The New England College of Optometry is a private graduate school of optometry located in the Back Bay area of Boston, Massachusetts. As the second oldest institution in the U.S. dedicated solely to optometry, the school was established in 1894 by Dr. August Andreas Klein, after whom the school was initially named. The college offers a number masters and doctoral degrees in optometry, including an attractive accelerated program for motivated undergraduate students. Albeit the small student body, it comprises of a majority of female students, and a significant percentage of international students as well. While enrolled at NECO, students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience from the over 43 clinics all over the Boston area that are affiliated to the college. They also provide vision care through a mobile clinic. NECO has a string of impressive accomplishments to its name, with more than 70% of the region’s optometrists having gotten their degrees from them, as well as their international extension programs with China, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. Students at NECO have an array of non-academic choices to enhance their academic endeavours - various student organisations like the Lions Club and the Beta Sigma Kappa (an international optometric honor fraternity), along with the vast recreational and professional opportunities that a city like Boston affords.