Old Dominion University (ODU)

Norfolk, VA

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Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University Student Essentials

Old Dominion University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Monarchs
Nickname: ODU
Website: www.odu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $8,190
Out-of-State Tuition: $22,230
Retention Rate: 80%
Enrollment: 29,280
Year Established: 1930

About ODU

Old Dominion University prides itself on the quality of its offerings. In short, Old Dominion is a top-notch research university, boasting comprehensive academics, an award-winning career development center, and lots of exciting things to do both on and off campus.

At Old Dominion students may major in such fields as African Studies, Art Education, Cytotechnology, Fashion, Sports Management and Ocean and Earth Sciences. There are also good old-fashioned majors like Civil Engineering, Communications, English, Theatre, Marketing, Nursing and Psychology.

For students who want to combine, mix and match, and expand beyond the designated majors, there are also several individualized studies programs which allow students to build and create a major from scratch or from several pre-existing programs.

Research is also a substantial part of the Old Dominion experience, with the university regularly receiving funding for and undertaking research in the sciences and other fields.

Old Dominion’s Career Management division brings the career development process to a new level. Regular seminars, workshops in addition to referrals, consultations, coaching, cyber meetings and career fairs are just some examples of its offerings.

The on-campus student life is as vibrant as the off-campus one. Service organizations, performing arts groups, leadership opportunities, clubs and recreational, scholastic and cultural activities and events may all be found on the Old Dominion campus. In the city of Norfolk there is also much to be found, from beautiful coastline to a scenic downtown to historical and cultural sites and activities.

Financial aid is available to qualifying students through numerous sources. Additional information about how to apply for financial aid as well as admissions may be obtained from an Old Dominion representative.

ODU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Old Dominion University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

An up and comming schcool, located in the best part of Norfolk, football games are fun. The Campus is very nice, I enjoyed time between classes. A lot of student's ride skateboards to class or play lacrosse in the large field in front of the student union.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

I am really happy with my choice to attend Old Dominion University. It has unlimited resources for students and they are easy to utilize as long as you seek them out. The Old Dominion website should be your best friend.


ODU Map & Location

Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529


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Getting Around ODU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Norfolk, VA

Winter
Dec
52
36
Jan
48
33
Feb
51
35
Spring
Mar
58
41
Apr
68
49
May
75
58
Summer
Jun
84
67
Jul
88
72
Aug
85
71
Fall
Sep
79
65
Oct
70
54
Nov
61
45

ODU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 21,958
Freshman Class 3,785
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 29,280

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 24%
  • Caucasian: 56%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 6%
African American 24%
Caucasian 56%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%
Full-Time 70%
Part-Time 30%
Women 54%
Men 46%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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