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Colleges / Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About ODU

Old Dominion University is a public, state university in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. ODU was founded in 1930. The college enrolls around 23,107 students per year, including 18,375 undergraduate students.

ODU Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into ODU. ODU admitted 95% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 14,435 students applied to ODU and 13,734 were admitted.

Old Dominion University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 92%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%

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Old Dominion University is located in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, near Virginia Beach.

If you are interested in seeing ODU for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 and Interstate 264 to Norfolk, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Norfolk International.

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College Info

5115 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23529

Campus Setting: Urban

ODU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to ODU is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to ODU is Aug 1.

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ODU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1240


Math SAT Range

530 - 610


Reading SAT Range

560 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1240 and Above


1100 to 1240


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for ODU students is 1175. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to ODU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1240 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at ODU.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at ODU is like? There are approximately 23,107 students enrolled at ODU, including 18,375 undergraduate students and 4,732 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from VA and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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