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 distinguished professors 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, media, or the State Legislature or Congress. You can also choose to 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, recipient of two prestigious Marconi Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters and one of the top college radio stations in the country (according to The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges 2015–2017).
A program meant for you
Hofstra offers over 160 undergraduate and over 170 graduate program options. More than 100 dual-degree program options 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. Choose from internationally recognized programs:
• Academic Health Sciences Center
- School of Health Professions and Human Services
- Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
- Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
• 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 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, and consistently earns 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).
More than academics
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 that give you the opportunity to live with many of the same students you share classes with as well as students with whom you may share a passion for leadership, health sciences, or the visual or performing arts.
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, including US presidential debates; 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 21 varsity sports 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.
Applying to Hofstra
Hofstra University seeks to enroll students from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations with varied interests. 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 hofstra.edu/admission for information about the admission process, or go to hofstra.edu/visit to schedule a campus visit today!