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Old Dominion University
  • 4 Year
  • NORFOLK, VA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade C

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Old Dominion is an above-average public university located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 14,702 undergraduate students. The Old Dominion acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Criminology. Graduating 53% of students, Old Dominion alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,500.

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5115 HAMPTON BLVD
NORFOLK, VA 23529
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA

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.

ODU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1180
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,681 / 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
$7,641 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 313 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 313 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
20
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
20
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    47%
  • Online
    21%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,702 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,474
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 229 responses
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Anywhere from independent to diverse.
    26%
  • Driven
    15%
  • Average
    10%
  • Broke
    6%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 359 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 421 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 254 responses
  • Diverse
    56%
  • Something for everyone
    20%
  • Diverse and something for everyone
    10%
  • Great quality, lower cost
    3%
  • Meh.
    3%
  • Transitional
    3%
  • Building blocks
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
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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