SUNY College of Optometry

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Public, 4-year or above

Faculty

137 Faculty Members | 2:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Founded in 1970 by an act of the New York State Legislature, the College admitted its first students in 1971. The College also includes the University Optometric Center, its clinical facility, the Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research and the Center for Vision Care Policy.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

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Out of state

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Graduate

In state

$11,771

Out of state

$23,561

Financial aid resources

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Academics

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Vision Science/Physiological Optics
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
    • Vision Science/Physiological Optics
      • A program that focuses on the scientific study of vision, visual processes, and related phenomena and clinical research and treatment modalities. Includes instruction in ocular anatomy and physiology, microbiology of the eye, electrophysiology, neurophysiology, corneal physiology, photochemistry, psychophysics, visual biophysics and motor systems, sensory mechanisms and photoreception, eye circulation and metabolism, geometric and physical optics, ocular development across the life span, visual stimuli and perception, color vision, eye motility, biometrics and measurement techniques, visual pathology, and environmental issues. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
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Graduate
$75
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
71%
Male Students
29%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Asian45.02%
  2. Caucasian35.07%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities9.46%
  4. Hispanic/Latino6.22%
  5. Black4.23%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

410

Graduate students

410

Attendance breakdown

Full time
100%
Part time
0%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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