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%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
Will You Get In?

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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!
Hofstra has only been my home away from home for about a month now, and I can proudly say, there isn't anywhere else I'd rather be. Hofstra has so many things to offer, making everyone feel like they belong. There are so many different, diversed groups and clubs on campus, it's impossible for someone to say they don't belong. There are so many perks at Hofstra too, all of the professors do truly care about you. So proud of be a part of the Pride family. Go Pride!
Hofstra is an amazing place to call home for four years! I am a sophomore and I am already involved in clubs on campus, an on campus job, and doing hands-on work in both of my majors. There are so many opportunities to get involved and fall in love with this school. I love the closeness to the city and how Hofstra makes sure to emphasize that NYC is also our classroom and to make great use of it. I couldn't ask for a better place to do my undergrad degrees!