ODU Admissions

The application fee is $50 for applying undergraduate school and $50 for graduate school at Old Dominion University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$50
Admission Informationwww.odu.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.odu.edu/admission/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 89.33% and yield is 25.58%. 6,057 men and 7,704 women applied to ODU and 5,300 men and 6,993 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,438 men and 1,707 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants13,7616,0577,704
Admitted12,2935,3006,993
Enrolled3,1451,4381,707
Acceptance Ratio 89.33%87.50%90.77%
Yield 25.58%27.13%24.41%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 2,085 students (86% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 399 students (17%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 600 and 25th percentile is 500. The SAT Math score is 580 (75th) and 480 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 71 (75th percentile) and 71 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500600
SAT Math480580
ACT Composite1824
ACT Math1724
ACT English1623
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Old Dominion University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

ODU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). Next table summarizes Old Dominion University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see ODU online application page .
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ODU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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