Hofstra University

Campus Description

Hofstra University is a dynamic, private university where students succeed and study in more than 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs of study. The major divisions of the University provide students with a broad array of academic offerings: the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Herbert School of Communication, the Zarb School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Health Professions and Human Services, the School of Engineering & Applied Science, the Maurice A. Dean School of Law, Honors College, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

A student-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average class size of 21 allow professors to teach small classes that emphasize interaction, critical thinking, and analysis. Hofstra’s students are motivated and success-oriented, and Hofstra provides the resources they need to reach their goals: an outstanding faculty, extensive academic resources and state-of-the art facilities. Internships that take advantage of the proximity of New York City and special programs are designed to develop individual student’s interests and abilities. Hofstra faculty is one of its greatest resources. Ninety-two percent of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields. Faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching scholarship and research, and many have been recognized with the nation’s higher academic honors, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities awards, and Emmy Awards. Hofstra’s distinctive, 240-acre campus, a recognized arboretum, is located 25 miles from New York City. The campus features state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including a converged newsroom and multimedia classroom, one pf the most advanced trading rooms in the nation, six theatres and a rooftop observatory. The Hofstra libraries provide 24/7 electronic access to more than 75,000 full-text journals and 160,000 electronic books and contain over 1 million print volumes. Additionally, there are 35 residence halls, 18 eateries, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and extensive athletic and fitness facilities.

100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Toll-free 800.HOFSTRA or 516.463.6700

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Post Bachelor's, Master's, Post Master's, Doctorate, First Professional, Certificate


Varsity Sports: Women’s: basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball. Men’s: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, wrestling.

Intramural Coed: basketball, wheelchair basketball, football (non-tackle), soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball.

Club Sports: Women’s: field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate frisbee. Men’s: baseball, ice hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, rugby, soccer, ultimate frisbee. Coed: bowling, cheerleading, cross-country, equestrian, golf, pocket billiards, rifle, rock climbing, rowing (crew) lightweight, skiing (Nordic), snowboarding, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting.

Clubs and Activities

Hofstra has a vibrant campus life, with more than 287 undergraduate and graduate clubs and organizations, 19 academic clubs, 30 club sports, 28 fraternities and sororities, 4 Greek Councils, 47 graduate student clubs, 12 media clubs, 13 intercultural clubs, 7 honorary organizations, 19 performance clubs, 38 politically/socially active clubs, 48 pre-professional clubs, 8 faith-based clubs, 15 general interest clubs, 3 governance clubs, 4 service clubs. Please see http://www.hostra.edu/studentclubs to explore Hofstra's many clubs and activities.

Featured Programs

Honors College; EMBA, JD/MBA, BA/JD, BA/MD, BS/MD LEAP Programs (Legal Education Accelerated Program); combined BBA/MBA programs; online MS in computer science, online MBA, online MSEd and Certificate in Ed; BS/MS in physician assistant. More than 100 dual undergraduate/graduate programs.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 6,824 (Full-time: 2,897 men, 3,520 women; Part-time: 237 men, 170 women).
Graduate (Matriculated): 3,990 (Full-time: 1,124 men, 1,772 women; Part-time: 395 men, 699 women)
63% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
27% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 540 – 620
SAT math range: 550 – 640
ACT range: 24 – 29
SAT/ACT Special Note: Hofstra is test optional, standardized test scores are not required for most programs with the exception of home schooled and international applicants.
91% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
9% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American8.1%8.2%
% Asian9.3%7.8%
% Hispanic / Latino13.7%8.1%
% White, Non-Hispanic55.8%51.1%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.4%0.4%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1.0%0.5%
% International / Nonresident Alien5.0%16.0%
% Two or more races2.4%0.6%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity4.3%7.3%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$40,460 per year, or $1,325 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$13,330 (typical plan)
Room Only:

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- rolling, early action December 15; spring- rolling
Transfer Applications:
fall- rolling; spring- rolling

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
fall- rolling, February 15 priority; spring- rolling, December 15 priority

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript; graduation from approved HS or GED; letter of recommendation; essay; $70 fee.
Transfers: College transcript; statement of good standing from prior institution; $70 fee.
International: Secondary school transcript; essay; letter of recommendation; TOEFL or IELTS score report (if English is not your first language) or SAT or ACT exam score; $70 fee.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academics; Alumni affiliation; Art; Athletics; ROTC; Leadership; Music/Drama; State/District Residency; Minority Status