NOVA is the only school I've been accepted to so far. I thought that after being accepted to an Optometry school, my stress would be over for once and I could relax and be happy. But I dont feel that way at ALL. Its been more like ever since I've gotten accepted there I have to constantly defend the school and its reputation to family and friends. Is the school really that bad that for the next four years I have to defend its legitimacy? Am I going to be a BAD Optometrist or looked down upon if I go there? After hearing people on this forum, family, and friends negative opinions about this school Im SO disheartened about going there. What if this is the only school I get into...should I still go..or in this situation should I wait and apply to other schools again next year? I know you shouldnt listen to what other people say and base your opinion on other peoples judgments..but in the end, other peoples judgments DO affect you and it does play a role in how you feel about going to a particular school...I just dont want to feel that way for the next four years and maybe even after that. I Know this is really contraversial to some people and I personally do not have any negative opinions about NOVA because honestly I dont know that much about the different optometry schools and their "rankings". But I was just wondering what everyone's opinion on this is? Is a NOVA graduate looked down upon in the Optometrist community and what would YOU do in this situation?