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Admission & Financial Aid

You're now ready to expand your modern mind. If you see possibility around every corner and know that knowledge and experience are the roads to success, then ODU is ready for you. We look at what you bring to the table as an individual. Grades and test scores are part of the equation, but so are all of the other experiences you've had so far-sports, student organizations, community service involvement, world travel and anything else you think has added to your general knowledge.

Undergraduate Admission

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A diverse student body learning alongside award-winning faculty in 69 undergraduate programs. We invite you to live, learn and engage with a vibrant local community that is as "unique" as your interest - A place you can call home. This is Old Dominion University.

Graduate Admission

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At ODU, graduate students engage in small classes with dedicated faculty who are professionals in their fields. Each of our graduate programs offer challenging courses as well as excellent research opportunities.

International Admission

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Adjacent to Norfolk's urban center, Old Dominion University is a state assisted, regionally accredited doctoral research institution, enrolling an international student and scholar population of over 1,100.

Military Admission

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Many high-ranking military service members chose Old Dominion University as their university of choice and credit its innovative academic programs and dedicated faculty as integral to their educational and career successes.


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Whatever the reason, if you had to stop taking classes at ODU and you left in good academic standing, we encourage you to come back and finish your degree. Students who have previously attended ODU and have not taken classes for longer than one year must complete the reactivation process.

Non-Degree Admission

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Old Dominion University offers non-degree admission for visiting students or those interested in receiving a licensure. As a non-degree student, you can further your education without being committed to a degree program.

Financial Aid

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Over half the students attending ODU get financial help from one source or another, including federal and state grants, scholarships, educational loans, or through college work-study programs.

Costs & Tuition

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ODU charges a "per credit" tuition rate. There are additional fees and charges depending on academic standing, housing arrangements and other factors. Learn about these costs and associated fees and access tools such as cost and net-price calculators.