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ODU Ranked as Military-Friendly University for Ninth Straight Year

For the ninth year in a row, Old Dominion University has been named a Military Friendly school by Victory Media. In addition to receiving a gold award, ODU has been added to the Top Ten list among Tier 2 research institutions. This designation means Old Dominion is among "the best of the best," Victory Media said.

ODU was found to exceed standards in the categories of:

  • military student support and retention
  • graduation and career
  • financial aid
  • culture and commitment
  • admissions and orientation
  • academic policies and compliance


The diverse list of programs offered through ODU's distance learning program has been a continued asset for the military population. What started as an efficient system of delivering lectures on tapes to military students at sea or broadcasting via satellite has grown into ODUOnline, which offers more than 100 programs to students across the world.

"We're particularly proud of our ability to help military members meet their educational goals," says Andy Casiello, associate vice president for distance learning. "Our consistently high rankings and high satisfaction among our military-affiliated students proves our commitment to teaching our men and women in uniform, no matter where they serve."

For more information about ODUOnline's programs, especially for military members and their families, visit online.odu.edu/military.

Old Dominion University, located in the coastal city of Norfolk, is Virginia's entrepreneurial-minded doctoral research university and has been delivering distance learning programs for 30 years. We offer more than 100 programs through ODUOnline in a variety of formats, allowing students to complete degree programs across the world. ODU serves more than 24,600 students annually by providing the same rigorous academics online and on-campus. Learn more about ODUOnline's programs by visiting online.odu.edu.

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