Our Students

Our students have access to resources and services in the Student Services within the College of Optometry. These services are part of what makes Pacific University a great place to complete your education!

One of the things we do is organize different programs and events that assist and support students. Some examples are scheduling and registration of all students, acting as the liaison between students and University offices, and working with the student government (Student Optometric Association). Events that we plan include New Student Orientation, White Coat Ceremony, and Practice Opportunity Fairs, among others.

Another main part of our purpose is to assist students with issues that may not be academic in nature, but affect academic performance. This can include personal/family stress, medical emergencies, financial hardships, etc. We also serve as advocates for students if they need help working out concerns or issues with faculty members or administrators. Our doors are always open, and we encourage students to stop in at any time.

Student Services is where you begin when you’re not sure what to do or where to go!

More Student Accolades

Our students continue to excel academically. The National Board exams, which represent a national standard of entry-level competence to practice optometry, shows how the Class of 2013 scored in national comparisons:

NBEO Pass Rates - Class of 2013

 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers

Part I: ABS

95%

86%

Part II: PAM

98%

92%

Part III: CSE

74%

79%

Ultimate Pass Rate of all 3 parts by Graduation

92%

90%

Class of 2014

 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers

Part I: ABS

95.4% 85.76%
Part II: PAM 100% 96.4%
Part III: CSE na na
Ultimate Pass Rate of all 3 parts by Graduation na na

Class of 2015

  PUCO - First Time Test Takers National - First Time Test Takers
Part I: ABS 88.5% 77.56%
Part II: PAM na na
Part III: CSE na na
Ultimate Pass Rate of all 3 parts by Graduation na na

 

 

 

 

Student Award Recipients

2013 Award Recipients
2012 Award Recipients
2011 Award Recipients
2010 Award Recipients