Transfer Profile

Transfer to Hofstra University—a Move in the Right Direction

At Hofstra students live, work, and study on a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus that’s only 25 miles east of Manhattan. Our 244-acre suburban campus is lush, green, and spacious, with ivy-covered buildings and cutting-edge facilities, just minutes from all the adventure and opportunity New York City has to offer.

Best of both worlds
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.

Hofstra students have endless opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus. Students may conduct research with a distinguished professor in our innovative labs on campus, including a big data lab, a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab, and a cell and tissue engineering lab; intern with top-tier companies in finance or media, in the state Legislature or Congress; or work in our cutting-edge facilities such as the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, equipped with 34 Bloomberg terminals, or WRHU-88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University, one of the top college radio stations in the country, according to The Princeton Review (Best Colleges 2015–2017).

As a Hofstra student, you can 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 nine 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 with whom they may share a passion for leadership, health sciences, or the visual or performing arts.

Hofstra rising
Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university that continues to earn recognition as an institution of academic excellence. Hofstra maintains 25 academic accreditations and 28 total accreditations, including consistent recognition on the Best College lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske Guide to Colleges, Washington Monthly, and Forbes magazine.

Hofstra has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for eight consecutive years (2008–2015) and is the only university to host US presidential debates in three consecutive election cycles (2008, 2012, and 2016).

A program meant for you
Hofstra offers six undergraduate degrees with approximately 160 undergraduate program options. More than 100 dual-degree program options are also offered, giving students the opportunity to earn both a graduate and undergraduate degree in less time than if each degree were pursued separately. Choose from nationally recognized programs within our diverse schools and colleges:
• Academic Health Sciences Center
- Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant
- Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
- School of Health Professions and Human Services

•Frank G. Zarb School of Business
•Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science
•Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy, and International Affairs
- School of Education
- School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
- School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

•Honors College
•Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
•Maurice A. Deane School of Law
•Hofstra University Continuing Education

All classes at Hofstra are taught by distinguished faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service. With an average undergraduate class size of 21 and a student-faculty ratio of
14:1, Hofstra challenges and encourages students to debate, question, conduct research, discuss, and think critically in an open, collaborative learning environment.

More than academics
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 the connection between in-classroom work and extracurricular interests.

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 team. It is also the site for events such as commencements, exhibitions, trade shows, televised political events, and concerts. Other recreational and athletic facilities include an indoor, Olympic-size swimming pool; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and various athletic fields. In addition, Hofstra offers 17 intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the NCAA Division I level; 27 local/national fraternities and sororities; and more than 200 academic, media, multicultural, performance, pre-professional, religious, social/political, and sports clubs and organizations.

We make transferring easy
At Hofstra we value the credits you’ve earned at another institution, and we have maximized the transferability of your credits. To simplify the transfer process, we give our students greater flexibility in fulfilling general education requirements with previously completed course work. Generally, courses in which you’ve received a grade of at least a C- may be transferred to Hofstra. Usually, if a course you’ve taken at another institution is comparable to a course offered at Hofstra, you will receive credit. Learn more at

Applying to Hofstra
Hofstra University seeks to enroll students from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations with varied interests. While we consider transfer candidates on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply early, especially if you are interested in on-campus housing and available scholarships. A preliminary credit evaluation is completed after acceptance and prior to registration. We offer comprehensive academic advising prior to course registration as well as throughout your Hofstra experience. Hofstra’s application process provides many opportunities for an applicant to share information that may not be apparent on a transcript or through a test score. Go to for information about the admission process, or go to to schedule a campus visit today!