Albany College Of Pharmacy

Albany College Of Pharmacy

The Albany College of Pharmacy is also known as Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The college is a private and independent institute of advanced health care. The college name is abbreviated as ACPHS. It was founded in 1881 as the Department of Pharmacy of Union University. The college offers specialized degree programs in pharmaceutical science, pharmacy, biomedical technology, health, and human sciences. Research degree programs are also available at ASPHS.

Students at ACPHS participate in a variety of sports. The college athletic teams are nicknamed The Panthers. The Panthers participate in football, swimming, lacrosse, baseball and track sports at the intercollegiate level. The college is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference. ACPHS provides financial aid to deserving students.

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Contacting ACP

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
106 New Scotland Avenue
Albany , NY 12208-3492
General Phone: (518) 694-7200

ACP Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology16cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech
Medical Administration3pharmacy courses

Number of programs and degrees for ACP in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years141
Bachelor's degree53
First-professional degree1931

ACP Student Body

In 2007-2008, ACP had a total enrollment of 1,423 students (1,060 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
First Professional 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 30%
20-21 27%
22-24 31%
25-29 8%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York74%
(International Students)8%
New Jersey4%
New Hampshire2%

ACP Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %

ACP Room and Board (2007)

ACP offers campus housing for 740 of its 1,060 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Albany, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

ACP Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490650
SAT Math530680
SAT Writing490630
ACT Composite2229

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT37%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

ACP Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,650
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,650
Room and board $ 7,600
Room charge $ 6,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,800
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,504

Financial Aid:
ACP participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 288500)

ACP Faculty

ACP has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$114,3571*
Associate professorcalendar year4$100,3484$94,439
Assistant professorcalendar year4$89,8369$87,121
Instructorcalendar year3$73,4564$77,008
All faculty totalcalendar year15$95,90218$87,222

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$93,3111*
Associate professoracademic year5$84,2367$82,577
Assistant professoracademic year14$71,1656$60,357
Instructoracademic year3$36,8768$50,234
All faculty totalacademic year29$75,21722$65,984

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

ACP Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

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ACP Highlights

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What Sets ACP Apart:

Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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% of degrees in medicine
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Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%ACP Number of students
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%ACP Student SAT scores
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%ACP Dorm rooms per full-time student
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 19%ACP Salaries of full-time faculty

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