Tuition & Fees

$45,700

$45,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
51%
500-599
36%
400-499
3%
700-800
11%
600-699
45%
500-599
41%
400-499
3%
30-36
20%
24-29
60%
18-23
20%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,143
Declined + 9,665
Total Received 26,808
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Private (nonprofit)

6,861

undergraduate students

3,125

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Marketing
  3. Management
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Codes

SAT 2295
ACT 2760

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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 9,986
Established in 1935
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  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)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45%
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 9% of male students
 
12 sororities 11% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
51%
500-599
36%
400-499
3%
700-800
11%
600-699
45%
500-599
41%
400-499
3%
30-36
20%
24-29
60%
18-23
20%

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 and December 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

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,143
Declined + 9,665
Total Received 26,808

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

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,584

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,640
Room $10,640
Board $5,068
Additional fees $1,060
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $62,408
Average Financial Aid - $28,584
Total with Avg. Aid $33,824

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,534,971
State $4,034,009
Institutional $65,116,332
Other external $1,051,963
Total $77,737,275

Non-need-based

Federal $313,882
State $320,024
Institutional $34,244,504
Other external $947,353
Total $35,825,763

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 516 463-8000
F: 516 463-6421
financialaid@hofstra.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sandra Mervius
Director of Financial Aid
admission@hofstra.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian Sports, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey, Quidditch, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weight Lifting

Club Sports - Women's

Billiards, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian Sports, Lacrosse, Quidditch, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weight Lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Ballroom Dance, Basketball, Billiards, Bubble Soccer, Crew, Cricket, Dance, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Mixed Sports Campus Cup, Rock Climbing, Running, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Snowboarding, Step Team, Table Tennis, Tap Dancing, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Jeffrey Hathaway (men's)
Vice President And Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Anthropology/Archaeology
Applied Linguistics/TESOL
Applied Organizational Psychology
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Audiology
Bilingual Education
Biology
Biology/Cell/Molecular Biology
Biology/Ecology/Evolution
Biology/Marine Biology
Biology/Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Economics
Business Education
Chemistry
Chinese
Chinese Studies
Civil Engineering
Classics/Classical Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages/Literature
Clinical Psychology
Community Health
Community Health/Nutrition Science
Comparative Literature/Languages
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Counseling
Creative Arts Therapy
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance
Dance Education
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
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Resources
Executive M.B.A.
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Science
Film Studies/Production
Finance
Fine Arts
Fine Arts Education
Foreign Language Education
Forensic Linguistics
Forensic Science
French
Geography
Geology
German
Global Studies
Health Administration
Health Education
Health Informatics
Health Profession Pedagogy/Leadership
Health Science
Health Services Management
Hebrew
Higher Education Leadership/Policy Studies
History
Human Resources Management
Individually Designed
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Systems
Integrative Biology
International Business
Italian
Japanese
Japanese 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
Learning/Teaching
Legal Studies in Business
Liberal Arts
Linguistics
Literacy Studies
Literacy Studies/Special Education
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Marketing Research
Mass Media Studies
Mathematical Finance
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Actuarial Science
Mathematics/Chemistry
Mathematics/Engineering
Mathematics/Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Physics
Mental Health Counseling
Music
Music Education
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theory
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience
Nursing Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Therapy
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
Psychology
Public Advocacy
Public Health
Public Policy/Social Service
Public Relations
Publishing Studies/Literature
Quality Management
Quantitative Finance
Radio Production/Studies
Real Estate
Rehabilitation Administration
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Counseling/Mental Health
Religion
Rhetorical Studies
Russian
School Counseling
School/Community Psychology
Science Education
Science/Business
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Education/Science
Secondary Education/Social Studies
Secondary Education/Special Education
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Special Education/Early Childhood Education
Special Education/Early Intervention/Birth-5
Special Education/Grades 1-6
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Sports Science
Sports/Entertainment Management
Students with Disabilities Generalist/Secondary Education
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability
Sustainability Studies
TESOL
Taxation
Technology for Learning
Television Production
Theatre Arts
Urban Ecology
Video/Television
Video/Television/Business
Video/Television/Film
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Marketing
  3. Management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

9,986

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

6,861
students

Female
55%
3,768

Male
45%
3,093

31%

3,125
students

Female
65%
2,036

Male
35%
1,089

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

6,494
students

Female
56%
3,599

Male
44%
2,895

6%

367
students

Female
47%
169

Male
53%
198

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

27%

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

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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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

International Student Affairs
516 463-6796
international@hofstra.edu

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