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  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 $38,300.
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
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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.133 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.133 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,494Undergrads
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 86 responses
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  • Well rounded
    55%
  • Average
    15%
  • Focused
    12%
  • 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.164 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.196 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Well rounded school
    30%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Expensive.
    25%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Lack of College town
    4%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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 has a wonderful academic program. All of the professors are very knowledgeable, and they care so much about the students. Class participation is partly expected, but it helps learning more! The campus is also gorgeous especially during the Holiday season where they put lights throughout the campus. I have enjoyed my first semester at Hofstra, because I have been able to make friends easily and it is small enough to feel comfortable, and you never feel lost in the crowd.
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It is currently my second semester at Hofstra and I love it! The people here are super friendly and I really love my classes and professors. I feel that my program specifically allows for a lot of opportunities to grow and make a lot of connections during my time here. I am a resident and I love living on campus. The dorms, especially compared to others I have seen, are really quite nice. I definitely recommend Hofstra to anyone who wants to attend a school with a lot of spirit and opportunities.
The exciting action and competitive spirit of Pride athletics is a significant part of campus life at Hofstra University. Hofstra University is home to 21 intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association and Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. These sports include Baseball, Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men's & Women's Golf, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track, Men's & Women's Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track, Men's & Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's & Women's Tennis, Wrestling, and Volleyball.