University of Houston College of Optometry

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The J. Davis Armistead building, home to the College of Optometry and the University Eye Institute

The University of Houston College of Optometry or UHCO is one of twelve academic colleges at the University of Houston. The college provides master's level and doctoral degrees in the area of optometry including a Doctor of Optometry degree. The college is one of only twenty-three optometry schools in the United States and one of two in Texas.

The college was founded in 1952 as the "School of Optometry".[1]

2017 Class Profile

Total Applicants: approx. 700

Admitted Applicants: 102

Texas Residents: 78 Out-of-State Residents: 24

International Residents: 3

Females: 62 Males: 41

Average Age: 23 Overall GPA: 3.58

Average OAT Academic Average: 332 Average OAT Total Science: 331


  1. ^ Nicholson, Patrick (1977). In Time: An Anecdotal History of the First Fifty Years of the University of Houston. Houston, Texas: Pacesetter Press. p. 275. ISBN 0-88415-371-1. 

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