Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution located in Hempstead, NY, that is internationally ranked and recognized for academic excellence, civic engagement, and community service. Hofstra has been consistently featured on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is the only university chosen to host three consecutive U.S. presidential debates (2008, 2012, and 2016). Hofstra is among only three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of law, medicine, and engineering.
At Hofstra, students find their pride and purpose. Like a pride of regal lions that are strong independently but even more powerful as a group, the Hofstra Pride includes every member of the Hofstra community, students, staff, faculty, and administrators, who all contribute to make the campus a great place to live, work, and learn . At Hofstra, students can belong to many prides. A student’s pride may be an athletic team, a student club, a sorority or fraternity, roommates, a resident hall community, a study group, or anyone the student connects with. Every pride has a purpose and, in turn, students and faculty inspire each other to excel in all they do, always striving to become better leaders, better citizens, better family members and better friends.
Best of Both Worlds
Hofstra's 244-acre suburban campus, which is a nationally recognized arboretum dotted by more than 12,000 trees and the University's famous tulips, is just 25 miles east of New York City and only minutes from beautiful beaches, shopping malls, restaurants, and an international airport. Students attend class in traditional ivy-covered buildings and have state-of-the-art resources at their fingertips, including an impressive library that has more than one million print volumes and provides 24/7 access to more than 100,000 full-text journals and 200,000 electronic books; the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, which has 34 Bloomberg Professional terminals; a cutting-edge converged newsroom and multimedia classroom; and the newly renovated high-tech engineering and computer science facilities, which include a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab, a cell and tissue engineering lab, a mechatronics lab, and a big data lab.
With an average undergraduate class size of just 21 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, students are given personal attention and easy access to their professors - 91 percent of whom hold the highest degrees in their field. Hofstra professors are Guggenheim Fellows; Fulbright scholars; Emmy Award recipients; prize-winning scientists; CEOs; and leaders in education, health professions, politics, and government.
At Hofstra, students benefit from large university resources with a small college atmosphere.
Hofstra holds 27 academic and 30 total accreditations. The University offers six undergraduate degrees - BA, BBA, BE, BFA, BS and BSED -- and 160 undergraduate program options. In addition, offers more than 100 - dual degree programs, which allow students to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately, saving students the cost of one or more semesters of tuition.
The University comprises the following schools and colleges: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, (The Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, The School of Education The School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, and The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics), Honors College; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science; School of Health Professions and Human Services; Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University; The Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies; and Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
The Frank G. Zarb School of Business is among only a small percentage of the nation’s business schools that have achieved dual AACSB accreditations in business and accounting, and The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication's radio station WRHU-88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University is the flagship radio station of the NHL’s NY Islanders and is the only college radio station to produce and distribute live game broadcasts. Students in Hofstra's School of Education consistently earn high marks on the edTPA, a performance-based portfolio assessment that all New York state teacher certification candidates - as well as candidates for certification in all states that have adopted the edTPA -- must pass in order to become teachers in subject-specific areas. The overall pass rate of Hofstra students of the edTPA is 91% with 52% who achieve mastery level status. The percentage of Hofstra students who pass edTPA is consistently 10+ points above the statewide average.
Nearly 7,000 undergraduate students live, work, and play on Hofstra's campus. The University offers more than 200 clubs and organizations, including 33 national and local fraternities and sororities, which provide myriad leadership opportunities; 35 residence halls, including 11 living-learning communities, which give students the opportunity to live with many of the same students with whom they are in class, as well as students who share similar interests and passions; 17 eateries, including Sbarro, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, and Au Bon Pain, as well as cafeteria-style dining that offers various stations, including sushi, vegetarian and kosher options; 17 research centers through which students can work with professors on scholarly projects in their fields of study; and 17 NCAA Division I sports, including men's basketball, baseball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling, and women's basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, field hockey, softball, and volleyball.
Students can work out in Hofstra’s newly renovated state-of-the-art fitness center, swim and enjoy the university's Olympic-sized swimming pool, visit the various exhibits at the Hofstra University Museum galleries, or see a performance at any of the six theaters on campus.
First-Year Connections is an optional program designed 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 and clusters are integrated academic and extracurricular offerings that draw together students with similar interests.
Many of the first-year clusters participate in the living-learning communities. And most seminars and clusters involve relevant, faculty-accompanied activities in New York City, 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 Prolific Study Abroad Program
Students may participate in the European Odyssey program, where small groups of students travel through Western and Eastern Europe, 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 this semester-long study abroad program, students must be in good standing, be a sophomore or junior, 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. For more information about the European Odyssey program visit, hofstra.edu/odyssey.
Other study abroad programs are offered during the January session and Summer sessions, for more information on these study abroad programs visit hofstra.edu/studyabroad.
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Area Studies Related|
|Asian Studies (East)|
|Latin American Studies|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Ecology, Evolution, Systematics And Population Biology Related|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Business Administration, Management And Operations Related|
|Business, Management, And Marketing Related|
|Finance And Financial Management Services Related|
|Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management|
|Management Information Systems|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Public Relations/image Management|
|Radio And Television|
|Radio, Television, And Digital Communication Related|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Related|
|Computer And Information Sciences Related|
|Computer And Information Systems Security|
|Art Teacher Education|
|Biology Teacher Education|
|Business Teacher Education|
|Chemistry Teacher Education|
|Drama And Dance Teacher Education|
|Early Childhood Education|
|Education (multiple Levels)|
|English/language Arts Teacher Education|
|Foreign Language Teacher Education|
|French Language Teacher Education|
|German Language Teacher Education|
|Health Teacher Education|
|Mathematics Teacher Education|
|Music Teacher Education|
|Physical Education Teaching And Coaching|
|Physics Teacher Education|
|Science Teacher Education|
|Social Studies Teacher Education|
|Spanish Language Teacher Education|
|Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering|
|Electrical And Electronics Engineering|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|English Language And Literature Related|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Classics And Classical Languages|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, And Treatment Professions Related|
|Audiology And Speech-language Pathology|
|Community Health And Preventive Medicine|
|Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences|
|Health/medical Preparatory Programs Related|
|Legal Professions And Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences And Humanities Related|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Mathematics And Statistics Related|
|Mathematics And Computer Science|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||Associate||Bachelors|
|Public Policy Analysis|
|Security And Protective Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Forensic Science And Technology|
|Econometrics And Quantitative Economics|
|Geographic Information Science And Cartography|
|Political Science And Government|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Art History, Criticism And Conservation|
|Ceramic Arts And Ceramics|
|Design And Applied Arts Related|
|Directing And Theatrical Production|
|Metal And Jewelry Arts|
|Music History, Literature, And Theory|
|Music Theory And Composition|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||December 15th||January 15th|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||618||580||660|
Tuition & Fees
Other Payment Considerations
|Guaranteed tuition plan offered||Yes|
|Tuition pre-payment plan||No|
|Tuition payment plans offered||Yes|
|Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition||
|Black or African American||8.93%|
|White or Caucasian||55.59%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.39%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.23%|
|Two or more races||2.66%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||45%|
Fall Festival, Welcome Week Club Carnival and Relay for Life
223 registered clubs and organizations
Hofstra Rock Climbing, transcenDANCE, DanceWorks, E-Sports and Student Government Association
|Cross-country Running||Division 1|
|Track And Field||Division 1|
|Cross-country Running||Division 1|
|Field Hockey||No||Division 1|
|Track And Field||Division 1|