Old Dominion University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Old Dominion University has an acceptance rate of 85 percent, making it generally accessible to applicants. Students with good grades and test scores have a solid chance of being admitted. If your test scores fall within or above the ranges listed below, you are on track for admission to the school. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit high school transcripts and standardized test scores. For complete guidelines and instructions, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office at Old Dominion.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Old Dominion University Description

Old Dominion University is a large, public university located in Norfolk, Virginia. The university has a 185-acre main campus, two branch campuses, and one of the largest distance learning programs in the country. Old Dominion offers 70 bachelor's degree programs with business and health being quite popular among undergraduates. The university also has one of the largest ROTC programs in the U.S. In athletics, the Old Dominion Monarchs compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 24,322 (19,793 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,750 (in-state); $26,730 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,864
  • Other Expenses: $2,975
  • Total Cost: $24,589 (in-state); $41,569 (out-of-state)

Old Dominion University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,849
    • Loans: $8,252

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminology, Engineering Technologies, English, Mental and Social Health Services, Nursing, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Sailing, Tennis, Wrestling, Basketball, Swimming, Golf, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Sailing, Swimming, Basketball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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