Old Dominion University

Category: Tier 2 research institution | State: VA

About Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, is Virginia's entrepreneurial-minded public doctoral research university with 24,375 students, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy. Located along the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia, the ODU campus boasts state-of-the-art academic facilities, 14 residence halls and amenities such as the Student Recreation Center. Our Monarchs can choose from over 120 undergraduate programs, over 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist and doctoral levels and a wealth of certificate and professional development programs. They learn from experts in their chosen field, as our award-winning faculty bring their real-world expertise to classrooms that foster innovation and collaboration.

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Why you should attend?

Two miles from the world's largest Navy base and within 20 miles of bases representing all branches of the military, ODU is committed to being a military supportive institution providing students the foundation that is critical to their success. ODU has developed programs and resources like our Military Connection Center to be there for our over 6,000 military affiliated students whether they pursue their degree on campus or online. Our focus will be to help you succeed from the point of admission through graduation and on to a productive career.


Top Degrees


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