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Old Dominion University

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1930
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 15,464
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $9,398,278
Admissions Address

5115 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23529



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: March 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Alice McAdory
Admissions office telephone: (757) 683-3685
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 15
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://admissions.odu.edu/undergraduate.php Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 69%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 76%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 66%
Total applicants: 7,350
Total acceptances: 5,088
Total freshman enrollment: 2,100
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 38%
Male applicants: 3,223
Male acceptances: 2,304
Male freshman enrollment: 971
Female applicants: 4,127
Female acceptances: 2,784
Female freshman enrollment: 1,129
Out-of-state freshmen: 12%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 14%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 46%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 87%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 67%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 83%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 570
Math: 490 – 580
Combined: 970 – 1150

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.4% 2.5%
600-699 15.5% 19.2%
500-599 49.7% 49.1%
400-499 32.6% 28.6%
300-399 0.8% 0.6%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 19%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 22
Math: 17 – 23
Composite: 19 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.2% 2.3% 1.0%
24-29 16.4% 17.5% 21.6%
18-23 69.1% 56.6% 49.8%
12-17 13.2% 21.8% 27.7%
6-11 0.0% 1.8% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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