A pioneer in distance learning and maritime engineering, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia offers its 20,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students their choice from among over 160 degree programs within six colleges. ODU embodies its motto, “Idea Fusion,” by generating $88 million in annual funding via more than 400 ongoing research projects in such dynamic and impactful fields as nanotechnology and climate change. More than 300 student organizations are available on-campus, including the Student Art League, local newspaper “The Mace & Crown,” and the Philosophy Club. And when you attend ODU, you know you’re getting quality instruction: professional and state organizations have granted professors here more than 75 Fellowships as well as 26 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards. There’s a reason ODU students are known as the Monarchs; their educational experience could be called nothing short of kingly!