Hofstra University: Pride and Purpose
At Hofstra University, you are encouraged to seek, shape, and discover your own educational and career path. Our dedicated faculty will help you pursue your passions in dynamic learning environments, from tailored programs in small class settings to exciting internship and networking opportunities in nearby Manhattan.
As a Hofstra student, you will have endless opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus. You can conduct research with a distinguished professor in our innovative labs—including a big-data lab, a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab, and a cell and tissue engineering lab—or intern with top-tier companies in finance or media or in the State Legislature or Congress.
Hofstra offers over 160 undergraduate and over 165 graduate program options. More than 100 dual-degree programs are also offered, giving you the opportunity to earn both a graduate and undergraduate degree in less time than if each degree were pursued separately. 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 20 and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, you are encouraged to debate, question, conduct research, discuss, and think critically in an open, collaborative learning environment.
Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university that continues to achieve recognition as an institution of academic excellence. Hofstra has 29 academic accreditations and 33 total accreditations, consistently earning recognition on the “Best Colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske Guide to Colleges, PayScale College ROI and Salary Reports, and Forbes magazine.
Additionally, Hofstra has 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).
Health programs—one meant just for you
Hofstra’s Academic Health Sciences Center comprises the School of Health Professions and Human Services (HPHS), Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
HPHS offers bachelor’s, master’s, advanced certificates, professional diplomas, and doctoral programs in areas such as Athletic Training, Audiology, Community Health, Counseling and Therapy, Exercise Science, Health Administration, Health Informatics, Health Science, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Speech-Language Pathology, and Sports Science.
The Zucker School of Medicine offers a fully integrated MD curriculum that allows students to apply medical science to the care of patients from the beginning of their medical education and throughout their educational program. The school also offers a PhD in the molecular basis of medicine, either alone or as part of an MD/PhD program in which students also complete the MD curriculum. Students may also consider the Hofstra 4+4 program: BS-BA/MD, which is open only to high-achieving high school students who apply to Hofstra as first-time full-time freshmen.
The Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies offers a Master of Science (MS) in Nursing program with tracks in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as dual-degree (BS/MS) and master’s programs in Physician Assistant Studies.
Additionally, the School of Education offers BS and MS programs in Health Education and Physical Education as well as a dual-degree (BS/MS) program and dual certification in Health and Physical Education.
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Your Hofstra education is supported by practical experiences with real-world equipment, resources, and internship opportunities—a combination that will prepare you for success as a career-ready professional.
Discover all that Hofstra has to offer at hofstra.edu/about.
Ranked in the top 26% of US Colleges | Wall Street Journal & Times Higher Education, 2023
Listed on The Best 388 Colleges | Princeton Review, 2023
Top 16% nationwide for return on investment| PayScale College ROI Report, 2022
Students planning to pursue advanced studies in health and medicine are free to major in any discipline as long as they complete the necessary prerequisites for their professional goals. However, popular majors for these students include:
• Exercise Physiology
• Health Science
Hofstra also offers the BS in Pre-Medical Studies and the BA in Pre-Medical or Pre-Health Studies with a Concentration in the Humanities or the Social Sciences.