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Old Dominion University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationC+
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Not so bright
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Social Life
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Faculty Accessibility
He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Nov 26 2007
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
I did not have a good time at ODU. Almost all the students are commuters, and there are very few campus activities. I felt like the student body was extremely self concious and afraid of each other. Classes are pretty good, and I learned a lot, but the social life left me unfulfilled. I think the wierd atmosphere comes from the fact that there is a strange mix of military kids and urban black culture. There is hardly any student body unity probably because everyone is a commuter and does not feel invested in the school. The parties suck and are always getting busted, the cops are total douchebags.

Basically ODU is still a school for kids from the Tidewater area who commute to school and then go hang out with their high school friends. It would be a good school if that weren't the case.

There are clubs to join, and you can become part of an organization, but you'll probably just end up being stuck in a clique and not meeting any new people.

If you're looking for a college experience, don't go to ODU.

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