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Discussion in 'Optometry' started by vixen, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

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    Hi
    I was just wondering how competitive optometry school is (GPA, what standard tests)...thanks! :D
     
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  3. cpw

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

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    Hi Simseema!

    Optometry schools average GPA is usually around 3.3 or 3.4 But, it does vary from school to school. I know from personal experience that UC Berkeley's average GPA is around 3.6. So, if you want more detailed info on averages for all seventeen optometry schools go the ASCO webpage. (american schools and colleges of optometry) I'll post the website later. They can answer lots of your questions too!

    The entrance exam for optometry is the OAT (optometry admissions test) It's given twice a year in October and February. If you want to purchase review materials for the test.. check out ecampus.com or barnesandnoble.com and put OAT into their search features. OAT review books are really hard to find at bookstores.

    Hope this helps! good luck! and if you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask! :D
     
  4. cpw

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

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  5. TPMOH

    TPMOH Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    The 1st yr class at OSU for fall 2001 has a 3.51 ave GPA and a 350 ave OAT (64 students).
     

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