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.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Colonial Athletic Association
Hofstra University Rankings
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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.136 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.136 responses
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.167 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.199 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
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.
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.
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.