Old Dominion University

3,594 reviews
  1. Norfolk, VA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.151 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.153 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.153 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 85 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    52%
  • Driven
    15%
  • Anywhere from independent to diverse.
    14%
  • Average
    14%
  • Broke
    2%
  • Non-Independent
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.219 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.276 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Something for everyone
    29%
  • Meh.
    3%
  • Transitional
    3%
  • Building blocks
    2%
  • Waste of money and time
    1%

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%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.79 responses

Reviews

3,594 reviews
  • Excellent
    494
  • Very Good
    1173
  • Average
    1524
  • Poor
    267
  • Terrible
    100
The experience that I have at Old Dominion University is excellent. I am very engaged with student organizations and campus life. I have met a good amount of people that I seem to connect well with. I definitely belong and my admissions advisors is helpful when it comes to understanding college life. My professors provide a comfortable learning environment and the course load is not over bearing. Changes I would like to see is a variety of food choices. My dormitory carries the same food samples each day and it is not appealing. The environment of this university is not very safe because of the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Freshman
  • 1 day ago
What I liked about Old Dominion was how the campus was integrated with the city rather than being in a secluded area on its own. It allows students to actually experience being an adult and have the chance to explore and expand their minds
  • Freshman
  • 18 days ago
The quality of Old Dominion University's education is very good. The school is also known for the diversity of the student population and the different student organizations present. The campus itself is very safe and the facilities are often clean. The technology in the school is also very good. Though the school's different offices are a little secular, most often than not, they work well together. Old Dominion University also has different activities and organizations that allow students to be active in the community. There is a lack of parking lot in Old Dominion University. Though there are two parking garages for commuting students as well as several parking lots, they are often far from class rooms. Students have to pay almost two hundred dollars for a parking permit and yet a parking spot isn't always guaranteed. Students also have to constantly be careful since the area around Old Dominion University isn't as safe as the campus itself.
  • Alum
  • 18 days ago