Founded in 1823 as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, MCPHS University is a private school of healthcare programs in Boston and the second-oldest college of pharmacy in the nation. MCPHS is home to 12 schools of healthcare hosting over 100 academic programs. To provide a hands-on experience, all MCPHS classes feature the same technology and equipment used in real life labs and hospitals. In addition, the MCPHS School of Pharmacy features residencies at seven area hospitals and institutions.
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MCPHS University is a great place for students who are willing to work hard to achieve their professional career goal. The professors are very helpful and the school provides a great number of opportunities for students to get help when needed. Fellow students are friendly, helpful, and everyone is going through the same stress as you are so you always have someone to commiserate with!
Kelsea from Marlborough, MA
It has a nice campus and small class size
Erika from WANTAGH, NY
This college is not for people who want to party all day long with a huge campus and get in trouble. This college is for aspiring medical students who want to make a difference in the world, in a small campus with tiny classes which help you focus on your future medical profession.
Ashwin from North Potomac, MD
MCPHS provides a unique academic environment to guide and support students toward successful, sustainable careers and leadership in health care. Great faculty and staffs always willing to help students succeed. MCPHS ROCK!!!
Kenneth from Boston, MA
This is a high-quality school with a rigorous program. The instructors push you hard, and there is a lot for you to learn. If you work hard, however, it will be worth it!
Marsha from Holden, MA
i absolultey love the experience that i had while attending mcphs. the community is very welcoming, education is superb, and the faculty and staff are very welcoming. overall great college to attend,