Considering a career in optometry? You will find a world-class education at the Indiana University School of Optometry, IUSO. Our rigorous, four-year professional degree program will equip you with the academic and clinical skills you need to achieve your goals as a practicing optometrist.

In addition to our renowned Doctor of Optometry program, we offer a graduate program in vision science.

We invite you to apply to the program and degree of your choice and to learn about financial assistance options. We also encourage you to tour our school and campus or contact us to talk about how IUSO can help you succeed.

Profile of the Doctor of Optometry program Class of 2021

The class entering in August, 2017 consists of 68 students from an applicant pool of 535.  There are 25 Indiana residents, 43 nonresidents from 18 states, and two Canadians.  There are 43 women and 25 men.  The median age is 23 years old and the age range is 20–27 years old. Ten percent are underrepresented minorities.

Academic Statistics: The cumulative undergraduate median GPA* is 3.64.  Eighty-eight percent of the class earned a bachelor’s degree prior to entering the School of Optometry.

Optometry Admission Test (OAT) Means

Biology: 324
Physics: 301
General Chemistry: 331
Organic Chemistry: 314
Total Science: 316
Reading Comprehension: 344
Quantitative Reasoning: 326
Academic Average: 322

 *Medians and means are used in this profile. The median is the middle measure; one-half of the scores are above and one-half are below this number.  The mean is the average measure. ** OAT scores range from 200 (low) to 400 (high).  The national median is 300.