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Chances of getting into Old Dominion University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.3%
Admission Difficulty for Old Dominion University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Old Dominion and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,293 out of 13,761 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. Old Dominion University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Old Dominion University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Old Dominion SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Old Dominion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Old Dominion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1080

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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Old Dominion University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >93%
1080 to 1180 Avg + 89%-93%
980 to 1080 Avg - 83%-89%
880 to 980 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 880 Low <74%
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Old Dominion ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
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 23
ACT Math 75th 24
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 #27 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Old Dominion University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Old Dominion University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >93%
21 to 24 Avg + 89%-93%
18 to 21 Avg - 83%-89%
15 to 18 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 15 Low <74%
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Old Dominion GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26
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 3.26 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 89% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Old Dominion University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Old Dominion University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,704 6,057 13,761
Accepted 6,993 5,300 12,293
Acceptance Rate 91% 88% 89%
Enrolled 1,707 1,438 3,145
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 27% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 15, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

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?

89% of those who apply are granted admission to Old Dominion. Admission competition is and the college has easy 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 980 and 1180. 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 24. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.