Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$11,020

$31,180

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
49%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
53%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,293
Declined 1,468
Total Received 13,761
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Public

19,176

undergraduate students

4,499

graduate students

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School Facts

Old Dominion University, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 23,675
Established in 1930
Coeducational Coeducational

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251-acre campus in Norfolk (population: 244,076); branch campuses in Hampton, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, on U.S. Navy ships at sea, and various distance education sites. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to local malls and Norfolk St U. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Virginia Beach
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Norfolk International

Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk
23529

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Asian Pacific American Student Union
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Veterans Association
  • Colleges Against Cancer
  • Student Activities Council

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Fall Involvement Fair
  • Relay for Life

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 a one-of-a-kind cheer/dance, the "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.
  • Old Dominion University was actually founded as an extension of both the College of William and Mary and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
67%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
49%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
53%
12-17
22%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,293
Declined 1,468
Total Received 13,761

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
class rank
talent/ability

Not Considered

geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 62
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,680
Room & board $12,836
Additional fees $340
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $1,900
Total $27,056
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Racquetball, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Racquetball, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Criminology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Health
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

23,675

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

19,176
students

Female
55%
10,631

Male
45%
8,545

19%

4,499
students

Female
60%
2,706

Male
40%
1,793

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

14,702
students

Female
56%
8,109

Male
44%
6,593

24%

4,474
students

Female
57%
2,522

Male
43%
1,952

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 29%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
31%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,894

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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