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Old Dominion University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueB University Resource UseD+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsF
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Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Oct 20 2009
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
I was really disappointed with ODU. My classes are horrible. Half of the time they do not even have the classes that you are required to take. I am an international business major so I am required to study abroad and the study abroad office is horrible and completely unhelpful. I am out-of-state so it is a ton of money last year living in the dorms cost me almost 30,000 dollars.

The dorms are horrible. Everyone has bug problems. The RAs are rude and not helpful. Security is in the dorm at night but during the day you are on your own. I know so many people that had there laptops and other belongs stolen. There is AC but half the time it does not work. They even shut out water off for a few days because the said the water bill was too high. To top it off I lived in Whitehurst the nicest of the freshman dorms. After freshman year everyone gets a house no one really lives in dorms. The dorms are a lot of money and so is a meal plan. Plan on paying close to ten dollars a meal.

The campus is not safe at all. There are always stabings and shootings and the cops never do anything. There are never any parties. When you apply they say there are plenty of things to do on campus activity wise but if you are white dont plan on going to any of the activities. The only good thing is the sports, football and basketball are the shit. If you play a sport this is a good school for you cause we are not a good D1 school but yet we are D1!

The food is not that bad but there is not enough room in the cafateria so dont plan on eatting between 12 to 1 cause you will have to wait at least twenty minutes for food and then even longer for a table.

Do not plan on talking to your advisor cause they really do not care about you. You will never see them. You can choose between lecture or small classes so do not worry about that. We are in a city but it is a very small city. If you are from the north it is kinda south here so you might hate that cause I do.

Keep in mind when you read reviews of schools that general people write reviews to bash the school. I was looking at another school and got a little discouraged when I read all the reviews. If someone likes the school then they would not think to write about it online.

The best part of ODU is the new gym and the football team. But keep in mind that it is almost impossible to get tickets to a game. Also the new gym is great but they spent so much money on that that they had to drop faculty and lessen classes. ODU is trying to be like Virginia Tech so they are accepting everyone. Last year's freshman class had around 2,500 students this year they have around 5,000. Oh yeah ROTC is really big here so if you are into that then you might like ODU.

response"The only good thing is the sports, football and basketball are the shit." AMAZING grammar! Good for you - you like sports.
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