Hofstra University

Hofstra University is an excellent option for students interested in the intellectual, cultural, and professional opportunities of New York City, but who also desire a vibrant campus experience.

Founded in 1935, Hofstra is located in New York, 25 miles from Manhattan and is accessed easily using public transportation. Our 240 acres of beautiful campus is currently home to students from 66+ different nations.

Hofstra University offers 160 undergraduate and over 175 graduate program options with more than 100 dual-degree program options. Popular areas of study include business, engineering, radio, television and film production, biology, psychology, fine and performing arts, world languages, political science and teacher preparation. Nearly 90 percent of students enter a career related to their academic major within six months of graduation.

Hofstra also offers one of New York’s largest TV, film and radio production facilities, and one of the United States’ only simulated Bloomberg stock trading rooms. With 24 academic and 27 total accreditations and more than 128,000 alumni in the U.S and around the world, Hofstra is the ideal choice for many students.

An average undergraduate class size of 21 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 as well as a graduate student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1, students are challenged to debate, question, research, discuss and think critically in an open and broad-minded environment.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Hempstead, New York
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 59%
  • Average ACT score: 27
  • Average SAT score: 1250
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available: http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/index.html


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $69,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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