Our Students

Student Life

What's life like as an ICO student?

Life beyond the classroom is encouraged here at ICO. Our campus is located in Bronzeville, a historic neighborhood directly south of downtown Chicago. The Residential Center, our student residence, provides service for 200 students in a congenial atmosphere just steps from all of ICO’s amenities and activities.


Our student can get involved with groups like the National Optometric Student Association, Multicultural Association, and Private Practice Club, just a few of the 20 organizations and clubs available for you to join. Visit the fitness center, where you can train with our full-time Fitness Coordinator or take a variety of classes like spinning, yoga, or dance.


Downtown Chicago is just a short train or bus ride away. From neighborhoods with ethnic cuisines to theatrical entertainment, you will love having access to some of the best restaurants, museums, and cultural institutions in the world.  Whether you crave the excitement of downtown, a stroll along the lake front, or feel of a neighborhood, you can find all of this just minutes from ICO.

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