Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$47,510

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
56%
500-599
31%
400-499
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
47%
500-599
35%
400-499
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
55%
18-23
15%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,728
Declined 7,697
Total Received 24,425
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Private

6,498

undergraduate students

4,306

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 10,804
Established in 1935
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

240-acre campus in Hempstead (population: 774,959), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: LaGuardia

Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
11549

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Masquerade
  • DanceWorks
  • Student Government Association
  • Hillel
  • Hofstra Chronicle

Top Events

  • Fall Festival/Music Fest (Spr)
  • Relay for Life
  • Club Carnival during Welcome Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Residence hall security cameras, required card access, CCTV, monitored entrance 24/7, bike patrol, motorist assistance program

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
91%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
56%
500-599
31%
400-499
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
47%
500-599
35%
400-499
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
55%
18-23
15%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.67

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,728
Declined 7,697
Total Received 24,425

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 77
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

97%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,611

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $46,450
Room & board $16,428
Additional fees $1,060
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,050
Total $65,988
Average Financial Aid - $5,611
Total with Avg. Aid $60,377

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, billiards, bowling, crew, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, power lifting, quidditch, rock climbing, roller hockey, rugby, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, yoga

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, billiards, bowling, crew, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, power lifting, quidditch, roller hockey, rock climbing, rugby, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, yoga

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
African Studies
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Statistics
Business Teacher Education
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Caribbean Studies
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance, General
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
East Asian Studies
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Financial Mathematics
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Forensic Science and Technology
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Hebrew Language and Literature
History, General
Industrial Engineering
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Labor Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sustainability Studies
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Women's Studies
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

10,804

total students

63%

in-state

37%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

60%

6,498
students

Female
55%
3,575

Male
45%
2,923

40%

4,306
students

Female
62%
2,680

Male
38%
1,626

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

6,156
students

Female
56%
3,427

Male
44%
2,729

6%

342
students

Female
44%
148

Male
56%
194

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 55%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

275

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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