College Profile

At Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, we’re driven to discover everything that’s achievable through science. To turn curiosity into solutions. To advance the future of healthcare and medicine. We know this challenge is not for everyone. But that’s why it’s so important to us. Because ultimately, our work is for everyone. It’s for all of humanity.

We offer an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs designed to help students succeed in pharmacy and other health related fields, including a direct-entry 0-6 Doctor of Pharmacy program, as well as joint programs in medicine, physician assistant studies, and accelerated 5-year bachelors and masters programs.

Our campus community centers on health science, which is why our students are so successful in their future careers as doctors, lab scientists, and public health analysts.

The ACPHS experience is one that combines quality academics, experiential learning, personalized attention, and a strong emphasis on service – all of which help our students grow personally and develop into talented and trusted professionals. Opportunities exist for students within each of our academic programs to work side-by-side with faculty on groundbreaking research in areas such as cancer, infectious disease, and obesity. These opportunities, along with access to resources such as the cutting edge Pharmaceutical Research Institute, are part of what distinguishes ACPHS from other colleges and universities.

The academic experience at the College is complemented by numerous community service initiatives, including student-led Community Health Days and Wellness Fairs. From undergraduate research opportunities to working in our student-operated pharmacies, students at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences work together to ultimately improve the lives of others.

According to the 2016 College Scorecard, ACPHS was ranked #3 in the nation for median salary of our alumni ($118,800). Graduates of the College are prepared for a range of careers such as: biochemist, clinical laboratory scientist, consumer safety officer, drug information specialist, environmental toxicologist, health policy analyst, hospital administrator, pharmacist, physician, physician assistant and research scientist. Graduates are also well positioned to continue their education in graduate or professional schools. An education from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is like no other. It’s why we were recently named the #1 Value-Added college in the nation for our commitment to student success.

Programs We Offer

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Pre-Med
  • Pre-PA
  • Pre-Law
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences (B.S. and M.S.)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S. and M.S.)
  • Microbiology/Molecular Biosciences (B.S. and M.S.)
  • Public Health/Health Outcomes & Informatics (B.S. and M.S.)
  • Biomedical Technology/Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology (B.S. and M.S.)


1,400 Total Enrollment
80 International Student Enrollment
10:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
21 Countries Represented

English as a Second Language Program and Services

ACPHS is unable to offer ESL services

International Student Housing Options

All first-year students (international and domestic) live in South Hall. South Hall provides students with a variety of living options with rooms ranging from two to four occupants. Each room contains its own bathroom, as well as heating and air conditioning units. Additionally, all rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, and desk chair for each occupant. South Hall residents also enjoy the convenience of microwaves and refrigerators in each room. Most second year students and transfer students live in Notre Dame Hall. Residents in Notre Dame Hall are organized into 28 suites, each comprised of five single bedrooms, one double bedroom, a common area (including a kitchenette with a microwave refrigerator, sink and cabinets), and a bathroom. Upper classmen students and professional students have the option of living in Holland/Princeton Suites. Holland/Princeton offers students the freedom and luxury of an apartment and the convenience of on-campus living. Holland/Princeton Suites feature fully furnished two-, four- and five-bedroom options with amenities, including air conditioning, cable television, and laundry facilities.

For more information:
Alison Buckley
Director of Residence Life
(518) 694-7155

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

10% of ACPHS students are from outside the U.S. which means we understand your needs as an international applicant and will work closely with you to ensure the admissions process goes smoothly. Depending on when you graduated (or will graduate) from high school and if you have any previous college experience, you may be considered a freshmen student or a transfer student. If you have already completed a college degree, you may be interested in pursuing a graduate or professional program at ACPHS. To learn more, click here.

Financial Aid

International students are eligible for partial merit scholarships offered by Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Merit scholarships are based on academic performance prior to attending ACPHS. For a full list of scholarships applicable for international students, click here or contact the Office of Financial Aid at

Student Activities and Campus Life

Students on campus benefit from a variety of over 40 clubs and organizations in which to get involved. From academic clubs (like the Pre-Med club or Biomedical Technology club) to community service organizations (like Colleges Against Cancer and Rho Pi Phi) and varsity and intramural athletics, there is something for everyone at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Since we are a tight-knit community focused on the advancement of human health, you will be surrounded by faculty, staff, and peers all here to help you succeed.



Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Kevin Rivenburg
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Visa Information

The College will issue a student the Form I-20 document which is required to apply for the F-1 visa. In countries other than Canada, the student must meet with the United States Consulate in their home country to approve the visa and obtain a passport for travel to the U.S. as a foreign student. Currently, the College is only eligible to process I-20 documents for F-1 students.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Pre-Pharmacy and B.S. Programs: $32,840
Professional Pharmacy Program, P1-P4: $38,060
Graduate (M.S.) Programs: $1,270/credit hour

Student Housing (Albany)
Notre Dame or South Hall: $6,800
Holland/Princeton Suites – 2 Bedroom: $7,900
Holland/Princeton Suites – 4/5 Bedroom: $7,100
Resident Activity Fee: $40

Additional Fees
Meal Plan Albany: $4,000
Student Health Insurance Fee: $2,095
International Student Fee: $200
Activity Fee – Full Time Students: $350
Health Center Fee – Albany: $156
Orientation Fee – First Year Students: $350
Technology Fee – Full Time Students: $275

Major Areas of Study

Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Health and Medicine
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
Public Health
Science Technologies
Science, Math, and Technology


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