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!

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 2014 scored in national comparisons:

NBEO Pass Rates

Class of 2014


PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers

Part I: ABS



Part II: PAM






Class of 2015


PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers

Part I: ABS

88.51% 77.56%
Part II: PAM 94.87% 91.74%
Part III: CSE n/a n/a

Student Award Recipients

2014 Award Recipients (pdf)
2013 Award Recipients (pdf)
2012 Award Recipients (pdf)
2011 Award Recipients (pdf)
2010 Award Recipients (pdf)