Student & Graduate Reviews
Chris Daniels - 9/7/2020
Degree: Optical/Optometric Assistant
Graduation Year: 2023
"DO NOT GO TO THIS AWFUL SCHOOL. A year and half before applying to schools I prepared myself for a career in optometry. I had a very successful GPA, involvement, etc. Long story short, I had lots of schools to choose from but ultimately choose Salus because of it’s proximity to Philadelphia (I love Philly) and because the admission staff were awesome during my interview. Needless to say I was extremely excited to go to school here. However, when I arrived to school I soon realized that this school was much different than what it seemed to be during my interview. Where to begin, oh my. Ok, let’s first begin with the fact that they had us in 11 classes first semester of first year. These were not “blow off classes” but all classes that were crucial to being successful. The class size is huge. There is absolutely no individual attention. Oh yeah, did I mention the professors do not care about their students? I am not saying this lightly. We would study all the content on our tests, just for us to get to our test and be asked questions that were not relevant to what we learned. (Legit had questions relating optometry to aliens?!?!). Everybody in my class were getting an average of C’s-D’s (besides the lucky select few). But really, our class did so bad (because the curriculum was set up so terribly) that a lot of people were getting F’s on their exams. It got to the point where we all had to meet with a student advisor regarding our professors. Even she was on our side that the professors do not properly teach us/help us/regard us human beings. I have honestly never met such horrible professors in my life. Their curriculum is ALL OVER THE PLACE. There were times when professors even forgot to show up for lecture! They were constantly changing it around in attempt to “prepare students for their boards better”. Honey, let me tell you that SALUS HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST BOARDS IN THE US. THERE IS A REASON WHY PEOPLE! The professors here are downright rude and not helpful. They are also not approachable. Also, they make you purchase thousands of dollars worth of equipment the second week of school. It finally got to the point where many students began hating it so much some purposely failed out or just straight up quit because the school and staff members were awful. My advice to anyone reading this is: go to the other school(s) that accepted you. Salus University is a disgrace to optometry schools and anyone who tells you otherwise on reviews is probably a faculty member online leaving reviews to make their place of work look good so they can get a better salary. I could go on and on with examples of how much Salus University is awful, but I think you can get the idea from this long winded review."