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 6,497 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hofstra acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Marketing, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Psychology. Graduating 64% of students, Hofstra alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Colonial Athletic Association
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.124 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.132 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.132 responses
Most Popular Majors
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication108 Graduates
Business Administration and Management81 Graduates
Public Relations71 Graduates
Community Health and Preventive Medicine51 Graduates
Political Science and Government47 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.163 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.195 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses
Hofstra University Reviews
This is my first year at Hofstra University and i'm very impressed with aesthetics of the campus, the genuinely friendly staff & teachers and their whole system! The offer so many resources and they are very big on keeping their students active and social with their plethora of free period and after-school social functions.
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!
The school itself may not resemble the stereotypical post-secondary environment (there essentially exist no college "town" or "square". However, it does offer some quaint features which add to its charm and mystique. Besides being known as an arboretum, Hofstra's proximity to NYC offers boundless fun and opportunities to its students. Therefore, since it is in a significant location, its academics reflect a vibrant and competitive atmosphere. Its small and engaging classes allow students to form positive connections with other peers and professors. Its facilities could use some updating and the food is rather horrid (hence the less than perfect rating). However, the school is certainly an excellent one.