Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


I wish I had known how negative the outlook of students was at this college. The bureaucracy in place does not concern itself with student morale when I feel that it should be the opposite. The programs offered are very work intensive and stressful. The amount of drinking that students participate in is ridiculous and I believe it is somewhat a product of high stress and the lack of interest of the key school officials express (by a lack of enticing alternative activities).


I wish I had known how large the work load really was. I still would have attended but it's a large jump from high school to this college because of how demanding the school is.


I wish I had known that I wasn't going to have a social life before I came to this school. All it is is all work and only a little play. But in a way it is a good thing because if I want to a college that wasn't like that maybe I wouldn't be as career oriented.


I have never regreted choosing Albany college of pharmacy to pursue my pharmacy educaton. I will however advice prospective students that the pharmacy course is not an easy one. It is a good idea to come to school prepared and determined to give it your very best. All you need to do is be disciplined and manage your time well. The lecturers are willing to help every student suceed ,you as a student have to come to school prepared and ready to work hard.


After attending this college for two years, I wish I had known that it lacks diversity and school spirit. There are few to none school related activites throughout the year. Most of the students do not have time for such events because they have loads of school work. Also, this school lacks diversity. There are not many ethnicities on campus and only students with high GPA's are accepted. Therefore, students are not as exposed to other cultures and ideas compared to other colleges that encourage a greater degree of diversity.