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Undergrad Profile

A nationally ranked university in the heart of Nassau County, just minutes from Manhattan

At Hofstra University 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
Hofstra offers the resources and advantages of a large university but the atmosphere of a small college. With an average undergraduate class size of 21 and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, students benefit from easy access to their professors. Our students choose from 155 undergraduate program options in humanities, and fine and performing arts; mathematics and natural sciences; government, public policy, and international affairs; health professions and human services; honors studies; business; communication; education; and engineering and applied science. Additionally, more than 100 dual-degree program options are offered, giving you the opportunity to earn both a graduate and undergraduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately. Hofstra’s libraries contain over one million print volumes and provide 24/7 online access to more than 75,000 full-text journals and 160,000 electronic books. Our campus is home to a nationally accredited museum, 35 residence halls, 18 eateries, and six theaters.

Pride and purpose
Our students roll up their sleeves and make things happen. You will be encouraged to grow academically, as well as personally, through community service, leadership development, cultural and social exploration, study abroad, and internships on Long Island and in Manhattan. 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 is consistently recognized on the “Best College” lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske Guide to Colleges, Washington Monthly, and Forbes.

At Hofstra “pride and purpose” means celebrating our history and traditions while challenging ourselves, individually and collectively, to use our talents to make our campus, our community, and our world a better place.

Experience is another teacher
At Hofstra you will have endless opportunities for experiential learning, on and off campus: conduct research with a distinguished professor; intern with top-tier companies in finance, media, publishing, theater, or with the state legislature or Congress; or work in our cutting-edge facilities such as the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, which has 34 Bloomberg terminals, or WRHU 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University, which was named the top college radio station in the country by The Princeton Review and also won the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award as the top noncommercial station in the United States. You can also participate in the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science’s co-op program, where you will gain invaluable real-world experience at a top technology firm.

Hofstra also recognizes the value of bringing experiential learning opportunities to our campus, most notably by hosting three US presidential debates, in 2008, 2012, and 2016, as well as the New York State gubernatorial debate in 2010, allowing our students to observe the democratic process firsthand.
Sports, recreation, events, and activities
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 and 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.

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.

In addition, Hofstra offers 17 intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the NCAA Division I level and more than 200 academic, fraternal/sororal, media, multicultural, performance, pre-professional, religious, social, social/political, and sports clubs and organizations.

Invest in yourself...invest in your future
How you get where you’re going matters. At Hofstra you’ll get the experience, credentials, guidance, and
support to succeed in your chosen field. We invite you to visit Hofstra University. See the energy, focus, and determination of our students. Meet our award-winning faculty and supportive admission counselors. Explore Hofstra’s beautiful campus. Get started today at hofstra.edu/visit.