Best Optometry Schools In America 2018

Best Optometry Schools In America 2018
Best Optometry Schools In America 2018

Choosing an optometry school is a critical decision, so it is imperative to get it right.

Compare optometry schools based on tuition, admission, academics, location, and ranking. Our Smart Rank combines each school’s statistics such as mean GPA, exam pass rates, student-faculty ratio, among other criteria.

There is no rank for schools missing their NBEO pass rate at graduation. Look below for information on the important factors to consider when choosing an optometry school.

Here are The Best Optometry Schools In America 2018

 

10. Pacific University College of Optometry

Pacific University College of Optometry
Pacific University

Pacific University College of Optometry (Pacific) is a public school founded in 1945 and runs on a semester calendar system. located in Forest Grove, Oregon

  • Smart Rank: 10
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 92.0%
  • Average GPA: 3.50
  • In-State Tuition: $35,826
  • Total Students: 364
  • Acceptance Rate: 20%

 

9. Southern California College of Optometry

Southern California College of Optometry 
Southern California College of Optometry

Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCO) is a public school founded in 1904 and runs on a quarter calendar system. located in Fullerton, California

  • Smart Rank: 9
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 96%
  • Average GPA: 3.42
  • In-State Tuition: $36,065
  • Total Students: 400
  • Acceptance Rate: 19%

8. Illinois College of Optometry

Illinois College of Optometry
Illinois College of Optometry

Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) is a public school founded in 1872 and runs on a quarter calendar system. located in Chicago, Illinois

  • Smart Rank: 8
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 96.9%
  • Average GPA: 3.39
  • In-State Tuition: $36,464
  • Total Students: 665
  • Acceptance Rate: 14%

 

7. Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry

Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry

Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) is a private school founded in 1975 and runs on a semester calendar system. located in Big Rapids, Michigan

  • Smart Rank: 7
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 93.9%
  • Average GPA: 3.61
  • In-State Tuition: $25,461
  • Total Students: 148
  • Acceptance Rate: 8%

 

6. University of Houston College of Optometry

University of Houston College of Optometry
University of Houston College of Optometry

University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) is a private school founded in 1952 and runs on a semester calendar system located in Houston, Texas

  • Smart Rank: 6
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 93.0%
  • Average GPA: 3.52
  • In-State Tuition: $23,600
  • Total Students: 400
  • Acceptance Rate: 15%

 

5. Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (NSUCO) is a private school founded in 1989 and runs on a semester calendar system. located in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

  • Smart Rank: 5
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 99.0%
  • Average GPA: 3.41
  • In-State Tuition: $30,802
  • Total Students: 420
  • Acceptance Rate: 9%

 

4. University of Alabama School of Optometry

University of Alabama School of Optometry
University of Alabama School of Optometry

UAB School of Optometry (UABSO) is a private school founded in 1969 and runs on a semester calendar system. located in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Smart Rank: 4
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 97.0%
  • Average GPA: 3.60
  • In-State Tuition: $26,083
  • Total Students: 176
  • Acceptance Rate: 7%

 

3. The Ohio State University College of Optometry

The Ohio State University College of Optometry
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

The Ohio State University College of Optometry (Ohio State) is a private school founded in 1914 and runs on a semester calendar system.

  • Smart Rank: 3
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 99.9%
  • Average GPA: 3.51
  • In-State Tuition: $24,408
  • Total Students: 264
  • Acceptance Rate: 11%

 

2. State University of New York College of Optometry

State University of New York College of Optometry
State University of New York College of Optometry

State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY) is a private school founded in 1970 and runs on a semester calendar system.

  • Smart Rank: 2
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 95.0%
  • Average GPA: 3.53
  • In-State Tuition: $24,950
  • Total Students: 392
  • Acceptance Rate: 16%

 

1. UC Berkeley School of Optometry

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry (Cal) is a private school founded in 1923 and runs on a semester calendar system.

  • Smart Rank: 1
  • NBEO Pass Rate: 98.4%
  • Average GPA: 3.40
  • In-State Tuition: $32,279
  • Total Students: 256
  • Acceptance Rate: 27%