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- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA-
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.
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- 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.306 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.306 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mental and Social Health Services246 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities233 Graduates
Rhetoric and Composition213 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching180 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems176 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.352 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.414 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.197 responses
Old Dominion University Reviews
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.
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!