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Undergrad Profile

A nationally ranked university in the heart of Nassau County, just minutes from Manhattan

At Hofstra University, students live, work, and study on a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus that is only a short commute from New York City. Our 240-acre campus is lush, green, and spacious, with ivy-covered buildings and outstanding facilities just minutes from all the adventure and opportunity the New York metropolitan region has to offer.

Best of both worlds
Hofstra University is the largest private college in Long Island, with more than 11,000 students from 49 states and U.S. territories and 66 countries.

With the top-notch resources and wide-ranging programs of a large university and the sense of community and personal attention of a small college, Hofstra is a great place for students who are looking for a traditional campus experience without sacrificing the networking opportunities, internship experiences, and cultural offerings of a bustling metropolis.

At Hofstra you will have endless opportunities for experiential learning, on and off campus. Opportunities are available to conduct research with a distinguished professor; intern with top-tier companies in finance or media, in the state Legislature or Congress; and work in our cutting-edge facilities such as the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room or WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, which was named the top college radio station in the country by The Princeton Review.

As a Hofstra student, you may choose to live and learn in one of our 35 residence halls, each with a unique flair, community, and life of its own. We also offer eight living/learning communities, which give students the opportunity to live with many of the same students they are in classes with, as well as students who share the same passion for leadership, health sciences, or the visual or performing arts.

Pride and purpose
Our students roll up their sleeves and make things happen. You will be encouraged to grow academically, as well as personally, through community service, leadership development, cultural and social exploration, study abroad, and internships on Long Island and in Manhattan.

Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university that continues to achieve recognition as an institution of academic excellence. Hofstra is consistently recognized on the “Best College” lists of U.S.News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, and Forbes.

Hofstra was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for four consecutive years, and more than 1,000 of our students served as volunteers when Hofstra hosted presidential debates in 2008 and 2012.

At Hofstra pride and purpose mean celebrating our history and traditions and challenging ourselves, individually and collectively, to use our talents to make our campus, our community, and our world a better place.

Experience is another teacher
Among the 140 undergraduate program options offered are courses in the liberal arts and sciences, business, communications, education, engineering and applied science, health professions, and human services. Additionally, more than 100 dual-degree program options are offered, giving you the opportunity to earn both a graduate and undergraduate degree in less time than if each degree were pursued separately.

Hofstra’s faculty members are knowledgeable and insightful thinkers, dedicated to providing the foundation and tools students need to succeed. With an average undergrad-uate class size of 21 and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1, everyone is encouraged to debate, question, research, discuss, and think critically in an open, collaborative learning environment. And, 92% of our full-time-faculty hold the highest degrees in their respective fields.

Hofstra University, which blends long-standing traditions with 21st-century resources, is home to both ivy-covered classroom buildings and modern, elegant facilities. On our vibrant campus, you will find technologically advanced classrooms, six theaters, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an accredited museum, modern athletic facilities, and an impressive 10-floor library that offers 1.2 million print volumes and 24/7 electronic access to more than 95,000 journals and books.

Sports, recreation, events, and activities
The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, a 93,000-sq. ft. facility,
is home to the Hofstra Pride men’s and women’s basketball teams and wrestling, and is also the site for events such as commencement, exhibitions, trade shows, televised political events, and concerts. Other recreational and athletic facilities include an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool and various athletic fields.

Hofstra hosts hundreds of social, academic, and cultural events each year, drawing together scholars, business leaders, authors, celebrities, health care professionals, politicians, and journalists from across the nation and around the world. These events help foster that connection between in-classroom work and extracurricular interests we know you’re looking for. In addition, Hofstra offers 17 intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the NCAA Division I level and more than 200 academic, fraternal/sororal, media, multicultural, performance, pre-professional, religious, social, social/political, and sports clubs and organizations.  

We offer 35 residence halls, each one with its own distinctive community. We also offer several living/learning communities, which give students the opportunity to live with students who share the same interests and, in many cases, are taking many of the same classes. In addition, Hofstra students can choose from 18 on-campus dining facilities featuring all types of cuisine, including sushi and vegetarian and kosher options.

Invest in yourself . . . invest in your future
How you get where you’re going mat
ters. At Hofstra you’ll get the experience, credentials, guidance, and support to succeed in your chosen field.

We invite you to visit Hofstra University. See the energy, focus, and drive of our students. Meet our award-winning faculty and supportive transfer admission counselors. Explore Hofstra’s beautiful campus. Get started today at hofstra.edu/visit.