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Reviews 3368 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Off-campus parties are the best. Lots of people, but a higher risk of getting injured.

4 College Freshman

Academics: It's not what everyone thinks it is. It is hard.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: It's great. Lots of different people and cultures.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's okay. They do their best.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are alright, it's a division I school but their program isn't at the top of the ranking

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far the school has been very accommodating and has exceeded my expectations in going back to a traditional school.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: The professors are really great. The professors want to see us succeed so they will do everything that they can to make sure we succeed. They offer their after class hours where we can go and talk to them about something we don't understand. They also make sure they offer study groups that can help us with the topics that we are learning in class.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Everyone on campus is encouraged to go to a job fair that is held every couple of months. There you can meet people who are hiring in your field of interest. You can usually come out of the job fair with multiple job and internship opportunities.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Student and facility make sure everyone takes a class about how to stay safe on campus before they are admitted. They make sure to point out where the security phones are on campus. They also make sure to email us every time there is a incident on or near campus. I feel safe walking around campus because it is always well lit and there are always security guards walking around to ensure everyone's safety.

5 College Student

Athletics: At Old Dominion, all sports are important to us. We all try to support the athletes as much as we can and encourage others to go out and support them to. The fan support for all the sport teams is insane. Everyone tries to be apart of the fan support as much as possible. The school spirit is extremely high because everyone honestly loves Old Dominion. There is a sports facility located on campus where people can work out or join a intramural sport which is really cool. There are also tennis courts located right next to the facility for anyone on campus to use.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I really like Old Dominion University because everyone on campus is nice and understanding. All of the professors and students wants everyone to succeed and we all work together and help each other out to make sure we will succeed. There is always a positive spirit on campus which is really effective and helps us all to better ourselves. One of my favorite experiences is Homecoming Week. During Homecoming there is always a new event happening everyday which is super fun. One day there will be like a carnival theme and you get to play carnival games and play in some bouncy houses. Another day they give out free pizza and t-shirts. Another day you can pay two dollars to smash a car that represents our footballs opponents. Overall it is probably one of the best weeks I experienced at Old Dominion. If I could choose all over again I do think I would choose Old Dominion again because I really feel like I'm getting a good education and I'm meeting new people and we all get along great. Also the professors are really nice and helpful so I know that I will be able to succeed with their support.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: ODU grads are still having trouble finding jobs, but a part of that is the degree they earned. There may not be opportunities in their field, but they got a good education.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of different professors and a lot of different styles.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've heard so many people complain about how much they hear about how we need to take the issue of rape seriously. Some sorority sisters don't go to the bathroom alone anymore because they have been raped.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like living on campus but the process is cutthroat!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It depends on which fraternity or sorority you are dealing with.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Football stadium is great and so is the gym. I just wish we had a 400 Meter track.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: On campus it is safe, but once you go off campus all bets are off. It is so expensive to go to school, especially out of state.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security needs to stepped up. Not enough especially in evening time.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The experience has been very positive. I have received answers in timely fashion.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It can use upgrades and added security.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Honestly I really don't know however I have heard there is plenty of opportunity to join.

5 College Junior

Athletics: ODU sports are big in Hampton Roads area. For example local youth soccer clubs plan get together for the youth as a bonding experience.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am older student who had unexpected medical issues. The professors at ODU were very helpful and understanding. I was able to complete my courses.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Old Dominion is an active school with lots going around. If it's hard to choose something or seems difficult to find a job or internship, the student career center is there to help. It shouldn't be too hard after consulting an advisor from there.

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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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