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PCO vs NECO

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by asm, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. asm

    asm 2+ Year Member

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    hello guys!

    I just wanted some advice on which school to choose, PCO vs. NECO? any input would be great! thanksss. :) pleaseeeeeeeeeee

    mary
     
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  3. IDoctor

    IDoctor 2+ Year Member

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    Both are great schools but from my experiences I found that:

    NECO:
    - education: good research school, but considerably lower board rates
    - housing: expensive, one of the most expensive cities in the states
    - convenience: you can take the train anywhere
    - location: safe, residential

    PCO:
    - education: one of the top clinic schools b/c of 1 1/2 year in clinics, but that makes the first 2 1/2 years very course intensive compared to NECO and other schools, good board pass rates
    - housing: somewhat cheaper, but places are much more shabby and run down
    - convenience: you will need a car to get to-and-from the clinic
    - location: somewhat in the middle of nowhere
     
  4. hfpepperbean47

    hfpepperbean47 You wish you were me 2+ Year Member

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    Apr 10, 2007
    I think that is a great synopsis.
     
  5. ucbsowarrior

    ucbsowarrior Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    For more detail regarding NECO http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=391032
     
  6. JMU07

    JMU07 5+ Year Member

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    PCO had an open house yesterday (not for optometry but I went anyway) and it was REALLY nice. I really enjoyed being there, everyone was really nice and helpful and the facilities are amazing. So now it's definitely up there with my first choice - but I think the price is really what's going to hold me back if I end up having to choose between 2 schools. Anyways, we'll see... I don't have any info on NECO since I'm not interested, but PCO is a great place! If you haven't looked at it already, go check it out!
     

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