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Old Dominion University
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
19372
Transfer-in
1923
Average Class Size
Overall
17
Years 1 & 2
17
Years 3 & 4
17

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth)

Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University is the perfect combination of a residential campus, in the heart of a metropolitan city, dropped into a coastal playground. ODU is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. 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.

Fast Facts:

  • Approximately 24,000 Students
  • 335 Acres
  • 7 Academic Colleges
  • 91 Bachelor's, 41 Master's and 22 Doctoral programs
  • Recipient of 35 Outstanding Faculty Awards
  • 17:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 300+ Student Organizations
  • $300 Million Invested in Campus Building Projects since 2018

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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Dec
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Freshman Financial Aid Date
1-Jan
Transcripts
Official high school transcript is required.
Tests
Freshman applicants who have earned a minimum 3.3 HS GPA (weighted cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale) may choose whether or ...see moreFreshman applicants who have earned a minimum 3.3 HS GPA (weighted cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale) may choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores. Applicants choosing to exclude test scores should provide evidence of a challenging academic curriculum that predicts future college success and possess demonstrated leadership in extracurricular, work, or service experiences. Applying test-optional does not guarantee admission.
Essay
Optional credential
Interview
An interview is not currently part of the Admission application process.
Letter of Recommendation
Optional credential
Application Fee
$50
Freshman Student Catalog Year
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Freshman Definition
Traditional freshman applicants are typically under the age of 21 and currently enrolled in high school or have graduate...see moreTraditional freshman applicants are typically under the age of 21 and currently enrolled in high school or have graduated from high school within the past two years and have not attended any regionally accredited college or university (not to include dual enrollment).
Application Types
Fall Admission Early Action Dec. 1 Applicants receive priority consideration for merit-based scholarships ...see moreFall Admission Early Action Dec. 1 Applicants receive priority consideration for merit-based scholarships and are typically notified mid to late January. Early action offers of admission are non-binding. Regular Decision Rolling Applicants will be evaluated and notified on a rolling basis. Spring Admission Regular Decision Oct. 1 Applicants will be notified early January.
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Financial Aid
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
1-Aug
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Aug
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Transfer Financial Aid Date
1-Jan
Transfer Student Catalog Year
External Link
College Fit
With transfer pathways to all majors with transferable associate degrees, plus 200+ guided pathways specific for applied...see moreWith transfer pathways to all majors with transferable associate degrees, plus 200+ guided pathways specific for applied associate degrees, Old Dominion University is the most transfer-friendly university in Virginia.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Students who have received an A.A., A.S., or A.A.&S. from Richard Bland College or the Virginia Community College System...see moreStudents who have received an A.A., A.S., or A.A.&S. from Richard Bland College or the Virginia Community College System (including the A.A.&S. degree in general studies) have met all lower-division General Education requirements except those specified as major or college requirements and requirements for completion of the Undergraduate Writing Program.
Course Transfer Criteria
Transfer credits must be taken at regionally accredited institutions such as those accredited by the Southern Associatio...see moreTransfer credits must be taken at regionally accredited institutions such as those accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. A grade of C (2.00) or above must be earned in the course. Credits will be applied as equivalent college courses offered at Old Dominion University after evaluation from the appropriate faculty member in the corresponding academic department or the Office of Transfer Evaluation Services. Courses are evaluated by reviewing the course content (syllabus, assignments, catalog description) regardless of the mode of instruction. Students need to submit academic transcripts from all institutions attended. In general, all liberal arts credits and professional and technical courses parallel to those of Old Dominion University are transferable.
Transcripts
Official transcripts are required
Tests
Official SAT or ACT (if less than two years since high school graduation)
Essay
Optional
Letters of Recommendation
Optional
Interview
An interview is not currently part of the Admission application process.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Guaranteed Admission (GAA) Submit a Letter of Intent to Transfer. Apply to ODU after completing 15 credit hours at a VCC...see moreGuaranteed Admission (GAA) Submit a Letter of Intent to Transfer. Apply to ODU after completing 15 credit hours at a VCCS institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Apply to ODU for the term following the expected completion term of your associate degree. Follow application processes and deadline dates for special programs, i.e. nursing. https://www.odu.edu/transfer/guaranteed-admission
Application Types(s)
Fall Admission Regular Decision Aug. 1 Later applications will be evaluated and applicants will be notifi...see moreFall Admission Regular Decision Aug. 1 Later applications will be evaluated and applicants will be notified on a rolling basis. Spring Admission Regular Decision Oct. 1 Later applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Summer Admission Regular Decision Mar. 15 Applicants will be notified in May.
Application Fee
$50, non-refundable
Transfer Definition
Transfer applicants have attended a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or rec...see moreTransfer applicants have attended a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving a GED.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admissions
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Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
78%
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
The Office of Prior Learning exists to aid ODU students in translating their professional work knowledge into academic c...see moreThe Office of Prior Learning exists to aid ODU students in translating their professional work knowledge into academic credit. Through the use of various mechanisms, we are able to offer students the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed and applied for academic credit. This path may save the students both time and money as they work toward their degree. Your information will be passed to academic divisions and then evaluateed to determine whether your prior training, an exam or a portfolio will best demonstrate your knowledge and whether that knowledge is applicable toward a particular course or courses in your degree program. Students may "challenge" a course by demonstrating their knowledge of that course, and may receive credit.
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College of Arts & Letters
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Strome College of Business
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Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
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Batten College of Engineering & Technology
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College of Health Sciences
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College of Sciences
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School of Cybersecurity
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Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
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Online Degree Options Available
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Summer Courses Available
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Flexible Degree Options
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
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Reverse Transfer
Campus Housing
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Club/Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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College Catalog
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