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Old Dominion University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Old Dominion University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Old Dominion University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Old Dominion University was awarded 63 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Old Dominion is ranked #697 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Old Dominion held the #734 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 49 colleges in Virginia, Old Dominion is ranked at #24.

See all of the rankings for Old Dominion University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Old Dominion?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 86%, Old Dominion University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

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 500 and 610. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 480 to 590 )
Old Dominion received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 18 to 25 )

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Old Dominion University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Old Dominion University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much 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

Freshmen Retention Rate

Old Dominion University has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Old Dominion is 26%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at Old Dominion

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,540 undergraduates at Old Dominion with 15,036 being full-time and 4,504 being part-time.

Old Dominion Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Old Dominion is 80.35 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.35 out of 100
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How Much Does Old Dominion University Cost?

The overall average net price of Old Dominion is $15,368. 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 +
$10,618 $12,427 $16,207 $18,983 $21,138

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 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,971 a year. That adds up to $27,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Old Dominion is 5.5%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Old Dominion with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,700 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Old Dominion University

Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Old Dominion University is a public institution. The location of Old Dominion is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Old Dominion University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 70 majors graduated from Old Dominion University. Of these students, 4,039 received undergraduate degrees and 1,225 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 294 $27,100
Criminology 278 $29,900
Mental & Social Health Services 246 $30,200
Nursing 238 $58,600
Teacher Education Subject Specific 231 $27,600
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 227 $35,000
Writing Studies 213 $31,100
General Biology 202 $25,700
Management Information Systems 176 $41,200
Business Administration & Management 170 $39,200

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

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 2017-2018, 12,396 students took at least one online class at Old Dominion University. This is an increase from the 11,705 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 12,396 6,011
2016-2017 11,705 5,674
2015-2016 10,484 5,195
2014-2015 9,343 4,679
2013-2014 8,698 4,617

Learn more about online learning at Old Dominion University.

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