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Reviews 3492 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Every one Loves to support our Varsity Family. Its a Great way to wind down from studying and college

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I will attend until Graduation.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Many of them are very helpful to non-greeks with research projects.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: A lot of people attend games. Students show school spirit daily through apparel.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The education is great, but a lot of students aren't focused on the purpose of being there.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like it. I'm not complaining at all, really. I've enjoyed my stay here thus far, and look forward to finishing in 2019.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've definitely seen better. As long as you stay within the campus perimeter, you should be safe. Make sure the ODU police is around when you travel around at night. And make sure to call Safe Ride if you feel uncomfortable walking that dark street. All by yourself.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As with any other college, the campus life looks quite fun to participate in. Being a commuter, however, I don't have much experience with this topic. I have spent a couple of weekends on campus with friends, and I did have a blast. However, all I did was see the tip of the iceberg. That's all I know.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not too big on the Greek life aspect of ODU, so I'm not exactly sure how to respond to this part of the survey. They look fun to participate in, but I personally don't want to get involved. That's just me. I don't think I'm the right person to this either.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are a plethora of sports for the average joe to participate in. I personally don't engage in them, but I have many friends who do. I don't think I would be the right person to answer this question, to be honest.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's not the best, but it's definitely not the worst. Before starting my freshman year at this college, I heard all sorts of mixed reviews for this place. Most of them were negative. A lot of them bordered along the lines of, "This place sucks." By fall of 2015, I was going to find out for myself. What I discovered was actually very pleasing. I found out that ODU is a very diverse and vibrant community, brimming with college life everywhere. The student population is enormous, numbering in the 10's of thousands, all extremely diverse and ranging from all walks of life. The campus was much larger than I had expected, and the classes are A-OK. I haven't had a complaint about any of mine so far. Not yet, at least. The professor pool is just as diverse as the student one, with many different and interesting characters. Overall, I;d say that this is a fairly good college to attend. The only real complaints I have are about parking and safety. For commuters, parking can be a living hell, especially if you have trouble waking up early. And the surrounding area isn't exactly the safest one either. Many a weekend have gone by with the occasional ODU email about last night's robbery at the club, or a shooting on Killam avenue. As long as you stay within the campus perimeter, you should be safe. Otherwise, good luck and God speed to you.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved the dorms that I stayed in, but the roommate I had was the complete opposite of me and that's what ruined my dorm experience because each student took a questionnaire so they would be paired with the most compatible person, but I was the unlucky one.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about greek life mainly because I had no interest in joining one, but after a year of being at that school, I wished I did because it seem like everyone that was in sororities had fun with all the events that were held for them.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: When it comes to team spirit, my school goes out all decked out in the school colors and some will go as far as paint their bodies to cheer on our teams.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think my school is great because it's very diverse and there are clubs for almost anything you can think of! There's always events going on to bring the students to socialize with one another and theres events that will help students in their future careers.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I love my dorm, the fact that i have my own room and I love my roommates. The best part is that its in the center of campus so access is great!

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Its not a majority of the campus population but the Greek life is very involved on campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: ODU has made me find a home away from home. It has really made me feel like I can call it home and its very diverse, I have learned not only academic wise, but I have learned even more about life and myself. My most memorable memories will come from ODU.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Athletics are a big part of ODU and have a great fan base and support to show that. School spirit is a must!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They have programs that can help you find internships so you can get experience in your field fo work before you graduate.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of the professors could care less about the students, they just want that paycheck. While there are a bunch of professors who are GREAT at their job and wanna do nothing but help their students. Class lecture sizes are decent about 100 to give or take. Great variety or courses are offered.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It helps that majority of campus stays lit at night time, along with security being posted on all corners throughout campus. Some people are out past the hours that the security people work so past 3 you shouldn't be out alone. Also safe ride is a good thing ONLY if you have your ID.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great, just expensive for NO reason! Other then the price everything else is great.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Most of them are very involved in school events and always doing something for the community.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The student support of sports are great, the atmosphere is very fun to be involved in.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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