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2015-2016 Undergraduate Enrollment

Of the 154 undergraduate students enrolled in the Institute of Optics in fall 2015...

2014 Graduate Enrollment

Of the 106 graduate students enrolled in the Institute of Optics in fall 2014...

Prestigious Faculty 

Three books by the Institute of Optics faculty members are among the 12 most-cited books ever in physics, according to Google Scholar.

Building on a Legacy

Founded in 1929, the Institute of Optics was the first academic department devoted to optics in the United States.

More than half of all the degrees in optics in this country have been granted by the Institute of Optics.