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Freshman Dates and Deadlines

Fall - Early Action
December 1
Fall - Regular Decision February 1
Spring October 1
March 15

By now you know that ODU is built for a student who thrives in the modern world, who sees possibility around every corner and knows that knowledge and experience are the roads to success. If this sounds like you, then we're ready for you. That means we look at what you bring to the table as an individual. Grades and test scores are part of the equation, but so are all the other experiences you've had so far - sports, student organizations, community service involvement, world travel, and anything else you think has added to your general knowledge. Tell us.

Application Process

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Getting started early on your college search will help you get through the application process in a timely manner.

Costs & Financial Aid


The costs and financing of your education are critical pieces of putting together your university experience. Learn more about ODU's tuition, fees and available financial aid.


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ODU professors bring classrooms to life, transporting you across continents, taking you through time, and unlocking new worlds with you.

Rich Campus Community

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On one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia, there is no end to the fascinating mix of stories you'll hear, people you'll meet, and the interests you'll share. Those interests are reflected in the more than 300 clubs and organizations on campus open for discovery.

Living on Campus

Roommates Chat

Moving out of the house onto campus is a big step, but Housing & Residence Life is fully prepared to make your transition as smooth as possible. ODU offers resident students a variety of living options, from traditional dorm-style residence halls to your very own on-campus apartment. Living on campus definitely has its perks.