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.

Website: www.hofstra.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,701
Undergraduate
Students
(55.3%) 3,703 Women
(44.7%) 2,998 Men
4,170
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 27,620 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.64
SAT Math
570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
618 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$64,458
Tuition and Fees
$45,700
Room and Board
$15,708
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$34,000
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
483
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Hempstead Population
55,361
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lion/Lioness
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.2% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
13.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.1% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
5.8% from 81 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 Hofstra University
City, State, Zip
Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone
(516) 463-6700
Fax
(516) 560-7660
E-mail
admission@hofstra.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, December 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Proof of degree required for all; TOEFL required for international students. required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 27,620 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 16,642 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 10,978 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,003 (11%) of 17,456 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,051 (9%) of 11,118 admitted students enrolled
Men
862 (14%) of 6,338 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
70% of 13,801 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
143
Students Accepting Wait List Position
45
Students Admitted From Wait List
24

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.64
3.75 and Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
570-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
618 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
30%
Score of 24 - 29
52%
Score of 18 - 23
18%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 28%
Top quarter: 59%
Top half: 90%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$64,458
Tuition and Fees
$45,700
Room and Board
$15,708
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,050
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@hofstra.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002732
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,384 (86.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,106 (85.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,106 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
299 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$34,000
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,093 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,000
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 894 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 235 (22.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
373 (19.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,813 (76.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,050 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,039 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,026 (24.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$32,000
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,898 (95.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,000
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,229 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 699 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,589 (24.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,000

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Communication, Engineering/Technologies
Number of Awards
6,356
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
264
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
262
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
412
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,000
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • African Studies
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Japanese Studies
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Labor Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, physician assistant studies, computer science, law
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
483
Part-Time Faculty
753
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
36%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 49% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,092,749
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1536
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Executive Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entertainment Management
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Education
  • Health Law
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business
  • Internet Engineering
  • Investment Management
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Physical Education
  • Quality Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Urban Design
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Bioethics
  • Communication Disorders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Health Education
  • Health Law
  • Higher Education
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


Hempstead Population
55,361
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
244 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hempstead
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hempstead

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lion/Lioness
School Colors
Royal, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, hofstra rock climbing, transcendance, danceworks, e-sports, student government association
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,701
Women
3,703 (55.3%)
Men
2,998 (44.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,329
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.2% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
13.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.1% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students.
5.8% from 81 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
4,170

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
63.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Average Starting Salary
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Medicine 2%
Education 12%
Other 6%

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