Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 24,322
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 4,822 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Old Dominion University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 11,352 applications and 9,608 students were granted admission. Old Dominion University is at the #83 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 25% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 82% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT890 to 1130
ACT18 to 25

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Old Dominion University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $22,815 and in-state students paid $6,330.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Old Dominion University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 41% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,521 (which is 2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Old Dominion University in 2016-2017, was 1,924, which is 66% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $7,020 (which is 32.4% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Old Dominion University has enrolled a total of 24,322 students (16,767 students full-time and 7,555 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 24,322 students, 2,145 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 19,793 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,529 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 5,195 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 49%

Black/African American: 26%

Hispanic: 8%

Two or more races: 6%

Asian: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Old Dominion University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 44% 2,077 521
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 7% 335
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 6% 277 46
Engineering 6% 265 216
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 237 213
Social Sciences 4% 180 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 164
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 144 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 142 18
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 45 8

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Old Dominion University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Old Dominion University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,500. Last year, out of the total 5,392 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 4,691 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,783 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,178 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,500 $40,600
Employment Rate 87% 84%
Total Graduates 5,392 3,783

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Old Dominion University.

Norfolk State University
3.5 mile away
Virginia State University
65.9 mile away