Learning the modern way - the ODU way - isn't one dimensional. It sparks your imagination, taps all of your senses, and makes use of today's technologies. Our professors bring classrooms to life. They are the recipients of 25 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards, the highest honor for teaching in the state, and numerous other teaching recognitions. Nearly 95% of our classrooms and modern buildings are packed with 21st century teaching technology. From our award-winning Career Management Center to our study abroad , Honors College and Center for Service and Civic Engagement , learning happens in and out of our classrooms. One thing is for certain, what you learn at ODU will prepare you to succeed anywhere.
Norfolk, VA 23529 Extended Campus Centers Peninsula Higher Education Center, Hampton Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, Virginia Beach
Tri-Cities Center, Portsmouth
1930 Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary
1962 Independent institution
1969 University status
International: 1,408 from 113 countries Alumni More than 100,000 in all 50 states and 71 countries
Part-time: 650 Student-to-faculty Ratio 17 to 1 Colleges 6
69 bachelor's degrees
55 master's degrees
41 doctoral degrees
2 educational specialist degrees
More than 50 degree programs by satellite, online, video-streaming and CD-ROM.
Total research and development expenditures total $96.2 million
Business and research initiatives contribute nearly $1 billion annually to the economy, making the University the largest generator of new jobs in the region.