3200 S. University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33328
Phone: 954-262-1101 or 800-541-6682, ext. 21101
Email: email@example.com http://optometry.nova.edu
The Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry located in Ft. Lauderdale has been training optometrists in Florida through its Doctor of Optometry Program, Master of Science Program in Clinical Vision Research (CVR), residency positions, and continuing education courses. The optometry college also offers an extended 5-year program for the Doctor of Optometry, and offers three health centers located in Ft. Lauderdale, Davie, and North Miami Beach.
NSU College of Optometry also developed the Optometric Practice Enhancement Program, which helps optometrist and alumni with their private practice. There is a lot of information available including articles on tips for optometrists just starting out to those with years in the business. The school has an average class size of around 102 students. The average GPA and OAT total science score for the 2011-2012 entering class was 3.35 and 321.
The tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year was $23,725 for Florida residents and $28,680 for out-of-the-state students. Calculating this over the 4 year period of the program, without changes to tuition, comes out to approximately $94,900 for residents and $114,720 for out-of-state residents. Please check the school for updated and accurate tuition and fees.
The NSU College of Optometry does not require applicants to have a Bachelors degree, but does require them to have at least 90 semester hours; 30 of these must come from a 4-year institution and a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. The college also requires students to have taken required prerequisite courses that include Calculus, Physics, Biology, General chemistry, Organic chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology.
School of Optometry Application- OptomCAS
Official academic transcripts
3 letters of recommendation - at least one has to be from a non-related optometrist, two from professors with 1 being a science professor