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Western University of Health Sciences

College of Optometry

Pomona, CA

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Overview

Western University of Health Sciences / College of Optometry is located in Pomona, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 86

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 Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

416
Applied
158
Accepted
69
Enrolled
38%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st May 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; BS or BA (recommended); must meet the functional guidelines; established by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$168,484
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 2
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

315
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.6%
Black or African American 2.22%
White or Caucasian 21%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 39.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.63%
Two or more races 11.43%
Unknown 5.08%

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 4
Male (17)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Macular Pigment Reflectometry; Smart Lens; Macular degeneration; Glaucoma
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
56,742

Location & Contact

Address 309 East Second Street
Pomona, CA  91766-1854
United States
Contact Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe
Dean
Email: ehoppe@westernu.edu
Phone: 909-706-3497

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