Old Dominion is an above-average public university located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,203 undergraduate students. The Old Dominion acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Psychology, Nursing, and Criminology. Graduating 51% of students, Old Dominion alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
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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.281 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.281 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mental and Social Health Services269 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities212 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching212 Graduates
Rhetoric and Composition209 Graduates
Engineering Technician171 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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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.327 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.389 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
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!
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.-