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Salus University

Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Elkins Park , PA

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Salus University

Overview

Salus University / Pennsylvania College of Optometry is located in Elkins Park, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Optometry (OD)
Doctor of Optometry/Master of Science (OD/MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 155

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam OAT
Comp Exam Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

880
Applied
253
Accepted
157
Enrolled
29%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 31st March 31st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam OAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 31
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

619
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.78%
Black or African American 6.95%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 34.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0.32%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

72
Total faculty
Full-time - 49
Part-time - 23
Male (35)
Female (37)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Vision research, visual perception, ocular motility, electrodiagnosis, photobiology glaucoma, myopia, keratoconus
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
635,000

Location & Contact

Address 8360 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA  19027-1598
United States
Contact Mr. Robert E. Horne
Vice President of Student Affairs
Email: rhorne@salus.edu
Phone: 215-780-1312
Fax: 215-780-1396

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