Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University Ranking

country rank: 163
world rank: 414

University Overview

Old Dominion University was founded in 1930 and is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the small city of Norfolk, Virginia (population range of 50,000-249,999). Old Dominion University (ODU) is a big (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution that is officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Old Dominion University (ODU) offers courses and programs in a variety of fields that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 90-year-old American higher-education college has a preferential admissions process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. This US higher education institution has an admission rate of 80-90 percent, making it a least selective institution. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. ODU also offers a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

University Identity

Acronym ODU
Founded 1930
Motto Changing Lives
Colours Slate blue, silver and cerulean blue

University Location

Address 5115 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk 23529 Virginia United States
Tel +1 (757) 683 3000
Fax +1

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$ (7,400-9,200 Euro) 12,500-15,000 US$ (9,200-11,000 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 108 Rollins Hall, 5115 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk 23529 (757) 683 3685 800 348 7926

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Old Dominion University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,055,236 physical volumes, 187,589 physical media, 112,967 digital/electronic medium and 550 licensed digital/electronic databases. Old Dominion University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes Old Dominion University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,873 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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