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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Class time could be used more wisely to ensure understanding of complex therapeutics. Non-therapeutics courses could be online or time in the classroom could be reduced to allow for more student-teacher interaction within the core pharmacy courses.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus food is really good! It's affordable, convenient and tastes good. Only thing is there isn't too much healthy eating at those places, but that's to be expected. I live in Albany, which is a college town and not many people want to eat that way

1 College Sophomore

Administration: I really don't like much of the administration. They really seem to not care much about students and make it very challenging to get a new club started on campus. One example that is really crappy is we had the time to turn in our housing application, which is first come first serve, happen during Organic Chemistry II where we might have had a pop quiz, and the administration didn't care that they were forcing students to skip class to make sure to be able to have a room on campus. I'm not a fan...

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is very good! I have lived on campus for the past four years. The first-year housing is the best since you have your own bathroom per a pair of roommates, and there is air conditioning. Second-year housing is not as good since it's suite style without a kitchen, no air conditioning and a communal bathroom per suite.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties revolve around everything else at school... exams. When they take place and their frequency is based a great deal on the exam schedule. Some students will go out several times a week, without regard for school, but the majority will limit going out and having parties to once a week, maybe twice if we don't have a test that week.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are not well-represented at ACPHS. I have done cross country for the past four years, but many students don't even know who does sports and who don't. I wish there was more spirit and focus on the sports teams, especially cross country. Basketball and soccer get more support, because they have activities on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does some good things on campus like the blood drive, but I don't think most people think that the parties they throw are just annoying and many think they are better than everyone else because they are in a fraternity or sorority.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pros:

There are many places available, and they seem to be reasonably priced.

Cons:

They may not be in the safest areas, which would worry my parents.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They did things pretty well and helped me out by offering scholarships for all 6 years, which many other pharmacy schools only offered for the first two years. I also wrote them a letter to ask if they could increase my aid, which they gave me a 1,000$ grant just because I said I was offered a cheaper cost at SUNY Buffalo

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you are not with a group of people stay indoors after 8. There have been several incidents on my campus were people off the street enter my campus with a gun or knife. There have been break ins to student vehicles, abductions and drop offs of abduction victims at the school. There are several blue lights throughout campus that, if pushed, alert the campus security. However, there have been instances where the security takes well over 10 minutes to arrive. The campus is very small and has roads apart from the city of Albany, so there is no reason for the time delay.As far as the health centers availability to students you would be better off going to an emergency room. A student that has insurance coverage outside of the school can only visit the health center at certain times.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is one dining hall on campus that includes 6 places to eat. Not all 6 places are open at once however. There is a salad bar that is only open during the early afternoon, a sub bar that is open from noon until 11 at night, and the rest are open from 7-6. The food is great for the first week, but then everything starts repeating. By the time finals come around the food is horrible (as if the cooks stopped caring) and most students would be better off ordering out. Dinners for holidays are amazing though. For Thanksgiving a Turkey is laid out and carved in front of the students. Included in the meal plan you get off campus flex which allows you to buy food from several places including Chinese, pizza, Chicken Joes, and several others.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: When attending a professional college one would expect to see kind, well dressed, and organized individuals. For the first two years at Albany College of Pharmacy students do not dress that professional, however for the next 4 years it is mandated. Most students or health career oriented, so the social life can be a bit focused on that topic. For the most part students are kind, however, there are some very judgmental individuals and very tight cliques. A lot of the students are very athletic and play inter-mural sports, pick up games, or go to the gym daily.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office was very easy to talk to but, I received little to no money. It depends on income solely.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The overall experience has been horrible. The food is descent but tolerable. The professors are nice and easy to approach. People are very easy to approach but difficult to connect with.The school shows a great deal that they care about the students.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus food is very limited. The other places to get food that are walkable include dunkin donuts, starbucks and a sports bar. If you go on central ave, there are plenty of great options to choose from. Some places deliver such as Chinese restaurants. There will be pamphlets to call the restaurants. The only place to really avoid is Shuns Kitchen. The food is cheap but greasy and unhealthy. It is cooked horribly after 10 pm.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The school is like High school. There are different cliches. It is easy to be lost or isolated. Overall, people are kind. But, there are very rude and inconsiderate people who treat others like dirt. It is easy to be part of the wrong crowd. The girls here are very stuck up and annoying. They are one minded. Some of them are very easy to talk to and mingle with.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing provided is very nice and overpriced. The place is clean which is very important. There are maintenance workers who come and fix problems. The main issue with housing will leaving the campus housing. They overcharge for every paint scrape and stain. The deposit to cover any damages to the room is absolutely useless.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They take our security very seriously. The school frowns upon underage drinking, and drug use.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is fun. You just got to travel in packs.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school has a high security. It is safe to be on campus. Every officer is alert and ready to go. Any threats to the students will be addressed through email. For example, there was a suspicious man with a gun walking near the campus. All the classes were locked in and students were not allowed to leave. Once the PSO (public safety officers) found the individual, students were allowed to leave classes.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I havent had a internship yet. I plan to have one at a local pharmacy. It is difficult to find a internship.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The program was brutal to enter. The classes were specifically made to be tougher to eliminate students such as organic II and general Chemistry. The most important criteria for admission will always be grades. I advise students to have a GPA of 3.4 or better before applying and to maintain a 3.4 or better. For admission, the counsel wants a well rounded student who is smart and able to participate in events throughout the school.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is only two professional fraternities for guys and girls. There are very limited options.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities available are old but in great condition. The facilities provided adequate dinning, studying and recreation activities.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities for sports are very nice and and adequate. For basketball, there are only out of air or no grip balls to play with. Unless you are on the team, the basketballs are horrible.

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