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uab school of optometry

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by jtbusby79, Jun 8, 2001.

  1. jtbusby79

    jtbusby79 New Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    does anyone have any experience or insight with the UAB school of optometry? :confused:
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  3. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    I didn't apply there personally.. but based on word of mouth alone I hear it's an excellent school.

    Did you try posting your question at they get more hits there than we do for OD students. So, you might get a better response there.
    Unless you know anything Cassandra? ;)
  4. eyeguy

    eyeguy Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2001
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Hello. Uab is one of the best-ranked optometry schools and is certainly one of the cheapest being state-supported. Our class size is only 40 so it is extremely competitive. I am pretty sure we can give Berkley(another great school) a run for their money. The professors (so far) have been great and it is hard but not too hard that we do not have time to party. All I can say is apply early!. eyeguy
  5. optdoc


    Jun 24, 2008

    I really want to get into UAB's optometry school. What type of OAT score have people had and got accepted. How competitive is this school, I've done some reaserach but have not gotten too much information.

  6. JMU07

    JMU07 5+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    My OD recommended UAB to me, because it is supposed to be an excellent school but the tuition is OUTRAGEOUS if you're out of state. Based on that alone I didn't apply. It does seem to be pretty competitive too, check out and that'll tell you the average OAT scores and GPA.
  7. optdoc


    Jun 24, 2008
    I had my interview at UAB school of optometry about 3 weeks ago (late November) and have not heard anything back. Is this a bad sign?
  8. jymezg

    jymezg SCO c/o 2013 2+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2008
    Memphus, TN
    yea 40+K out of state but only 10K in state!!!

    I've only heard great things. My OD was roommates with the Dean of UAB. Said it was a great school but difficult to get into, alas I applied.

    Anyone currently enrolled know if they hand out any scholarships to balance that awful out of state tuition?

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