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Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
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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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,899
   Women 3,735 (54.1%)
   Men 3,164 (45.9%)
Graduate Students 4,246
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 62% of 28,617 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.61
SAT Math 586 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 580 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $60,184
  Tuition and Fees $42,160
  Room and Board $13,800
Average Percent of Need Met 70%
Average Freshman Award $31,000
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 498
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Hempstead Population 55,361
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 69% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Lion/Lioness
Sororities 9% of women participate
Fraternities 7% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.5% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
14.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.8% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.4% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students 5.0% from 64 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 53.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 30.0%