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Hofstra University

  • Hempstead, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 53%47%
    student ratio
  • 6,826
    total students
  • $37,850 | $37,850
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 59%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 582
    sat math
  • 568
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

Largest Private College on Long Island, New York

Hofstra University, founded in 1935, is Long Island, New York's largest private college. The university offers about 140 undergraduate programs, small class sizes of 22 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 14 to 1, and all of the cultural and career opportunities of New York City at its beautiful 240-acre campus. Exceptional library resources, extensive wireless internet access, and state-of-the-art classrooms, learning, and laboratory facilities are a few of the many resources available to students.

Hofstra holds 23 accreditations, including the American Bar Association (ABA), the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

Multitude of Undergraduate Offerings

The 12,100 undergraduate and graduate students attend classes in one of 8 colleges and schools at HU: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; School of Communication; School of Education, Health, and Human Services; School of Law; School for University Studies; Honors College; and Hofstra University Continuing Education.

There is also a proposed 9th school, Hofstra University School of Medicine in Partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System. Once established, the School of Medicine in Partnership with North Shore-LIJ Heath System will be the first allopathic (MD) medical school on Long Island in more than 35 years.

Hofstra's Zarb School of Business is one of the nation's only programs with dual AACSB accreditations in business and accounting.

The School of Law at Hofstra was one of the first schools in the country to embrace clinical education and goes beyond teaching students the doctrine and analysis of law, by preparing students to practice law upon graduation.

A Passionate Faculty

1,180 faculty members teach at Hofstra University and range from Emmy Award winners to elite scientists, with 91 percent of full-time faculty members holding the highest degrees in their fields. Virtually all faculty members teach undergraduate classes, a practice which sets HU apart from many other colleges. The Hofstra faculty is composed of writers, artists, scientists, scholars, and professionals, many of whom partake in research in their fields while encouraging students to adopt their passion for the subject they teach.

Making Important Connections as a First Year Student

Hofstra University recognizes the importance of making connections with fellow students and faculty from the beginning of a student's first year at the school. Therefore Hofstra has designed seminars and clusters to introduce students to the academic and social life on campus while satisfying many of the general education requirements for all majors.

First-year seminars are courses limited to 15 students which allow them to interact with faculty members who may later become their advisers once students choose their major. Seminars are designed to fit a wide variety of interests ranging from legal studies to hip-hop.

First-year clusters are 3 courses grouped around a common theme, such as Fairy Tale in Literature and Film or The Psychology and Philosophy of Everyday Life. Students attend all 3 courses with the same classmates thereby promoting the development of new friendships to aid in making the students feel more at home at the school and to help create study groups.

Many of the first-year clusters participate in the "living/learning communities" which allow students participating in a cluster to live together in the Netherlands First-Year Complex. Through these communities, students are exposed to a diverse and supportive environment which promotes social well-being and academic excellence.

Seminars and clusters often involve activities located in New York City since Hofstra feels that all students should be comfortable navigating the city. Faculty members accompany students to events held in New York City that are relevant to their courses, such as visits to government offices for students involved in political clusters, trips to museums and laboratories for science seminars, and theatre performances for dance and drama clusters.

A Wide Variety of Social, Athletic, and Cultural Activities

Hofstra University offers more than 170 student clubs and organizations, including academic, media, performance, political, pre-professional, religious, social, multicultural, and sports clubs, as well as nearly 30 local and national fraternities and sororities. Hofstra is one of only 276 institutions nationwide to support a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Hofstra's Office of Student Leadership and Activities was created to help students become more involved with campus events and strives to insure that students receive the most out of their college experience by becoming well-rounded individuals. Hofstra offers something for everyone by providing more than 500 cultural events per year such as concerts, workshops, lectures, cultural programs, conferences, seminars, socials, and dance parties.

Hofstra also provides 17 varsity sports, 8 for men and 9 for women, including basketball, golf, tennis, and cross-country, with all sports competing at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association.

A Prolific Study Abroad Program

Students may also participate in one of three unique "Odyssey" programs, where small groups of students travel through Europe, Mexico, or Italy, while studying with Hofstra faculty. During these journeys, students study the culture, history, economics, and politics of the countries they visit.

To be eligible for the study abroad program, students must be in good standing, be a sophomore or junior classman, have some proficiency in the language, have a valid passport, complete all prior academic coursework, submit a medical form to the appropriate program director, and have health insurance that extends outside of the United States. The programs can last for either a semester or an entire academic year.


Location & Contact

100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA

Sunil Samuel

Director of Admissions

Phone: 516-463-6700
Fax: 516-463-5100
Email: admission@hofstra.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Area Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Caribbean Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business, Management, and Marketing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance and Financial Management Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Labor Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Manufacturing Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English Language and Literature Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hebrew
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Statistics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Applied Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Directing and Theatrical Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

59% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied27,700
    • Accepted16,354
    • Acceptance Rate59%
    • Enrolled6,826
    • Female Applicants15,990
    • Females Accepted9,480
    • Female Acceptance Rate59%
    • Male Applicants11,710
    • Males Accepted6,874
    • Male Acceptance Rate58%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
      Proof of degree required for all; TOEFL required for international students
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.51
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 568 520 610
    • SAT Math 582 530 620
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 25 23 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$37,850
    • Out-of-state tuition *$37,850
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,050.00
    • Room and board *$13,510.00
    • Room only *$9,050.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredYes
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,826
    • Male Student Percentage47%
    • Female Student Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino12.7%
    • Black or African American8.6%
    • White or Caucasian58.71%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.24%
    • Asian7.88%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.82%
    • Two or more races2.68%
    • Unknown5.63%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.74% representing 54 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students35% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 47%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Hofstra's Habitat for Humanity, Association of Pre-Health Orientated Students, Hofstra vs. Zombies, Inter Fraternity Sorority Council, She's The First
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other residence halls - security cameras/card access to entry (monitored 24/7); bike patrol; and motorist assistance program

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No Yes
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No Yes
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,123
    • Full-time Percentage44%
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 8,869 students to 643 faculty


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