Guys & Girls

Location
Norfolk, VA
Undergrads
14,949
Tuition (in-state)
$22,230 ($8,190)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are all types of girls and guys on campus, you can pretty much find whatever you are looking for.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Questions getting stupid

I have no knowledge of the LG population. I have not surveyed or asked people. I don't know. My answer is there for not reliable. Do u think we go around asking people there sexual affiliatation.or do we go to class ...study and work.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: You will see a lot of mix between every student because no two students are the same. Some of the girls have a very bad habit of telling me teasing jokes in my fave so I combat it with winking my eye at them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The student population is very diverse. There are always activities going on and people gathered in the WEBB center. Campus life is exciting. People on campus are very involved.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Its your average guy/girl relationship. Nothing special about it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 337th
    Party Girls
  • 401st
    Hottest Guys
  • 468th
    Most Religious Guys
  • 471st
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 474th
    Party Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bryoney Hayes
Hometown
The East Coast!
Major
English with a Journalism concentration
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The good thing about the guys and girls at ODU is that most of them are—on the average—extremely good-looking. None are horridly misfortuned, and a good number of them always look like they’ve walked out of a modeling gig or a GAP commercial. The student body is at its best in the summer when the girls and the guys shed some clothes and go out to tan or catch a few waves at the beach. This isn’t to say that everyone in attendance at ODU looks primped, proper, and ready to go every day of the year—there are students who could care less about their personal appearance. These are the students who attend classes with bed-wrecked hair and rock pajamas like they are going out of style. Although, a lot of the men look better that way than when they are all Prada'd.

The male-to-female ratio is pretty balanced here, so the chances for hookups are high, and flings as well. Although ODU isn’t a sexually loose campus, parties, clubs and other situations can be perfect for the proverbial one-night stand. Relationships are pretty big here, and so are rumors. Who is dating whom and what’s happening—these are topics of discussion for members of an inner circle of friends. But whether you’re looking for a fling or a relationship, you’ll most likely be happy with your options.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
54%
Male Undergrads
46%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Birth control is available through Student Health Services.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The beach
  2. The Wave
  3. Activity Hour
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. The beach
  2. Off-campus parties
  3. On-campus events
  4. The Webb Center
  5. Activity Hour
Social Scene
It's tough trying to find someone to be friends with or to have a romantic interest in. And it's even tougher trying to approach that person once you've found them. It's no different at ODU-but luckily, a lot of the guys and girls here are very outgoing and easy to talk to. Very rarely will you find someone who doesn't want to be spoken to or who will stick a nose up at you for approaching them-especially in classes or at campus events. Most students here are big on going to the beach, and there is so much diversity that no one person will feel like they have nothing to contribute to a conversation when in a social environment.
Hookups or Relationships?
Like in any college setting, the spontaneous hookup occurs more often than not, mostly at parties and clubs. This isn't to suggest, however, that relationships are impossible. Couples can be seen walking through the fields in every direction.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
The best place to meet guys and girls will probably be in student organizations or student-sponsored events. In these settings, you know you have something in common with that person, and the environment is more informal than that of a classroom. Sure, University events will bring out a more diverse crowd, and clubs may have a larger sample and better selection of men and women, but in terms of approaching and meeting new people, student organizations and events are the easiest and safest ways to go. Another easy way to meet people is in class, but if you want to actually pay attention in class, this comes with an obvious drawback. At the same time, though, if there is a hot guy or a cute girl in one of your courses, odds are you can easily strike up a conversation just by asking a question apropos to the class or an assignment. But what if there are no guys or girls that push your button in any of your courses or activities? Well, you're not doomed. There are a handful of clubs off campus where guys and girls alike flock to at least once a week. The Wave, for example, is a magnet for gay men (mostly) seeking partners on the dance floor or in life. Guys and girls looking to hook up should check out Excess or the Beach House near the oceanfront. If clubs aren't your scene, then just wait until spring when the warm temperatures force the guys and girls to show a little skin. In fact, it's not unnatural to see guys dressed in swimming trunks, ready to go to the beach at a moment's notice, and girls wearing a bathing suit beneath their clothes.
Dress Code
ODU really doesn't have a set look or style. On any given day, you are likely to run into someone who looks like he or she stepped out of an A & F catalogue, a RocaWear advertisement or bed, bare feet or slippers included. And few people care. Most of students I know on campus say they can spot the freshmen because they are the ones who are dressed like they will be judged by their clothes. By students' second or third years at ODU, many have developed their own personal style and just dress the way they feel most comfortable. Dress shirts, frayed jeans/skirts, graphic tees, and neck bands are usually standard, and Steve Madden and Diesel shoes are abundant. Since the temperature in Norfolk is so erratic, a lot of students dress so that they can be ready to go to the beach at any second. However, one thing is for certain-when it's time to party, girls and guys both pull out all their guns to look their best.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 94 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 94 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 105 responses

  • 18% None
  • 15% Casual dating at your school
  • 14% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 14% Long-distance relationship
  • 11% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 11% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 24 responses

  • 26% Activity Hour
  • 21% Clubs
  • 16% The beach
  • 16% Fraternities
  • 9% Library
  • 9% Althetics
  • 4% The Wave

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 30 responses

  • 41% Joining Organizations
  • 30% Classes
  • 13% Activity hour
  • 8% Athletics
  • 8% Socializing in the Dorms

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 25% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 50% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 25% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 34 responses

  • 65% Diverse
  • 21% Driven
  • 12% Average
  • 3% Non-Independent

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 105 responses

  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 9% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 64% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 27% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
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