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2 Recent Alumnus

Majors: When trying to admit to the school, I made calls and talking to different people within the same area got different answers in guidance. People have to get on accord, and that comes through training and supervisory provisions. Start early as you can and actually go to the campus if possible to get face time with the people whom are giving you answers!

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It was a wonderful experience where a lot was learned and first time experiences. I love helping others to try to achieve happiness, so this is the field for me.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Haven't had a internship just yet, but close to that date.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are people from all walks in life when it comes to economic background.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The professors I have had were awesome and very knowledgeable.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The school encourages being social and interacting with others.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I wish they had a varsity softball team already!!!!!

3 College Freshman

Administration: I never really had any problems.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Try and do it as soon as possible. Occasionally they seem like they don't know what they're talking about because you have to call so many different people. But it works out in the end.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I ate at the village POD and Canes most of the time but the other places had some good food sometimes as well.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Old Dominion's campus is great, it has some nice buildings and it's by the beach and the ocean. So some very interesting weather. I love how diverse it is and the navy base is right down the road so don't be surprised when you see people in uniform on campus as well.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: live on my own now

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I apply but never get any of them

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: ate one time in cafeterria

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Bathroom and room too small.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office personally needs to hire better employees they are very rude majority of the time and don't really try to help that much. They should offer more scholarship opportunities for second and third year students as they can see Old Dominion is very expensive and some students don't get a lot of help with federal aid.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The on-campus food is not too good. On occasion the Cafe 1201 will have decent food and Legends food is pretty good all the time but overall its sub-par. There needs to be more food options on campus and the quality should be better the only things that are somewhat satisfactory in the Web are Starbucks, Chick-fil-a and Subway. The menus have a pretty decent variety but the quality of food needs to be better, we spend hundreds of dollars for this food and it doesn't even taste that good either the prices need to get lower or the food needs to be better.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is good, it is very convenient especially when it comes to getting up for 8 A.M classes. The dorms can range from really nice to very poor it depends on where you choose to stay. Living on the quads is really nice and all of those dorms are always up to date and nice but the older parts of campus where they have the first dorms ever built are poor quality. On campus housing is not too expensive depending on where you live, if you live in the poor quality areas then it will be significantly cheaper than the nicer ones. The nicer dorms and apartments are definitely worth the cost though they come with individual rooms and bathrooms and it is more spacious.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really party much but when I do everyone has to be extremely cautious because of the crime in Norfolk.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few good places, a lot of them are still pricy and don't offer many student discounts but there are a few good places, my favorite is p'franks.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: They are strict about things they will get paid for (ex. parking)

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They are rude and not helpful at all. They do not care if you are not able to afford school they just assume that you can.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The only thing good about it is the PODs (sometimes) or the fast food

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: College kids just dont take care of things and most of the houses suffer damage and never get fixed

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Ive seen a few partys but never actually been to one. Its just not my thing

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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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