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Why choose ODU?

89wahoo89wahoo 1073 replies17 threads Senior Member
edited August 2013 in Old Dominion University
I'm hoping to revive this forum a little. I have a 2014 S who visited over spring break and liked the campus, opportunities, and activity he saw quite a bit. Since its been about a year since anyone wrote here, I was hoping current students and perhaps some of the 2013 kids who are going to be freshmen next year might have some thoughts. What do you like best? Does the neighboring area concern you at all? Thanks in advance!
edited August 2013
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  • justice66justice66 141 replies8 threads Junior Member
    I graduated from ODU in 89 and have family and the children of friends down there now. None of the male or female students express concerns about their safety and are enjoying their experiences. Norfolk is a city and has to deal with crime on a larger scale than rural and suburban areas. I have attended a couple of homecoming and have noticed a significant campus police presence. Maybe that is why safety is not a concern. As parents, we are have concerns for our child and want the best for them. I would not let a party school representation or surrounding areas stop a dream. Sadly, I know some parents who still won’t let their children apply to Tech due to safety concerns. Unfortunately, almost all schools have had to deal with substance abuse, sexual assaults and violence on the campus.
    Wherever he enrolls, I hope he enjoys the experience.
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