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At the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science, community is important.  Our graduating classes are small — about 70 students per class — so students really get a chance to know each other.  We work hard together and we have fun together too. The spirit of collaboration is strong.  And while many of our students and faculty come from different places and backgrounds, together we create a vibrant and dynamic community that seeks to create a better world.  Sharing interests and working toward common goals creates bonds that endure — the people you meet here will become your colleagues and your friends for life.

Use the buttons below to explore and learn more about our students.

Our Applicants

Learn more about the test scores, academic qualifications, and general demographics of our last five incoming classes.

Applicants By The Numbers

Student Ambassadors

We’ve gathered a group of students who are eager to give advice to prospective students considering a career in optometry. Read their stories and contact them with questions!

Student Ambassadors

Day in the Life

Wondering what it’s like to be a student at the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science? Check out the videos below highlighting our students and their unique journeys in optometry.

Watch the Videos

Student Testimonials

Hear from recent students about their experiences at Berkeley Optometry!

Student Testimonials

Student Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations are a great way to get to know other students while providing important services to those that need them most.

Clubs & Organizations

Social Events

One of the special features of student life at Berkeley Optometry is the feeling of community; our students enter as individuals but quickly become a “family.” And this is family that works hard together, but also has fun. We go white water rafting, skiing, have parties in San Francisco, and more!

Social Events
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