Old Dominion University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (21)
Although ultimately my career path was Occupational Therapy, obtaining my BA degree from ODU set me up for success as a Master's student. The course content and support received from all my professors adequately prepared me for my next academic journey!
There is a lot going on around campus. There are always events and activities in the area or even on campus. There is a vast sense of community and family. However, in the surrounding area there are some poor and crime filled neighborhoods. ODU does the best they can to upkeep the safety of students but it is still difficult. Most students live off campus, so using the buddy system of catching a ride is the best way to and from classes.
Coming from a rather small, rural high school, the diversity of Old Dominion University proved extremely beneficial in introducing me to the diverse world we live in. After attending Old Dominion University, I feel more confident in my ability to enter the workforce. The university provides an abundance of opportunities to join organizations and get involved in the community, aiding in each student's educational and character development. The only negative aspect of my attendance at Old Dominion has been the increasing amount of violence surrounding campus. However, the on-campus security has taken great strides in implementing security measures to reduce such violence, including SAFE phones throughout the campus that dial directly to campus security. Overall, I am very proud to be a graduate of Old Dominion University and would highly recommend attendance to others.
Old Dominion University is a fantastic establishment! I thoroughly enjoyed my entire time here. It is located in a great area in Norfolk right on the water and just a few minutes from the historic Ghent neighborhood. I felt absolutely prepared when I finished my degree here and I was hired in my career just two months after graduating.
I attend ODU as an undergrad and returned for graduate school. The University is highly diverse with a students from all over the world. In addition to the many majors that are offered, staff are readily available for advising, classwork assistance, and overall guidance. The campus has some safety issues that are typical of any college campus. There are tons of clubs to get involved with and numerous opportunities for career development.
I had a wonderful learning experience at ODU. All of my professors were great and they took the time to work with all of their students one on one. I took all of my classes online and it felt as if I right there in the classroom. I plan on attending ODU for my Masters Degree in Mental Heath Counseling. I highly recommend ODU
I felt as thought many of the people working there didn't really care. whenever I would have lots of issues with run around, they would keep sending me everywhere and the issue would never really get resolved or it would take months to resolve, when it should have only taken a couple of days max. I felt as though all they cared about was getting my money, they didn't really care about my success in the university itself.
While Norfolk is not the safest city, ODU managed to deliver the true college experience through sports, concerts, and on campus events. Nearby location of the largest U.S. naval base provided an unrivaled diverse student population. Financial Aid and Student Services were always willing to assist with billing issues or allow a course override. Advisors in the Speech-Language Pathology program were hit or miss, but professors were inspiring, encouraging, and dedicated to student success, despite course difficulty. Upon taking summer classes at another university, I realized how advanced the SLP program at ODU really was.
Very good program. Excellent teachers, good preparation for a real life job, very well structured. The university is located in an urban area with great music programs in every surrounding city. Opportunities for part time jobs, many concerts and classical music events in the area.
I enjoyed my time at Old Dominion University. The education program provided me with insight into the world of teaching through the practicum and student teaching experiences. I also appreciated the coursework as it prepared me for a rigorous career and the many experiences that I would incur as a practicing teacher. The instructors were all well-rounded and personable. I would recommend this program to all pre-service teachers and career switchers.