Old Dominion University

5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA
4-year
Large
Urban

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Questions and Answers about Old Dominion University

Jasmine B.
5 months ago
Does ODU offer recurring scholarships or do students need to apply each year?
Jasmine B.
5 months ago
How do students receive work study at Old Dominion University?
Nabeel S.
6 months ago
What is the pay for students working on campus?
Nabeel S.
6 months ago
Are you required to take a foreign language?
Lekendra P.
6 months ago
Are there any virtual class options for students?
Amatul-Malik Fulani F.
6 months ago
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Majors offered at Old Dominion University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Criminology

Academics at Old Dominion University

990-1200
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
18-24
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (87% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Old Dominion University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Old Dominion University Students10%45%35%16%2%3%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Old Dominion University Students
24%
73%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Old Dominion University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Engineer85k
Software Engineer78k
Electrical Engineer77k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)75k
Mechanical Engineer66k
Operations Manager66k
Human Resources (HR) Manager62k
Based on 14,735 student responses
51kAvg. Early Career Pay
89.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
54%in High-Meaning careers
19%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Old Dominion University

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Student reviews of Old Dominion University

by Bold.org students

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Recommended by

96% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Diverse and Inclusive
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Welcoming student body
Close to activities in a city
Madison Green
Photography and Photo Editing
Poetry

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Old Dominion University shows a large spectrum of diversity in academic majors and their social groups that support students. The teachers like any university you will hear about will have different methods of teaching but are well intended.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

What would be better about Old Dominion is the maintenance of their older dorms as some still do not have elevators for accessibility.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

What I liked about Old Dominion University was the diversity and degree programs offered at the school. I also like the virtual aspect of attending Old Dominion University.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Briana Caldwell
Photography and Photo Editing
Fashion
Reading
Poetry + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Old Dominion University is home to many diverse students with unique backgrounds. The educators were great at meeting the students at their level and helped challenge some students as well. There are a multitude of organizations and clubs that will broaden the social circles of many students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The tuition, especially if you are staying on campus, can be a little pricey and just like many other institutions, the meal plans do not transfer over to the next semester. As students and faculty, the prices for parking tickets can cost a 'pretty penny'.

Tia Walton
Movies And Film
Japanese
Singing
Anime + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

What I like about Old Dominion University in terms of my education experience is that overall most of the professors I had were very helpful and taught their classes well. Even some of the classes I took here were very fun and interesting to learn about and experience in person. Though, there are some professors classes that I have taken while attending Old Dominion University where the professors aren't as helpful, lectures or responses to questions are vague, and are hard graders, but that is just me knit-picking. All in all I do recommend attending Old Dominion University no matter what degree someone may be interested in.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One thing you should be aware of is the higher the level a class is the more work you will probably have to do. It may be a lot of work and it may seem hard at first, but there are many resources to get help from and succeed in those kind of classes as someone proceeds through this university.

Caitlin Sheehan
Psychology
Sociology
Writing
Art + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

ODU seems like a university that is very ready and willing to help it's students! :)

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Getting into classes is a bit frustrating and confusing; it also feels like their selection of professors is all rated poorly by fellow students.

Katherine Goodman
Track and Field
Cheerleading
Gymnastics
Dance + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I loved the atmosphere of the campus and how accessible and caring the professors were

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Its a lot of walking and some classes are only offered in certain semesters

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