Student & Graduate Reviews
Pamula Floyd - 8/7/2014
Graduation Year: 2015
"As a nontraditional student (over age 40) that has been a stay-at-home mom for the past 20 years, ODU was helpful in assisting me to apply not only to the university but for financial aid as well. I am in my third year at ODU and I have found the students, faculty, and professors to be wonderful. They have answered all of my questions and made the entire learning process an experience that I thoroughly enjoy. And I have even enjoyed some of the perks of being a student at ODU, despite my age. Things like seeing various sporting events for free (for students) and at a discount rate for another person (my disabled son.) College may be for the younger crowd but ODU has been accepting of a diverse student body."
Shaniqua - 8/5/2014
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014
"I loved ODU. I loved the diversity of students. The people on campus were always so welcoming. There were also a lot of different degree programs to choose from. I chose to study Public Health because it is such a broad field and I can do a lot of different things with my degree. I liked the classes. Majority of the major classes are online which is nice. I absolutely love the advisors for this major. They are very helpful and knowledgeable about the Public Health field. My overall experience as an ODU was a great one. I would definitely recommend this university to future students."
Stacy Arellano - 8/5/2014
Graduation Year: 2015
"Old Dominion University is a great university to attend. It is a very diverse university that offers numerous opportunities. The business degree program has many different opportunities and career paths you may follow. The professors within the business program I have experienced have been very educated, intriguing, and understanding. Old Dominion University is a great choice to choose in following your future dreams."
Anonymous - 8/2/2013
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2009
"Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Yes! My degree was a bonus because I already had the passion for helping and educating others. I studied Human Services - Counseling & Elementary Education at the same time and which ultimately allowed to me work in a field where I used both majors at once.What advice can you offer other students?Start your research about college and take advance courses in middle school. This will help you to be at your best when competing for college entry and obtaining scholarships. With that said start applying for scholarships as early as elementary school, no amount of free money is too much. You do not want to come graduate from college with loan debts; grants and scholarships are the way to go! As far as choosing and pursuing a career, choose what is best for you, what makes you happy and choose something that you would love doing for the rest of your life. Income will always be a goal people are after, but make sure you find a job that brings you pleasure. In the end you'll be happy living a well balanced life."
Melinda G. McClain-Magee - 10/1/2012
Graduation Year: 2013
"I applied to Old Dominion University as a transfer student. I found the distance learning option ideal. As an ODU student in the distance learning program, I am able to take classes at both, my local community college and ODU. The site director provides one on one attention to students, allowing credit transfer evaluation and registration in one place. The professors teaching the distance learners are accessible by phone and email, respondng within twenty-four hours. I am very grateful for all the resources given by ODU staff that have helped me get closer to my lifelong dream. ODU is ideal for working students, older students and those looking to reinvent their lives!"