Albany College of Pharmacy of Union University: Narrative Description

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106 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208-3425
Tel: (518)445-7200; 888-203-8010; Admissions: (518)445-7221; Fax: (518)445-7202; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Part of Union University (Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, Union College, NY). Awards bachelor's and first professional degrees. Founded 1881. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $6.6 million. Research spending 2002-03: $1.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $7879 per student. Total enrollment: 886. Faculty: 69 (63 full-time, 6 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 741 applied, 64% were admitted. 48% from top 10% of their high school class, 77% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 699 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 2 students, 100% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 7 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 4% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 93% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early decision. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 8/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $22,162 includes full-time tuition ($16,100), mandatory fees ($562), and college room and board ($5500). College room only: $4100. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 15% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Orientation, Springfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 529 college housing spaces available; 389 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. George and Leona Lewis Library with 16,124 books, 28,388 micro-form titles, 3,576 serials, 319 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $256,096. 47 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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