Illinois College of Optometry

Chicago, IL, USA
3.33 Average Rating

From its campus on Chicago’s south side, the Illinois College of Optometry is America’s first optometry institution and also its largest. The core curriculum at ICO features intensive coursework over students’ first three years in subjects such as ocular anatomy and physiology and multiple externships in their fourth year. Students also participate in clinical studies with patients at the Illinois Eye Institute beginning with their first year of enrollment. The campus is just a couple of blocks from the CTA train service which provides access to Chicago’s numerous museums and attractions.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
643
Academic Calendar

Quarter

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Tuition, Cost & Aid

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Aid & Grants

Student Loans

Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$8,623
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$93
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Campus Life

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Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$83,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.33 Average Rating

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