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Hempstead, NY


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Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a diverse, dynamic community where you can pursue your passions, with a greater purpose. Our classes are small, and our programs are tailored to empower students to seek, shape, and discover their own educational and career path.

Live, work, and play on a suburban campus with landscaped quads and ivy-covered buildings that’s less than an hour by train from New York City, with its countless cultural, recreational, and internship opportunities.

Build leadership skills through varied clubs, organizations, and service projects. Our students log 100,000 volunteer hours every year, and Hofstra has been recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years.

Hofstra University is internationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and PayScale College ROI and Salary Reports. We are the only university chosen to host three consecutive U.S. presidential debates (2008, 2012, and 2016) and one of only three universities in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of engineering, medicine, and law.

Our more than 10,000 students come from 51 states and territories and 88 countries, but they share an entrepreneurial spirit, a curiosity about the world, and a desire to make a difference. At Hofstra, you will be challenged, you will be supported, you will discover your best self. You will be a world changer.

Best of Both Worlds

Hofstra is a global community just 25 miles east of Manhattan. Our 244-acre campus is a nationally registered arboretum with 75 outdoor sculptures that blooms with thousands of tulips every spring.

The Hofstra libraries contain over 800,000 volumes and provide 24/7 online access to more than 100,000 full-text journals and 200,000 electronic books. 

Students attend class in traditional ivy-covered buildings and connect with the real world through experiential learning. Students have access to cutting-edge facilities, including the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room; WRHU-88.7FM Radio Hofstra University; a Big Data lab; a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab; a cell and tissue engineering lab; and a Cybersecurity and Innovation Resource Center.

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 - 93 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 29 academic and 33 total accreditations. The University offers six undergraduate degrees - BA, BBA, BE, BFA, BS and BSED -- and 165 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: 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), Hofstra University Honors College; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science; Academic Health Sciences Center (Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies; School of Health Professions and Human Services; and Maurice A. Deane School of Law.

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 serves as 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.

Campus Life

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

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

Study abroad programs are offered in Europe, Asia, South America, and more. Students can explore the world while enhancing their college experience and earning course credits. Learn more at

Location & Contact

Address 100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY  11549
United States
Contact Sunil A. Samuel
Assistant Vice President of Admissions
Phone: 516-463-6700
Fax: 516-463-5100

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
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Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements: Proof of degree, TOEFL required for international students

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported February 1st Yes
Other early decision plan December 15th January 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 622 580 660
SAT Math 626 580 680
ACT Composite 27 25 30

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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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 Employees

Financial Aid

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100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 13.17%
Black or African American 9.45%
White or Caucasian 54.88%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.34%
Asian 11.81%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 2.92%
Other 1.86%


Male (44.98%)
Female (55.02%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 43%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Fall Festival/Music Fest (Spr), Relay for Life and Club Carnival during Welcome Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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223 registered clubs and organizations
Most popular organizations:
Masquerade, DanceWorks, Student Government Association, Hillel and Hofstra Chronicle

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
Residence hall security cameras, required card access, CCTV, monitored entrance 24/7, bike patrol, motorist assistance program


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 485
Part-time - 760
Male - 639
Female - 606
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