B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Old Dominion University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529
Website
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Old Dominion University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
890-1130
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,218/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,470/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,224/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,227/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,997/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,860/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.251 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.271 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.271 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,203Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 188 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Anywhere from independent to diverse.
    22%
  • Driven
    18%
  • Average
    12%
  • Broke
    7%
  • Non-Independent
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.317 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.379 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 212 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Something for everyone
    23%
  • Diverse and something for everyone
    4%
  • Meh.
    3%
  • Transitional
    3%
  • Building blocks
    3%
  • Great quality, lower cost
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.197 responses
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Despite its old age, ODU is a very modern, vibrant, and blooming campus. The buildings look great and the mostly glass designs give off an open, chic vibe. Webb University Center, or the Webb as we call it, has 5+ eateries, a video game lobby, pool tables, and it is home to many student activities. Unlike other schools, Old Dominion allows their freshman to enjoy their college experience. We have only 1-2 visitation rules, residents don't have a curfew, and dorms are co-ed. With all this freedom, the university still makes sure our work gets done. We are given free tutoring, study rooms on every floor of every dorm, and many educational centers. To relax from the stress of school, you could party near or on campus! Safe Ride (ODU's free transportation.) will take you anywhere that isn't beyond 38th street, which most parties aren't. As you can see ODU allows you to work hard and play hard too so come join us and become a monarch!
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Old Dominion University is an excellent diverse college. They very involved on campus with over 100 organizations to choose from. I transferred to ODU my sophomore and enjoyed it ever since. I believe this school is an excellent choice to get out of your comfort zone. I barely go home due to having many events going on the weekends. ODU has been a great experience for me; I like it here I made a lot of friends and developed professional relationships with my professors. Overall, Old Dominion University is an excellent selection if you will want to have a fresh start and become a better you!
Overall I LOVE my school! Academics are exceptional, extremely diverse campus, activities/clubs for practically everyone, there is always an event going on on campus. There is a good balance between work & play on campus. The number of options for food is pretty good (although I wish the cafe still made omelets all day, but I digress). Financial aid could also be a bit more helpful when it came to finding money for school. I took a break between my sophomore and junior year & it was like pulling teeth to get the things I needed for school like housing, meal plan, financial aid, etc. Admissions was a wonderful help, but sadly there is only so much they can do.