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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Hofstra is an above-average private university located in Hempstead, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,497 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hofstra acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Marketing, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Psychology. Graduating 64% of students, Hofstra alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Hofstra University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1260
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,169/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,874/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,073/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,287/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,382/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,331/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.124 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.132 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.132 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,497Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 85 responses
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  • Well rounded
    54%
  • Average
    15%
  • Focused
    12%
  • Snob
    7%
  • Apathetic
    6%
  • Activist and hands on
    2%
  • Diverse - no typical student!
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.163 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.195 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Well rounded school
    29%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Expensive.
    25%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Lack of College town
    4%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses
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This is my first year at Hofstra University and i'm very impressed with aesthetics of the campus, the genuinely friendly staff & teachers and their whole system! The offer so many resources and they are very big on keeping their students active and social with their plethora of free period and after-school social functions.
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My experience at Hofstra University was great! I will be an incoming freshman this fall and while I was at orientation I noticed a lot of awesome things. First off, the professors and faculty members at Hofstra are there to make sure you're at your best 24/7. There's so many places to go to receive help, it's very reassuring especially when you're having a bad day. Next, the campus and the dorms are nice. The campus is very large which means a lot of walking, but it's not that bad because there's such beautiful architecture and landscaping to look at. The dorms are small and neat, but there's air conditioning which is a major plus. I got to sit through a real college class, which at Hofstra are relatively small. The food at Hofstra has a pretty good selection, but nothing crazy. There are Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Subways, Sbarros, and many other places to grab a bite to eat. Overall, Hofstra has a lot to offer and I couldn't be more excited to start my 4-year journey there!
The school itself may not resemble the stereotypical post-secondary environment (there essentially exist no college "town" or "square". However, it does offer some quaint features which add to its charm and mystique. Besides being known as an arboretum, Hofstra's proximity to NYC offers boundless fun and opportunities to its students. Therefore, since it is in a significant location, its academics reflect a vibrant and competitive atmosphere. Its small and engaging classes allow students to form positive connections with other peers and professors. Its facilities could use some updating and the food is rather horrid (hence the less than perfect rating). However, the school is certainly an excellent one.