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Hofstra University
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  • 4 Year
  • HEMPSTEAD, NY

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

100 HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
HEMPSTEAD, NY 11549
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
From Hofstra University

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.

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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
69%
SAT Range
1160-1340
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$34,011 / 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
$28,896 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 124 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 156 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 156 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hofstra University has launched a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program that will provide the educational, clinical, and experiential base for entry-level professional practice, as well as the platform on which to build a career through graduate-level study and lifelong learning.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    10%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,806 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
314
Undergrads Over 25
19100%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 107 responses
  • Well rounded
    55%
  • Average
    13%
  • Focused
    12%
  • Snob
    7%
  • Apathetic
    5%
  • Diverse - no typical student!
    4%
  • Activist and hands on
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
66%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 187 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 219 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responses
  • Well rounded school
    28%
  • Expensive.
    25%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Lack of College town
    3%
  • Liberal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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