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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. C., 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.

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Degree: Health Services 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.

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Degree: Health Services 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.

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Degree: Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
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.

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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.

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Degree: Dental Hygiene
Graduation Year: 2012

Old Dominion University is located on the outskirts of Norfolk, Virginia. It is an ever growing school constantly changing to better provide for its students. This school employs some of the best of the best in their respective fields. I am a graduate of their dental hygiene program. People from all over the country apply to be apart of this program and learn from its well known instructors. It is 5 semesters (2 years + 1 summer) of rigorous work. Unlike typically college course the dental hygiene program graded on a 7-point grading scale which pushed students to do better. Classes are structured from 8-5 most days to get you familiar with most dental office hours. The first semester you learn how to use your instruments practicing on each other then the following 4 semesters you get to work on the public. While I felt prepared to enter the work force after graduation, there are some thing that I personally fell I should have been taught in school. While I learned more outside the classroom, your college experience depends solely on your attitude. Outside of the classroom ODU has a lot to offer its students. With the many clubs that are present on campus, there is never a shortage of things to do. Be it watching a show in the planetarium or going on a camping trip with the Student Recreation Center, your options are endless. If you cannot find something that interest you, ODU guides you and helps you start that program yourself.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Old Dominion University offers diversity, many clubs and organizations, a focus in research, and different options for courses such as online, on campus, and evening offerings. Most professors are highly rated, many of which are the best in their field. The tuition is priced well in comparison to many other colleges that are comparable. I received my Bachelor's in Psychology and highly recommend it. I continued into the graduate program for counseling, and I am told they are one of the best schools in the country for this field. I had to move away for my husband's work and miss it greatly. I would give it 5 stars if it wasn't for a few professors that I felt were not exemplary, but that will happen at nearly any school.

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Degree: Geography
Graduation Year: 2017

I graduated early from Old Dominion University with a double Bachelor's degree. My professors were knowledgeable, passionate, and helpful in discovering my passions and interests within my chosen fields. I ensured that I chose practical degrees in fields I had passion for. However, Old Dominion did not provide university financial assistance and it was difficult for me to afford my education without the assistance of federal loans and grants. Old Dominion was a wonderful school and I received a wonderful education, but they were lacking in career services.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

ODU overall offered a great experience. The professors I had were great, and the coursework was not overly crazy. I enjoyed taking courses online and I did not have any problems when taking online courses. The only cons I encountered was paying $250 a year for a parking pass that did not guarantee a parking spot. Also, Norfolk in general is not a safe area so it is very important to be aware of your surrounds at all times.

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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2019

Old Dominion does nothing to assist Adult Distance Learners. If you have an issue, please prepare to fight them and take your concerns to the top. They act like "just give us your money for your distant learning courseS and don't ask us for any help" I have experience this from my adviser and professors. I WILL NEVER ATTEND THIS SCHOOL AGAIN AFTER GRADUATION. THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY AND FOR YOU TO JUST SHUT AND DO BOTHER THEM. THERE IS NO SUPPORT FOR DISTANT LEARNER EVEN THOUGH THEY ACT LIKE IT IS. IT IS A BIG FAT MONEY CASH COW SCAM FOR THEM.

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