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Southern College of Optometry
Southern College of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1932
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 131
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Southern College of Optometry
Optometry School
Memphis
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 45 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $20,136
  • Non - Resident Tuition $33,534
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG OAT 327
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Student Services
  • 1245 Madison Avenue
  • Memphis 38104
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Southern College of Optometry is an independent, not-for-profit, coeducational institution of higher education operating under a general welfare corporation charter granted by the State of Tennessee. The purpose of Southern College of Optometry is to educate men and women in the art and science of optometry.

Facilities

Built in 1970, the College's high-rise academic facility at 1245 Madison houses state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms, computer resource center, library, optometry and biomedical labs, faculty and administrative offices, student lounge/dining facility, a multipurpose conference center, and a student union including bookstore. The optometry teaching laboratory contains 26 teaching stations in two labs (one for basic clinical skills and the other for advanced procedures) to provide students with pre-clinical training. The College's newest building, The Eye Center, houses a state of the art vision and eye care facility designed for patient care and optometric clinical education. The Eye Center boasts specially designed components intended to meet special needs. There are 69 fully equipped examination rooms; there are 14 individual spaces for advanced technology based testing; and a full suite of examination and treatment rooms that are occupied by a secondary and tertiary care ophthalmology practice. The Eye Center also features a retinal laser center, a digital angiography center, an area designed for technician work-ups of patients, conference rooms of varying sizes designed for group learning, a patient simulation laboratory, a spacious optical service area and specifically designed practice suites that enable students to experience a more normal practice atmosphere. This facility is designed to be patient friendly, student friendly, and doctor friendly.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 45
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.63 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.76 45

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Maybe a small breakfast. But other than that the interview day was fantastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, I had a great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought they did an excellent job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They did an excellent job." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they do a fantastic job of making everybody feel welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"They do a great job at keeping in touch with applicants and making it a personalized process." More from this Member | Report Response

"All other optometry admissions offices should take a note from Southern. They are by far the most helpful, knowledgable and pleasant to speak with. They are extremely personable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the great work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work! So impressed with admissions! Very Helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing they were grrrrreat" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt very welcome when I came to the school. The admissions office blew me away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic job letting applicants know the status of their application and VERY friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Give a time when you displayed leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics do you have that should make you an ideal optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the one college class that made you realize that you didn't quite know how to study yet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any research on specific laws in NJ or PA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Optometry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specific trait do you posses that would make you a good optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to persevere through obstacles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel makes a good optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the challenges you face academically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see being a problem for the field of optometry in five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you took leadership in a situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some strengths and weakness you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know of any optometry-related political issues going on in your home state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry/ why SCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your academic background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your story. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities did you do while in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities were you involved in during undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some extra-curriculars you do with your university?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about an academic challenge you had and what you did to overcome that challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite humanities class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...how did you get here today?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you foresee any problems/issues with the profession of optometry in the future (in regards to technology, etc.)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your trip to Japan" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other professions have you researched?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for at SCO?/ Why SCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most/least looking forward to in optometry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you concerned about moving to Memphis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about being a professor? (I have a teaching background)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of artwork/photography are you interested in?(when I told him I was a photographer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were interesting! Great interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle situations in which patients/people of the community do not follow your recommendations? (in relation to vision correction or lifestyle changes)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if you feel like you need to blow off steam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to fix/repair things?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite non-major course in college and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All very interesting. But was none were hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change any part of your undergraduate career, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was the transition from one high school to another? (I moved during my Junior year in high school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was high school like for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have any health care related economics courses? (I'm an economics major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your story..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your hobbies and extracurricular activities relate to being a good optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you study a lot in college? (haha!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe the difference between and ophthalmologist and and an optometrist to a person who thinks they will get a better exam at an ophthalmologist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite non-science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were particularly interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What undergrad class that is not a pre-req do you think will be beneficial to you in the long run? (paraphrased)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest undergraduate class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite humanities course and how can you relate it to optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your favorite professor and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you go to the undergraduate school of your choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience...is this something you want to continue?" More from this Member | Report Response

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