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Old Dominion University offers a strong return on your educational investment and is ranked a "Best National University" and a “Best Online Bachelor’s Program” by U.S. News & World Report.

ODU is the most affordable public doctoral university in Virginia. Professors are committed to using their expertise to prepare you to excel in your career. At ODU, you will gain the knowledge, tools and perspective to land your dream job, pursue graduate studies or launch your own business. History is yours for the making. So join us, and build your dominion of possibility.

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 Biology major

 Volunteer, Virginia Beach EMS

 Future neurosurgeon

"ODU has a really strong backing of its students. Being in class with these professors, being able to take part in their labs was really beneficial."

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 Communication major

 Food influencer and blogger

 Photographer and videographer

"[ODU Professors] really teach you the hands-on experience, especially with what I do behind the camera. And that was able to build my skill set so that when [restaurants] wanted to do video, they weren't getting an amateur, they were getting somebody who actually had hands on experience already with professionals that have been in the field."

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 Nursing major

 Army ROTC Cadet

 Future military nurse

"Thanks to Army ROTC, I feel like I would be prepared mentally, physically and academically for the career path that I've chosen and I would stand out amongst my peers because of what I've learned and have been taught here at Old Dominion University."

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 Mechanical and aerospace engineering, 2018

 Society of Women Engineers

 NASA flight controller

"It was so amazing stepping into NASA's laboratory for the first time and having the chance to work with real engineers in the field. It's an experience that you can't get in the classroom."

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Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Freshman Orientation

Welcome to the Monarch Nation! Orientation will be hosted on-campus. Events include course selection and registration, an overview of resources and a preview of campus life.