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Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Old Dominion University is a public institution. The location of Old Dominion is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

239 Undergraduate Degrees
96 Graduate Degrees
$37,665 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
95% Acceptance Rate

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Old Dominion University Rankings

Old Dominion is ranked #282 out of 1,633 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. Old Dominion also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Old Dominion.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#30 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#154 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Old Dominion has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#37 Best Registered Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#42 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#56 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Old Dominion University?


Contact details for Old Dominion are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: 757-683-3000

How Do I Get Into Old Dominion?

You can apply to Old Dominion online at:

Admission Requirements for Old Dominion

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Old Dominion?

95% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
Since Old Dominion has an acceptance rate of 95%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 96%.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Old Dominion submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 470 to 570 )
Old Dominion received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 16 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Old Dominion University  ( 18 to 25 )

Can I Afford Old Dominion University?

$37,665 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Old Dominion is $37,665. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Old Dominion, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,627 a year. That adds up to $30,508 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Old Dominion is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Old Dominion University Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,740 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,622 undergraduate students at Old Dominion, with 14,740 being full-time and 4,882 being part-time.


There are also 4,664 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,740 full-time undergraduates at Old Dominion, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Old Dominion University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 717
Black or African American 5,039
Hispanic or Latino 1,365
White 6,083
International Students 180
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,356

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Old Dominion University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 95 countries are represented at Old Dominion. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Old Dominion University

14,360 Took All Classes Online
23,160 Took At Least One Class Online
37.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 23,160 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Old Dominion has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Old Dominion Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Old Dominion University was $10,800 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $30,960. The following table shows how Old Dominion is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Registered Nursing #28 #61
Nursing #72 #114

Online Growth Rankings of Old Dominion

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Old Dominion University was 37.7%. This is the #432 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Old Dominion regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Old Dominion ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Old Dominion.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Administration #22
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #22
Registered Nursing #108
Nursing #162

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Old Dominion University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 239 0 49 0 288
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0 0 0 44 44
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 0 2 0 0 2
Nursing Administration 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 239 3 49 44 335


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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