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Old Dominion University
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Engineering Systems Building
Motto Idea Fusion
Type Public university
Established 1930
Endowment US$ 168.1 million
President John R. Broderick
Academic staff
Students 24,466
Undergraduates 18,965
Postgraduates 5,501
Location , ,
Campus Urban, 251 acres (101.576 ha)
Colors Slate Blue, Silver, and Light Blue               
Athletics NCAA Division I Conference USA
Nickname The Monarchs
Mascot Big Blue
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Old Dominion University (ODU) is a public university in Norfolk, Virginia. The university has about 24,125 students. It was founded in 1930. The current president of the university is John R. Broderick.

Center for Teacher Quality and Education Leadership

In 2006, ODU started the Center to "“train teachers for success in urban school environments.” The Center connects communities with ODU's Program for Research and Evaluation in Public Schools (PREPS). PREPS helps schools comply with the No Child Left Behind Act. Both the Center and PREPS are parts of the Darden College of Education.


The sports teams of the university are called the Monarchs (men) and Lady Monarchs. They have 18 varsity teams. most of which compete in Conference USA (C-USA). Three ODU women's sports and one men's sport play in other conferences because C-USA does not have enough teams in those sports to run a league. Women's field hockey plays in the Big East Conference, women's lacrosse in the Atlantic Sun Conference, women's rowing in the Big 12 Conference, and men's wrestling in the Mid-American Conference.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Universidad de Old Dominion para niños

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