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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4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros were the availablity of professors, the location of the school, and the program itself. The cons include the inabililty to take all classes every semester, i.e. some were only available during the summers session; and the cost of grad school continues to climb.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

Although ODU may not have nationwide acknowledgement and people always look at me funny when I mention I'm an English graduate, I believe wholeheartedly that the English department is one of the best in the country. We have a Shakespearean genius, a Post-Colonial expert, an American Lit pioneer, a Critical Theory specialist, and Renaissance Woman who is the most empathetic advisor ever, and so much more. We have a staff that sincerely loves English; and more than that, they love imparting that deep affection to their students. More than anything, they want us to succeed and be their future colleagues. They always treat us like equals. There isn't much information going around at ODU to help students, but this staff does their best to rectify that.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros for my graduate program include the availability of courses throughout each semester as well as the wealth of knowledge that the professors possess in their respective subject matter. The only con for the graduate program is the time that the courses are available on campus.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

decent school but lots of classes not offered when I need them
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 1977

Definitely intense but is a good fit if you're looking for a research and theory based program. Heavily online focused (most students in the program are distance).
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

The electrical computer engineering faculty are extremely friendly and helpful in terms of all things related to your academic career. As with many high-level courses, offerings may not always be plentiful - some courses may overlap with other desired courses, especially those offered only during certain semesters.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The post-professional Athletic Training program at ODU gives you great experience as an educator and researcher, and they have a wide variety of clinical sites that you can work at as a GA. It is challenging to meet all of the expectations of the program if you work at one of the out-of-area sites, simply because you cannot physically be on campus as often as is preferred. The program faculty is very willing to work with you, but you have to ask when you need help!
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros-the counseling program is very competitive because it is accredited. The teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful. The staff really want to see us students succeed in this field. The cons as with any graduate school are the limitations of the availability of certain classes per semester as well as the difficulty of finding financial aid other than loans because of being a graduate student.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: class size, alumni network, program offering.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

pros: easy to get in to quality educators cons: adviser not user friendly
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