Hofstra U

Hofstra University

1000 Fulton Ave, Hempstead, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,037
  • Class Notes
    665
  • Textbook Notes
    246
  • Study Guides
    126
  • Currently Enrolled
    600
  • Previously Enrolled
    303

Overview of Hofstra University (Hofstra U)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,861
    • Men:3,093 Men (45.1%)
    • Women:3,768 Women (54.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Hofstra U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Hofstra University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 Hofstra University
City, State, Zip
Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone
(516) 463-6700
Fax
(516) 560-7660
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
February 1
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

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 26,808 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 16,151 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 10,657 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,003 (12%) of 17,143 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,138 (11%) of 10,820 admitted students enrolled
Men
865 (14%) of 6,323 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
608 average |560-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
60%
• Score 18 - 23
20%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Hofstra U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $43,960 (70.97%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,930 (24.1%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.61%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,050 (3.31%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Hofstra University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002732
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,423 (86.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,218 (85.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,218 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
316 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$33,000
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,209 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 990 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,000
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 268 (22.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
323 (19.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,000

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,923 (76.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,205 (85.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,197 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,008 (24.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$31,000
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,993 (95.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,387 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,000
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 689 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,598 (24.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,000

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Communication, Engineering/Technologies
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,000

Academics & Instruction (Hofstra U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


493

Part-Time Faculty


743

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


36%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,274,983
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1536
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Hofstra University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


52.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (Hofstra U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (127)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • African Studies
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Labor Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, physician assistant studies, computer science, law

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (71)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entertainment Management
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geology
  • Health Law
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Internet Engineering
  • Investment Management
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medical Physics
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Quality Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Urban Design
  • Writing

Campus Life (Hofstra U)

Location & Geography

Population


55,361

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City

Campus Size


244 acres

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hempstead
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hempstead

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


45% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


53%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lion/Lioness
School Colors
Royal, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Hofstra University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, hofstra live action gaming club, masquerade, danceworks, inter fraternity sorority council, student government association

Sororities


11% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,494

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,861
Women
3,768
Men
3,093

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 11.1% Asian
  • 9.0% Black/African-American
  • 13.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.5% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


5.8% from 76 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


4,270

Student Resources (Hofstra U)