Albany Medical College

Campus Description

Albany Medical College, founded in 1839, is one of the nation’s oldest private medical schools. It is a major component of the Albany Medical Center, which also includes one of New York State’s largest teaching hospitals, the Albany Medical Center Hospital, and one of the Capital Region’s most active fund-raising organizations, the Albany Medical Center Foundation. The Center serves a population of nearly 3 million people living in eastern New York and western New England.

Albany Medical College, founded in 1839, is one of the nation’s oldest private medical schools. It is a major component of the Albany Medical Center, which also includes one of New York State’s largest teaching hospitals, the Albany Medical Center Hospital, and one of the Capital Region’s most active fund-raising organizations, the Albany Medical Center Foundation. The Center serves a population of nearly 3 million people living in eastern New York and western New England. Albany Medical College prides itself in offering an intimate, collegial environment that fosters humane values and genuine learning, while preparing the next generation of physicians, biomedical scientists and professors. In addition to awarding approximately 140 medical degrees each year, the College awards approximately 80 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. Special admission programs are offered through Union and Siena Colleges and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Offers only Graduate (advanced) degrees

Office of Admissions Mailcode 3, 47 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208-3479

Phone: 
518.262.9331; 518.262.5521
Fax: 
518.262.5887

Albany Medical College on the Web

Degrees Offered

Master's, Doctorate (PhD), First Professional (MD)

Enrollment for Fall 2013

Graduate (Matriculated): 830 (Full-time: 830; Part-time: 0)

Campus Demographics

N/A

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): The deadline for the AMCAS application is 11/1/2014; the deadline for the Albany Medical College supplemental application is 12/15/2014.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Application Requirements

The requirements for admission to Albany Medical College's first year class are as follows: <p>• Successful completion of a minimum three years of college work (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours of credit) completed in an accredited college or university, preferably in this country or Canada. <p>• Successful completion of one year of each of the following with related laboratory experience: <p>&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp - General biology or zoology <br>&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp - General chemistry <br>&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp - Organic chemistry <br>&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp - Physics <br> (A minimum of six semester hours or nine quarter hours of credit constitute the usual one year course.) <br><br>• Submission of results of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and administered by the American College Testing Program. Applicants pursuing a standard four-year BS/BA program should take this test the spring before applying to medical school, but no later than September of the year of application. <br> • Submission of letters of recommendation. The Admissions Committee prefers a composite letter from a premedical advisor or committee. For students attending schools that do not provide this service, individual letters from two faculty may be substituted.