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Location: Marillac Hall and the Patient Care Center, St. Louis, Missouri


Founded: 1980

Degrees Offered: Doctor of Optometry

Faculty: 20 full-time, 14 part-time and 88 adjunct; 100% hold highest degree in their discipline

Average Class Size: 43 - 50

Unique Features: Class size 30% smaller than the average of other schools and colleges of optometry; excellent and diverse clinical experience with over 80 externship sites


Scholarship and Financial Aid: Merit and need-based scholarships, Federal financial aid

Students enrolled in the professional degree program are selected from a diverse pool of applicants from all over the U.S. and Canada. During the rigorous four year course of study students demonstrate that they have attained competency to the level of a new practitioner within ten domains, [Patient History, Optometric Knowledge, Patient Care, Clinical Skills, Record Keeping, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Intra/Inter Professional Consultation/Practice, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice and Practice Based Learning] assessed via a series of examinations, proficiencies and evaluations of clinical skills.


Last update: 9/28/23