B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
61%
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Hofstra University

Cost

Net Price
$30,459/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,524/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,438/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,005/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,810/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,985/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.125 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.125 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,417Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Well rounded
    56%
  • Average
    17%
  • Focused
    9%
  • Snob
    8%
  • Apathetic
    6%
  • Activist and hands on
    3%
  • Diverse - no typical student!
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
66%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.156 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.188 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Well rounded school
    31%
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Expensive.
    26%
  • Lack of College town
    5%
  • Liberal
    5%
  • Friendly
    2%
  • Party School
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
48%
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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Hofstra University Reviews

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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!
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Hofstra has a good student to professor ratio which makes it really easy to get to know your professors and ask questions in class. It also has a campus that is easy to get around and walking bridges across a busy street to get from one side of campus to the other. Although I've only lived in one residence hall I've seen many different dorm options and because Hempstead is generally pretty expensive the cost of living on campus isn't as bad as I expected it to be! All in all a pretty great school with lots of opportunities to join clubs, greek organizations, and academic societies.
Hofstra University is, undoubtedly, one of the best schools in the nation. Students did not like dining on campus, so Hofstra upgraded their dining to replace all 40 eateries on campus. Students wanted better dorms, so they completely renovated all of the towers. The professors all have the highest degrees in their fields. They are expanding the school of business. There is an undergraduate business school, that has many programs modeled after Wharton School of Business. Students get internships at J.P Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Ernst and Young, and more. There are over 9 schools and 200 programs at Hofstra. A 240 acre campus that is recognized as an arboretum , with such a close proximity to the most well-known city in the world, cannot have a better location. It's borderline is Hempstead and East Garden City; Garden City is an incredible place for internships and Hempstead is where much of the student body does community service. It is currently developing into a top-tier school.