Old Dominion University Reviews

3.74 out of 5 stars
(45 Reviews)
  • Norfolk (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $29,460
81% of 45 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 45 students said they would recommend this school to others
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2.4 out of 5 stars
Eli Harper - 9/5/2017
Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2008
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Okay School - 7/16/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Robert McFadden - 6/15/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stacie R - 5/17/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Ann Moore - 3/28/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2005
"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!"
3.2 out of 5 stars
Berkeley Martin - 3/27/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Lindsey Buffum - 3/5/2017
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Barron - 2/8/2017
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rachel Sadler - 9/10/2016
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2004
"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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Amy Parker Samuel - 7/23/2016
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014
"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"