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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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
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At Hofstra you will have endless opportunities for real-life, hands-on learning.

Your professors will not only teach you concepts and theories, but they will also teach you how to apply what you are learning so you can step out of the classroom and make a positive impact on the world around you. You will become part of a close-knit community that offers a global reach. You will experience cultures through your peers who come from 47 states and 81 countries. So when the time comes for those all-important internship experiences, you’ll have the knowledge you need; mentors in the scholars and professionals who teach you; exposure to diverse cultures and people, and experience through clubs, campus organizing, community service, and externship and career-prep initiatives. Intern in the summer, or during the school year — or even both. Many Hofstra students do multiple internships – because they can and because they are ready. You can change the world. You have everything you need.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
1130-1310
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$32,566/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,541/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

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.142 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.142 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,494Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
367
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 95 responses
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  • Well rounded
    54%
  • Average
    14%
  • Focused
    13%
  • Snob
    7%
  • Apathetic
    5%
  • Activist and hands on
    2%
  • Diverse
    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.173 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.205 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Well rounded school
    30%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Expensive.
    25%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Lack of College town
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $53,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    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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    Hofstra has been great for me. The faculty really care about you excelling if you put yourself out there and do the necessary work. There are many leadership opportunities on campus. As someone who has been on the executive board for more than three different clubs, I can say that Hofstra helps its students learn valuable communication, leadership, and critical thinking skills. I am also a commuter but I was still able to find my voice at Hofstra! If I were to change something, it would most likely be its tuition. Many capable individuals decline Hofstra's acceptance due to their very high tuition - it is about $52,000 this year (2019-2020). If this cost were to be reduced, Hofstra would see an increase in its academic averages due to more motivated individuals accepting their offer.
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    Initially, I was unsure if I would fit in here at Hofstra. But I quickly realized that the college has become my home.

    The campus is absolutely beautiful, and simply walking through puts my mind at ease. I love the atmosphere that the students have cultivated, and the energy they give off. During class, I always feel that I am engaging with the course material. Professors are always willing to help students, and discussions are always beneficial.

    If I could see any change, I would like for more students to take advantage of the fact that they are so close to NYC! I feel that some of us take the Big Apple for granted, because it really is so easy to travel to. So, students forget to go and explore the city. Which is quite sad because the city has so so so much to offer and is only a quick train ride away.
    Hofstra was the perfect choice for me. I honestly couldn't imagine going anywhere else. I, because I major in dance, will speak more on the dance department. It was rated in the top 30 in the country, and I can attest to it! in just my one year here, my dance teachers, professors, friends, family, and I have all noticed a huge improvement in my knowledge and technique as a dancer. I can only imagine how much potential growth I have in the next two years!

    Outside of the program, Hofstra has many opportunities and support networks to help you succeed as a student. You never feel like a number, even in distribution (general education) classes, and it is super easy to find your place and friends here. Could not recommend attending Hofstra more!