C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 19,793
   Women 10,771 (54.4%)
   Men 9,022 (45.6%)
Graduate Students 4,529
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 85% of 11,352 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.28
SAT Math 509 average
440-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 513 average
450-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
18-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,885
Out-of-state: $41,865
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,046
Out-of-state: $27,026
  Room and Board $10,864
Average Percent of Need Met 49%
Average Freshman Award $11,895
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 828
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 25% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Norfolk Population 245,782 
Nearest Metropolitan Area Virginia Beach
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 76% of freshmen, 23% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Big Blue
Sororities 7% of women participate
Fraternities 9% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
29.5% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.9% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students 1.4% from 88 countries
First-Year Students Returning 78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 25.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 7.0%