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B
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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
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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.278 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.278 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 195 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • Anywhere from independent to diverse.
    24%
  • Driven
    17%
  • 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.324 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.386 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 219 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Something for everyone
    22%
  • Diverse and something for everyone
    6%
  • 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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At Old Dominion University, there are many opportunities to network and connect with different people. ODU is one of the most diverse campuses in the state. Being able to be among many different cultures is a privilege in itself. On campus, there are always activities and programs happening every day that appeal to everyone. Student life is great, ODU has a huge number of student-ran organizations and clubs to chose from! Being active, on campus and within the community, is one of the biggest ways I've been able to meet new people, create bonds, and lasting friendships! My experience at Old Dominion University has been great and I look forward to what the future holds for my university!
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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!
I enjoy Old Dominion so much so that I recommend it to anyone that will listen! I love every aspect about the school. From the diversity, to campus life to the classes. I am thankful to have been placed in classes with professors that are not only knowledgeable, but love what they do. However, there are a few things I would like to see change within the University. For example, parking can get hectic , more dining options, and for tuition to go back to the previous price -prior to the increase in 2018.-