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Student Testimonials


Why SCO?

Our students have chosen SCO for a variety of reasons, ranging from our superior clinical education through The Eye Center to the diverse patient-base we work with here in Memphis. However, a common theme you'll find in our student testimonials is an appreciation for the community of SCO. With a diverse student body from nearly all 50 states, Canada, and beyond, and a campus-wide personal commitment to service, SCO provides a strong professional network for your optometric training and career.

"The core root of a lot of our values is in the betterment of the people in our community."

- Serena McArthur, Texas, Class of 2024

"I fell in love with the city of Memphis and the facilities at SCO. It was a place I could see myself living as a young adult."

- Donnie Koonce, North Carolina, Class of 2024

"The faculty and staff at SCO are so welcoming. They're always here to hear our suggestions, our concerns, and any questions we might have."

- Anna Britt, Georgia, Class of 2023

Student Testimonials


Learn more about why our students choose to pursue their optometry education here at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.


Our students come from every corner of the world. Each pin below marks the hometown of a student who has shared their "Why SCO?" story with us. Select a pin below to hear their testimonials. 

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