Old Dominion University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.03 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 111 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 24,672 (20,101 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 65% part-time, 35% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,136 in-state; $27,840 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The Darden School of Education at ODU has been a great support for me during my application process. This Fall will be my first semester enrolled at ODU for grad school, and based on what I have experienced so far, I think I will have a great experience. This school has diverse programs, good community support, and highly qualified staff. Parking and transportation are a frequent trouble spot here, but not insurmountable. There are a lot of good reasons to go to ODU.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Highly rigorous and allows current teachers to teach full time and take classes that truly benefit their educational experience. Cons: Cost of the education.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2013

Great relationships between courses and departments, nice campus with more rebuilding ongoing, decent networking capability with surrounding industry.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The Higher Education program, while relatively new, is also fairly well-known in the Higher Education field. They have a great job placement rate, and the professors are very willing to help out. It is a growing program, and while that's a good thing it also means there are growing pains. The final comprehensive exam is one essay based on a format we learn in our first semester-and don't touch again until we have the exam. The workload is manageable. And while the campus and school in itself is very diverse-the faculty in the program are not. They all have a lot of experience in the field and are very helpful-but it is definitely something students and faculty alike have noticed within the program. They are taking steps to change this and are aware that it's an issue. The only other con is that while this is a graduate program, not many details about it were explained to us, and so some of us had confusion about what to take when. But overall I'm fairly satisfied with the program and am excited to continue on this year.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Program gets you ready for either becoming an exercise scientist or as a cardiac rehab specialist. Any other field associated with exercise science is not implemented and taught, such as strength and conditioning.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The MBA program is not offered to distance learning students, which means that I have to travel 1.5 hours back and forth to campus for classes. This is definitly a drawback.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Great school. The surrounding areas are a little ghetto, but there are some good parts. I don't have any cons for my program. The faculty, staff and students are helpful and very resourceful. They want you to learn and care about your academic well-being.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

I truly believe I am enrolled in an excellent Physical Therapy Program. It is certainly challenging, but that means that I am learning what I need and developing the appropriate skills to begin work immediately on graduating.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I selected Exercise Science and Wellness Graduate Program for the research and clinical experience. I also liked the fact that the curriculum follows the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

I love ODU campus. It is very diverse and the faculty and students are very helpful. I like the application process and the communications received from the university. The advisors are helpful in setting up your classes and other questions that need answers. Overall, I have been very happy with the process.
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