Old Dominion University

3,646 reviews
  1. Norfolk, VA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C-
Old Dominion University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529
Website

Old Dominion University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
920-1120
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,512/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,351/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,628/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,035/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,706/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,907/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.251 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.258 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.258 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,261Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 175 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    41%
  • Anywhere from independent to diverse.
    21%
  • Driven
    18%
  • Average
    12%
  • Broke
    7%
  • Non-Independent
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.304 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.366 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 199 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    61%
  • Something for everyone
    23%
  • Meh.
    4%
  • Transitional
    4%
  • Building blocks
    3%
  • Great quality, lower cost
    3%
  • Diverse and something for everyone
    2%

After Old Dominion University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.197 responses

Reviews

3,646 reviews
  • Excellent
    516
  • Very Good
    1205
  • Average
    1555
  • Poor
    270
  • Terrible
    100
The university is VERY diverse. There are so many on campus events and organizations to participate in. The professors care if you care, so take some time out to visit them during office hours! There are countless resources readily available to students, you just have to go out and get them. The weather for the most part, is not bad. We're just 10 mins away from downtown Norfolk and about 25 mins away from the beach! Everyone is relatively nice and friendly. Lots of hang out spots and places to go, but most are hole in the wall. Theres a lot of southern hospitality. Nothing is overwhelming down here. The neighborhood is kind of dangerous, just be safe and don't venture out alone. There are night time shuttles provided by ODU to help you get from one place to another during the night time hours.
  • Senior
  • 27 days ago
I am a double major, business & music education. Receiving a business degree from ODU is well respected. There are always career fairs and plenty of opportunities to network and work towards internships. The business building is wonderful! There's even a room just for students to learn and explore the world of stocks and trade. As far as music, no it is not a music oriented school. However, music is my dream and I couldn't just let that go, so I decided to keep my dream of opening and running my own school of music (hence the business part). The Deihn building is small but it suffices. There are always free performances/recitals to watch and enjoy as well!
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
The best thing about off-campus housing is that there is plenty of options: apartments, townhouses, and single-family. The issue with off-campus housing is the options closest to campus are not always in the safest area. The parking availability is not always the best unless you move somewhere that has a parking garage or private parking lot; however, there are few that have that option that is within walking distance of campus.. Costs vary for off-campus housing, BUT ODU housing is one of the most difficult departments at ODU to have to deal with and off-campus housing is normally an easier process so I would still recommend it, especially for transfer students!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 8 2014