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Old Dominion University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
23%
Average Housing Cost
$6,278/ year
Poll
50%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.218 responses
Poll
51%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.397 responses

Food

Campus Food
B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,990/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 586 responses
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  • Chick fil A, Raising canes, Subway
    32%
  • POD
    13%
  • Panda Express
    12%
  • Cafe 1201
    9%
  • Pizza Hut
    6%
  • It's all great!
    5%
  • Legends and sometimes Rogers
    5%
51%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.261 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 217 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    27%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    59%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    11%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    3%

Safety

Safety
C
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
50%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.260 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 171 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    44%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    41%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    11%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 201 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    23%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    44%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    20%
  • Not very visible.
    9%
  • We have campus police?
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 407 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    11%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    71%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    17%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 269 responses
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  • Not stepping on ODU seal until graduation day
    19%
  • Climbing the Lion
    17%
  • Ice Cream N' Cake
    16%
  • Finishing with as little debt as possible!
    15%
  • Del Vecs at 2 a.m.
    12%
  • ODU football!
    8%
  • ODU Basketball
    7%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 233 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    5%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    38%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    31%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    10%
  • Parties? What parties?
    16%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 148 responses
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  • Homecoming
    39%
  • ODU football
    21%
  • When I'm Schmacked came
    12%
  • All of these!
    11%
  • Homecoming and halloween
    7%
  • Halloween
    3%
  • Webb Jam
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
9%
Women in Sororities
7%
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.345 responses
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