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SUNY - College Of Optometry
SUNY - College Of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1971
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SUNY - College Of Optometry
Optometry School
New York
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 43 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $26,250
  • Non - Resident Tuition $46,800
  • Application Fee $40
  • AVG OAT 340
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • Room 1131
  • 33 West 42nd Street
  • New York 10036
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The State College of Optometry, located in New York City, is the campus of the State University of New York system devoted to optometric education and related scholarly activities. It serves the people of New York by preparing qualified individuals for the contemporary practice of optometry. The College promotes ethical behavior, values, public service and social responsibility in all of its programs.

Curriculum

The professional program leading to the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) is four years in duration. During the first phase of the program, students learn the basic biological and visual sciences that constitute the foundation of clinical practice, as well as the fundamentals of ocular examination, treatment, and therapy. Rotations through various clinics in the University Optometric Center begin in the second professional year and continue into the third and fourth years. During one-half of the fourth year, interns rotate through off-campus hospitals and other health care facilities as part of the External Clinical Education Program.

Facilities

The College is located in the heart of New York City at 33 West 42nd Street, opposite the historic New York Public Library and beautiful Bryant Park. The College`s home is a magnificent and gracious edifice that affords students the professional and scientific opportunities that are modern and in a beautiful setting.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 35
Negatively 4
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.59 41

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.07 43

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The tour process should be more standardized. I was disappointed when the tour consisted of just going from floor to floor. The only thing I felt I saw of the school was the elevators and the signs that showed what floor we were on. Our tour group only saw an exam room in the clinic (vision therapy) AFTER one of us asked, and even then the tour guide was a little dismissive. Also, there is a gym on site. It would have been nice to see it. The only reason why our tour group found out about it was because someone in my group spotted it on the 3rd floor. Suny is a great school. show it off a little more" More from this Member | Report Response

"Email notification of acceptances in addition to snail mail would be helpful.. I'm worried I won't receive my letter since I'll be traveling for a couple weeks after my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having an exit interview to go over the application file. I'm unsure if they do have that and forgot to do it with my group or they don't offer this at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview confirmation letter should be more explicit that you want applicants to bring a pictur" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself and why you're interested in optometry." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What made you decide to pursue optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in an optometry school, and why specifically SUNY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Optometry? how did you explore it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get to where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They started off referencing the entrance essay written when you arrive." More from this Member | Report Response

"why optometry, why SUNY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you explain your OAT scores? (mine were on the low end) How did you prepare for this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you such a late applicant? (Applied in January, interviewed in March)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you keep up with the current news?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Optometry? Why SUNY? What do you want to do after graduating from SUNY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry? What are your experiences with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You did really well on your OAT, how did you prepare?" More from this Member | Report Response

""You did well on the OATs. How did you study?" (This was an extremely useless question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is important to you in an Optometry School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not a school closer to home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry and when did you first hear about it and think about it seriously?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose optometry? And what are your experiences with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you explain the difference between optician, optometrist, and an ophthalmologist to someone who didn't know anything about optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us all of the different specialties/modes of practice for optometry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that others haven't posted already: Why Optometry, what did you do to familiarize yourself with the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You did very well on your OAT's. How did you prepare for it? [I had 400 in all my sciences]" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you qualified for our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is optometry a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you improve in biology for the OAT and how would you study in optometry school? (I struggled during undergrad but did well on OAT)" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers was curious about one of my extracurriculars (instrument)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are your parents OK with you moving so far away from home? (I'm from Southern California)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your trend in grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do people your age feel about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict at your university (it was related, but i was surprised)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you offer to SUNY that other students probably can't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which mode of practice do you think you're most suited for? (prvt practice, hospital, corporate, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get in to all the schools that you applied to, how would you choose which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you advise the Senator regarding the health care reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences changed you as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you leave Florida? (Lived in NY, moved to FL, but came back)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you vote?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mentioned a huge compliment from one of my LORs and asked if I could explain it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an important topic for you in the upcoming election?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to explain my infant cognition research. When I was obviously very interested in the topic, they asked why optometry and not developmental psychology." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between the scope of optometry in Canada and the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will fit in in new york city?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked what I do in free time and I said I like being outdoors at which point they asked ''Why New York then?'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose all the presidential candidates were sitting in front of you. What one issue would you like them to discuss?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why choose SUNY over a school closer to home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem so enthusiastic and full of energy, do you think Optometry is enough for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides school what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you remember the most about your undergrad school outside of the classroom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your trip to Europe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the local election results?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What issue is important to me for this upcoming election?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty straightforward questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about United States' status in the world right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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