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Optometry School Facts and Figures

There are presently 21 Schools and Colleges of Optometry in the United States and Puerto Rico.  For the 2014 entering class, there were 2,604 applicants (13,164 applications) for an average of 5.06 applications per applicant.   Compared to 2013, the number of applications was down 1.003%.  The GPA for accepted applicants ranged from 3.02 to 3.65.  The most selected major on the OptomCAS application was Biology.  70% o accepted applicants were female and 30% were male.

If you are a Kentucky resident, you should consider yourself fortunate.  In the Commonwealth, there is one college of optometry, University of Pikeville (private).  The University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Optometry, admits approximately 60 students in their first year class.

Information about the Optometry Schools to which WKU students most often apply:

School Southern College Indiana Univ. UAB Univ. MO-St. Louis Nova Southeastern
Avg. GPA  3.56  3.56  3.60  3.49  3.40
Avg. OAT
 328  324  316  316  323
Apply/Enrolled  787/135  553/75  291/44  526/46  737/111
Tuition  $20,136 (TN)  $25,028 (IN)  $25,101 (AL)  $20,759.60 (MO)  $28,210 (FL)
Application Fee  $50  $55  $75  $50  $50
Application Deadline  March 1  January 15  March 1  January 15  April 15
% with Bachelor's Degree  95%  94%  98%  85%  97%

* Data are for the 2014 entering class and are from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

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 Last Modified 6/23/16