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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
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
63%
SAT Range
1150-1330
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$32,443/ 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
$25,727/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.149 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.149 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
    6%
  • On Campus
    94%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,329Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
372
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 99 responses
Report
  • Well rounded
    56%
  • Average
    13%
  • Focused
    13%
  • Snob
    8%
  • Apathetic
    5%
  • Diverse - no typical student!
    3%
  • Activist and hands on
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.180 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.212 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Well rounded school
    28%
  • Expensive.
    25%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Lack of College town
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%

    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

    Hofstra University Reviews

    2,190 reviews
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    The food options at Hofstra is amazing! You can tell they care about your allergies and health with the options they provide. They recently updated the student center with a larger Starbucks for students to sit down at. It is very well kept up in appearance, you'll always see someone cleaning, the grass, and trees being taken care of. Hofstra cares about the environment, they removed straws (you have to ask for one by staff if needed), they have recycled bins for plastic/glass/ and regular trash. The professors care about students, with constant reminders of extra help, keeping up with online classes during Corona. The libraries are vast with many places for study ranging from computer-oriented places to study, quiet studying, study rooms on different levels, a mini cafe, and floors for tutoring. You can tell Hofstra cares about students and staff.
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    Hofstra is only good because of the type of people who go to the school. Otherwise it's a basic college with an outdated campus and arrogant professors who wish they could tech at NYU. I rate my experience very good, because I have met a very diverse group of people; diverse in thought and background. 99% of the kids you run into at Hof are extremely friendly & upbeat. My biggest issue with Hofstra, and the reason I wrote this review, is the way they handle MENTAL HEATLH. I genuinely believe the woman who runs SAS doesn't know what the word "depression" means. If you miss class or assignments because of mental illness, no help. Their only solution to that, is a "different testing environment," which won't help me get through a rough time in my life. It's hard to reach out to professors when dealing with depression or anxiety from school. If you struggle with mental health issues that even occasionally interfere with schooling, DO NOT GO HERE! I have my issues, luckily
    I am a rising sophomore at Hofstra and so far my experience has been amazing! The campus is gorgeous and m classes have all been very engaging and interesting. I like how Hofstra develops a well-rounded education, by encouraging students to take classes beyond their major and explore new areas of study. There are a wide variety of clubs and activities for people of widely different interests as well, from creative writing, to public advocacy groups, to STEM. The atmosphere on and around campus is very diverse. You could have a quiet day in the library or a quick shuttle ride to Barnes and Noble, or you could hop on a train and be just less than an hour away from New York City.