Discover YOU @HOFSTRA
Transfer to Hofstra University and discover how our dedicated faculty will help you pursue your passions in dynamic learning environments, from tailored programs in small class settings to exciting internship, research, and networking opportunities in nearby Manhattan. You can connect with the real world through experiential learning and build leadership skills by participating in service projects that give back to the community.
Hofstra is an internationally renowned university that continually earns recognition on the “Best Colleges” lists in U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske Guide to Colleges, PayScale College ROI and Salary Reports, and Forbes magazine. Hofstra has also consistently been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is the only university to host three consecutive US presidential debates (2008, 2012, and 2016).
Hofstra University offers approximately 160 undergraduate and 165 graduate program options, as well as more than 100 dual-degree programs in our diverse schools and colleges:
• Academic Health Sciences Center
- Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
- Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
- 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
As a Hofstra student, you will have the opportunity to work in cutting-edge facilities, including the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room; WRHU 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University; a Big Data lab; a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab; and a cell and tissue engineering lab. With an average undergraduate class size of 20 and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, you are encouraged to debate, discuss, and think critically in a 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.
Our athletic facilities include a 5,025-seat arena that hosts various Hofstra Pride athletic teams, an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and various athletic fields. Hofstra also offers 17 intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the NCAA Division I level.
Hofstra is home to 33 local/national fraternities and sororities, as well as more than 270 academic, media, multicultural, performance, pre-professional, religious, social/political, and sports clubs and organizations. Our students complete 100,000 hours of community service each year.
Our 244-acre campus is a nationally recognized arboretum with more than 12,000 evergreen and deciduous trees. We are also home to a nationally accredited museum with more than 5,000 works of art in its permanent collection and approximately 70 works of art in its outdoor sculpture collection.
Transferring made easy
We seek to enroll students from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations with varied interests. At Hofstra, we value the credits you’ve earned at other institutions and maximize 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.
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.