Hofstra University

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
55%
45%
student ratio
6,861
total students
Tuition Cost $42,900 | $42,900
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $29,000
Rolling
fall application deadline
63%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
608
sat math
614
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
27
act composite

Overview

Hofstra University

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 20 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.

Academics

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. 

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 nine 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; 18 eateries, including Sbarro, Smashburger, 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

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.


Location & Contact

100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA

Sunil Samuel

Assistant Vice President 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.
    • Japanese 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.
    • Neuroscience
      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 Statistics
      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 and Information Sciences 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.
    • Japanese
      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
    • Financial Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • 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.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Policy Analysis
      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.
    • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
      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

63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied26,808
    • Accepted17,143
    • Acceptance Rate63%
    • Enrolled6,861
    • Female Applicants16,151
    • Females Accepted10,820
    • Female Acceptance Rate66%
    • Male Applicants10,657
    • Males Accepted6,323
    • Male Acceptance Rate59%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $70
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.60
  • 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 614 570 660
    • SAT Math 608 560 650
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 24 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$42,900
    • Out-of-state tuition *$42,900
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,060
    • Room and board *$14,930
    • Room only *$10,020
    • * 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$29,000
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$31,000
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$23,000
    • Average Loan Aid:$5,000
    • Average Grant Aid:$17,000
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$20,000
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 65%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 25%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,861
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino12.97%
    • Black or African American8.51%
    • White or Caucasian55.98%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.44%
    • Asian10.45%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.5%
    • Two or more races2.67%
    • Unknown or International Student2.61%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout5.87% representing 76 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students38% 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 45%
  • 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 Yes
    • Most popular organizations Hofstra Live Action Gaming Club, Masquerade, DanceWorks, Inter Fraternity Sorority Council, Student Government Association
  • 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 security cameras monitoring residence hall entrances 24/7, bike patrol, motorist assistance program

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • 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
    • Track Yes No No
    • 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
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • 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 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 Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty1,236
    • Full-time Percentage40%
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 8,759 students to 660 faculty


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