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Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT)

19555 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85308
Phone: 623-572-3900
Fax: 623-572-3911
Email: AZOptometry@midwestern.edu

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The Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) located in Glendale, Arizona, was recently established and was granted the pre-accreditation classification of "Preliminary Approval" by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. The school’s first term was Fall of 2009, with a class size of around 50 students. The 4 year Doctor of Optometry program is similar in presentation, with the first and second years introducing students to concepts that include visual science, diseases, introduction to clinicals. The third and fourth year students get more intensive; especially with clinical rotations to help students diagnose and treat ocular diseases, experience a wide range of vision issues, and work in a variety of settings.


The tuition for Arizona College of Optometry for the 2011-2012 academic year was $30,319 for the 4 year O.D. program. At this rate, without any changes to tuition, the total amount for the program would come out to $121,276. Please check the school for updated and accurate tuition and fees.

Education Requirements

The AZCOPT does require applicants to have a degree, with a BA acceptable, but preference given to a BS. Along with the degree, applicants must complete all prerequisite courses, which include lots of basics like Biology with lab, Inorganic Chemistry with lab, Organic Chemistry with lab, Biochemistry, Physics, and Calculus and have a passing grade of at least a ‘C’. The school also has minimums for cumulative GPA and prerequisite coursework GPA set at 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and Academic Average, and Total Science standard score set at 300.

Admissions Checklist

  • School of Optometry Application- OptomCAS + Supplemental
  • Personal Statement
  • Official academic transcripts
  • OAT Scores
  • Two Letters of recommendation – one from a practicing non-related optometrist, one from a pre-health advisor, a science professor, or an employer

2011 Entering Class Profile

  • Total Applications: 723
  • # of Residents Applied: 24
  • # of Non-residents Applied:699
  • Number of Applicants Accepted: 91
  • # of Residents Accepted: 7
  • # of Non-residents Accepted:84
  • Number of Students Enrolled: 49
  • # of Enrolled with Bachelors degree: 49
  • # of Males Enrolled: 25
  • # of Females Enrolled: 24
  • # of States Represented: 20
  • Overall Average GPA: 3.28
  • Average OAT AA Score: 307
  • Average OAT Total Science Score: 308
  • Residents 1st Year Tuition and Fees: $35753
  • Non-residents 1st Year Tuition and Fees: $35753
  • Offers Advanced Standing:

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