Old Dominion University

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 & Mary" in Williamsburg, Virginia. The following colleges are under this university:

  • College of Business and Public Administration
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Sciences
  • Darden College of Education
  • Frank Batten College of Engineering & 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.

For more information about ODU, read CityTownInfo's exclusive interview with its Director of Student and Alumni Programs.

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Contacting Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk , VA 23529
General Phone: (757) 683-3000

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Old Dominion University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts861Asian studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, English language and literature, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Education and Teaching762educational administration, community college education, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Business and Management619business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS, marketing
Therapy and Counseling432psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, community health services, mental and social health services, physical therapy
Engineering402engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine195registered nursing
Science193biology, biochemistry, ecology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, geology, oceanography, geological and earth sciences, physics ...
Engineering Technician163engineering technician
Security and Law Enforcement160criminology
Medical Support and Technology119audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, nuclear medical tech, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering88computer and info science, computer engineering
Medicine66public health, health professions
Art Studies49art studies
Family and Social Work39public administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25parks and recreation management
Mathematics22mathematics, applied mathematics
Fine Arts20art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts18drama, acting
Music17music performance
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Old Dominion University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,85849
Master's degree1,27437
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship7717
Post-master's certificate171
Doctor's degree - professional practice291

Old Dominion University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Old Dominion University had a total enrollment of 22,287 students (17,158 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 32%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 19%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 18%
20-21 18%
22-24 20%
25-29 17%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%
(International Students)2%
New Jersey1%
New York1%

Old Dominion University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 34 %

Old Dominion University Room and Board (2007)

Old Dominion University offers campus housing for 4,036 of its 17,158 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Norfolk, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Old Dominion University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480570
SAT Math490590
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Old Dominion University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,574
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,910
Room and board $ 7,100
Room charge $ 4,234
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,214
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,875

Financial Aid:
Old Dominion University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 372800)

Old Dominion University Faculty

Old Dominion University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track10262
Non-tenured and not on tenure track78122

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year46$131,0887$109,519
Associate professorcalendar year16$98,22710$90,678
Assistant professorcalendar year6$80,3431*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year7$52,92713$57,182
All faculty totalcalendar year75$112,72332$80,542

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year101$105,32029$89,051
Associate professoracademic year104$76,46866$69,521
Assistant professoracademic year86$66,27065$59,770
Instructoracademic year10$43,26218$44,170
Lectureracademic year39$49,17172$50,163
All faculty totalacademic year340$78,351250$61,851

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Old Dominion University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Colonial Athletic Association
Baseball Colonial Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6481145

Old Dominion University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Community College Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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