Overview

Applicants
9,161
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average HS GPA
3.29

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 23

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,321
with Terminal Degree
767

676
Men
645
Women
241
Minority
58
International

Most frequent class size
30 - 39
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
24%
Graduate in 5 years
45%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mills Godwin
former governor of Virginia

William E. Lobeck
CEO, National Car Rental System

Kenny Gattison
Coach, New Jersey Nets Basketball Team

Nancy Lieberman-Cline
Basketball Coach and Commentator

Michael J. Bloomfield
Astronaut

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
24%
Graduate in 5 years
45%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,531

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,049

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,348

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,357

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,898

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,970
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$25,140
Required Fees
$280
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,544
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
20,115
Out of State
8%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
118

Demographics

4.42%
Asian
27.28%
African-American
7.02%
Hispanic
50.78%
Caucasian
3.66%
Unknown
1.49%
International

54% female
46% male
8% are out of state
76% are full time
24% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
23%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
77%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Sheryn Milton, M.Ed.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS-III; WISC-R; WJ: within 3 years

Documentation Requred for ADHD
A letter from evaluator following guidelines published on Disability Services website

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
320
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
31

7% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Monarchs)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Diving
Football
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Tennis
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Lady Monarchs)
9 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Tennis

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Old Dominion believes that “by implementing a set of commonplace, responsible, and innovative sustainability measures and values,” it can become a leader both among “other higher education institutions and in the surrounding community.” Leveraging its unique location bordering the Elizabeth River in coastal Virginia, ODU has made great strides both internally and externally to create a sustainable future. Within the campus, the university has recycled more than 1.5 million pounds of materials last year, developed a master plan for storm water pollution prevention, and arranged ecofriendly alternative transportation. It has also taken many steps towards sustainable dining. Reusable mugs, recycled materials, local produce, green cleaning products and a recently trayless format highlight some of the major features of ODU’s ecofriendly Monarch Dining Services. Construction has gone green, with all new building and major renovations required to satisfy LEED Silver standards at a minimum. Sustainable research thrives in departments such as chemistry and engineering, while other departments including biology, oceanography, and health sciences offer environmental course work. Always conscious of its beautiful surroundings, ODU collaborated with the Army Corps of Engineers to complete construction of a three-quarter-acre wetland restoration and breakwater installation adjoining the Elizabeth River. With all of the institution’s sustainable accomplishments, it’s easy to see why Old Dominion was a STARS Charter Participant. ODU’s motto is “Idea Fusion”—we can certainly vouch that collaborative sustainability is part of that.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
8%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
327

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Mobile Monarch Program for student notebooks - Dell and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Admissions
Old Dominion University

Address
108 Rollins Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529

Phone
757-683-3685

Email
admissions@odu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Webb Student Center
Student Recreation Center
University Village
Constant Convocation Center
Kaufman Mall
Learning Commons

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Chrysler Museum
Busch Gardens
Virginia Marine and Science Museum
Nauticus
Colonial Williamsburg
Additional Attractions: Norfolk: Scope, Battleship Wisconsin, Spirit of Norfolk, MacArthur Center, Waterside Festival Marketplace, Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk Zoological Gardens, Nauticus; Virginia Beach: Motor World, Virginia Beach Strip and Beaches, Ocean Breeze Waterpark, Mount Trashmore, Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach Amusement Park; Hampton: Hampton Coliseum; Williamsburg: Water Country USA, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg Outlet Mall; Newport News/Yorktown: Virginia Living Museum, Yorktown Victory Center.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@odu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Old Dominion University is served by Norfolk International Airport, Amtrak, Greyhound Bus, and taxi service. Additionally, Old Dominion University runs a shuttle bus service around campus and to downtown Norfolk. Full details are available at www.odu.edu/af/parking/transportation/shuttle.shtml

Driving Instructions to Campus
FROM THE NORTH: Take I-95 South to Richmond. Pick up I-64 East to Norfolk. Drive through the Hampton Roads Tunnel. Approximately 6 miles after leaving the tunnel, you will see a sign saying "TO TERMINAL BLVD / TO ODU NEXT RIGHT." As you bear right there will be another sign "I-564 / TO TERMINAL BLVD / TO NAVAL BASES." Follow Terminal Blvd. until you reach Hampton Blvd. (the 3rd traffic light). Turn left onto Hampton Blvd. Drive down Hampton Blvd. to 43rd Street (the 9th traffic light). Turn right onto 43rd Street, the entrance to the University. The Parking Garage will be on your right about 1/4 mile down 43rd Street. A parking pass must be obtained from Parking Services (located on the ground floor of the parking garage) to park on campus. FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-85 North or I-95 North to Route 58 East. Follow Route 58 East through the Midtown Tunnel in Portsmouth. Bear left out of the tunnel onto Hampton Blvd. Follow Hampton Blvd. to 43rd Street (about 3 miles). Turn left onto 43rd Street, the entrance to the University. The Parking Garage will be on your right about 1/4 mile down 43rd Street. A parking pass must be obtained from Parking Services (located on the ground floor of the parking garage) to park on campus. FROM NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Once out of the airport follow Norview Avenue to I-64 West. On I-64 West, you will see a sign saying "TO TERMINAL BLVD / TO ODU NEXT RIGHT." As you bear right there will be another sign "I-564 / TO TERMINAL BLVD / TO NAVAL BASES." Follow Terminal Blvd. until you reach Hampton Blvd. (the 3rd traffic light). Turn left onto Hampton Blvd. Drive down Hampton Blvd. to 43rd Street (the 9th traffic light). Turn right onto 43rd Street, the entrance to the University. The Parking Garage will be on your right about 1/4 mile down 43rd Street. A parking pass must be obtained from Parking Services (located on the ground floor of the parking garage) to park on campus.

Local Accommodations
Wide range of hotel and motel options available in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Norfolk.
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Key Stats

9,161
Applicants
20,115
Size
82%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists