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Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia, United States
We have history together. Our region. Our city. Our university. All of us. At Old Dominion University, we are first-generation students, fourth-generation veterans and the next generation of risk-taking entrepreneurs who will invent our own tables instead of waiting for a seat at another's.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Education & Training (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement.

Education

Our curriculum is designed to bring your talents, ideas and goals to life. You will gain the knowledge, tools and perspective needed to land your dream job, or launch your own business.

Research

Old Dominion University has nationally-known research strengths in coastal resilience, modeling and simulation, bioelectrics, cybersecurity, and port logistics and maritime engineering. More then half our faculty are involved in funded research projects sponsored by federal agencies and industry, creating research opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students. ODU is a key academic research partner for the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory and NASA-Langley Research Center. At ODU, we innovate locally to transform globally.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
701 -100
2019
601
2018
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
601
2019
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
759 -21
2019
738
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Here, where the city meets the sea, life can overflow with sport, music, art, culture, and activity. Or, it can be quiet, reflective, and studious. How you plug into ODU's electrified atmosphere is up to you.

Experience at ODU spans borders, languages and time. Cultures converge. Viewpoints are respected. On one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia, there is no end to the fascinating mix of stories you'll hear, people you'll meet, and the interests you'll share.

Housing services

Moving out of the house onto campus is a big step, but Housing & Residence Life is fully prepared to make your transition as smooth as possible. ODU offers resident students a variety of living options, from traditional style residence halls to your very own on-campus apartment. Living on campus definitely has its perks - from impetuous pick up games of football on the quad to quickly being able to pop in for a snack from the P.O.D. Market between classes. Every room is equipped with heating and air conditioning, desks, beds, dressers, cable TV and wifi, with laundry facilities in each building-all for you to feel right at home at ODU.

Medical services

The mission of Student Health Services is to ensure delivery of high quality, accessible, cost-effective healthcare and health promotion for Old Dominion University students.

Student Life

Campus life

Moving out of the house onto campus is a big step, but Housing & Residence Life is fully prepared to make your transition as smooth as possible. ODU offers resident students a variety of living options, from traditional style residence halls to your very own on-campus apartment. Living on campus definitely has its perks - from impetuous pick up games of football on the quad to quickly being able to pop in for a snack from the P.O.D. Market between classes. Every room is equipped with heating and air conditioning, desks, beds, dressers, cable TV and wifi, with laundry facilities in each building-all for you to feel right at home at ODU.

Sports facilities

The Old Dominion University sport club program provides opportunities for students to play in non-varsity sports while developing skills in leadership, administration, organization and fundraising.The ODU Sport Club program currently has 18 active clubs serving more than 700 students.

Accreditation

Old Dominion University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Student Reviews

Studying Alone vs Group Study at ODU
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This university introduced me to study groups and tutoring sessions. There were a lot of resources available to help me outside of the classroom. I learn better when I'm able to study, discuss, and review the information with my peers. This way I know what I do and don't understand immediately. Previously I attempted to primarily study alone and consult the professor with...

International Studies at Old Dominion
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Located just outside downtown Norfolk, Old Dominion University offers the highest quality of education in the Hampton Roads area. With just about 25,000 students and many extraordinary professors, the education that I received was superb with the faculty highly devoted to their work in teaching students the necessary skills and knowledge to be competitive in the job...

Old Dominion University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

overall my experience at ODU was ok, I would have had a better experience if I had an advisor that was willing to help transition into the program.

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