Albany College of Pharmacy


Enrollment: 1,015.

Student Body: 58% female, 42% male, 10% out-of-state, 8% international (6 countries represented). Asian 13%, African American 2%, Caucasian 73%, Hispanic 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 79% freshmen return for sophomore year.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 16:1. 82 full-time faculty, 74% hold PhDs, 12% are members of minority groups, 49% are women.


Degrees: Bachelor’s, certificate, first professional.

Classes: Most classes have 20-29 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 20-29 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Pharmacy (PharmD [US], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada]).

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cross-registration. Combined degree programs: BA/JD, PharmD/MS, PharmD/MBA, BS/Phy Asst. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include tutors.

Career services: Career/job search classes, career assessment.


Housing: Coed dorms, apartments for single students. 100% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Throop Pharmaceutical Museum.

Computers: Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online. Undergraduates are required to own a computer.


Environment: City.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, literary magazine, student government, student newspaper, yearbook, international student organization.

Organizations: 2 honor societies, 1 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Basketball, soccer. Basketball, soccer.

On-Campus Highlights: NEW—ACP Student Center.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 92.47% in top 10% of high school class, 86% in top 25% of high school class, 99% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50% range 570-650. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 530-620. SAT Writing middle 50% range 510-600. ACT middle 50% range 23-28. Minimum paper TOEFL 600. Minimum computer TOEFL 250.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Academic GPA, standardized test scores. Class rank, rigor of secondary school record. Application essay, recommendation(s), alumni/ae relation, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, geographical residence, level of applicant s interest, talent/ ability, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. 4 English, 4 mathematics, 3 science, (3 science labs), 4 social studies. 4 science, (4 science labs), 4 foreign language.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 1,050 applied, 54% admitted, 43% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement, statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 3.2 required. Lowest grade transferable B.

General Admission Information: Application fee $75. Early decision application deadline 11/1. Regular application deadline 3/1. Regular notification 3/15. Nonfall registration not accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA. Financial aid filing deadline 3/1. Priority financial aid filing date 2/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/25.

Types of Aid: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins.

Financial Aid Statistics: 68% freshmen, 49% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 9% freshmen, 4% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 62% freshmen, 56% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 92% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $20,010.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Academics, alumni affiliation, leadership.

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