Tuition & Fees

$10,350

$28,200

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
22%
18-23
45%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
36%
12-17
30%
30-36
4%
24-29
30%
18-23
49%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,566
Declined + 1,593
Total Received 11,159
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Public

19,540

undergraduate students

4,835

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Nursing
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 5126
ACT 5126

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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 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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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, Continuing Education and Professional Development, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, and Sciences. Its 251-acre campus in Norfolk, VA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 24,375
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)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  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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Norfolk, VA

251-acre campus in Norfolk (population: 246,393); 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.

Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23529

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
20 fraternities 9% of male students
 
11 sororities 6% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
22%
18-23
45%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
36%
12-17
30%
30-36
4%
24-29
30%
18-23
49%
12-17
17%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,566
Declined + 1,593
Total Received 11,159

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
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

Financial Aid

47%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,059

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,050
Room $6,278
Board $4,990
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $22,618
Average Financial Aid - $11,059
Total with Avg. Aid $11,559

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $36,421,533
State $21,642,962
Institutional $6,634,769
Other external $297,898
Total $64,997,162

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,600,012
Institutional $9,546,964
Other external $1,973,890
Total $13,120,866
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Vera Riddick
Director of Financial Aid
vriddick@odu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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, Equestrain 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

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Athletic Directors

Wood Selig (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA
Mascot
Big Blue
School colors
silver and navy blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
African-American/African Studies
Applied Experimental Psychology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Mathematics
Applied Sociology
Art Education
Art History
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
Cybercrime
Cybersecurity
Dance
Decision Sciences
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Education
Ecological Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
English
Enterprise Cybersecurity
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Exercise Science/Wellness
Finance
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages
Geography
Health Education Curriculum/Instruction
Health Sciences
Health Services Administration
Health Services Research
Higher Education
History
Human Factors Psychology
Human Services
Humanities
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Systems/Technology
Instructional Design/Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
International Studies
Kinesiology/Rehabilitation
Leadership
Lifespan/Digital Communications
Literacy Leadership
Management
Maritime Trade Supply Chain Management
Maritime/Supply Chain Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Technology
Modeling/Simulation Engineering
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Industry
Music Performance
Music/Business Production
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational/Technical Studies
Ocean/Earth Science
Ocean/Earth Sciences
Oceanography
Park Recreation Tourism Studies
Park/Recreation/Tourism Studies
Personal Financial Planning
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Administration/Urban Policy
Public Health
Reading Education
Real Estate
Secondary Education
Sociology
Sound Recording Technology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Sport Management
Studio Art
Systems Engineering
Theatre
Theatre/Dance
Women's Studies
Work/Professional Studies
World Languages/Cultures
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Nursing
  3. Criminal Justice

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

24,375

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

19,540
students

Female
55%
10,795

Male
45%
8,745

20%

4,835
students

Female
59%
2,856

Male
41%
1,979

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

15,036
students

Female
55%
8,222

Male
45%
6,814

24%

4,504
students

Female
58%
2,573

Male
42%
1,931

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
30%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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

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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International Students

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

International Student Contact

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

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