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Tuition & Fees

$43,960

$43,960

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,806
Declined + 10,811
Total Received 28,617
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Private (nonprofit)

6,913

undergraduate students

4,327

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Marketing
  3. Management
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Codes

SAT 2295
ACT 2760

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
48%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
46%
400-499
9%
30-36
18%
24-29
64%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

Hofstra University, 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 11,240
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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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
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
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

 
17 fraternities 7% of male students
 
12 sororities 9% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
48%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
46%
400-499
9%
30-36
18%
24-29
64%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%

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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,806
Declined + 10,811
Total Received 28,617

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
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 $42,900
Room & board $16,790
Additional fees $1,060
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $61,750
Average Financial Aid - $27,058
Total with Avg. Aid $34,692

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,058

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,439,388
State $4,020,464
Institutional $59,942,330
Other external $987,252
Total $72,389,434

Non-need-based

Federal $410,395
State $254,645
Institutional $29,534,014
Other external $803,596
Total $31,002,650

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 Legal Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics/TESOL
Applied Mathematics
Applied Organizational Psychology
Applied Physics
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Audiology
Bilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Biomedical Engineering
Business
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Economics
Business Education
Ceramic Art
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Chinese Language/Literature
Chinese Studies
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
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 Literature
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Resources
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 Systems
Information Technology
International Business
Italian Language/Literature
Japanese
Japanese Studies
Jazz Studies
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Labor Studies
Language Other Than English/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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
Molecular Basis of Medicine
Music
Music Education
Music History
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 Finance
Radio Production/Studies
Real Estate
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Counseling/Mental Health
Religion
Rhetorical Studies
Russian Language/Literature
School/Community Psychology
Science Education
Secondary Education/Teaching
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Sports Science
Sports/Entertainment Management
Strategic Business Management
Strategic Healthcare 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%

6,913
students

Female
54%
3,742

Male
46%
3,171

Graduate

38%

4,327
students

Female
61%
2,651

Male
39%
1,676

undergraduateFull-time

93%

6,497
students

Female
55%
3,567

Male
45%
2,930

undergraduatePart-time

7%

416
students

Female
43%
175

Male
57%
241

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
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 Recommended 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 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 Canada
China
Germany
India
Nigeria
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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