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Reviews 2908 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I transferred in and never really felt like I belonged.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Old Dominion University is commuter-friendly, however their fees are not so friendly. The advisors are helpful, but I did have an incident when I was informed wrongly about tuition and financial aid. The students are diverse and friendly, and the school community offers many clubs and activities to enhance campus/college life.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Old Dominion University is unfortunately the best school choice for me. Although there are many schools in Virginia, none of them would satisfy me and fulfill my ideal college experience. When deciding where to go, there were only three schools that have criminal justice as a major that I was interested in. Old Dominion University(ODU), George Mason University (GMU), and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). By process of elimination, Old Dominion University was more qualified than my other choices. VCU location being in the middle of the city was too open, and does not give a college campus atmosphere. GMU is very close to home to myself, and I would hate to dorm there because it would simply be a waste of money, compared to commuting. Therefore, ODU provided me with a somewhat closed campus, where I would be able to start new. However, I have found that my main issue with ODU is that it lacks a certain kind of diversity. Culture-wise, ODU is one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia, but in the social aspect, one must give in to peer pressure in order to not go crazy. I am aware that drinking, partying, and drugs are very common in all colleges. However,from visiting other colleges I noticed that at ODU, it is almost impossible to socialize in any other way. Also, the faculty and staff overlook all students' concerns about what is needed in the school. With a school full of commuters, parking is very hard to find. Many students complain to those in charge and they respond by tearing down another parking facility. The cost of tuition is too high for our troubles to be swept under the rug like so, and I cannot even lie and say that I enjoy the school that I go to.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm new to the school, I transferred from another university but I don't have any complaints so far. It's a good school.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Old Dominion is okay so far. I transferred from another university which was much more rural, and definitely not a commuter school, which ODU seems to be, so the atmosphere is different. However, everyone that I've met so far has been incredibly kind, and I haven't had trouble finding my way at all. It's a really good school.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The staff and students are motivated and proud.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Parking is a little difficult and certain classes are hard to get into.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love ODU. It's a great school that cares about their student's education. It's also a diverse school that allows me the opportunity to become more cultured as an individual.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: ODU is such a friendly school. They are so welcoming and they care about their students. I am a part of the Honors College and I would reccomend that everyone apply to be a part of the honors college because there are incredible benefits; there are awesome opportunities and connections.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like odu it is so far a very good experience

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school seems very focused both on classes and on the interpersonal relationships between students and the relationships students have with their teachers. The campus is clean, and it is lively, every week there are opportunities for us to go out and meet with club supervisors and other students that we might not have contact with during the day. ODU seems to be very fond of school spirit and they integrate it in what types of events the school has, from football and basketball games to the clubs that the school offers.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Old Dominion University is beautiful. The campus is the perfect size, not too big nor small. The location is appealing -- 20 minutes away from the beach. In terms of finding buildings, it is very simple. If I could do my whole college search over again, I would absolutely choose Old Dominion again. This university is the only place at which I am able to see myself. Programs outside of class are boundless. There is lots of diversity within Old Dominion's campus. Everything that I could need and desire is at Old Dominion University.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The amount of help available is great and goes a long way with classes, work, and having a social life

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's really great! I enjoy it, and I feel comfortable there.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love attending Old Dominion University

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy my school so far. It has many useful areas and buildings available to the students to help them get started on their career paths. I enjoy sporting events and finding my favorite places to hang out and study. I would choose my school again, mainly because it surprised me in which I didn't expect the connections and opportunities available to students and the overall campus is very nice and always changing.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy my college choice so far. I enjoy living there, I enjoy the community, I enjoy the classes that are offered, and I enjoy the options I am given. I have met many of my best friends at Old Dominion. The school is very diverse, and the campus is gorgeous.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the English department and it is also a very good school if you're wanting to major in a Science. However it is in so,we hat of a bad area and there are a lot of military people there as well and the admissions and aid departments are very frustrating.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm really enjoying getting to know new people and all of the teachers are nice and helpful.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a good school, getting better all the time.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't particularly care for the college I attend. I feel very unsafe on the campus. I love the teachers I have had so far, but I cannot say I have enjoyed my overall experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel at home at my school. my freshmen experience was great.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Old Dominion University has a very beautiful campus that I am grateful for everyday that I am there. Even during the summer session, when I am not enrolled in class, I take a walk through campus. I feel safe when I am on campus and I don't have to worry if I am walking alone. Campus authorities try so hard to keep campus secure and I appreciate that to its fullest. Another great thing about Old Dominion University is that they offer an activity hour, were organization can come together for their meetings and it's guaranteed that students won't have class. Those are just a few things that make my experience at Old Dominion University great.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is a term that other schools use very lightly. We're extremely diverse there is an environment that makes anyone from anywhere feel comftorable.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have just recently transferred to Old Dominion University from Tidewater Community College and the experience so far has been pretty exciting. I haven't had much time in this college yet because it is still summer, however I have already met a few friends and very accommodating faculty and staffs that gave me a hand with navigating my way in campus.

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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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