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.
|Type of University||Private|
|No. of Campus||3|
|No. of Colleges||4|
|Total Enrollment (2018-19)||1,188|
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.
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.
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.
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
Tuition fees for first-year students for the year 2019-20 are provided below:
Following scholarships are offered to students enrolled in Salus University:
Provost's & Dean’s Scholarships:
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:
Physician Assistant Scholarships:
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.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$27,450 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
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
|Post Graduate Program||$27,450 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Clinical Science Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Programs||American Occupational Therapy Association|
|Programs||American Optometric Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary