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Old Dominion Admission Requirements

Norfolk, Virginia

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Chances of getting into Old Dominion University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
95%
Admission Difficulty for Old Dominion University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Old Dominion and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Old Dominion is 95%.  It ranks #41 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Old Dominion University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 13,024 out of 13,651 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent (SAT 960/1170 ACT 18/25). Old Dominion University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Old Dominion application fee is $50 and applications are due by Apr 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Old Dominion University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Old Dominion SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
960-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT 
87%
SAT Scores for Old Dominion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Old Dominion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Old Dominion University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. Old Dominion ranks #25 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Old Dominion University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >97%
1065 to 1170 Avg + 95%-97%
960 to 1065 Avg - 91%-95%
855 to 960 Reach 84%-91%
Less than 855 Low <84%
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Old Dominion ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
19%
ACT Scores for Old Dominion University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
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 24
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. The school ranks #26 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Old Dominion University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Old Dominion University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >98%
21 to 25 Avg + 95%-98%
18 to 21 Avg - 92%-95%
15 to 18 Reach 86%-92%
Less than 15 Low <86%
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Old Dominion GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.3
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Old Dominion University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Old Dominion. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Old Dominion University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #32 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Old Dominion accepts 95% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Old Dominion University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 12.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 24.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

68% 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 31%
Top 50% of class 68%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Old Dominion University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,596 6,055 13,651
Accepted 7,303 5,721 13,024
Acceptance Rate 96% 94% 95%
Enrolled 1,689 1,458 3,147
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
198

Applicants have 198 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Old Dominion University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Old Dominion University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Old Dominion University Application 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.

FAQs

Does Old Dominion University prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Old Dominion. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Old Dominion University?

95% of those who apply are granted admission to Old Dominion. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Old Dominion University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1170. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Old Dominion University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.