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Old Dominion University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC- FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeC
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Unhelpful

Lowest Rating
Individual Value
Highest Rating
Academic Success
He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Dec 05 2010
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
vast majority of professors are great, top of the line in their respective fields.

unfortunately there are three things wrong with ODU which they seem unwilling to fix:

1.) treatment of students by none professor employees. the none teaching staff of ODU is extremely rude and hostile to students. the parking services are famous for how bad they will treat you. employees who work in the different offices are also very rude, every one of them. the problem of the way they treat people is so severe professors openly rant and go off on how bad they are during the lectures. you also have to go directly to the dean of a department so they can force an employee, yes they have to force the employee, to help you. imagine the worst stereo types about dmv employees? the none teaching ODU staff makes those stereo types look like sunshine.i feel bad for the professors.

2.) crime. in the past year and 1/2 there have been more armed robberies of students and professors on the ODU campus then i can remember. one student had her apartment(literally cross the street from the campus) broken into, then was shot in the leg after the armed robber, local gang member, tried raping her and was scared off by her roommate who called the police. there are on campus armed robberies by the local street gangs, assaults, theft, vehicular vandalism, sexual assault ( yes a woman was sexually assaulted on campus right outside the building she teaches in and forced into the bushes next to it), in 2009 as another example someone kept driving around the campus harassing and assaulting female students, drug dealers being arrested pushing drugs on campus next to class room filled buildings(yes this is true) and a variety of other crime related problems.

these problems have gotten so out of hand that ODU requested that the Norfolk police department use one of their old buildings to host a police station to help solve the problems.

3.0) cs330. this is a computer science class that has forced close to 1/3 of the cs students out of the department to change majors, some of which dropped out of college all together. only thing wrong with the department, unfortunately it is a required class.

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