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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.

Web Sitewww.hofstra.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students6,899
   Women3,735 (54.1%)
   Men3,164 (45.9%)
Graduate Students4,246

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate62% of 28,617 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.61
SAT Math586 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading580 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$60,184
Tuition and Fees
$42,160
Room and Board
$13,800
Average Percent of Need Met70%
Average Freshman Award$31,000
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
498
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Hempstead Population55,361
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 69% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotLion/Lioness
Sororities9% of women participate
Fraternities 7% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students5.0% from 64 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
53.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.54 3.73 607 618 28
Low 2.00 2.00 440 480 21
High 4.00 4.77 720 730 33
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Hofstra's entire campus is registered with the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.

• Members of Hofstra's athletic teams, called the Pride, coach kids at summer camp in baseball, basketball, football and lacrosse.

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