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Top 10 Reasons to Choose MCPHS

There are too many reasons to count, but here are ten of our very favorite reasons to choose Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS).

1) Top earners

Our students go on to successful and meaningful careers in the health sciences. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, our students are the #1 top earners in New England and the #4 earners in the nation a decade after enrolling. That’s why we have been ranked the #1 university in the country for earning power by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 college rankings.

2) Location, location, location

We are proud to call the Longwood Medical and Academic Area home. Our students live and learn in the heart of healthcare in the city of Boston, and they enjoy all of the benefits that come with our prime location. Just steps away from our campus? Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Boston Children's Hospital. These are just a few of the top-ranked institutions where our students take advantage of clinical rotations, internships, and research opportunities.

3) Convenient residential housing options

We know that students are most successful when they discover their "home-away-from-home", which is why our residential housing options are designed with student success and comfort in mind. Housing options range from apartment-style living to suites, and are either located right on campus or a conveniently short walk away from campus. New for fall 2018, MCPHS students will have access to Julie Hall, a brand new, 18-story, contemporary apartment-style residence hall that will feature two- and four- person apartments. This residence hall, which is shared with one of our Colleges of the Fenway neighbors, Emmanuel College, will also include a vibrant ground floor that will serve as a common area for the whole community, with a café, a convenience store, and dance and fitness centers, as well as study and gathering spaces.

4) A totally immersive healthcare environment

Take a walk through the hallways of our Boston campus, and you'll be fully immersed in an environment totally dedicated to health sciences education and the healthcare industry. Future nurses study alongside biology students in our library, PA faculty connect with dental hygiene students at our annual Oral Health Fair, and premedical and health studies students collaborate with future public health professionals through extra-curricular organizations. It's all happening at MCPHS, where a passion for health sciences is part of our DNA.

5) Clinics—located right on campus

At MCPHS, we understand that hands-on experience is an integral part of an excellent health sciences education, which is where our on-site clinics come in. Our dental hygiene students work with real patients in the Esther M. Wilkins Forsyth Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is widely recognized as one of the most comprehensive oral healthcare clinics in New England.

6) Clinical placements, research opportunities, and internships

Because we are affiliated with premier healthcare institutions, our students take advantage of invaluable clinical, research, and internship opportunities at highly sought-after institutions. That means that our students are gaining hands-on experience, making connections, and learning from leaders in their field, at some of the most respected healthcare institutions in the world.

7) Get on board with one of the fastest growing fields in the nation

One in four new jobs created through 2024 will be in—you guessed it—healthcare. We've identified a demand for passionate and skilled healthcare leaders, and we are proud to offer programs that prepare students to meet that demand.

8) Faculty who get it

Our faculty are accomplished leaders in their fields and they are committed to helping their students succeed by focusing on teaching. They're fellows of national academies and past presidents of national professional associations. They are editors of medical journals, investigators on federally funded research projects, and business leaders. But above all, they are mentors to our students.

9) State-of-the-art facilities, academic spaces, and equipment

MCPHS students become exceptional healthcare professionals by learning practical skills in sophisticated facilities. Did you know that our sonography lab offers 17 ultrasound units equipped with advanced 3D/4D equipment or that our pharmacy lab is an actual licensed pharmacy? Our students practice on the same equipment they will go on to use in their future career.

10) Community

From your local pharmacy to emergency rooms, physician's offices to research institutions, you will discover that the MCPHS community reaches far beyond our physical campuses in Boston, Worcester, and Manchester, NH. In fact, our 30,000-plus alumni work in virtually every sector of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries throughout the world.