Learning the modern way - the ODU way - isn't one dimensional. It sparks your imagination, taps all of your senses, and makes use of today's technologies. Our professors bring classrooms to life. They are the recipients of 25 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards, the highest honor for teaching in the state, and numerous other teaching recognitions. Nearly 95% of our classrooms and modern buildings are packed with 21st century teaching technology. From our award-winning Career Management Center to our study abroad, Honors College and Center for Service and Civic Engagement, learning happens in and out of our classrooms. One thing is for certain, what you learn at ODU will prepare you to succeed anywhere.
ODU professors are masters in their fields, recognized by peers, organizations, businesses, and industries across the country.
Our research teams generate $88 million in annual funding through more than 400 ongoing projects. Supported by grants from NSF, NIH, Depart of Education, Department of Energy, DoD, we've already made ground-breaking advances in five major areas, with more to come:
- Maritime Health & Systems
- Alternative Energies
- Founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of The College of William and Mary
- Became an independent institution in 1962; gained university status in 1969
- Best Southeastern College by Princeton Review
- Top 15 for Global Management M.B.A. by Entrepreneur
- Top 100 graduate School of Education by U.S. News & World Report
- 25 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Winners
Our philosophy is simple: Knowledge should be productive. Research-driven solutions that make sound business sense. Our world-class researchers are partnering with business, industry, government, and investment leaders to create answers for society's most pressing challenges. We've brought together the key components for success: Expertise, cross-discipline collaboration, public and private funding, partnerships, facilities, and experience. The result? More than $1 billion in annual impact to the regional economy.