Salus University

Overview of Salus University

Salus University is located in a large suburb, in Elkins Park, PA. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Salus University top out at the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at Salus University often study medicine, science.

Salus University Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Body

The school offers classes to 1,739 students (572 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at Salus University. A very high share of students at the school are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry is to educate health care professionals and educators, conduct research and provide patient care and rehabilitative services that advance the welfare of the public worldwide."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Salus University

Salus University
8360 Old York Rd
Elkins Park , PA 19027-6262
General Phone: (215) 780-1400

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Salus University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology380audiology, ophthalmic support services
Science192biological and physical sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14rehabilitation
Education and Teaching11education of blind

Number of programs and degrees for Salus University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate122
Master's degree763
Bachelor's degree1921
Doctor's degree3171
First-professional degree1461

Salus University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Salus University had a total enrollment of 1,739 students (572 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 71%
First Professional 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 20%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 1%
22-24 18%
25-29 30%
30-34 17%
35-39 12%
40-49 14%
50-64 7%

Salus University Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

Salus University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Salus University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 331100)

Salus University Faculty

Salus University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salus University Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Vision Impairments/ Blindness

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Ophthalmic/Optometric Support Svcs and Allied Professions, Other

Optometry (OD)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Biological and Physical Sciences

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Salus University Highlights

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What Sets Salus University Apart:

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