Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$10,800

$30,435

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
490
75th
570
25th
470
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
75th
25
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,024
Declined 627
Total Received 13,651
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Public

22,182

undergraduate students

5,860

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 28,042
Established in 1930
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA
23529

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
490
75th
570
25th
470
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
75th
25
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
Application deadline (final deadline) February 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,024
Declined 627
Total Received 13,651

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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

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Financial Aid

60%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,105

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,029
Room $7,690
Board $5,298
Additional fees $3,771
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $25,088
Average Financial Aid - $8,105
Total with Avg. Aid $16,983

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $35,044,475
State $23,386,203
Institutional $6,825,795
Other external $271,575
Total $65,528,048

Non-need-based

Federal
State $2,268,976
Institutional $11,205,424
Other external $2,315,906
Total $15,790,306

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Financial Aid Office


P: 757 683-3683
F: 757 683-5920
finaid@odu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes
Rowing yes
Sailing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, baseball, dodgeball, equestrian sports, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, basketball, dodgeball, equestrian sports, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, golf, non-tackle football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, team handball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Community College Administration. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Computational and Applied Mathematics. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes yes
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist. yes
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Ecology. yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Education, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Engineering, Other. yes
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes
Geography. yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes yes
History, General. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes yes yes
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene. yes
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical. yes yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health, General. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Human Services

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

28,042

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

22,182
students

Female
56%
12,402

Male
44%
9,780

21%

5,860
students

Female
60%
3,527

Male
40%
2,333

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

71%

15,696
students

Female
55%
8,675

Male
45%
7,021

29%

6,486
students

Female
57%
3,727

Male
43%
2,759

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
30%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Spring: October 1

Summer: March 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 62
Countries most often represented China
France
Greece
India
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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