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Reviews 302 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Student

Administration: They really don't tell anyone anything. They don't really do there job either. Just drive/walk around all day and talk to each other.

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3 College Student

Health & Safety: Its not really unsafe during the day but is a concern at night since it is an open campus. Plus the buildings are really spread out and one should be aware of their surroundings.

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1 College Student

Greek Life: There is no Greek life here. There is a club but they never have meetings or really do anything.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I received some financial aid but not as much as I should have. They require a lot of paperwork to be filled out and it took all summer to get my financial aid package together.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: the public safety offices are always around and nice. there are always public safety cars around campus.

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1 College Student

Greek Life: there basically is no Greek life you do not see them on campus

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: the house my roommate and I found is affordable and he pays half of the bills (electric and water) so we only had to worry about cable and gas. it is very affordable and less than a mile away from campus

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3 College Student

Party Scene: The weekend nightlife is great. Any bars during the week are fairly empty unless they have something going on ie trivia night

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Applying is simple, but a long process. Apply early and have all the necessary documents and letters of recommendation prepared. Albany College of Pharmacy is a very diverse and open minded college and is willing to see the potential in all candidates. I am currently enrolled in Vermont branch campus located in Colchester Vermont and it is quite an experience! The school is small so everyone knows everyone and the teacher to student ratio is great for a professional school! If Pharmacy is your path, then definitely give Albany a look!

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a few places to go to for nightlife: Lark street which contains many bars and late night expunges. Scattered outside of campus are several bars of mediocre quality (although the drinks are cheap!). The school's student organization often tries to set up nights for movie screenings and shows. Don't expect to do much else around campus unless a car is available. Having a car opens up a much wider avenue of fun opportunities: shopping, movies, etc.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The program offers many opportunities for internships over the summer while the workload and curriculum may be fairly taxing, especially if you fall behind. P1 to P3 years are half class, half pharmacy experience while the last year is completely pharmacy experiential.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus overall is very safe to walk about at night, as many of the buildings open late are very close to each other. Those living at the housings nearby will often be disturbed by loud students hanging around the track or parking lots. Safety is not an issue here as there are often security officers that patrol during the night.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is not very strict at all. You may be questioned by the public safety if you are walking around campus at night, especially when there is an emergency. However, they will be more than happy to let you do your business as long as you carry an ID card.

School policies are outlined in the handbook and the syllabus of many professors and it is fairly standard and expected. Do not do anything stupid that lacks common sense and there will be no trouble.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The workload is very heavy. But there are tons of opportunities to get involved and network. There are lots of clubs and organizations pertaining to the profession and some just having to do with hobbies. There is some greek life, but most of it is pharmacy related and/or academic. Facilities are nice and a new athletic field was just put in. I use the track. There are lots of opportunities for internships (they are required).

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3 College Junior

Transportation: As a commuter I pay ~260 for a parking permit for the year. The lot is small and sometimes you have to drive around for a while to find a spot- but most of the spots are very close to the buildings. They have city buses available and as a student you can ride CDTA free.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: There is nightlife, but usually you are studying too much to enjoy it. I see many of the other students spending time going out. There aren't many "clubs" but people go to local bars and house parties.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The academics are very challenging. They try to "weed out" the students who aren't serious in the first few years, so professors are very tough on you. However, they spend a lot of time giving extra help if you seek it out. Even when classes are large they use "clickers" to keep everyone involved. The curriculum could use some work, sometimes the courses are too short and go too fast to thoroughly learn all of the information. Registration is hectic since there's only a window of a few hours to get classes, but they help you after registration closes if you didn't get the classes you want. The workload is heavy but that is to be expected.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Average. It can be a topic of conversation but not a huge issue

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4 College Freshman

Academics: So far all of the staff has been very helpful in answering any questions I have regarding the program etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Many students are involved in a sport or a school activity. The teams do well each year, and the amount of people that come support depends on the sport. I feel that there could be more fan support from the school for the less popular sports. Our new outdoor field is beautiful, but out gym facilities inside could definitely be updated. The equipment is old, and the basketball gym is pretty small compared to most schools. I also feel that our school should try to become D3, or more well known for its sports so that people would be drawn to our school for more reasons than just academia.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather at Albany is typical New York weather. I do feel that is is much more windy on our campus however due to open areas. Snow is not usually a problem when driving, but it was difficult to walk from your on campus living to class because your usual ways of walking were blocked.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I feel that the financial aid process at the school could be modified and improved in many ways. It is nice that they email us scholarship opportunities, but many people are not elligable for the ones that they are forwarding along. Also, I feel that each year a student should be re-evaulated as to whether or not they deserve a scholarship. Many students who came into the school having a large academic scholarship have worse grades than students who try really hard and achieve much better GPA's each semester. To me, this does not seem fair. I think student re-evaluation for scholarship elligablitiy would be very useful and important. I also feel that financial aid could do a better job and one on one attention to specific student situations in order to better their situation and to give them advice that is relevant to them.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Going to school for your Doctorate in Pharmacy is extremely challenging. The workload is large and demanding, and each year the curriculum gets tougher. Our program is unique because each student in the program will be taking all of the same classes. All of your peers are on the same level as you which makes it easier to relate and to understand eachother's schedules. Most free time is spent studying and preparing for upcoming tests during the week and part of your weekend. This level of work is expected based on the curriculum, but it is easier to manage knowing that all of your friends are going through the same thing. ACPHS has a beautiful student center and library which are very accomidating day to day. When school is not in session, pharmacy students do IPPE and APPE rotations which help them make connections in the pharmacy world. These connections can one day lead to job opportunities, so it is great that our school helps us line these up.

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5 College Student

Technology: Have great computers in the library that is very useful along with the printers.

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5 College Student

Athletics: Our girls basketball team won national championships and we have a really good cross country, soccer, and boys basketball team too.

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