences (33%), Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (14%), Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist (0%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals to conduct and supervise complex medical tests, clinical trials, and research experiments; manage clinical laboratories; and consult with physicians and clinical researchers on diagnoses, disease causation and spread, and research outcomes. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, physiological relationships to test results, laboratory procedures and quality assurance controls, test and research design and implementation, analytic techniques, laboratory management, data development and reporting, medical informatics, and professional standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

A program that prepares individuals to work with pathologists to detect changes in body cells that may indicate, and permit diagnosis of, the early development of cancers and other diseases. Includes instruction in biochemistry, microbiology, applied mathematics, microscopy, slide preparation, identification of cellular structures and abnormalities, and laboratory procedures and safety.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

A general, introductory, undifferentiated, or joint program in health services occupations that prepares individuals for either entry into specialized training programs or for a variety of concentrations in the allied health area. Includes instruction in the basic sciences, research and clinical procedures, and aspects of the subject matter related to various health occupations.

A program that focuses on the basic sciences that underlie drugs and drug therapy and that prepares individuals for further study and/or careers in pharmaceutical science and research, pharmaceutical administration and sales, biotechnology, drug manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and related fields. Includes instruction in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, statistics, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and toxicology, dosage formulation, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.
Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

Administration & Faculty

President James J Gozzo
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 98
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 55 : 44
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 24
Tenure Track Faculty 24
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 51
International Faculty 4

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Biology 4.0 BIO 101/BIO 102; BIO 111/BIO 112 8.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 MAT111 4.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 MAT111/MAT112 8.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHE101/CHE102; CHE111/CHE112 8.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Physics B 4.0 PHY111/PHY112 Pass / No Credit
AP Statistics 4.0 MAT145 Pass / No Credit




Acceptance Rate: 63.4% accepted of 1,601 applications

94% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
72% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
37% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite24 - 29
SATMath580 - 650
Reading530 - 620
Writing520 - 620

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Standardized Test Scores, Interview

Important: Extracurricular Activities, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Talent Ability, Recommendations, Application Essay, Class Rank

Also Considered: Character Personal Qualities, Level Of Applicants Interest, Work Experience

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Science Lab 4 0
Foreign Language 0 0
Academic Electives 6 0
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Science 4 0
Social Studies 0 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $29,346 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $25,442
$30K-$48K $25,687
$48K-$75K $28,438
$75K-$110K $31,748
$110K+ $31,996

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $28,200, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $28,200 Same as On-Campus
Fees $700 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,000 $10,160
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $39,900 $40,060

Students Receiving Aid

95% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 81% $5,723
Federal Scholarships/Grants 26% $4,595
Institutional Grants 93% $9,354
Other Federal Grants 20% $1,067
Other Loans 27% $17,866
Pell Grants 26% $3,779
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 48% $1,965
Student Loans 81% $11,532

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Alumni and Outcomes

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Graduation Rates

72% of students graduated on time.

72% of students graduated in six years.

81% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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