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Old Dominion University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,520 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 52 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $123,500)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $99,195)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 13 23 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 24 Yes -
Football 95 - - -
Golf 11 7 - -
Lacrosse - 31 Yes -
Rowing - 40 Yes -
Sailing 9 20 - -
Soccer 26 26 Yes -
Swimming and Diving 25 34 - -
Tennis 7 8 - -
Wrestling 26 - - -
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 20.5%
Hispanic 3.6%
Non-resident alien 3.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 62.4%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 39
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 34
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Krystal from Newport News, VA
  • 2
  • Too many students and too little dorms. University Village is the best dormitory its beautiful, own room, loads of space, full kitchen. However, if you actually want to pass, many…

  • Aug-02-2012 Read More
  • Betty from Galax, VA
  • 1
  • I will not be attending the University Campus as I live over 400 miles away. I am excited about the Distance Learning program that is partnered with our local community…

  • Jul-06-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous from Norfolk, VA
  • May-06-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many options, including popular options like Panda Express, Subway, and Chic-Fil-A. The dining halls are pretty ordinary, nothing great but much better than high school food. Theres not a whole lot of diversity but try and waste your meal swipes because you will always end up with a lot of them leftover.

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  • 3
  • Jaylin from Culpeper, VA
  • May-03-2014 I am a current student here

    When it comes to food, ODU isn't the best but it's definitely not the worst. It's good food, but it's definitely not your Mom's home cooking. But, we have different restaurants on campus that accepts our meal swipes or flex points in exchange of food. For example: Flex points comes with the meal plan you select and its basically money that odu gives you to spend on campus at different locations. Locations such as Chic-fil-a , subway, pizza hut, panda express, the monarch store etc.

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  • 5
  • Taja from Suffolk, VA
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    I love the food here. The food at the cafe is okay but the vendors in the student center are better.

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  • 4
  • Ashley from Randallstown, MD
  • Mar-25-2014 I am a current student here

    They are plenty of restaurants on campus and in the vicinity. This campus offers a pretty good variety of options to choose from!

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  • 5
  • Atiya from Colonial Beach, VA
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    There is many different food options whether its a cafe, fast food restaurant, or the pod. Also, there is a lot of restaurants that are willing to deliver on campus.

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  • 4
  • Tyler from Hampton, VA
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Food in the different dining halls can vary. Each dining does attempt to provide various categories of food but everything is always freshly made that day. The different dining halls have different reputations from the students. Students who live in that dorm with the dining hall or eat at the dining hall on a regular basis can give a much better opinion than a student who occasionally eats at the specific dining hall.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous from Norfolk, VA
  • May-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek life is nothing like it is proclaimed to be. They are made out to seem like they provide family and true friendships when in reality, you're thrown into a group of friends who really have nothing in common with you. With the dues the organizations charge, the only students who can really participate are those who are privileged and have massive parental support. For those putting themselves through college there is really no way to be a part of it. Those who join Greek Life seem to be pretentious and snobby, however they do seem to advocate for it and preach that it has changed their life. However, once you look into the inner workings of Greek Life you realize that they are required to do so and it is all a giant recruitment act. Fraternities and Sororities require members to pay their dues and keep their chapter large, so recruitment is a necessity that is a lot like being a salesperson. Being in Greek life pretty much means paying for friends that have nothing in common with you, in order to maintain a sense of dominance in a social hierarchy that only makes you seem pretentious and empty. At Old Dominion specifically, Greek Life is weak compared to other larger schools, and chapters aren't allowed to have fraternity houses.

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  • 0
  • Taja from Suffolk, VA
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek like is growing here! We have more sororities and fraternities coming in the future. Going greek was one of the best decisions I made. Especially after transferring. I am so much more involved on campus and within the community

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  • 0
  • Atiya from Colonial Beach, VA
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not apart of Greek Life but the students that are are very nice and friendly. I love the fraternities and sororities events.

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  • 0
  • Monifa from Danville, VA
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very popular here among students. It is reccomended if you can ballance the social and achedemic challenges.

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  • 0
  • Gabriela from Maryland
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    I am part of greek life and I encourage anyone to go thru rush as soon as possible, it is the best decision of my life and has made college very enjoyable, they push you to have good grades and a good time. its great.

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  • 0
  • Elise from Newport News, VA
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    I am currently a member of Kappa Delta and I love it! They provide me with great opportunities and meeting a lot of new people. The greek population is not that big here but it is definitely a good change to ODU

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  • 0
  • Richard from Norfolk, VA
  • Nov-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life on the Old Dominion campus is something to boast of. I know this because I was once a member a fraternity and it was great experience. There are many fraternity and sororities which one can join to enjoy the full college experience.

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