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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
    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 6,494 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hofstra acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Marketing, Radio and Television, and Psychology. Graduating 63% of students, Hofstra alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,900.
About Hofstra University...
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
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1130-1310
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,740/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,346/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,072/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,875/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,023/ 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.136 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.136 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 89 responses
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  • Well rounded
    56%
  • Average
    15%
  • Focused
    11%
  • Snob
    7%
  • Apathetic
    6%
  • Activist and hands on
    2%
  • Diverse - no typical student!
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.167 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.199 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Well rounded school
    29%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Expensive.
    24%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Lack of College town
    4%
  • Liberal
    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 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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Choosing Hofstra has been one of the best decisions I have made so far. After my first year, I have felt so at home despite the fact that I am a commuting student and do not live on campus. The courses are difficult depending on your major, but the professors are more than welcoming and truly want you to succeed. There is so much to do on campus- the more I became involved in the more I felt connected to the school as a whole. The campus is beautiful especially in the spring when all of the tulips come out! There is something for everyone here and I am so happy to be a part of the Hofstra community.
During my fall semester of freshman year, I really didn't like Hofstra University because I am a commuter and I couldn't find anywhere where I belonged. But, that all changed at the beginning of my Spring semester. I decided to rush and see if I could find a sorority where I fit in, and I did! I am not a part of Alpha Phi at Hofstra University and joining this sorority has brought me so much joy and love for Hofstra. I'm so happy to be involved at school now instead of just going to class and going home.