Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB+
Old Dominion University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
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.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.251 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.258 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.258 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Mental and Social Health Services253Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities229Graduates
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching214Graduates
- Rhetoric and Composition195Graduates
- Business Administration and Management169Graduates
- Engineering Design162Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.304 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.366 responses
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- Very Good1205
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.
- 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