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Hempstead, NY


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A Private University with International Distinction

Hofstra University is a top-ranked private institution located on Long Island, NY. The University has a long tradition of welcoming international students to the campus. Located just 40 kilometers east of New York City - the "capital of the world" - Hofstra promotes a multicultural learning experience both on and off campus. International students at Hofstra benefit from the American system of higher education on a private, suburban campus that is rich in culture.

Hofstra currently enrolls more than 1,000 international students who come from 88 countries. Undergraduate students can choose from more than 165 program options. The University also 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. 

With undergraduate class sizes that average only 21 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1, students are not just faces in the crowd. Students receive individual attention from professors and advisors alike. And as students pursue their course of study, they can participate in New York City-based internships at prestigious companies such as ABC, Fox News, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Disney, and Sony.

Colleges and Schools

Hofstra University comprises the following schools and colleges: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, (Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, School of Education, School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, 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; The School of Health Professions and Human Services; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Award-Winning Faculty

Hofstra University has 1,245 faculty members, of whom 485 are full-time. Hofstra professors - 93 percent of whom have attained the highest degree possible in their fields - come from around the globe. They are Fulbright scholars; Guggenheim Fellows; Emmy Award winners; and recipients of National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes for Health awards.

A Vibrant Campus

International students quickly and easily settle into their home away from home. The 98-hectare campus offers 35 residence halls, some of which are living/learning communities wherein students are grouped according to their majors or interests. There are 18 eateries on campus, 17 research centers, six theaters, a museum with two art galleries, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an Olympic-sized pool, and a 10-floor library that has more than one million volumes and provides continuous digital access to more than 100,000 full-text journals and 200,000 electronic books. The University hosts hundreds of cultural and social events each year, and is the only university chosen to host three consecutive U.S. presidential debates (2008, 2012, and 2016). And students can immerse themselves in campus life by joining any of Hofstra's 220+ student organizations, which include several clubs with specific international and multicultural themes.

Hofstra University further enhances the college experience for its international students through International Student Affairs. The office provides a variety of programs and services to meet the unique needs of the international student population. The University encourages international students to make the office one of their "homes away from home." Here, students will receive comprehensive immigration status support and learn about programs that advise on travel outside the United States and authorization paperwork for employment during their studies and post-graduation. International Student Affairs also hosts International Student Orientation, which provides new international students with information on immigration, academic requirements, and required health insurance, as well as the numerous other services and resources available at Hofstra.

Top-Ranked Athletics

Hofstra is home to 21 intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association: men's and women's basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis; men's baseball and wrestling; and women's field hockey, softball, and volleyball. The University also has a comprehensive intramural sports program that welcomes students of all skill levels.

Location & Contact

Address 100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY  11549
United States
Claire Fitzgibbon
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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American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
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Caribbean Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics And Population Biology, Other Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
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Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Radio, Television, And Digital Communication, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services, Other Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
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Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Science Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Hebrew Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, And Treatment Professions, Other Checkmark
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Financial Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics, Other Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
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Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview

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
ACT Composite 27 24 29

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
Room & board
Room only
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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

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 13.74%
Black or African American 8.09%
White or Caucasian 56.46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.34%
Asian 9.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.79%
Two or more races 2.42%
Other 3.17%


Male (45.86%)
Female (54.14%)

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 46%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Fall Festival, Musicfest and Relay for Life

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Hofstra Habitat for Humanity, Hofstra vs. Zombies, APHOS: Associatin of Pre-Health Oriented Students, HEAT: Hofstra Entertainment Access Television and HAMA: Hofstra American Marketing Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
security cameras monitoring residence hall entrances 24/7, bike patrol, motorist assistance program


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf Checkmark 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
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis 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
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No 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
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis 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 - 489
Part-time - 692
Male - 652
Female - 529
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