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

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
83%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Old Dominion University

Cost

Net Price
$15,236/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,678/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,175/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,153/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,924/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,314/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.263 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.263 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,358Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 180 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Anywhere from independent to diverse.
    22%
  • Driven
    18%
  • Average
    12%
  • Broke
    7%
  • Non-Independent
    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.309 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.371 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 204 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Something for everyone
    24%
  • Meh.
    3%
  • Transitional
    3%
  • Building blocks
    3%
  • Diverse and something for everyone
    2%
  • Great quality, lower cost
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
48%
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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I am an online student in ODU's Civil Engineering program. Being online allows me to work-full time while pursing my degree. The professors at ODU are awesome! They have all been extremely helpful and willing to work around my work schedules. If you choose to do online, you need to make sure that you have good time management skills so that you wont miss important due dates. Id highly recommend ODU for their Online Civil Engineering program, especially if you cant manage to be on campus.
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Old Dominion University is honestly my newly found home. I fell in love with the campus and surrounding area in just one day. I am now a current sophomore and I couldn't be happier with where I am. I met my girlfriend here, met many new friends, and have experienced a whole lot within my first year that I never would have imagined. The food is alright, and so are the professors. You will find some that are great, and some that are not so good, but that is okay! All in all, Old Dominion was the best decision I have ever made, and I could not be happier.
The university is VERY diverse. There are so many on campus events and organizations to participate in. The professors care if you care, so take some time out to visit them during office hours! There are countless resources readily available to students, you just have to go out and get them. The weather for the most part, is not bad. We're just 10 mins away from downtown Norfolk and about 25 mins away from the beach! Everyone is relatively nice and friendly. Lots of hang out spots and places to go, but most are hole in the wall. Theres a lot of southern hospitality. Nothing is overwhelming down here. The neighborhood is kind of dangerous, just be safe and don't venture out alone. There are night time shuttles provided by ODU to help you get from one place to another during the night time hours.