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Study at Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University is situated in Norfolk, Virginia. It is a large public research university. It was inaugurated in the year 1930 as the "Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary" in Williamsburg, Virginia. The following colleges are under this university:
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business and Public Administration
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Sciences
  • Darden College of Education
  • Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology
The athletic teams of Old Dominion University are known as the Monarchs. They compete in the Colonial Athletic Association. ODU sponsors baseball, hockey, football, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis, swimming, sailing, and wrestling teams. Old Dominion University's athletic teams have bagged more than 20 team national championships.

Profile of Old Dominion UniversityNorfolk, VA is home to Old Dominion University. Norfolk is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Old Dominion University go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in engineering.

Old Dominion University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 580.

Old Dominion University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Old Dominion University has 22, 287 enrolled students .

Student Life
The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Colonial Athletic Association. Old Dominion University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching794elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, secondary teaching, special ed, teacher education and development, educational administration, school Counselling, kindergarten/preschool teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts754interdisciplinary studies, speech and rhetoric, English, history, political science, sociology, international relations, English language and literature, . . .
Business and Management618business management, accounting, MIS, finance, marketing, managerial economics
Therapy and Counselling449mental and social health services, psychology, physical therapy, community health services, organizational psychology, clinical psychology
Engineering422various engineering courses, engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine187registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement172criminology
Science170biology, physics, biochemistry, chemistry, oceanography, geological and earth sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, ecology, . . .
Engineering Technician170engineering technician
Medical Support and Technology134audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, clinical lab tech, nuclear medical tech
Computer Science and Engineering83computer and info science, computer engineering
Medicine57health professions, public health
Family and Social Work36public administration
Art Studies30art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy29parks and recreation management
Mathematics25mathematics, applied mathematics
Music12music performance
Fine Arts12art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Contact: Old Dominion UniversityOld Dominion University

5115 Hampton Blvd

Norfolk, VA 23529

General Phone: (757) 683-3000


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