Old Dominion University Ranking, Address, Tuition Fees, Admission Requirements & SAT Scores

The Old Dominion University ranking is between 432 to 507 in the world on the University Review College Ranking List. It is ranked as a 2nd tier college in the states by the USnews, and the 505th best college in the USA by Forbes.

Requirements for Admission and Tuition Fees (Quick Facts 2014 / 2015)

The Old Dominion University tuition fees are $9,280 for in-state and $25,030 for out of state students. It is a moderately selective college accepting 76.8% of applicants. Financial aid offered totals $60 million per year, an average of $9,680 per student.

Old Dominion University SAT Scores and ACT Scores

SAT scores for admission requirements (25th-75th percentile) are Math 460 – 560, and Reading 460 – 560. The total composite SAT range for accepted applicants is 930 to 1150.

The Old Dominion University admission requirements for ACT (25th-75th percentile) are Composite 18 – 23, English 18 – 24, and Math 18 – 23.

Old Dominion University Information

Old Dominion University, abbreviated as ODU, is one of the three public universities in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, United States. It is known as one of the largest online distance learning course providers in the nation. The name was derived from one of the nicknames of the state of Virginia, “The Old Dominion,” which was given by King Charles II of England.

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA traces it’s beginnings to the College of William and Mary which was established in 1930. It had 206 students―125 males and 81 females―when it held its first classes in September that year. The following year, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, started to offer classes at the college, increasing the number of subjects being taught. Since the school was created amidst the Great Depression, it received funding from the federal government as well as from private companies. Through various donations, the school was able to expand and became able to offer full four-year courses. In 1962, the school gained independence and was renamed into Old Dominion College. With continuous expansion and the offering of graduate programs, the college became a full-fledged university in 1969, acquiring the name Old Dominion University.

Old Dominion University offers undergraduate and graduate courses through its six Colleges: Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Sciences and Honors College. The Honors College is a special college, accepting only students with above average academic performance. Each college is divided into several departments having their own fields of specification. Aside from its regular courses, ODU has a Distance Learning Program, which allows students, who can’t go to Old Dominion University, to take classes from ODU faculty through online streaming or television.

Old Dominion University has an active athletic program and belongs to the first division of the NCAA. It has produced notable athletes in various sports including basketball Olympic medallist and Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Lieberman and swimming Olympic gold medallist Lashawn Merritt. Aside from athletes, the university has also produced a number of well-known leaders in various fields such as astronaut Michael Bloomfield, US Navy Admiral William J. Fallon, Connecticut governor Jodi Rell and historian Jack Temple Kirby.

Old Dominion University Address

Old Dominion University – ODU is located at 5115 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Other colleges in the state include the College of William and Mary, George Mason University, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Virginia.

Old Dominion University Rankings and Quick Facts

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Old Dominion University Ranking in the world – Jiaotong 500 (China)
403 to 510
American Rank (Jiaotong)
165 to 197
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