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Pennsylvania College of Optometry

8360 Old York Road
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027
Phone: 215-780-1301 or 800-824-6262
Email: pcodean@salus.edu
Salus University Optometry

Pennsylvania College of Optometry

The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University is located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and has been around since 1919, giving its first Doctor of Optometry degree in 1923. The college of optometry offers students training through clinical rotations through The Eye Institute (TIE) or other facilities, an 18 month externship program, and optometry residency programs in primary care, low vision rehabilitation, and cornea and specialty contact lens. The college also offers several International Optometry Programs.

Tuition

The tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year was $32,810. At this rate for the 4 year Doctor of Optometry program, the approximate total tuition would come out to $131,240. Please check the school for updated and accurate tuition and fees.

Education Requirements

The Pennsylvania College of Optometry does not require applicants to have a Bachelors degree, but does require them to have at least 90 semester credit hours from an accredited undergraduate college or university, with mandatory pre-optometry courses that must be taken and passed with a grade of 2.5 or C+ or better. These courses include Biology, Organic Chemistry, Calculus, General Physics, Statistics, and several others.

Admissions Checklist

  • School of Optometry Application – OptomCAS application and Pacific University Supplemental Application
  • Essay
  • Official academic transcripts
  • OAT Scores
  • Letters of recommendation - A Pre-Professional Committee letter of evaluation, Three natural science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics) teaching faculty or two science teaching faculty and one practicing optometrist whom you have shadowed.
  • Official TOEFL score report (for applicants whose native language is not English) – minimum 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based or 105 internet-based, with minimum sub-section scores

2011 Entering Class Profile

  • Total Applications: 1089
  • # of Residents Applied: 103
  • # of Non-residents Applied:986
  • Number of Applicants Accepted: 162
  • # of Residents Accepted: 45
  • # of Non-residents Accepted:117
  • Number of Students Enrolled: 162
  • # of Enrolled with Bachelors degree: 155
  • # of Males Enrolled: 48
  • # of Females Enrolled: 114
  • # of States Represented: 27
  • Overall Average GPA: 3.36
  • Average OAT AA Score: 310
  • Average OAT Total Science Score: 300
  • Residents 1st Year Tuition and Fees: $33360
  • Non-residents 1st Year Tuition and Fees: $33360
  • Offers Advanced Standing: Yes

Pennsylvania College of Optometry Residency

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icon Pennsylvania College of Optometry Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses - Philadelphia, PA

icon Pennsylvania College of Optometry Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation - Philadelphia, PA

Affiliated Optometric Residency

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