Old Dominion University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Norfolk, VA
Website
www.odu.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
14,949
Part-Time Undergrads
4,663
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$8,190
Out-of-State Tuition
$22,230
Room & Board
$9,454
Acceptance Rate
74 %
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Average SAT Scores
1390–1680
Average ACT Scores
18–23

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Amiability of professors
  • Clean campus
  • Proximity to the beach
  • Wi-fi access in nearly all buildings

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • It's constantly being worked on (construction)
  • Trying to find a parking space and never succeeding
  • Getting parking tickets for absolutely no reason at all
  • Having to drive mostly everywhere

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Students gripe about workload and professors just like at any other university; they may also feel distant from their surroundings because they are in eternal flux, but in the end, graduates are more than content with the choices they’ve made. Old Dominion provides its students with so many opportunities to explore the world with study abroad programs, internship opportunities, and hands-on job experience that it is almost impossible for a student to fail in anything that they do—be it academic, athletic, or social. Old Dominion can simply be an institution for education, but most of the student body does not treat it as that.
 

Overall, there are a lot of changes going on at Old Dominion University. The school is currently transitioning from a commuter school to a residential campus, meaning there is constant construction and landscape work. At the same time, the school is searching for a new president to replace the old one, Roseann Runte. That being said, ODU is an exciting school to attend. There is always something going on somewhere, and it is a range of diverse activities. ODU is among the most ethnically diverse schools in Virginia. With 23000 students and more than 200 student organizations, it is possible to have many different college experiences; it really depends on the one you make.

Old Dominion Student Reviews

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities at ODU are nice some of the dorms are only mediocre, but they do there best at keeping things up to date.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you are an out of state student attending ODU the cost of tuition and room and board are extremely high, and the school does not offer very much help in the financial aid department. So you should apply for other scholarships online and look into getting privates loans, because you will likely have to get one.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics at ODU are great, you get the feeling with most of the professors that they actually care about the students.

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 Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few options just off campus, mostly fast food, but if you go down town there are a lot more options there.

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