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Old Dominion University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,520 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 52 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $123,500)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $99,195)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 13 23 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 24 Yes -
Football 95 - - -
Golf 11 7 - -
Lacrosse - 31 Yes -
Rowing - 40 Yes -
Sailing 9 20 - -
Soccer 26 26 Yes -
Swimming and Diving 25 34 - -
Tennis 7 8 - -
Wrestling 26 - - -
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 20.5%
Hispanic 3.6%
Non-resident alien 3.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 62.4%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 39
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 34
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Krystal from Newport News, VA
  • 2
  • Too many students and too little dorms. University Village is the best dormitory its beautiful, own room, loads of space, full kitchen. However, if you actually want to pass, many…

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  • Betty from Galax, VA
  • 1
  • I will not be attending the University Campus as I live over 400 miles away. I am excited about the Distance Learning program that is partnered with our local community…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Brandee from Chesapeake, VA
  • I am a current student here

    The food on campus is great, we have an array of fast food spots in the main hall as well as a cafeteria. There are also a couple of restaurants along the strip on one side of the campus as well as gas stations that are open late night.

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  • 4
  • martina from virginia beach, va
  • I am a current student here

    a cafeteria is available with several different meal plans. on campus there is also a variety of restaurants and cafes, providing students with several different options without having to leave campus.

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  • 3
  • Danielle from Boyertown, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Many different types of bars, restaurants, coffee shops etc. From American to Thai to Vietnamese to Indian, and of course the best seafood and southern comfort food.

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  • 3
  • Sasha from Richmond, VI
  • I am a current student here

    Cafe 1201 is my favor due to the size so their is more options. Honestly speaking, I wish the menu could be switched up a little better and offer more varieties.

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  • 3
  • Maliqua from Norfolk, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Though there is a wide variety of food places on campus, the selection can be a bit tiring after a while- especially at the Cafe. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you might want to utilize the school's bus service and visit the supermarket on the weekends for fresh fruits and veggies.

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  • 4
  • Ashley from Norfolk, VI
  • I am a current student here

    I have an off campus meal plan and it definitely helps students who live off campus integrate more with the students who live directly on campus. It's not the best food, but it's tolerable.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • anthony from ashburn, va
  • I am a current student here

    there are a lot of fraternities and sororities, some good not so good, but the ones that i went to were always open and welcome to all.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous from Norfolk, VA
  • I am a current student here

    The Greek life is nothing like it is proclaimed to be. They are made out to seem like they provide family and true friendships when in reality, you're thrown into a group of friends who really have nothing in common with you. With the dues the organizations charge, the only students who can really participate are those who are privileged and have massive parental support. For those putting themselves through college there is really no way to be a part of it. Those who join Greek Life seem to be pretentious and snobby, however they do seem to advocate for it and preach that it has changed their life. However, once you look into the inner workings of Greek Life you realize that they are required to do so and it is all a giant recruitment act. Fraternities and Sororities require members to pay their dues and keep their chapter large, so recruitment is a necessity that is a lot like being a salesperson. Being in Greek life pretty much means paying for friends that have nothing in common with you, in order to maintain a sense of dominance in a social hierarchy that only makes you seem pretentious and empty. At Old Dominion specifically, Greek Life is weak compared to other larger schools, and chapters aren't allowed to have fraternity houses.

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