Old Dominion University (ODU) or Old Dominion is a public research university in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded in 1930 as a division of the College of William and Mary, they didn’t obtain their university status until 1969. Despite it’s relatively young status, Old Dominion as rapidly grown to an enrollment of over 24,000 students.
Old Dominion offers one of nation’s largest online distance learning courses, accounting for one-third of student enrollment. There are 60 undergraduate programs offered through satellite, video streaming, two-way, teleconference and online delivery. They also have classes designed for military personnel on deployment can take classes as well. Additionally, they are the only university in the U.S. to offer MBA programs in Maritime, Transportation, and Port Logistics Management.
It also has the 6th largest ROTC program out of 262 programs nationwide.
After competing in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) the Old Dominion Monarchs became a member of Conference USA July 1, 2013. ODU is best known for in the sports world for their women’s basketball team, having won three national championships. Along with their success on the court the Lady Monarchs basketball program made history becoming the first to award an athletic scholarship to a woman in a varsity sport in the state of Virginia. Although the football program dates back prior to 1941, their was a hiatus until the program was reinstated in 2005 and began playing in 2009. Their first season’s record was 9-2 which is the best winning record for any first year collegiate football program.
The campus has experienced significant growth in the past decade beginning with the construction of the Ted Constant Convocation Center which is now home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as concerts and other performances. The “Ted” as it is referred to by students, is the center of The University Village which consists of student apartments, restaurants and shops.
Once you are ready to research internship and job opportunities you may want to seek the help of The Career Management Center. They have an open door policy
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