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Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA, USA
3.74 Average Rating

Old Dominion University is a 4-year public institution in Norfolk and a doctoral high research activity university. ODU hosts colleges of Arts & Letters, Business, Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Health Sciences as well as an Honors College. The university also features the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center—a research facility focused on computer modeling, visualization, and simulation. Throughout the year, Old Dominion schedules a number of all-campus cultural celebrations including The International Festival and Global Café.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
87%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
Other March 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
19%
Submitting ACT
87%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1030
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
24,176
Total Number of Undergrads
19,372
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
14%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
27%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,917
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,184
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$30,084
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,338
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
42%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,692
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,879
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,825

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
65%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,262
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$252
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
392
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
24%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Monarchs & Lady Monarchs
School Colors
Blue/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Conference USA

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Norfolk
Washington
Richmond
New York
Atlanta
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
28%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Old Dominion University has a beautiful campus that is close to the water. The students here are polite and respectful and just has home like vibe to it. Also the staff at ODU is so friendly and helpful that you shouldn't have a problem getting good grades.
Tarique from Fredericksburg, VA
I would recommend ODU to everyone due to their diversity and school spirit. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help. Not only do the teachers want you to succeed, but they make sure you get the right instruction so you do.
Sasha from Richmond, VI
ODU is a great place if you are looking for diversity on campus, there are so many different people on campus that you can also learn more about the world outside of the the classroom. The teachers here are amazing they all have one goal in mind and that is to help you succeed. Overall ODU is a community full of supporters.
ASHLEY from Suffolk, VA

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