Founded in 1930, Old Dominion University is a public university located on a 188-acre campus in urban Norfolk, Va. The undergraduate enrollment at Old Dominion is 18,253, with an additional 5,500 graduate students enrolled there. Old Dominion’s 1,400 international students hail from 113 different countries. With a population that large, Old Dominion employs 722 full-time and 500 part-time faculty members, and the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.
There are six colleges at Old Dominion: Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Sciences, and the Honors College. Students can take advantage of the university’s 69 different majors, and Old Dominion offers graduate students master’s degrees in 56 different areas of study, and doctoral degrees in 41 different subjects. The most popular majors among undergraduates are criminology, business marketing, multi-interdisciplinary studies, health professions, English, psychology, and general studies.
If you prefer to take courses online, Old Dominion offers more than 50 degree programs through distance learning via satellite, online, video streaming and CD-ROMs.
Old Dominion is also known for its comprehensive study abroad program. Semester-long and year-long programs are offered to students in Australian, Denmark, Japan, Korea, Mexico and England. These programs place students with local host families while they study at such institutions as Kansai-Gadai University in Osaka, Japan, or Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. Summer and spring break programs, led by faculty, can include a cultural geography trip to Bolivia, Peru and the Amazon, or a study of the Italian Renaissance in Florence and Rome, Italy.
Student academic services include services for students with disabilities, evening and early morning classes, a learning center, tutoring, English as a Second Language, an honors program, a writing center, independent study, internships, student-designed majors, and a weekend college.
Old Dominion’s libraries, the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, the F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room, and the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library, containg more than 3 million books, government publications, journals, recordings, musical scores, and maps.
The Career Management Center at Old Dominion helps students find and obtain internships and jobs. Located in the Batten Arts and Letters building and the Webb University Center, the walk-in center helps students with questions about jobs, internships, resumes, and interviewing. The center also holds mini-seminars and job fairs. Students who want to meet with an advisor can make appointments online, over the phone, or in person.