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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1971
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • School of Optometry 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 33 West 42nd Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10036
    • Phone:
    • +12129384000
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of State University of New York College of Optometry

The State University of New York College of Optometry is a public school of optometry in New York City. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and was established in 1971 as result of a legislative mandate of New York. It is located in midtown Manhattan in what was originally the Aeolian Building, which was built in 1912 for the Aeolian Company, a piano manufacturer. It is a center for research on vision and the only school of optometry in New York.

Academic Highlights

The college grants a professional degree, the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.), and two academic degrees, the Master of Science (M.S.) in Vision Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Vision Science. Continuing education courses for practicing optometrists are also provided by the College.

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Although State University of New York College of Optometry does not have a minimum GPA requirement, it encourage applicants to maintain a 3.2 or higher.

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