Old Dominion University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (28)
Located in Norfolk, VA, the school is located in a safe and growing metroplis with much to offer. I excelled scholastically at the university largely due to the responsive faculty, in particular my advisors, who were extremely impactful throughout my academic tenure. Professors were always available outside of class and willing to help . Outside of class, the growing athletic department offers football and basketball games to attend - a fun way to meet and interact with peers! All in all, I found ODU to be a positive experience and if given the chance to go back and do it over again, I wouldn't change a thing about my experience there.
I attended Old Dominion University from August 2013 to December 2016. I earned a BS in Exercise Science. Most of the professors are extremely intelligent and willing to help you understand the material. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Norfolk, VA, studying Exercise Science. These professors helped me in creating my applications for Physical Therapy school.
Attending Old Dominion University was quite the experience. My advisor was awesome - he was always readily available, and took an interest in me as a person, not just another student. I was an online student, so all of my courses were online. The professors are very knowledgeable in their chosen field, and provided me with invaluable feedback to help me grow personally and professionally. While some professors limited the amount of books for classes, or offered online articles so that students would not have to purchase books, others required that students purchase several books that were hardly read. Overall, my experience here was a very positive one, and required an amount of work that made me proud to graduate from this school. Having a Bachelor's Degree can certainly help individuals obtain employment with a better salary. Now that I am in graduate school, I can see just how much this school assisted in preparing me for the demands of such study.
Let me preface that I attended ODU back in 2007. University was fine. Most of the courses were live-streamed. The coursework was suitable and expected for the educational level. The facilities were great, as were the helpful staff. Most of the instructors were fine and well-educated; there was one, n particular, I won't divulge his identity, but he is or was in the business department, was egotistical. He didn't help students with learning material. Overall, it's a fair university to attend but do your research before enrolling.
I graduated with a 3.64, but it's like the professor wanted me to fail. I kept a 4.0 until my last year at the school. It's a cut throat university. The campus is beautiful, but the professor are not as friendly as they should be. After I graduated I still ended up with a minimum wage job and they don't help with finding an internship.
It was a good experience. I liked ODU for the most part. The campus is very diverse so you get a lot of insight from people with very different backgrounds. The parking isn't that good but I hear they are doing everything they can to fix it. The food is okay, not great.
Old Dominion University was the perfect online school for me. Reasonable tuition and my community college had an agreement with them so the credits transferred without an issue. There is no requirement to have to be on campus at all. Now I am going to continue onto my Masters degree and the education I received there will be very beneficial.
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.