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Reviews 264 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Tutoring Programs – My school is made to weed students out that are failing or close to failing. Therefore, the tests are made to be very difficult and sometimes the curriculum is taught far too quickly. However, some students on campus are tutors and can help with almost every subject. Because of this program I passed all of my tests with flying colors. Actually, I applied to be a tutor in the winter and now I will be helping students too!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of Stores – great diners and restaurants but would need to walk or get a ride.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never Be Alone at Night – a good safe campus during the day but at night there is almost never any security on sight always walk with a friend

5 College Student

Academics: Profs Care About Students – It goes without saying the pharmacy school is a very rigorous program. The workload is very great and can be overwhelming at times. However, students are assigned an academic advisor 1st-5th year. Advisors are extremely helpful in that they help students get acquainted with their academics, the campus, and adjust to the transition of high school to college or from year to year. This helps build student-faculty/staff relationships, which in turn prepare students with pharmacist/patient relationships. Furthermore, prefessors are more than willing to help students. With flexible office hours and daily review sessions, they really encourage students to succeed.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Use Off-Campus Flex – ACPHS offers meal plans for students on and off campus. Students have off-campus "flex dollars" which is a set amount of money in the gold, silver, or bronze meal plan. Flex dollars can be used at a number of select restaurants around Albany, which means students wouldn't have to pay out of their own pocket- it's sort of like a gift card. There are many places for students to dine in the Albany area.

5 College Student

Diversity: Great Mix of Races – At Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, there is a great variety of races and religions. There is someone of a different race at every corner. Classes are highly diverse with whites, asians, egyptians, blacks, and indians. It is great to intermingle with people you'd otherwise may not encounter unless at ACPHS. People are very accepting of others regarless of race/skin color.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: More of a Hassle Than Convinient – Although living off-campus is cheaper in the long run, it's more of a hassle. The cost of living off campus is not covered by financial aid/loans, whereas living on campus is. The quality of most apartments are great but the cost is rather high. There is usually limited parking space and no laundry facility. It's not difficult to find an apartment close to campus, but living on-campus is overall more convinient. There is campus security, free laundry, and no worries of getting up earlier for class.

2 College Freshman

Facilities: Small Campus – small campus means there are small options available to you. i think the best thing on campus is the coldstones though.

3 College Freshman

Parking: only a few lots and you have to park where you were assigned. it is small and sometimes hard to find a spot. make sure to have your parking permit or you will get fined.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Two Total – there are a total of two houses and they are fraturnies only, no sororities.

4 College Student

Facilities: Fast Track to a Good Future – ACPHS offers a 6 year PharmD program where at the end of the 6th year students graduate the school as Doctors of Pharmacy. The program is challenging but worth it and the school provides a tutoring program and peer mentors who help those who struggle along.

3 College Student

Nightlife: Have to Know People – The nightlife scene is limited to those who are under 21. There are parties around the campus, entrance is usually $5 and they are pretty safe places. The only downside is you usually have to know people who know where the parties are happening. Over 21 is more varied with many bars, taverns and clubs you can get into.

4 College Student

Academics: Small School, Very Personal – ACPHS is a very small school with the freshmen class not exceeding 300 students. This makes class sizes small and professors available to students. All professors have various office hours and are always there for their students. Its easy to build a good relationship with them and get to know them personally. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. The classes are challenging, but the professors make the effort to help struggling students and present the course information in a clear and straightforward way.

3 College Student

Scholarships: Fairly Easy to Apply, but You Won't Get a Lot – Applying for financial aid was standard for most colleges. You won't get a lot of financial aid from the college though, since it's a pretty small school.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Dry Campus for Underclassmen – The first and second year dorms are supposed to be completely dry, they do a quick room check once a semester to enforce it and if you come back drunk and an RA catches you, you will get written up. In the upperclassmen suites and you're over 21 you're allowed to have alcohol. There isn't a huge pressure to drink. A lot of people will go out to a party on a Friday or Saturday night though.

4 College Student

Computers: Paperless Campus – ACPHS is for the most part a paperless campus. Laptops are available for rent in the library, but you really cannot survive without your own laptop. The college is very big on tablet PCs. Printing isn't free, but it's not too expensive in the library. The wireless internet is fast, but certain things such as Steam are blocked.

2 College Junior

Weather: Windy, Snowy, Rainy – It snows and rains alot but I think that most diff part is the wind it is crazy and I think adds to the snow and rain. But then it is sunny and not so windy it is gorges

2 College Junior

Nightlife: Not Much – The school has gotten rid of most of the Frats so there is like no parties. You can go down town to bars they are ALL over the place and very nice esp on your B-day. House parties are fun and happen a lil, but the school does alot of things for students but just no booze

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The only real crime that I worry about is people breaking into cars and stealing electronics. Otherwise very safe campus and effective officers

5 College Student

Guys & Girls: Very diverse group of people. There are always people of different beackgrounds and races. There are blondes, brunnettes, red heads, everyone! The class work is hard but everyone still manages to have a socil life on the weekend! There are both city people and country people.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Even though the campus is in the city it is a very safe campus. We have blue lights to contact security every couple hundred yards. The capus police patrol frequently by eith bike or car. The also patrol the dorms on campus.

5 College Student

Academics: Pharmacy Major – the academics are very intesnse at my school. The pace is face, but the professors are always there to help and explain anything you dont understand. It is competative but a rewarding program. Interships and job oppertunities come easily once you are enroled because teachers, counslers, and staff set up career fairs and many oppertunites to meet employers in all of the aspects of the health care world.

5 College Student

Drug Safety: Well many of the student don't do drugs here. The only thing we do is hand them out!

3 College Student

Athletics: Well there is not a lot in the way of actual team sports because most people are studying, but there is 3: cross country running, basketball, and soccer. Most people who go here use the workout facility it is actualy a great way to releave stress. There are also classes that are held during the week that are very popular.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's Hard Work – ACPHS is defniitely worth coming as long as you make it to graduation, there many jobs at the end. Most likely you will leave here with a job or on your way into other specialty or masters program. Both the Pharmacy and Bachelor programs are amazing. The work here is definitely difficult, so focusing and studying are key, but their are parties off campus and places to go to relax


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