Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University


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Recent Reviews

Aleashia
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Old Dominion University is a good school to go to if you want to be in a diverse, yet real world.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Old Dominion University is a good school to go to if you want to be in a diverse, yet real world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise parents/students to go visit the campuses during the middle of a semester to see what it's really like. I didn't visit the Old Dominion campus, but I got lucky because Old Dominion is a great school.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I tell them about how great ODU is, just the people and pretty much everything about it is worth bragging about!

Sarah
Describe the students at your school.

Overall, most students at this school are friendly and join in efforts to try to change outrageous policies and procedures se...

Describe the students at your school.

Overall, most students at this school are friendly and join in efforts to try to change outrageous policies and procedures set forth by the administration.

What's unique about your campus?

The tuition is relatively low.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choosing a college is a huge decision. It not only decides where your degree will come from, it shapes where you will live for 4 years and the people you will be surrounded by. Make sure you get the opinions of current students and really take a look around the entire campus. A one-day tour may be offered, but take the initiative to really get a good look at the school of your choice. Weight the pros and cons, but at the end of the day, remember that you will have to live with your decision so make it a good one.

Alyssa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To start I think the student and their parents need to explore what field will be best for the student because once the class...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To start I think the student and their parents need to explore what field will be best for the student because once the classes begin the student will be working to that certain field. If the student changes his/her mind later the classes they took in the beginning might not count and all that money will be lost. They also want to explore how the campus is set up; the more open the school is I think it is more vulnerable to strangers on campus and crime. The next topic the parents and students need to keep in mind is if the college has the field you are interested in it and if they are well known for that field. To get the most out of the college experience would be to live on campus and join activities provided on campus. I hear most people talking about greek life; this might be a good way to keep the students in check with their school work because tey have to do good in school or they will be kicked out of their groups.

What's unique about your campus?

I think having all the classroom buildings close together in one area is excellent... at least it's not like Virginia Tech where all the classes are everywhere!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

All the construction they planned on doing and all the parking spaces they were going to take away!

Brian
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The cultural diversity here is amazing. Everyone is very tolerant and works together towards the common goal of graduating.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The cultural diversity here is amazing. Everyone is very tolerant and works together towards the common goal of graduating.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing i would suggest for parents to do when choosing a college is to know your child. Do not pick a school based on where you want them to go or what you think looks good. Pick a school that will challenge their weaknesses and build on their strengths. There are so many success stories in the world from people that attended unknown colleges or no college at all. Dont get caught up in the "Name Game". Send your child to a place where they can grow, succeed, and eventually perform in the workplace. Prestige may get your student in the door of a company, but experience and self awareness will keep them there. Students should be honest with themselves at all times. If you know that you are going to have problems getting up in the morning to go to class, do not schedule morning classes. If you love the beach, a school near the beach is probably not a good opption because it will be even more enticing at 3 oclock in the afternoon when you have to choose between that or English 101. Lastly, Apply for scholarships and dont be scared to ask questions!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The Housing Process is horrible. There is nowhere to park and they accepted too many freshmen.

Meris
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is realtively new and has a new campus. Dorms are much nicer than most other schools and school is surrounded by ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is realtively new and has a new campus. Dorms are much nicer than most other schools and school is surrounded by water.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Part of it located in somewhat bad area. Also construction still not finished can be loud.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure the student likes the campus alot, that theres grocery stores, etc. availble around the campus, and that the dorms are likeable. Living on campus is better first year and then consider living off campus.

Brittany
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is underrated. Alot of people put it down saying it is an easy school to get into. THe school is growing and improv...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is underrated. Alot of people put it down saying it is an easy school to get into. THe school is growing and improving every year. the faculty is highly trained and helpful and I believe i will go far after i graduate

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I believe the student should visit alot of different colleges. Also i think it is important to visit colleges that may not be as big or as well known so that you can meet new people and have a better experience. Out of all the kids that went to college in my high school about 75% of them went to the college about 15 minutes away, a small liberal arts college. When i came back from my school that was 5 hours away i realized how much i had grown and matured. The people that stayed around our town were the exact same and hadn't made any new friends.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

THe housing situation...there is a housing lottery that i did fine in but i know alot of people that didnt get housing at all

Michelle
Describe the students at your school.

Most classmates are college-aged, middle-class, above-average but not genius intelligent, and generally keep to themselves un...

Describe the students at your school.

Most classmates are college-aged, middle-class, above-average but not genius intelligent, and generally keep to themselves unless grouped together.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is that they are currently undergoing construction on several different areas and they have a partially constructed monorail spanning campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When it comes to choosing the right college, the first big thing is the location. You need to decide whether you want to live close to or far away from home, and you need to figure out how living out of state will affect your tuition costs. How the college treats your major can also be helpful in finding the right one. Do they respect your chosen field of study or do they treat your major as less important than others on campus? Also, in choosing the right college, focus on the cost of the overall tuition and your access to financial aid and scholarships. The cost of going to college is steadily increasing and it is necessary to find one that fits your budget while satisfying all the other categories that are important to you. Organization will help you make the most out of your college experience because it keeps you from missing deadlines or social events and allows you to plan ahead. Having small goals that cumulate into larger ones will also help. Finally, remember that you are in college for an education. If you value learning, then you will make the most out of your college experience.

James
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very understanding and caring people. Those in my major are supportive and happy to help in learning the cu...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very understanding and caring people. Those in my major are supportive and happy to help in learning the curriculum. I don't know of any of my fellow friends that didn't try to understand the coursework or try.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that the college is affordable. Also make sure that there are extracurricular activities YOU are interested in trying. If you are an adventurous person, try to stay near a place that has new, and familiar, adventures that are easy to get to. If you decide to work while in college, make sure that there are places similar to what you may think you wish to study and that there are different place to fall back on in case that area just isn't you.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known how much to study and how to manage my time better for classes and work.

Okyere
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Monarch Pride and our new football team

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Monarch Pride and our new football team

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best thing to do when deciding on a college is to visit the campus. Although computer research is an essential part of the process, one does not get the feel of the school until they are placed in that environment. Once a college is decided upon it is very important that the individual is open minded and social. The college atmosphere not only develops one intelectually but socially as well. It may help shape who you are and who you become,

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

there is not enough housing for all the students they accept. Students are forced to provide their own housing irrespective of how far away their permanent address may be.

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  • 19,793
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,750
  • Acceptance rate
  • 85%

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