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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's pretty bad, there are typically robberies once a day

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are quite compact and petite, but, the upperclassmen dorms are quite sizeable.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Although I don't have any direct experience with Greek life, I've been told it's quite an experience.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's a division 1 school. Sports are huge! The school revolves around our basketball, soccer, and football team, respectively.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's not the best, but it's definitely not too bad.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are different depending on subject

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Just a place to get a degree

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Can be a little sketchy at night

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Very expensive if you are not living in dorms

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not many places to hangout on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Could have more space, can get crowded

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is in a great location!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: too many students not enough housing

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had a good time with my course, it was tough though.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The kids take their education seriously.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe, for the most part

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'm new to this form environment. There are a lot of people.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't usually pay attention to those kinds of things

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's not the best thing I've seen

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone is very welcoming and ipen. It's very refreshing

5 College Junior

Party Scene: I love ODU for having late night transportation such as saferide and the loop. and of course theres always uber and lyft. Sometimes the ODUPD will even take you home if necessary. Nightlife at ODU is fun and I enjoy my time. It is very spontaneous! Any school that's 15 minutes away from the beach will always be enjoyable!

5 College Junior

Academics: If you attend ODU you know that Club Perry (our library) has the best study areas and options. What's even better is that it's open 24 hours! The workload...it's college the workload will stress you out no matter what university you go to, but with hard work comes wisdom and many rewards. The Webb Center is a good place to work for those who don't mind a little noise like myself. As said before some professors are good and some just don't care which is unfortunate, but you kind of have to get through it. As far as curriculum, the whole minus and plus grading scale is just heartbreaking. Some professors do it and some don't. It just hurts your GPA so bad to even get a B minus. I honestly think they should get rid of it.

5 College Junior

Diversity: That's the number one reason that brought me to Old Dominion!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have taken some pretty boring classes as well as invigorating. Class could range from 300 to just 20 which I think is pretty cool. Sitting in a class of 300 makes me feel so inspired that these people around me want better for themselves, they want to be somebody, even in a class of 20 I have the same feeling. As far as courses, all of my professors seem to be extremely knowledgeable in their field. There is one class that I'll never forget, world literature with professor Lane-Dare. She taught with so much life and passion. She taught so well that I did not care that I had to wake up at 8am to go to her class. I could say the same thing about my public speaking professor. There have been some iffy professors, but i managed to get extra help which is always always encouraged and offered by the professors.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: 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!

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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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