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Tuition & Fees

$8,970

$25,140

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,834
Declined + 2,368
Total Received 10,202
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  20

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies
  3. Criminal Justice
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School Facts

Old Dominion is a public university. Founded in 1930 as a division of the College of William and Mary, it became an independent state university in 1962. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, and Sciences. Its 251-acre campus in Norfolk, VA reflects a Georgian architectural style.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 24,828
Established in 1930
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5126
ACT 5126

Social Networks

Public

19,819

undergraduate students

5,009

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
39%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
52%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
47%
12-17
27%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
59%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Norfolk, VA

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Fun Facts

  • Nancy Lieberman, the first woman to coach a professional men's basketball team, got her start as an Old Dominion University Lady Monarch.
  • During the second half of home basketball games at Old Dominion University, the whole arena uses a time out to take part in the one of a kind cheer/dance Ice Cream and Cake.
  • An annual tradition at Old Dominion University is the Painting of the Paws, where students paint mascot Big Blue's paw prints throughout the campus.

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Norfolk, VA

251-acre campus in Norfolk (population: 245,782); branch campuses in Hampton, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, on U.S. Navy ships at sea, and at more than 40 distance education sites in Arizona, Washington, and Virginia. Served by air, bus and train. School operates transportation to local malls and Norfolk State U. Public transportation serves campus.

Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23529

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
19 fraternities 6% of male students
 
10 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
39%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
52%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
47%
12-17
27%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
59%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,834
Declined + 2,368
Total Received 10,202

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

J. Christopher Fleming
Executive Director of Admissions
P: 800 348-7926
F: 757 683-3255
admissions@odu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $30,259,461
State $16,662,094
Institutional $3,008,343
Other external $235,900
Total $50,165,798

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $578,848
Institutional $7,567,314
Other external $1,652,482
Total $9,798,644

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
diving
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
sailing
soccer
tennis
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (Division I)
Mascot
Big Blue
School colors
silver and navy blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Aerospace Engineering
African-American/African Studies
Applied Experimental Psychology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Sociology
Art
Art Education
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Technology
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Community College Leadership
Community Health
Computational/Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Education
Ecological Sciences
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
Engineering Management/Systems Engineering
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Exercise Science/Wellness
Financial Management
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages
Geography
Health Sciences
Health Services Research
Higher Education
History
Human Factors Psychology
Human Movement Science
Human Services
Humanities
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Systems/Technology
Instructional Design/Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Library Science/Media
Lifespan/Digital Communications
Literacy Leadership
Management
Maritime/Supply Chain Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Technology
Modeling/Simulation
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational/Technical Studies
Ocean/Earth Science
Ocean/Earth Sciences
Oceanography
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Administration/Urban Policy
Public Health
Reading Education
Recreation/Tourism
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Sport Management
Studio Art
Theatre/Dance
Therapeutic Recreation
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

80%

19,819
students

Female
54%
10,702

Male
46%
9,117

Graduate

20%

5,009
students

Female
58%
2,927

Male
42%
2,082

undergraduateFull-time

76%

15,102
students

Female
53%
7,996

Male
47%
7,106

undergraduatePart-time

24%

4,717
students

Female
58%
2,706

Male
42%
2,011

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
25%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.70
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: October 1

Summer: March 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Steve Risch
Director, International Admissions
757 683-3701
srisch@odu.edu

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