Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Albany, NY

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent college founded in 1881. While it offers a Doctor of Pharmacy program and master's degrees in a wide range of health science fields, ACPHS also provides bachelor's degrees in chemistry, biomedical technology, pharmaceutical sciences, and health and human sciences. Its one-acre campus is located in Albany.

Website: www.acphs.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,078
Undergraduate
Students
(59.9%) 646 Women
(40.1%) 432 Men
481
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
67% of 1,583 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$42,681
Tuition and Fees
$31,981
Room and Board
$10,700
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$16,398
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
101
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Albany Population
97,660
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
.6% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.1% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.3% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students
6.7% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 4  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
106 New Scotland Avenue
City, State, Zip
Albany, NY 12208
Phone
(518) 694-7221
Fax
(518) 445-7202
E-mail
admissions@acphs.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
February 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 1,583 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 1,038 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 545 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
250 (23%) of 1,067 admitted students enrolled
Women
157 (22%) of 705 admitted students enrolled
Men
93 (26%) of 362 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
87% of 99 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.60
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
30%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 40%
Top quarter: 79%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$42,681
Tuition and Fees
$31,981
Room and Board
$10,700
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On or about March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002885
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
203 (94.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
173 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
171 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
25 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$16,398
Need-Based Gift
Received by 171 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,341
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 148 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,532
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 17 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
37 (17.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,011

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
872 (91.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
779 (89.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
776 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
68 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
44%
Average Award
$14,578
Need-Based Gift
Received by 731 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,774
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 713 (91.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,820
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 45 (5.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
142 (14.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,463

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Health Professions Student Loans (HPSL)

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Health Fields, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Microbiology, General
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Double major, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
101
Part-Time Faculty
31
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
64%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Health Services Research
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Health Services Research
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy

Location and Setting


Boston Population
97,660
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
35 acres

Weather

Temperature
11 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Albany
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Rensselaer

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
42%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Track And Field x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Track And Field x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, national fraternities, american pharmacists association academy of students pharmacists (apha-asp), outdoors club, ski club, colleges against cancer, dance club
Sororities
.6% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,078
Women
646 (59.9%)
Men
432 (40.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,055
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.1% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.3% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students.
6.7% from 35 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
481

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
76.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
77.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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