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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining options are fairly average. The cost depends on where you want to dine and there is no such thing as a student discount.

3 College Junior

Administration: In relation to strictness here, there are certain policies that are stressed more than others. ODU is strict on alcohol and drug usage, and will make you take classes, etc.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: During my first year, the financial aid process went smoothly. However during my second year, I have had several phone calls and visits to their office just to get my account correct and that I got the financial aid that I was awarded.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene here is definitely not as big as other schools. There is always a party going on, but you have to go search for them. However, they police will not hesitate to shut down a party going on.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: I honestly can't stand the food here sometimes. Yes, Cafe 1201 has it's good day but most are bad. The options within the cafe are the same everyday, plus if you plan to eat healthy the only option you have is a salad. Some of the other options of campus food are okay, but it would be nice to see something different.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great opportunity. The on-campus housing experience can be different for everyone based on where you live. The quad dorms are definitely the better option, since they are newer and are in a convenient location on campus. Yes, it may be harder to get the quad dorms, especially as an upperclassmen. Otherwise, the process to get housing is pretty straight forward.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got the scholarships I needed

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very many options and variety in housing

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They do their jobs, so no complaints.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I don't qualify, so I don't know.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really party much, but for those that are looking to - there are definitely always parties around here.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food isn't too bad. It wont kill you going down, but its not gourmet or anything.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live in upperclassman housing. Its not too bad. I have my own bedroom with a full bed, and I share a bath with 1 other girl and a kitchen with 3 other girls. I am about a 5-10 min walk from all my classes.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's terrible and hard to obtain.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the places around here are pizza places, at least that I know of.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't have any other experiences to compare it to so I would say it is average.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was a pain in the butt. The only advice i can give is get your stuff done on time.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to any parties so I wouldn't know.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are terrible. The food is low quality and the dishes and cooking area are rarely clean.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at ODU vary in quality. I happen to live in one of the better ones, whereas I hear no end of complaints about the worst ones. The amenities are very nice; the only complaint I have is the sink- the water pressure is extremely low and the warm/hot water never works. The housing process is atrocious. ODU screws over its upperclassmen by letting in too many freshmen that they don't even have room for, and thus forcing upperclassmen to try and find off campus housing. This is terrible, because some students end up having to withdraw from the university as a result of having no where to live. Even though ODU is more affordable than a lot of schools, it is still roughly $18,000-21,000 a year. The social atmosphere here is lively. The only complaint I have there is that sometimes there is racial tension that definitely makes me feel uncomfortable here from time to time.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Highly recognized school - good education quality

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I lived in my private apartment in Virginia Beach - it was cheap and great

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Great area (Hampton Roads) and you can get almost any food at any time.

3 College Senior

Administration: Pretty strict about most dangers or illegal activity, but good for protection and helping.

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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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