SUNY College of Optometry in New York

New York, NY

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SUNY College of Optometry offers 9-degree programs. 1 high safety campus. 26.4% are women, and 73.6% are men. 8% percents of international students. Average salary after attending is $89,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in 2 years.

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Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

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Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

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Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in SUNY College of Optometry.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Student Body

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Students enrollment in distance education


In SUNY College of Optometry the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at SUNY College of Optometry and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 33 West 42Nd Street address in New York, New York.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of SUNY College of Optometry with 0.28% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

SUNY College of Optometry offers 9 programs in total: 3 are for Master's degree and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 93 universities in New York county. SUNY College of Optometry is one of the few institutions in New York that offers a Master's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


SUNY College of Optometry provides coursework for graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent. The enrollment for graduates was 20 with 490 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 346 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for SUNY College of Optometry

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Do not buy eyewear here. They only let 2 people at a time into the “store”. Looks like each optician shadows 1 customer. Coming here to pick up glasses- waiting over an hour. As i watch opticians watching people try on glasses. Ridiculous service. A stupid system.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I have had my eyes examined at SUNY College of Optometry half a dozen times and generally have had no problem with my contact lenses prescription and service. But realize that you are having your eye tests done by students who are supervised by doctors.My most recent prescription for gas permeable contacts was not satisfactory and after trying my new lenses I immediately realized that I could not read a sign just 10 feet away. I had to telephone to make another appointment and the same doctor redid the tests, correcting his previous mistakes. This cost me money for the lenses I had already ordered, but fortunately I did not have to pay extra for the second visit. However, I will have to pay more for a second pair of lenses with the corrected prescription.Overall, this is an acceptable place to have eyes examined. The service is friendly and thorough exams are done. Despite one bad exam, I would go again as it is cheaper to go here than other places in Manhattan.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I'm inspired, strengthened, and eternally grateful for the incredible care my mom recieved here: smooth check-in, short wait time, greeted with a genuine smile, a comprehensive 2 hour exam, all of our questions answered, refferals and instructions for follow up... Tara and Dr. German, you are both glorious, beautiful souls, I hope you have the joy of experiencing yourself, the incredible care you give others... much gratitude for everything. If you want to take care of your eyes, take them to SUNY!

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Main issue is that you don't alway get the 5 star doctors. For instance, Dr. Wong is very empathetic. He is knowledgeable and really cares about his interns and patients. The chief, Dr. Pace-Watson is another terrific professional who deserves to be the Chief. She communicates like a leader, is patient and takes time to answer my questions. Dr. Kyle was amazing. Really too bad that he left several years ago - hopefully on to bigger and better. Unfortunately, Dr. Ngo brushes off or does not answer questions in a way that makes me feel comfortable or satified. She is insensitive as well (I have 20/20 near vision, but she said that I will need bifocals.) Not a good experience. The staff of the 7th floor is patient and courteous as well. Be prepared to spend 2 hours here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Overall a good facility. Right on front of Bryant park so the wait looking out the window isn't too bad. The flow is pretty decent and the doctors are always looking out for you. The glasses shop however is different, I believe a bit overpriced and they always rush you.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 33 West 42nd Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2129384000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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