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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's really great! I enjoy it, and I feel comfortable there.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love attending Old Dominion University

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy my school so far. It has many useful areas and buildings available to the students to help them get started on their career paths. I enjoy sporting events and finding my favorite places to hang out and study. I would choose my school again, mainly because it surprised me in which I didn't expect the connections and opportunities available to students and the overall campus is very nice and always changing.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy my college choice so far. I enjoy living there, I enjoy the community, I enjoy the classes that are offered, and I enjoy the options I am given. I have met many of my best friends at Old Dominion. The school is very diverse, and the campus is gorgeous.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the English department and it is also a very good school if you're wanting to major in a Science. However it is in so,we hat of a bad area and there are a lot of military people there as well and the admissions and aid departments are very frustrating.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm really enjoying getting to know new people and all of the teachers are nice and helpful.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a good school, getting better all the time.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't particularly care for the college I attend. I feel very unsafe on the campus. I love the teachers I have had so far, but I cannot say I have enjoyed my overall experience.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel at home at my school. my freshmen experience was great.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Old Dominion University has a very beautiful campus that I am grateful for everyday that I am there. Even during the summer session, when I am not enrolled in class, I take a walk through campus. I feel safe when I am on campus and I don't have to worry if I am walking alone. Campus authorities try so hard to keep campus secure and I appreciate that to its fullest. Another great thing about Old Dominion University is that they offer an activity hour, were organization can come together for their meetings and it's guaranteed that students won't have class. Those are just a few things that make my experience at Old Dominion University great.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is a term that other schools use very lightly. We're extremely diverse there is an environment that makes anyone from anywhere feel comftorable.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have just recently transferred to Old Dominion University from Tidewater Community College and the experience so far has been pretty exciting. I haven't had much time in this college yet because it is still summer, however I have already met a few friends and very accommodating faculty and staffs that gave me a hand with navigating my way in campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the school that I am going to attend. I liked going to my freshman orientation.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like how they make everyone feel at home.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Before attending Old Dominion University, i have heard a fair share of mixed reviews ranging from loving it, to hating it. To each his own i suppose because my experience here has been great! There has not been one dull day where i either did not learn about something i was interested in, or not been somewhat entertained outside of a classroom.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The District is insanely overpriced. The surrounding housing is more reasonable.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I wish they would regulate the amount of people allowed in each party so they don't get so hot.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Love downtown Norfolk's food scene. It's exciting and you never have to eat the same thing twice.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They are focused on our safety along with our happiness.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is what is expected to feed such a large amount of people.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Transferring from James Madison, the financial aid process at Old Dominion has gone much smoother. I also was awarded with more financial aid because of the amount the school recieves compared to my previous university.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I wish they would have had more bathrooms for us to use and create more lounges for studying.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The dining off campus is great but not the most convenient thing, a car of some sort is needed to get to the really good spot. Off of 21st street, that is where most of the healthy options are for off campus dining. I am unsure about student discount but the variety is endless. From organic smoothies to hamburgers to pho. It's mouth watering.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The safety and convenience is of course, the closer you are to campus. The safest is the Village and on campus side of Hampton Blvd. Parking is always an issue because we are in such a urban area. But if you have a house there is nothing to worry about because you have a big enough drive way for how many people are living in the house. Cost is good, and very reasonable. Help is always available, but not to rend from ODUrent.com, you should drive around to different houses and find a Landlord that isn't connected with ODU rent, those houses are better.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: As a female, you can really get into any party. But the more people you know the more party choices you have, Frates and sports teams aren't the only places with parties. The more people you know, the better the party atmosphere is.

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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.

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