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ODU Student Life

ODU is on a 251-acre campus in an urban setting in Norfolk, Virginia, not far from Virginia Beach. ODU has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

ODU also has fraternities and sororities.

ODU has a thriving Asian Pacific American Student Union. In fact, more students participate in Asian Pacific American Student Union than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at ODU include Student Government Association, Student Veterans Association, Colleges Against Cancer and Student Activities Council.

The ODU community comes together each year for Homecoming, Fall Involvement Fair and Relay for Life.

ODU Housing

ODU offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most ODU students live off campus. In 2021, 16% of undergrads at ODU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to ODU. There are 4,873 spots available in on-campus housing for all 19,622 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,2 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 16% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

ODU offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at ODU

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Old Dominion University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The ODU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

ODU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to ODU

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to ODU, take Interstate 64 and Interstate 264 to Norfolk, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Norfolk International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore ODU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

ODU Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

75%

Full Time

25%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

44%

32%

9%

6%

5%

2%

1%

0.29%

0.22%

Undergraduate Students

19,622

Graduate Students

4,664

Non-Resident / International Students

217

ODU Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

24,286

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,160

Out-of-State

$31,320

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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