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Indiana University School of Optometry
Indiana University School of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1951
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 75
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Indiana University School of Optometry
Optometry School
Bloomington
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 20 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $25,028
  • Non - Resident Tuition $37,564
  • Application Fee $55
  • AVG OAT 324
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Student Administration
  • 800 E. Atwater Avenue
  • Bloomington 47405-3680
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The school prides itself in attracting some of the best students from the United States and from around the world to its professional program. Graduates of the professional program are extremely competitive for the most prestigious residency programs in the country. The school has an established residency program in optometric specialties including contact lenses, ocular disease, binocular vision/pediatric optometry, low vision, and primary eye care. Many of them have gone on to excel in private practice and some are enjoying careers in optometric educationfollowing the completion of their residency programs.

Curriculum

The professional optometry curriculum includes instruction in all of the clinical and practical phases of optometry as well as in the theoretical and fundamental aspects of vision science. It requires four years of professional courses, including a three-week summer assignment prior to the third year and rotations to external clinic settings during the final year. The university schedules two regular academic semesters and two summer sessions. Most optometry courses are scheduled for a full academic semester. Some, however, are scheduled for three, six, or eight weeks, and will be scheduled back-to-back with other courses that will be taken in the remaining weeks of the semester.

Facilities

n addition to the main Atwater Eye Care Center, the school operates the Community Eye Care Center on the west side of Bloomington. In 1992, the School of Optometry opened the Indianapolis Eye Care Center (IECC) in a newly constructed building at 501 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Offering an expanded scope of patient care services, the IECC is located near the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Additional clinical facilities are in Veterans Administration and military hospitals and community care centers in other cities, to provide external clinic rotations for fourth-year optometry students.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 15
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.58 19

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How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 20

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Extremely friendly and helpful during the whole process" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office personnel were all very polite and extremely helpful. Joe and Patty are top n" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What questions do you have for us." More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't ask any questions; it was simply a group session where they inform you about the school--however, it appears that this was a pilot so it may not be the same in the spring or upcoming years" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your least favorite part about Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become an optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some challenges you were faced with while in school as an undergraduate student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry? I ended up answering most of their questions through this question. Make sure you talk about shadowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare your experiences with the optometrists you've shadowed. What would you say are some good or bad issues in the world of optometry right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why barry" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pod?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why so far down south?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer activities (open file intrerview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you adjust your life after undergraduate work" More from this Member | Report Response

"weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will adjust to graduate level school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to? How will you choose between public university and private optometry-only schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does your job (optometric tech) consist of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly interesting, mostly expected questions that were previously posted on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are involved in a lot of sports. Why not go down that path?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you balance having a girlfriend, being at a new school, and graduate school in general?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"none.. i did a few internships and he really didn't have any questions ... i guess it shows im interested in pod" More from this Member | Report Response

"To comment on current issues in Canadian healthcare relating to optometry (I am a Canadian applicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were predictable and straight forward" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why IU school of Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about pursuing research after obtaining your OD?" More from this Member | Report Response

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