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Old Dominion University Data & Information Overview

457 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
96% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Old Dominion University Ranked?

#446 Best Colleges in Nation
#14 Best Colleges in VA
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Old Dominion University was awarded 457 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other mental and social health services and allied professions.

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Overall Quality

Old Dominion is ranked #446 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Old Dominion also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Old Dominion?

96% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 96%, some consider Old Dominion to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to Old Dominion submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 520 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 500 to 600 )
Old Dominion received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 20 to 27 )

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Old Dominion University Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
94% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Old Dominion University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Old Dominion University is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Old Dominion University

72% Freshmen Retention
29% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Old Dominion University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Old Dominion this rate is 29%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Old Dominion University.

Old Dominion University Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,740 Full-Time Undergraduates
55.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,622 undergraduates at Old Dominion with 14,740 being full-time and 4,882 being part-time.

How Much Does Old Dominion University Cost?

$17,204 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
$27,644 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Old Dominion is $17,204. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Old Dominion

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,335 $13,574 $16,954 $20,919 $22,857

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Old Dominion, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Old Dominion, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,911 a year. That adds up to $27,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Old Dominion is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Old Dominion Graduates Make?

$49,678 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Old Dominion make around $49,678 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Old Dominion graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Old Dominion University make the most money.

Location of Old Dominion University

Virginia State
14,740 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Old Dominion University is a public institution situated in Norfolk, Virginia. The location of Old Dominion is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Old Dominion are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: 757-683-3000

Old Dominion University Majors

65 Majors With Completions
3,994 Undergraduate Degrees
1,102 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 65 majors graduated from Old Dominion University. Of these students, 3,994 received undergraduate degrees and 1,102 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 336 $30,237
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 280 $36,782
Nursing 239 $61,928
Writing Studies 225 $32,547
General Biology 222 $28,135
Mental & Social Health Services 220 $32,167
Criminology 209 $33,849
Teacher Education Subject Specific 197 $30,133
Business Administration & Management 181 $40,791
Engineering Technology (Other) 167 $57,601

Learn more about the majors offered at Old Dominion University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Old Dominion

76% Take At Least One Class Online
40% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 17,796 students took at least one online class at Old Dominion University. This is a decrease from the 23,160 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 17,796 9,358
2019-2020 23,160 14,360
2018-2019 12,854 6,154
2017-2018 12,396 6,011
2016-2017 11,705 5,674

Learn more about online learning at Old Dominion University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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