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Competitive Class Stats

Competitive Candidate Profile

We seek the leaders of tomorrow who will help to shape our program and who will contribute to the profession after graduation. Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the College of Optometry, it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the admissions committee whichever of the following key attributes you possess.

Care Harbor LA 2017 Care Harbor LA 2017 College of Optometry third-year student Evan Goldman examines the eyes of patient Paula Robinson of Los Angeles - Western University of Health Sciences is playing a key role in delivering services to Care Harbor patients during the event at The REEF Exposition Hall in Los Angeles

We desire that each Doctor of Optometry student:

  • Is academically prepared to succeed in our rigorous professional programs
  • Is well rounded with diverse experiences
  • Demonstrates a high level of self-awareness and maturity
  • Has shown interest and involvement in the community
  • Has knowledge of and/or has experienced opportunities in health care settings
  • Has a good understanding of both the profession and WesternU
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates a commitment to compassionate health care

Competitive Applicant Profile


Overall GPA 3.00
Prerequisite GPA 3.00
Science GPA 3.00
AA OAT 300
TS OAT 300
Volunteering Hours 300
Shadowing Hours 300

For additional statistics on Western University of Health Sciences, please visit the Office of Institutional Research’s Academic Outcomes webpage.