Old Dominion University Overview
Old Dominion University is a public institution situated in Norfolk, Virginia. The city atmosphere of Norfolk makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Old Dominion University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Old Dominion is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 96% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Old Dominion bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,700 a year. That's about 7% more than their peers at other schools.
Old Dominion University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Old Dominion.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Old Dominion has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Other Rhetoric & Composition/Writing Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#12||Best Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions Schools||College Factual|
|#17||Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#26||Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#53||Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#69||Best Business Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Business Degree Central|
Where Is Old Dominion University?
Contact details for Old Dominion are given below.
|Address:||5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529|
How Do I Get Into Old Dominion?
You can apply to Old Dominion online at: www.odu.edu/admission/apply
Admission Requirements for Old Dominion
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Old Dominion?
Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 96%.
Average Test Scores
About 86% of students accepted to Old Dominion submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 570.
Can I Afford Old Dominion University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Old Dominion, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,627 a year. That adds up to $30,508 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Old Dominion is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Old Dominion University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,664 graduate students at the school.
Of the 14,740 full-time undergraduates at Old Dominion, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Old Dominion University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||5,039|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,365|
Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Old Dominion University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 95 countries are represented at Old Dominion. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Old Dominion University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Old Dominion has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Old Dominion
The following table shows how Old Dominion is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Dental Support Services||#10||#10|
|Engineering Technology (Other)||#10||#13|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#16||#19|
|Other Health Professions||#16||#24|
|Management Information Systems||#34||#79|
|Computer Information Systems||#37||#76|
|Finance & Financial Management||#40||#114|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#43||#46|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#58||#76|
|English Language & Literature||#60||#95|
|General English Literature||#70||#88|
Online Affordability Rankings of Old Dominion Rankings
The following table shows how Old Dominion is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
Online Growth Rankings of Old Dominion
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Old Dominion University was 37.7%. This is the #629 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Old Dominion regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Old Dominion majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||32%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||28%|
|English Language & Literature||4%|
|Geography & Cartography||26%|
|Health & Physical Education||25%|
|Other Health Professions||1%|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||5%|
|Political Science & Government||12%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||14%|
|Teaching English or French||80%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Old Dominion ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Old Dominion.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Old Dominion University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By D’Ana Knowles under License
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