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Reviews 3513 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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!

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: It's not the actual campus that isn't safe, it's the location of it. Norfolk is not a good area, the neighborhoods are filled with students and locals, and the locals make ODU seem like the worst when it comes to safety. ODUPD could do a little better as well. They never respond to anymajor crime on time EVER.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's fine until your freshman year is over. The lottery system is so poor simply because they let in so many freshman that the upperclassmen dorms became freshman dorms. Leaving the upperclassmen with only two options to stay. Unfortunately 1 out of the 2 options is for international students and athletes until there are openings. Housing is so bad students were staying at the hotel on campus until something opened up.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not a huge football fan, but I have been to a few games. However, I love to attend the basketball games! Go Monarchs!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have met the greatest friends at ODU. They are an amazing support system. College is pretty great! However sometimes I do feel like I'm getting charged for just breathing air.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think the campus is a pretty safe place. I know that I have walked from the Webb Center to my dorm plenty of times ar night by myself though most times I'm with friends. If I ever have to go get something from maybe the library or something to eat on campus late at night I feel relatively safe walking there by myself if need be. There's also the Women's Center which is available to help victims of sexual assault if it does happen though there are no cases of sexual assault that I have heard of happening on campus. All of the ones I hear about happen off campus usually after or near a party going on off campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I would say that Housing on campus is really good. Some of the dorms can be viewed as small but what they say you get in the Housing information is what you get and everything is clean and nice for you when you arrive. Most of the dorms are pretty close to classes. Some of them are a decent walk though but you're always close to at least one of your classes. The rules are enforced pretty well. If you have problems then talking to the resident assistant is your best option seeing as they handle situations effectively

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life or how they function but I can say that they play an about average roll on the community. You can see people everywhere wearing their association's colors or T-shirts. They even have events almost every Thursday where they have fun have music and just have fun in general. And anyone can join in on the fun

3 College Junior

Athletics: At ODU you can definitely see that sports and athletics are a big part of the campus community. On Friday's there is this kind of "event" sometimes where the mascot goes around "arresting" people for not wearing the school colors. They don't really get arrested they are just told about how Friday's are school color's day and they are given a T-shirt as a reminder. Football is the biggest events obviously, sometimes there are even fairs inside of the main Webb Center and outside where people can eat food get prizes and such before the big home game. Homecoming is an even bigger event with even bigger fairs for people to enjoy. Same goes for basketball and other sports games.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think that Old Dominion University is a very great and diverse campus. There're thousand os students and many opportunities to meet a lot of different people. The professors are very nice and it's easy to get in touch with them if you have any questions about your class. There are many places to hang out and eat and interesting events happening all the time.

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.

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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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