SUNY College Of Optometry

Overview of SUNY College Of Optometry

The campus of SUNY Optometry is in New York, NY, which is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at SUNY Optometry include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in medicine.

SUNY Optometry Selectivity

Admission at SUNY Optometry is selective, not open to all who apply.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. SUNY Optometry has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY Optometry had 299 students enrolled (10 full-time equivalent). The school has a large minority student population.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting SUNY Optometry

SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street
New York , NY 10036-8003
General Phone: (212) 938-4000

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SUNY Optometry Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology5ophthalmic support services

Number of programs and degrees for SUNY Optometry in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
First-professional degree781
Master's degree31
Doctor's degree21

SUNY Optometry Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY Optometry had a total enrollment of 299 students (10 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 3%
First Professional 97%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 43%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 44%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 2%
22-24 52%
25-29 39%
30-34 4%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

SUNY Optometry Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SUNY Optometry Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

SUNY Optometry Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
SUNY Optometry participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 992900)

SUNY Optometry Faculty

SUNY Optometry has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year12$127,7811*
Associate professorcalendar year13$105,9957$103,449
Assistant professorcalendar year7$94,02417$75,561
All faculty totalcalendar year32$111,54625$85,769

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

SUNY Optometry Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Ophthalmic/Optometric Support Svcs and Allied Professions, Other

Optometry (OD)

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SUNY Optometry Highlights

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What Sets SUNY Optometry Apart:

Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Female % of student body
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Minority % of student body
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Top 20%SUNY Optometry Minority % of student body

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