|Duration: 0-6/7 Years||Courses: 63||Faculty: 68|
|Est. Applications: 909||Acceptance Rate: 23%||Est. Class Size: 208|
Our Albany, NY campus is in the capital city of New York, within 2.5 hours of Boston and New York City and within close proximity to major medical centers, laboratories, and government agencies.
As the role of pharmacists evolves to a more patient-focused landscape, we are committed to providing an education for students that will prepare them to be beyond practice ready upon entering their careers. We recently opened two student-operated pharmacies near campus, providing students an entrepreneurial experience to strengthen skills in communication, leadership, and service to a diverse population.
Outside of the classroom, students enjoy an array of extracurriculars, such as athletics, performing arts, clubs, and professional organizations. In addition, the city of Albany offers political, cultural, and social opportunities. The region’s population of over a million people includes 60,000 college students, providing students access a major metropolitan area with the feel a tight-knit college town.
ACPHS was recently ranked the #1 value added college nationally by a report from the Brookings Institution of 3,173 colleges and #2 for average salaries 10 years after enrollment by the College Scorecard.
Visit our website to learn more about the 4-year pharmacy program offered on our New York campus or the 3-year accelerated program offered on our Vermont campus.
Location: 106 New Scotland Ave, Albany, New York 12208
|Female: 59%||Male: 41%||Age: 18-61|
|Tuition Fees:||$625||per year|
|Minimum GPA: 2.5||Average GPA: 2.5||Minimum PCAT: 20|
|Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:||63|
|Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:||33|
|Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:||90|
|Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:||
Spring 2019 term
|Course Title||Semester/Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry w/lab||8/12|
|Organic Chemistry w/lab||8/12|
|General Biology w/lab||8/12|
|General Electives (at least 6 of 9 credits should be Liberal Arts)||9/12|
|Public Speaking or equivalent||3/4|
|General Information||ACPHS requires two letters from academic or professional sources. At least one letter should be written by post-secondary faculty from math or science disciplines or a health professional or pharmacist working in a clinical setting.|
|LOR types that are REQUIRED:|
|LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:|
|LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Politician, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant|
|Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.
|LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:||Clergy, Friend|
|Are Committee Letters accepted?||Yes|
|A Committee Letter is:||Conditionally Accepted|
|Does it count as more than one LOR?||Varies|
|Are Composite Letters accepted?
Does it count as more than one LOR?
|Interview Format:||Individual applicants with two or more interviewers|
|Details:||Qualified applicants will be invited for on-campus interviews. Interviewees meet with faculty to discuss their motivation for a pharmacy career, their experience in healthcare, and leadership roles. Interviewees’ communication skills, professionalism, and maturity are assessed.|
June 1, 2022
Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No