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Class Profile - Michigan College of Optometry

Profile of 2022 Entering Class

MCO Office of Student & Academic Affairs
August 10, 2022

The Michigan College of Optometry selects for admission to the Doctor of Optometry degree program the most qualified resident and non-resident applicants who demonstrate high intellectual/academic performance and clinical potential (personal qualities and accomplishments). An in-depth knowledge of the optometry profession is recommended to further enhance the application. All applicants are reviewed on their individual merits and also on their merits relative to the entire applicant pool.

Demographic Profile

Age

Range: 21 - 29
Mean: 23
Median: 23
Mode: 22

Gender

Female: 25 (66%)
Male: 13 (34%)

Academic Profile

OAT Examination (200 - 400)

Overall Mean: 332
High: 400
Low: 310

Grade Point Average

Overall GPA
Overall Mean: 3.69
High: 4.00
Low: 3.08

Mean OAT Score by Examination Category

AVG: 332
QR: 345
RC: 352
PHY: 298
BIO: 332
GCHIM: 332
OCHM: 330
SCI: 323

General Information Profile

Applicants

Total Number: 247
Number of Interviews: 94
Resident Accepts: 27
Non-Residents: 11
Minority Accepts: 5
Non-Minority Accepts: 31
Non-Designated Accepts: 2

Pre-Optometry Level / Degrees

Accepts with Bachelor's Degree: 27
91 to 120 Semester Hours Completed: 9
Master's Degree: 2
Doctorate Degree: 0

Summary of Principle Undergraduate College Attended

  • Central Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern College (IA)
  • Oakland University
  • Ohio State University
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Southern Adventist University
  • University of Alaska
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Michigan
  • Wartburg College