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SALUS UNIVERSITY, ELKINS PARK, PENNSYLVANIA

Elkins Park, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1919Established Year
  1141Enrollment

Salus University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Komal Yadav Komal Yadav
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A private university located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, Salus University is one of the oldest universities offering optometry programs in North America. It was founded in the year 1919 as Pennsylvania State College of Optometry. The university specializes in offering health care degree programs such as optometry, audiology, biomedicine, occupational therapy etc.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
LocationPennsylvania
Official Websitewww.salus.edu
No. of Campus3
No. of Colleges4
Programs OfferedGraduate
Total Enrollment (2018-19)1,188

Salus University Campus

Elkins Park is the main campus of Salus University. It covers three big, four-floor buildings and a student communal centre. The other two campuses of the university are Hafter Student Community Centre and Oak Lane Campus. 

Housing Facilities

Although the on-campus residence is not provided by the Salus University, Office of Admissions assists students in finding residence outside the university. Once you are enrolled in the university, you will get access to MySalus Student Portal which offers several facilities such as housing and roommate match service. 

Programs of Salus University

Salus University offers programs through four colleges: Pennsylvania College of Optometry, College of Education and Rehabilitation, Osborne College of Audiology and College of Health Sciences. One post-baccalaureate program in health sciences is also offered by the university.

Salus University Pennsylvania main campus provides programs only on optometry. University has partnerships with several other colleges and universities to offer specialized opportunities to students. 

Application Process of Salus University

Admission process of Salus University is different for each academic program. A brief idea about admission requirements and the procedure is described below:

Application Portal: Application for each program is accepted by their respective departments and each program has a separate application portal

Application Fee: No application fee is charged

Admission Requirements: High school diploma, Bachelor's degree, English translation of non-English transcripts, Course-wise evaluation of foreign transcripts, GRE/GMAT score required for some programs

English Proficiency Requirements:IELTS or TOEFL score can be submitted to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. 

Cost of Attendance

Tuition fees for first-year students for the year 2019-20 are provided below: 

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry:
    • Optometry (Traditional Program): 40,920 USD
    • Optometry (Scholars Program): 41,510 USD
    • Advanced Placement OD Degree Program: 1,63,680 USD
    • Master of Science in Clinical Optometry (MSc) with Advanced Studies Certificate: 55,000 USD
  • College of Education and Rehabilitation:
    • Master of Occupational Therapy: 34,830 USD
    • Speech-Language Pathology Program: 28,350 USD
    • Blindness and Low Vision Studies Certificate and Masters Programs: 840 USD/credit Track A, 945 USD/credit Track B
    • Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Specialty Track Certificate Program: 1,161 USD/credit
  • Osborne College of Audiology:
    • Audiology (Four-Year Track On-Campus Program): 34,240 USD
    • Audiology (Advanced Studies Certificate): 550 USD/credit
    • Masters of Science in Clinical Audiology: 515 USD/credit
    • Audiology (Online Bridge Program): 450 USD/credit
    • Audiology (Three-Year Track On-Campus Program): 45,653 USD
  • College of Health Sciences:
    • Physician Assistant: 86,100 USD
    • Master of Public Health: 869 USD/credit
    • Graduate Programs in Biomedicine: 1,066 USD/credit
    • Post-baccalaureate Program in Health Sciences: 750 USD/credit

Salus University Scholarships

Following scholarships are offered to students enrolled in Salus University: 

Provost's & Dean’s Scholarships:

  • Provost's Scholarship: The scholarship amount is 10,000 USD per year. It is given by determining the minimum eligibility GPA scores.
  • Dean’s Scholarship: The scholarship amount is 5,000 USD per year. It is given by determining the minimum eligibility GPA scores.

Internal Optometry Scholarships: Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Scholarship, Alumni Scholarships and Allison L. Barinas Memorial Scholarship are three of the internal optometry scholarships available for students interested in studying optometry at Salus University. 

External Optometry Scholarships:

  • Rick Bay Foundation Scholarship: The scholarship amount is 5,000 USD. This scholarship is given to dedicated optometry students for their good service.
  • Alcon Scholarship: Alcon always supports optometric students because it is a healthcare company which provides a lens, ophthalmic instruments etc. The students who are economically weak but academically good can get this scholarship.
  • Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care: It is given to the 4th year students whose contact lens patient's take care quality is good.

Audiology Scholarships: 

  • Internal Scholarship: 
    • George S. Osborne Memorial Scholarship: It is given to honour the founding dean of the College of Audiology. First-year students are eligible for this type of scholarship. The scholarship amount is from 5,000USD to 15,000 USD per year and can be renewable for four years. 
  • External Scholarships: 
    • AMBUCS Scholarship Program Information: Scholarship amount is 500 USD to 1,500 USD per year. AMBUCS gives this scholarship to therapy students (can be junior/senior/graduate).
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s Minority Student Scholarship: Minority students are eligible for this Scholarship. ASH Foundation's Minority Fund provides this scholarship to academically well minority student.

Physician Assistant Scholarships:

  • Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants (AFPPA) Scholarship: 1st and 2nd-year students are eligible for this scholarship. A student must have good academic standing and he/she must be a member of AFPPA.
  • The NHSC Scholarship Program: Students who are interested in primary care are eligible for this scholarship. However, they have to commit to serve in hospitals for two to four years, after graduation and completion of training. 

Work While You Study

The federal work-study program is available for students who are interested to work part-time. One student can earn 12.50 USD/hour and working hours can be 20 hours/week. To be a part of this program, students have to complete the Institutional Financial Aid Application and Entrance Interview form. 

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Salus University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1141
FAFSA Code003311
Application Cost$120
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$27,450 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-84- -
Reading-21--
Speaking-21--
Writing-21--
Listening-21--
IELTS-6.5- -

Attendance Cost

$27,450

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$27,450 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Optometric Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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+1-215-780-1300
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8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
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Old York Rd & Breyer Dr0.13 Km
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Township Line Rd & Breyer Dr0.24 Km
Old York Rd & Lenox Rd0.25 Km
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Township Line Rd & Breyer Dr418.91 Km
Old York Rd & Meetinghouse Rd421.74 Km
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Big Blue Marble Bookstore7.2 Km
Multi-Language Media7.79 Km
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Shopping Mall

Baederwood Shops on the Fairway2.49 Km
Greenleaf at Cheltenham2.57 Km
Baederwood Shopping Center2.6 Km
More Shopping Center LP2.7 Km
Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center3.36 Km
Mount Carmel Plaza3.6 Km
Wadsworth Plaza3.66 Km
Coinstar4.66 Km
Lawndale Plaza5.86 Km
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Sunglass Hut6.03 Km
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Willow Grove Shopping Center6.39 Km
Fort Washington Center6.88 Km
Dreshertown Plaza7.33 Km
Roosevelt Mall7.58 Km
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Whole Foods Market2.62 Km
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H Mart Elkins Park2.69 Km
ALDI2.82 Km
Peapod by GIANT Food Stores3.15 Km
Walmart3.39 Km
Family Dollar4.71 Km
ShopRite of Front & Olney5.35 Km
Hong Kong Supermarket5.74 Km
ShopRite of Oxford & Levick5.85 Km
Ben City Supermarket6.15 Km
7 Brothers Supermarket6.52 Km
Save A Lot6.78 Km
Weavers Way Co-op7.22 Km
George's Market at Dreshertown7.43 Km
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Sri Anjaneya LLC2.53 Km
ShopRite Pharmacy2.73 Km
Patricia Jenkins, RPH3.42 Km
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Chelten Drug Store4.49 Km
Khoa D. Tran, RPh5.34 Km
Rite Aid Pharmacy5.49 Km
Nathan Kugelman, RPH5.66 Km
Deborah G. Hauser, RPH5.66 Km
Rite Aid5.82 Km
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Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park2.58 Km
Pennsylvania Foot and Ankle Associates2.96 Km
Holy Redeemer HealthCare at Huntingdon Valley3.09 Km
West Oak Lane Medical3.28 Km
Abington Emergency Physicians3.84 Km
Jeanes Hospital3.93 Km
Holy Redeemer Hospital4.74 Km
Einstein Obstetrics and Gynecology4.77 Km
Kindred Hospital Philadelphia5.26 Km
MossRehab Marvin Werman Outpatient Center5.59 Km
Marion-Louise Saltzman Women's Center5.65 Km
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia5.65 Km
Einstein Pediatric and Adolescent Ambulatory Center5.66 Km
Einstein Physicians Olney5.71 Km
Einstein Neighborhood Healthcare5.98 Km
Friends Hospital7.06 Km
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Heliport3.74 Km
Albert Einstein Medical Center Heliport5.67 Km
Amy Multi Services5.72 Km

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