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Old Dominion Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Old Dominion University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.7%
Admission Difficulty for Old Dominion University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Old Dominion and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,566 out of 11,159 applicants were admitted making Old Dominion University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Old Dominion University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Old Dominion SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Old Dominion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Old Dominion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Old Dominion University?

Old Dominion University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Old Dominion University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >91%
1165 to 1270 Avg + 86%-91%
1060 to 1165 Avg - 78%-86%
955 to 1060 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 955 Low <68%
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Old Dominion ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Old Dominion University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Old Dominion University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Old Dominion?

Admission data indicates that Old Dominion regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Old Dominion University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Old Dominion University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >92%
21 to 25 Avg + 86%-92%
18 to 21 Avg - 80%-86%
15 to 18 Reach 71%-80%
Less than 15 Low <71%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Old Dominion University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Old Dominion University was 3.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.26 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Old Dominion accepts 86% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Old Dominion University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 23% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

75% of Old Dominion University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Old Dominion University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Old Dominion University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,080 5,079 11,159
Accepted 5,266 4,300 9,566
Acceptance Rate 87% 85% 86%
Enrolled 1,570 1,368 2,938
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 32% 31%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Old Dominion University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Old Dominion University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Old Dominion University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232982 IPEDS survey data for Old Dominion University.