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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

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