Students around the world choose ICO because of its unmatched commitment to excellence in optometric clinical education. The ICO admission process is competitive, but the resources in this section will guide you through every step of the process. If you have any questions along the way or would like to arrange a visit to campus, please contact our admissions office at
or call (312) 949-7400.
These are just a few of the reasons to choose ICO for your optometric education:
• ICO’s major urban location offers all students the opportunity to treat diverse ophthalmic conditions at the Illinois Eye Institute. Patient interactions begin as early as the first year of study.
• Pass rates on the NBEO exceed 97 percent.
• Optometrists in the field continually tell us ICO graduates are their top choice because of their excellent professional training.
• Thanks to campus improvements in 2011, the ICO Lecture Center offers the most up-to-date and advanced learning experience.