Hofstra University, founded in 1935, is a private institution that combines the resources of a world-class university with the intimacy of a small college. The average class size is 25 students. Hofstra offers more than 140 academic areas of study, more than 120 student organizations, 500 cultural and entertainment events throughout the year, and Division I athletics. Hofstra's 238-acre campus is located in Hempstead, 25 miles east of New York City.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,498
Undergraduates
2,925
Men - 45%
3,574
Women - 55%
4,306
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 24,425 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.67
SAT Math
626 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
622 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$66,988
Tuition and Fees
$47,510
Room and Board
$16,428
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Freshman Award
$36,000
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
485
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
14%
10-19
35%
20-29
26%
30-39
20%
40-49
3%
50-99
2%
Over 100
0%
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New York City Population
55,361
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lion/Lioness
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
12.5%
Black/African-American
10%
Hispanic/Latino
13.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
58%
Unknown
2%
International Students
5.4% from 77 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
54.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
29.0%