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Most Helpful Review for Marshall B Ketchum University
  • Category: In three sentences
  • Review by: Tracy from Fullerton, CA
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scco is an amazing school. everyone is very welcoming and willing to help you out. scco really prepares you for being a great doctor!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Qnh from Los Angeles , CA
  • I am a current student here

    I'm a current second year student. The curriculum is disorganized in some classes, but in others, the objectives are clear. Most professors are very engaging and personal. The cost to attend here, however, is not worth it. I just pulled a 62,000 loan for this upcoming year. Other schools tuition is 1/3 to 1/2 of SCCOs tuition. There are cheaper, more cost effective options, and the technology and practice equipment is old and limited in supply at this school. In addition, the faculty will hold you back one entire year if you fail certain classes. That's right, they won't let you retake certain courses. Instead, they make you repeat the entire year all over again. There is no food court or cafeteria here, and the gym here is small and primitive. Oh, and the textbooks here are hilariously stupid. In college, I kept some of my excellent anatomy/physiology textbooks because they were so well written and I know I could reference them in the future. I will NEVER reference the textbooks they give us at SCCO. In some classes, we don't even use them. The textbooks are made by professors and are put into these spiral bound notebooks that were probably made at Kinkos Copies down the road. Another point is that the optometry program here is the oldest, yet we have the worst lecture facilities out of all the other programs (pharmacy, physician assistant.) We are paying for FOUR years, yet we're stuck in the lecture halls with terrible lighting and IT integration. Finally, I don't feel like I'm expanding my mind as an intellectual here. In college, I felt so free to explore new ideas, concepts, and ways of thinking. Something about this school doesn't give me the sense that I'm growing as an individual. I really miss the feeling of being surrounded by tons of people that were a lot smarter than me in college. Overall, there is little bang for your buck here. I barely had enough money to get through the school year because they offered me zero scholarships and all of my loans went towards equipment and tuition. The equipment here is so limited in number that you'll be competing for it. An optometry degree is not worth the personal finance setback you'll be putting yourself in at this school.

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  • Quan Anh from Fullerton, CA
  • I am a current student here

    SCCO is known to be one of the best schools for Optometry. It develops well rounded students who are knowledgeable in class and clinic, and students who have good chair side manner in the exam room.

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  • Tracy from Fullerton, CA
  • I am a current student here

    scco is an amazing school. everyone is very welcoming and willing to help you out. scco really prepares you for being a great doctor!

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