Once you step on campus, you feel it: A close-knit community, rich tradition and lasting friendships being made. But those aren’t the only reasons to consider pursuing your degree with ODU.
U.S. News & World Report ranked ODU in the top tier of Midwestern universities in its 2016 list based on our freshman retention rate, average graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio and other factors.
With 92 percent of undergraduate classes having fewer than 30 students, our class sizes allow for personal interaction with your professors.
As a Catholic liberal arts university, ODU encourages you to pursue a meaningful education that fuels your intellectual and spiritual curiosity.
Choose from 40 undergraduate majors.
ODU’s 4 + 1 Program allows high-achieving students to earn their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five academic years.Request More Information
Travel for a few weeks or a full semester while earning credit in your major. ODU offers two types of life-changing study abroad experiences.Connect With Us
We offer six different merit scholarships of up to $30,000 per year that are renewable for up to four years for qualified students.Take the Next Step
Our beautiful, 75-acre campus feels “away from it all,” and yet we’re minutes from the heart of downtown Columbus with plenty of opportunities for outreach and community enrichment through our service programs.
Student organizations and campus activities at ODU provide events that relate to areas of academic interest as well as to student government, cultural exploration, media, athletics, social interaction, honorary clubs, and religion and service organizations.
ODU’s housing and dining facilities provide students with the comfort, services and flexibility to support their academic success. Five residence halls serve the needs of students with single and double-person rooms. Our dining services offer you variety and convenience.
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