Old Dominion University Reviews

  • 44 Reviews
  • Norfolk (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $29,460
81% of 44 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 44 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/6/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Great support in the Humanities program. All my instructors WANT to help their students. They've also helped me navigate the program requirements. Pro tip: Don't rely on DegreeWorks. Get clarification during advising appointments, take a lot of notes, and send them a follow-up email to confirm what you discussed. That way you have a record of what your advisor told you, just in case the Registrar disputes whether you've completed the program requirements, or if you have to get a new advisor. The great thing about the Humanities MA is that you can tailor it to your interests. I did a Visual Arts emphasis, so I took some art studio classes in addition to the research/theoretical classes. You can do a normal thesis or a "creative thesis" which includes a practical project and report. All the faculty I interacted with were interested and excited to help out with the creative thesis. They encourage projects that engage the community around the school. Even though the faculty are great, they can only help you if you tell them what you need. Never hesitate to ask questions about anything."
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2020
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Old Dominion University was a great program. Not many people were math majors, so it was great having smaller classes. The professors were extremely smart and helped often. Additionally, the other students were great. We did several group meet ups to work through problems and help each other through the program, even the graduate students helped out. The campus was expanding when I was there and I have heard great things since!"
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Overall, Old Dominion University affords its students a tremendous amount of opportunities and resources. I loved the university so much, I chose to stay for graduate school. ODU is known for its inclusive environment and is proud of its diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. There are countless organizations on campus for students to get involved it, including those for first generation, LGBTQ+, and international students. There are also various office to help students in their adjustment to college. For example, the Office of Intercultural Relations for international students, the Learning Center for those seeking academic coaching or peer mentoring, Counseling Services where student receive 10 free sessions every year, and so much more. ODU also offers online distance learning at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Additionally, ODU has been ranked as having the most affordable tuition in the state of Virginia. ODU is supportive of the military community it the surrounding area and offers reduced tuition for active duty military. I highly recommend Old Dominion University to anyone interested in going to college."
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Vocational
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Save your money and go to a better school. Classes you need are always full if they are even available. Advisors have bankers hours and are rarely available especially if you are a working adult. Instructors are luck of the draw, some are good, some mediocre, some are very poor. Have a backup plan because you will need it."
Mariam Abdelhamid
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2019
  • Degree: Economics
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"My master's program at Old Dominion University was truly a phenomenal experience for me. I held a graduate assistantship in the Center for Entrepreneurship which helped offset my financial obligation. I was able to learn from professors who have worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, etc. It was great to learn econometrics and statistical analysis in such a way that led me to understand the background of how regression analysis was formed, rather than merely learning the interpretation aspect.My favorite courses were advanced microeconomics, urban economics, and international trade. These classes helped me understand how governments, banks, and consumers interact, locally, national, and internationally. In terms of obtaining employment, there could have been more information with this regard, but I secured a job before I graduated with my masters as a budget and policy analyst, which was an amazing experience. I would highly recommend the program to those interested in business, economics, or finance. Many classes overlap with the MBA coursework and could be coupled to obtain two-degrees."
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I had the pleasure of receiving my Bachelors of Science from Old Dominion University. As a legacy, I couldn't imagine attending any other University, and I was not disappointed. Old Dominion offered me the opportunity to learn about my field of choice, Human Services, and myself. When you leave for College there are many mixed emotions: excitement, anxiety, sadness... Old Dominion gave me a place to explore those feelings and I left, not only with a degree but a better understanding of who I am as a person. The professors and admissions consultants were so helpful in learning to navigate what can be an intimidating place. In my senior year, I was required to participate in an internship. Upon graduating I was hired out of my internship. My employers were so impressed with my knowledge in my field. I owe my career to ODU!"
Marisza J
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2019
  • Degree: Public Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I really loved ODU's Master of Public Administration program. I transferred to this program after spending over 2 years in the business administration program. I, along with many of my classmates, had a very negative experience in the MBA program, and I was ready to graduate and move on. Sadly, due to lack of support and being given the runaround by administration, no graduation date was in sight. However, after taking an elective in the MPA program, I fell in love. The MPA courses are both informative and engaging. The faculty is knowledgeable and supportive. Furthermore, Dr. Chapman, the program director, is super accessible and always willing to help students in need. The program even helped me find scholarships to help fund my education and connected me with other professionals that are already successful in my field. Overall, I really love ODU, and I'm extremely satisfied with my degree. Despite the issues I faced with my former program, I would strongly recommend the school to anyone seeking to further their education."
Julia Demeester
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"ODU is a small campus in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. I came to the school on an athletic scholarship but quickly fell in love with what the campus had to offer. I come from a family of Penn State University graduates so going to a smaller and less known school like Old Dominion was a huge change. Old Dominion has a great alumni base and such a great sense of school pride. I knew that this would be my home from the minute I completed my first summer session. All of my advisors were a great help and I never felt lost. ODU became home in a matter of days."
Koren Edwards
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2019
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I am thrilled with ODU's undergraduate major for speech-language pathology and audiology. After completing my second semester of their graduate program, I can vouch for its legitimacy and competencies. I love the wide variety of clinical opportunities the program offers."
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Absolute garbage experience. I decided to go into business marketing and the first issue I ran into is when I transferred over from a community college, and I sent my transcripts three times before the ODU office managed to get them put into the database so I could actually apply for my classes. I had to harass the offices in order to get anything moving. I have had a PLETHORA of issues at this school (not with the classes themselves, only the faculty). The faculty and staff that I have come across are absolutely terrible at helping get anything done. I'm not requesting anything crazy, just that you do your job. If you want anything to get done, you're going to have to be calling multiple different offices, being redirected multiple times, emailing people many times, before you can get a SIMPLE task complete. I will be transferring to another school after this semester, not because the classes are too difficult, but because I'm finished dealing with these absolute morons."