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Old Dominion University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD- Faculty AccessibilityF
Useful SchoolworkD Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationD+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD+ FriendlinessD
Campus MaintenanceD+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:

Describes the faculty as:
Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

Lowest Rating
Faculty Accessibility
Highest Rating
Academic Success
She cares more about Faculty Accessibility than the average student.
Date: Nov 22 2010
Major: Accounting (This Major's Salary over time)
I transferred to ODU from TCC last year. Most of my classes didn't transfer so I now have to retake them even though the course descriptions are identical word for word. It is a nightmare trying to get ahold of anybody, nobody in the offices answers the phone and if they do the person you are trying to contact is never there.

The counselors don't care about your success, they just want you to go to ODU as long as possible. They will tell you to take classes that don't even apply to your major and then those classes won't even count as credits. When you schedule a meeting with a counselor they are always trying to rush you out the door.
My first semester I took out a loan at ODU and they didn't tell me they weren't going to automatically apply it towards my tuition, instead they let me go months without even notifying me of having not paid my tuition. They had already slapped on a bunch of fees before the time I finally got an e-mail from the school letting me know I had not paid my tuition. Now I owe them considerably more than my original amount.

The campus is extremely unsafe, I fear for my life every time I have to walk to my car after a night class. Campus security is usually nowhere to be found even though they "beefed up" security earlier this year. I am constantly getting e-mails from the school about people getting robbed on campus or nearby. The only reason I am still at ODU is because I have a lease on my apartment and I am almost finished with my degree.

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