Old Dominion University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 109 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 24,322 (19,793 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 65% part-time, 35% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,904 in-state; $29,976 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: supportive, flexible, and approachable faculty; assignments are pertinent to the course; overall cost of program is less than others. Cons: program is still expensive; have to find your own preceptor for clinicals; the campus has had serious student safety issues/high crime rates in the surrounding area.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Great program small class so allows for more time with professors. Get to know everyone well. Would recommend to anyone!
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

Graduate program supports part time and full time students the commute is a little harsh but worth it
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017

I love Old Dominion University. I am a distance learner but I have visited the campus and was treated like a Monarch! I have zero complaints!
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Convenient asynchronous class. The opportunity to participate in class and with your professor and classmates from the comfort of your home
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently a graduate student pursuing my masters in higher education with a concentration in student affairs. My overall experience at my institution has been favorable.
1.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2013

The ODU Physics Department has an excellent graduate program. If Dr. Delayen is your advisor, you don't even need to study! Just show up for the qualifier and you'll pass automatically. Research is just as easy. Design an SRF cavity and get your PhD. Simple.
1.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2011

ODU is in a great area and provides a lot of opportunity to network in the career field. They have been in the news frequently for crimes near or on campus but do have a partnership with the city police. As with most education programs, nothing much that you learn in the classroom efficiently prepares you to be in a classroom on your own as a teacher. I regret following the advice of my counselor and majored in Interdisciplinary Studies (to be knowledgeable in multiple areas). Now wanting to switch careers, I have a MS. Ed that's useless. It would have been wiser to major in a specific content area for my bachelors before pursuing the MS. Ed to make me more marketable.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that the academic rigor of the program compels me to study without causing too much concern over my GPA or the letter grade I receive in a course. I feel that the material we are learning is mostly useful in clinical practice and that the main goal of the academic environment focuses on learning and understanding the material instead of earning a certain grade. I have had excellent opportunities for clinical internships as well as many opportunities throughout the semester to work with patients, either standardized or volunteer. The academic rigor and environment as I explained are definitely pros. Most of my cons have to do with the surrounding area, for instance safety and transportation, and also maybe student diversity.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015

Faculty are extremely successful and research driven. Many of them work at Jefferson Lab most of the week and are inaccessible to those taking first year classes except around class time.
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