Old Dominion University


Norfolk, USA

Overall Ranking

263 in US News




A public university in Norfolk, Virginia, the Old Dominion University was established as a branch of the College of William and Mary in 1930. It gets its name as King Charles II of England bestowed the nickname of Old Dominion to Virginia on account of its loyalty during the English Civil War. The university promotes the value of tradition as well as innovation to ensure the future of its students as compassionate and critically aware leaders with potential to leave an impact in the global world.

 Organised into 8 colleges and one graduate school College of Arts and Letters, Strome College of Business, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies, Batten College of Engineering and Technology, College of Health Sciences, College of Sciences, Perry Honours College, School of Cybersecurity, and The Graduate School, the university is one of the critically recognised and celebrated educational institutes with 89% of acceptance rate. 

It offers diverse areas of study by hosting over 90 undergraduate, 43 postgraduate and over 50 doctorate degree programs. Offering a vibrant campus life at all four campuses, the university serves as a home for the students hailing from different parts of the world. Its academic excellence gets reflected through courses from the programs of Gender and Cultural Studies, Modelling and Simulation, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 The average annual cost including the on-campus living cost can come around $ 40K but with various grants and scholarships offered at the university it can be brought down to $ 29K. With its main campus covering over 251 acres of beautiful land, the university remains equipped with residence halls, recreational halls, libraries, athlete centres, laboratories and conference halls. While maintaining a successful alumni network of notable alumni, it ensures a promising placement rate with personal and professional triumph for students.

About the University

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Size of Campus

251 acres

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Old Dominion University Ranking

Ranking Provider

US News


Popular Courses Offered


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management


48 months

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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering


48 months

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Master of Science in Biology


18 months

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Required Credentials

  • The Office of International Admissions examines all foreign academic credentials as a service to candidates. All papers submitted as part of the application process become Old Dominion University's property and are not returnable.
  • Official transcripts, translations, and standardized tests must be provided directly to the Office of International Admissions at Old Dominion University, sealed and stamped by the university or testing organisation.
  • The Registrar or the Principal/Controller of Examinations are examples of testing authorities.
  • Academic transcripts and course descriptions in both English and one's native language are necessary when English is not the language of instruction. Academic documents not written in English must be accompanied by certified official translations by a licensed or professional translator. The student's translations of official documents will not be accepted.

Check: https://www.odu.edu/admission/international#tab165852398370=2&done1612907281342 

Admission Process



Housing At Old Dominion

Living on campus will help you get the most out of your college experience. In their on-campus residence halls or University Apartments, there is a spot for you.

Check here: https://www.odu.edu/housing 



Leap Scholar Verdict


It has 1 graduate school providing doctoral, education specialists, master’s degrees, and graduate certificates.

The university has an acceptance rate of 89%.

Its on-campus accommodation includes 6 residence halls for the first year 8 halls for upper-grade students.

More than 150 programmes, including 91 UG, 41 PG, and 22 doctoral programmes to choose from.

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Where is Old Dominion University located?

Old Dominion University is located in Norfolk, USA

How much does it cost to study in Old Dominion University?

The average first year cost to study in Old Dominion University is INR 3143653

What is the acceptance rate for Old Dominion University?

Old Dominion University has an acceptance rate of 12.5%

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