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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

School Size & Setting

Small | Urban

Students-to-Faculty Ratio

10:1

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is committed to the advancement of health care through its offering of nationally acclaimed undergraduate and graduate education, post-graduate training programs and research in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and health sciences. The College will continue its strong advocacy for lifelong intellectual and professional growth by providing a strong foundation in humanities and the basic, pharmaceutical, clinical and social sciences within a culture that promotes innovation, service, and excellence among our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$37,115

Out of state

$37,115
Graduate

In state

$25,835

Out of state

$25,835

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
100%
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 32.0% $6,424
State/local grants 41.0% $3,336
Institutional grants 100.0% $17,556
Loans 72.0% $12,146

Other Estimated Costs

Housing

$11,400 per year

Books & Supplies

$1,000 per year

Personal Expenses

$2,500 per year

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

Review this step-by-step guide on everything you need to do to complete your application.

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Public Health, General
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
    • Microbiology and Immunology
      • A program that focuses on the scientific study of the microorganisms that cause disease and the host immune response to them. Includes instruction in microbiology, microbial genetics, molecular virology, pathogenic bacteriology, disease mechanisms, immunology, immunogenetics, autoimmunity, and bioinformatics. See other colleges that offer this major
  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Public Health, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and evaluate public health care services; to function as public health professionals in public agencies, the private sector, and other settings; and to provide leadership in the field of public health. Includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health principles, preventive medicine, health policy and regulations, health care services and related administrative functions, public health law enforcement, health economics and budgeting, public communications, and professional standards and ethics. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
71.82%
  • Apply 1,771
  • Accepted 1,272
  • Attend 115

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$75
Graduate
$95

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable

Average Test Scores

SAT Math
580-700
ACT Composite
28-31
SAT Reading
590-690
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
65%
Male Students
35%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian49.35%
  2. Asian18.27%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities11.32%
  4. Hispanic/Latino8.16%
  5. Black7.61%
  6. Not Specified4.92%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.37%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,154

Undergraduate students

708

Graduate students

446

Full Time Students
98%
Part Time Students
2%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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