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Tuition & Fees

$39,900

$39,900

not including room and board

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,354
Declined + 11,346
Total Received 27,700
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  14

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Marketing
  3. English
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School Facts

Hofstra, founded in 1935, is a private university. Its 240-acre campus is located in Hempstead, 25 miles east of New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 10,928
Established in 1935
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Codes

SAT 2295
ACT 2760

Private (nonprofit)

6,826

undergraduate students

4,102

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
54%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
35%
500-599
52%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
58%
18-23
32%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Hempstead, NY

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Hempstead, NY

240-acre campus in Hempstead (population: 759,757), 25 miles from New York City. Served by bus and train; major airports serve New York City. School operates transportation to local supermarket, shopping mall, and bus and train stations.

Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 6% of male students
 
10 sororities 8% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
54%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
35%
500-599
52%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
58%
18-23
32%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,354
Declined + 11,346
Total Received 27,700

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jessica Eads
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 HOFSTRA
F: 516 463-5100
admission@hofstra.edu

Cost

Tuition $37,850
Room $9,050
Board $3,860
Additional fees $1,050
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $52,810
Average Financial Aid - $25,000
Total with Avg. Aid $27,810

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,000

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,120,000
State $4,420,000
Institutional $51,120,000
Other external $1,050,000
Total $64,710,000

Non-need-based

Federal $480,000
State $170,000
Institutional $22,130,000
Other external $590,000
Total $23,370,000

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Colonial Athletic Association (Division I)
Mascot
Kate and Willie Hofstra (Lioness and Lion)
School colors
blue, gold, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics/TESOL
Applied Mathematics
Applied Organizational Psychology
Applied Physics
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Audiology
Bilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Biomedical Engineering
Business
Business Analytics
Business Economics
Business Education
Ceramic Art
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Chinese Language/Literature
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Clinical/School Psychology
Community Health
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Counseling
Creative Arts Therapy
Creative Writing
Criminology
Curriculum Studies
Dance
Dance Education
Design
Documentary Studies/Production
Drama
Drama Education
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Early Childhood/Childhood Education
Earth Science Education
Economics
Educational Leadership/Policy Studies
Educational/Policy Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Education/Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics
Engineering Science
English
English Education
English Language/Literature
English Literature
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Resources
Environmental Studies
Executive M.B.A.
Exercise Science
Family Law
Family/Consumer Science
Film Studies/Production
Finance
Fine Arts
Fine Arts Education
Foreign Language Education
Forensic Linguistics
Forensic Science
Foundation of Education
French Language/Literature
Geography
Geology
German Language/Literature
Global Studies
Health Administration
Health Education
Health Science
Health Services Management
Hebrew Language/Literature
Higher Education Leadership/Policy Studies
History
Human Resources Management
Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education
Inclusive Elementary Special Education
Inclusive Secondary Special Education
Individually Designed
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Technology
International Business
Italian Language/Literature
Jazz Studies
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Labor Studies
Latin
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Latin Language/Literature
Law
Law/Business
Learning/Teaching
Legal Studies
Legal Studies in Business
Liberal Arts
Linguistics
Literacy Studies
Literacy Studies/Early Childhood Special Education
Literacy Studies/Special Education
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Marketing Research
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mass Media Studies
Mathematical Business Economics
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Actuarial Science
Mathematics/Chemistry
Mathematics/Engineering
Mathematics/Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Physics
Medicine
Mental Health Counseling
Metals/Jewelry
Molecular Basis of Medicine
Music
Music Education
Music History
Music Management
Music Performance
Music Theory
Natural Sciences
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physician Assistant
Physics
Physics Education
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Health Studies
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Publishing Studies/Literature
Quality Management
Quantitative Economics
Quantitative Finance
Radio Production/Studies
Real Estate
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Counseling/Mental Health
Religion
Russian Language/Literature
School/Community Psychology
Science Education
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Teaching
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Speech Communication/Rhetorical Studies
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Sports Science
Sports/Entertainment Management
Strategic Business Management
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability Studies
TESOL
Taxation
Teaching English as a Second Language
Teaching of Writing
Technology for Learning
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts/Performance
Theatre Arts/Production
Urban Ecology
Video/Television
Video/Television/Business
Video/Television/Film
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

62%

6,826
students

Female
53%
3,634

Male
47%
3,192

Graduate

38%

4,102
students

Female
60%
2,451

Male
40%
1,651

undergraduateFull-time

93%

6,378
students

Female
54%
3,431

Male
46%
2,947

undergraduatePart-time

7%

448
students

Female
46%
203

Male
54%
245

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

31%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 54
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Germany
India
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jennifer Christ
Associate Dean for Student & Community Development
516 463-7189
international@hofstra.edu

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