ODU

Old Dominion University

5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, United States
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  • Total Documents
    327
  • Class Notes
    226
  • Textbook Notes
    65
  • Study Guides
    32
  • Currently Enrolled
    476
  • Previously Enrolled
    465

Overview of Old Dominion University (ODU)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:19,540
    • Men:8,745 Men (44.8%)
    • Women:10,795 Women (55.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (ODU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Old Dominion University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
June 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5115 Hampton Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone
(757) 683-3685
Fax
(757) 683-5357
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
86% of 11,159 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 6,080 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 5,079 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,085 (53%) of 9,566 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,863 (54%) of 5,266 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,222 (52%) of 4,300 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.29
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
534 average |480-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
19%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |19-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
17%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (ODU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,350|Out-of-state: $28,200 (40.13%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,268 (43.68%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,300 (5.04%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,876 (11.15%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Old Dominion University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003728
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,660 (91.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,191 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,107 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
400 (19.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$12,247
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,810 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,999
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,746 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,103
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 780 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
266 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,351

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,100 (80.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,404 (86.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,985 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,484 (14.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$11,059
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,986 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,369
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,220 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,756
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,050 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
912 (6.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,170

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,092
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,400

Academics & Instruction (ODU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


840

Part-Time Faculty


660

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


46%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 24% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,825,218
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2028
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Old Dominion University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


48.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.4%

Programs & Majors (ODU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (52)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, international studies, dental hygiene, communications/humanities, English, English/applied linguistics, history, interdisciplinary studies/humanities, computer science, women's studies/humanities, philosophy/humanities, health science/public health, environmental health/public health

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (86)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allied Health--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community College Education
  • Community Health
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Hydraulics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Music Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Campus Life (ODU)

Location & Geography

Population


245,782

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Virginia Beach

Campus Size


251 acres

Weather


Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Norfolk
Nearest Train Station
21 mile(s) from campus in Newport News

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


76%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Big Blue
School Colors
Slate blue and silver

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Old Dominion University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, asian pacific american student union, student government association, student veterans association, colleges against cancer, student activities council

Sororities


6% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,036

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
19,540
Women
10,795
Men
8,745

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.7% Asian
  • 31.0% Black/African-American
  • 8.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 45.3% White
  • 2.6% Unknown

International Students


1.5% from 88 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


4,835

Student Resources (ODU)

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