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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
$66,988
Tuition and Fees
$47,510
Room and Board
$16,428
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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