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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.251 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.258 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.258 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mental and Social Health Services253 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities229 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching214 Graduates
Rhetoric and Composition195 Graduates
Business Administration and Management169 Graduates
Engineering Technology162 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.304 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.366 responses
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After Old Dominion University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.197 responses
Old Dominion University Reviews
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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.
I am a double major, business & music education. Receiving a business degree from ODU is well respected. There are always career fairs and plenty of opportunities to network and work towards internships. The business building is wonderful! There's even a room just for students to learn and explore the world of stocks and trade. As far as music, no it is not a music oriented school. However, music is my dream and I couldn't just let that go, so I decided to keep my dream of opening and running my own school of music (hence the business part). The Deihn building is small but it suffices. There are always free performances/recitals to watch and enjoy as well!
If you attend ODU you know that Club Perry (our library) has the best study areas and options. What's even better is that it's open 24 hours! The workload...it's college the workload will stress you out no matter what university you go to, but with hard work comes wisdom and many rewards. The Webb Center is a good place to work for those who don't mind a little noise like myself. As said before some professors are good and some just don't care which is unfortunate, but you kind of have to get through it. As far as curriculum, the whole minus and plus grading scale is just heartbreaking. Some professors do it and some don't. It just hurts your GPA so bad to even get a B minus. I honestly think they should get rid of it.