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College Profile: SUNY College of Optometry

 
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The State University of New York State College of Optometry (SUNY-Opt) was established in 1971 as a result of a legislative mandate of New York State, USA. It is located in midtown Manhattan in the City of New York next to Bryant Park. It is a center for research on vision and the only school of optometry in New York State. The College grants a professional degree, the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.), and two academic degrees, the Master of Science (M.S.) in Vision Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Vision Science. Continuing education courses for practicing optometrists are also provided by the College. The University Optometric Center provides eye care, corrective lenses, and vision therapy to the public. The Optometric Center is the largest outpatient eye clinic in the country, serving over 200,000 patients annually. The Optometric Center of New York, established in 1956, is a foundation affiliated with the College to support vision science research, patient care, scholarships, and fellowships at the College and its clinical facilities. SUNY-Opt is ranked among the top Optometry schools in the U.S. with NBEO Part I pass rates that are well above the national average (97% - 2006, 96% - 2007; National average ~75%). The College offers residencies to optometrists from around the world including specializations in subfields of optometry. The College enrolls approximately 75 optometry students per year. About a dozen of these students seek an M.S. degree by doing research in collaboration with faculty. Three to six graduate students enter the Ph.D. program each year; the College recently increased graduate student stipends by more than 50% in response to a perceived need to train students for positions as faculty in schools of optometry and elsewhere.
 
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
10036-8003
212-938-4000 (general)
212-938-5500 (financial aid)
212-938-5500 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names SUNY Optometry, State College of Optometry, SUNY State College of Optometry
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

SUNY College of Optometry Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
297 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeYes First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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