Old Dominion Admission RequirementsNorfolk, Virginia
Chances of getting into Old Dominion University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Old Dominion and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,600 out of 13,335 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 62 percent. Old Dominion University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT87%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1200 and Above||Good||>92%|
|1095 to 1200||Avg +||87%-92%|
|990 to 1095||Avg -||80%-87%|
|885 to 990||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 885||Low||<70%|
Old Dominion ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT19%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>92%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||87%-92%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||80%-87%|
|15 to 18||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 15||Low||<70%|
Avg. High School GPA3.26
Typical High School GradesB
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. The school ranks #32 in Virginia for highest average GPA. 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 87% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
75% of Old Dominion University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||30%||27%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Old Dominion University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
87% of students submit their SAT scores to Old Dominion. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
87% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1200. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.