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.
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
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 hofstra.edu/studyabroad.
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|American/united States Studies/civilization|
|Area Studies, Other|
|Latin American Studies|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Biology/biological Sciences, General|
|Ecology, Evolution, Systematics And Population Biology, Other|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management, General|
|Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other|
|Finance And Financial Management Services, Other|
|Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management|
|Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods, Other|
|Marketing/marketing Management, General|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Mass Communication/media Studies|
|Public Relations/image Management|
|Radio And Television|
|Radio, Television, And Digital Communication, Other|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services, Other|
|Computer And Information Sciences, Other|
|Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance|
|Art Teacher Education|
|Biology Teacher Education|
|Chemistry Teacher Education|
|Drama And Dance Teacher Education|
|Early Childhood Education And Teaching|
|Elementary Education And Teaching|
|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/general Science Teacher Education|
|Secondary Education And Teaching|
|Social Studies Teacher Education|
|Spanish Language Teacher Education|
|Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other|
|Teacher Education, Multiple Levels|
|Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering|
|Civil Engineering, General|
|Computer Engineering, General|
|Electrical And Electronics Engineering|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|English Language And Literature, General|
|English Language And Literature/letters, Other|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Chinese Language And Literature|
|Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General|
|French Language And Literature|
|German Language And Literature|
|Hebrew Language And Literature|
|Italian Language And Literature|
|Japanese Language And Literature|
|Latin Language And Literature|
|Russian Language And Literature|
|Spanish Language And Literature|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, And Treatment Professions, Other|
|Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist|
|Community Health And Preventive Medicine|
|Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General|
|Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other|
|Legal Professions And Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Mathematics And Statistics, Other|
|Mathematics And Computer Science|
|Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Geology/earth Science, General|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||Associate||Bachelors|
|Public Policy Analysis, General|
|Security And Protective Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Forensic Science And Technology|
|Econometrics And Quantitative Economics|
|Geographic Information Science And Cartography|
|Political Science And Government, General|
|Social Sciences, General|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Art History, Criticism And Conservation|
|Ceramic Arts And Ceramics|
|Design And Applied Arts, Other|
|Directing And Theatrical Production|
|Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General|
|Fine/studio Arts, General|
|Music History, Literature, And Theory|
|Music Performance, General|
|Music Theory And Composition|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Out of state Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||November 15th||December 15th|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||620|
Tuition & Fees
|Black or African American||8.91%|
|White or Caucasian||52.73%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.23%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.03%|
|Two or more races||3.8%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||39%|
Fall Festival/Music Fest (Spr), Relay for Life and Club Carnival during Welcome Week
223 registered clubs and organizations
DanceWorks, Student Government Association , Professional Fraternity Council, Hillel and Hofstra Chronicle
Residence halls have security cameras, require card access to enter, and entrance is monitored by resident student safety representativ
|Cross-country Running||Division 1|
|Indoor Track||Division 1||No|
|Swimming And Diving||No||No|
|Track And Field||Division 1|
|Cross-country Running||Division 1|
|Field Hockey||Division 1|
|Indoor Track||Division 1||No|
|Swimming And Diving||No||No|
|Track And Field||Division 1|