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What are the best colleges for someone pursuing Optometry?

I am High School student interested in Optometry in need of advice based on this topic.
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Molly’s Answer

Whatever school will leave you with the least amount of student loan debt. I went to a reputable private Catholic undergraduate school and was in optometry school with those who went to state schools and community colleges. It's important you are happy at your undergrad, but keep in mind optometry school is very expensive with very little scholarship opportunity. Money talks!
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Cindy’s Answer

<span style="background-color: rgb(253, 253, 253);">It depends on what you define is "the best". If you mean which schools will give you the best chance of getting into optometry school - then it doesn't matter that much. Ivy league schools will make you a more "competitive candidate", however, if you do well in school and rock the OAT exam then it doesn't matter where you went to college. I went to a small, not so great state school in Illinois, had a slightly better than average GPA , an average OAT score and I'm about to graduate from my top choice optometry school in Boston. So in the end, choose a college that you feel comfortable in and you feel that you can excel at, work hard and shadow or work in an optometry or ophthalmology office. You should have no problem getting in!</span>

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