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  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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Old Dominion is an above-average public university located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,003 undergraduate students. The Old Dominion acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Psychology, Criminology, and Mental and Social Health Services. Graduating 52% of students, Old Dominion alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,500.
5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA

Old Dominion University Rankings

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ODU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
990-1200
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,917/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,692/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.306 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.306 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
18
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
18
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    51%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,003Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,369
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 220 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • Anywhere from independent to diverse.
    26%
  • Driven
    16%
  • Average
    11%
  • Broke
    6%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • 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.352 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.414 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 247 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    56%
  • Something for everyone
    20%
  • Diverse and something for everyone
    10%
  • Meh.
    3%
  • Transitional
    3%
  • Great quality, lower cost
    3%
  • Building blocks
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
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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My online experience has been fantastic! My professors reached out numerous times before the start of class to ensure we fully understood what the fall semester looks like. The professors ensured I received their syllabus and materials list that are necessary to be successful in their classes. I really appreciated them reaching out early because that allowed me to strategically plan the next four months. My professors did a great job providing multiple ways to contact them through email, phone, in-person, zoom, and on blackboard.
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I am currently enrolled in my first semester at ODU. So far, everything has been going great and I'm very happy to be here. The only thing that I think needs improvement is the financial aid and finance offices. I am waiting on my state's two year transfer grant to apply to my account and the finance office didn't work with me very much. I felt forced to enroll in a payment plan, which cost me far more money than I feel comfortable with. I work two jobs and still struggle to make ends meet, so I'm not very happy with how that issue has been handled thus far. Otherwise, my experience here has been very pleasant!
I love ODU. Old Dominion University has wonderful professors that are passionate to teach students. ODU has lots of school spirit and many on campus activities. Students are always involved with new clubs and activities around campus every day. The campus ambassadors and staff are very helpful all throughout the year. Mrs. Ruby always welcomes students with a sweet smile and wonderful attitude at the Broderick Dining Hall. I love my school, GO MONARCHS!