Old Dominion University: Review & Facts

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Old Dominion University is a large four-year, public school with 24,675 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1930 and is one of the 11 colleges located in Norfolk, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
90
Fair
Bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are offered at Old Dominion University.

Old Dominion University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 90 majors. The most popular concentrations are Psychology, Education, Engineering, Management, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
82%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Old Dominion University is high at 82% (well above Virginia average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
19 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Old Dominion University is below average: 55%. Approximately 21% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Old Dominion University is reasonably decent: 19:1. Learn more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$26,300
High
Average tuition costs are high, about $22,500 per year. The additional fees at Old Dominion University not covered by tuition are approximately $3,800; which makes it a total of $26,300 a year.

Read the details about Old Dominion University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
83%
Easy
As reported in recent government data, 9,510 applications were submitted and 7,904 were accepted; so it is easy to get accepted at this school.

This college will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Old Dominion University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,900
Medium
Old Dominion University offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Old Dominion University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Old Dominion University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 4,900 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable: approximately $5,900 per year.

Army and Navy ROTC programs are available at Old Dominion University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Old Dominion University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Old Dominion University Location and Maps



Post Address: Old Dominion University, 5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529, USA
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