As the parent of a college bound student, you want the peace of mind that your daughter or son will be in an environment that will allow her or his true potential to flourish.
You also want to know that your investment in a college education will provide your child with the knowledge and skill for a successful career.
At Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, we want the same for our students and their families. The information on this page will give you some additional insight into who we are and the resources we have available to help ensure your student's success at our College.
One of the trademarks of an ACPHS education has been, and continues to be, personalized attention. Our size and structure is designed to make students the focus of all that we do.
This approach, combined with outstanding academic programs, distinguished faculty, and groundbreaking research, has provided the blueprint for our success for more than 130 years.
According to the BLS, employment growth in the industry is expected to be driven by technological advances in patient care, which permit a greater number of health problems to be treated, and by an increasing emphasis on preventive care. Seventeen of the 30 most rapidly growing occupations cited in the report are related to health care or medical research.
The College also works closely with students and their families to assess their financial needs and identify opportunities to make an ACPHS education even more affordable. In fact, nearly 90% of our students receive aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or work-study income.
A blue light emergency system is used on campus to offer an additional layer of security. Pushing a button on one of the emergency poles located across the campus activates a flashing strobe beacon on the pole, alerts the campus Public Safety office, and opens an intercom between the student and the safety officer.
The College also has an emergency notification system whereby urgent safety-related messages can be sent via text or by voice to all numbers and e-mail addresses a student enters into the system – including those of mom and dad, if the student chooses.
The medical needs of students are filled by an infirmary located within a short walk of the College. Minor illnesses and the diagnosis of medical problems are handled by a staff of doctors and nurses. ACPHS also has a Counseling Center that provides wellness and mental health services to students and their families.
One such resource is the ACPHS Peer Tutoring Program. This program is a free service of the College and features upper class students helping younger students in core or professional science and math courses. Each of the student tutors has taken the particular course, been approved for the tutoring program by a faculty member and had special training.
The College’s PASSPORT program is another service available to students which helps them develop essential study and time management skills and encourages their involvement in non-academic activities offered by the College.