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Most SCO students are familiar with the aspects of student life through their undergraduate experience. Attending optometry school is different, but many aspects of student life remain the same. "Where do I live? What clubs can I join? What's the weather like in Memphis?"
Using the information found throughout the different areas of our Student Life section, we think you'll get a clearer picture of all that SCO has to offer.
According to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association, Memphis has the lowest cost of living in the nation among cities with populations of more than 500,000, and most entering students are able to find suitable apartments soon after their arrival in the city.
Rental housing is readily available, and many apartment buildings are located in the vicinity of the College.
For those interested, the Office of Student Services maintains housing information including a street index, city map, apartment guide, and apartment locator services. The office also maintains a roommate list for those interested in sharing expenses with another entering student. Contact the Office of Student Services at (800) 238-0180 for further information.
Expose yourself to optometry. Embrace the culture. Experience Memphis.
Our Student Life blogs allow you to gain insightful perspectives directly from our students. Many blogs highlight our student’s service activities in the community. Other blogs highlight rotation and internship experiences. We believe these blogs help prospective students envision their futures.
We’re excited to share the stories of our students. We hope you are excited to learn more about them.
We have students from across the country – and across the globe. They enjoy sharing about their experiences, goals, rotations, and community involvement.
On our Student Testimonials page, you can watch many of our current students and alumni discuss their time at SCO. These students and graduates share because they were once in your position, unsure of applying to optometry school or where to attend optometry school.They want to give you a better understanding of processes, expectations, and experiences.
Big city. Small-town feel. This is Memphis.
This is a a city full of terrific food, quality entertainment, powerful museums, and more. Memphis takes pride in its history and holds dear to Southern hospitality, all while boasting a low cost of living.
Do you want to learn more about the city? Visit below.
A look at the students, programs and campus life that make SCO the top choice for the nation's best qualified optometry students:
View SCO’s previous recruiting video, See the SCO Difference.