Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York
4-year Private university

Overview

Hofstra University is a private institution established in 1935 with suburban setting located at Hempstead. It is ranked 132 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $ 46,760 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,861. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Campus residence options include traditional dormitories and Themed Living Communities, which group students by a common interest such as active living and performing arts. There are more than 200 student organizations, including about 20 fraternities and sororities. The university runs a variety of academic institutes, including the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, the National Center for Suburban Studies and the Long Island Studies Institute. There are many programs for graduate students, too, offered through university schools including the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Maurice Deane School of Law and the School of Education.

#132nd in National Universities
Setting
Suburban
Location Hempstead, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1935
Selectivity Low
Size Medium
6,861 Undergraduates

Learning

13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/Marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$65,758
Cost of Attendance
$32,566
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $46,760
Outstate Tuition Fee $46,760
Room and Board Fees $15,948
$52,400 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

62% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$70 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.62 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
TOEFL Waived if

English is the first language or the student submits SAT or ACT score

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Nov
15
Early Action Deadline
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Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
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Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Mar
01
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
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Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$30,900 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$22,266 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $65,758
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
69% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline : November 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Hofstra University Trustee Scholars Program
Total Worth Full-tuition
Eligibility First year students
Minimum Criteria Based on academic achievements and standardized test scores
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Hofstra University Presidential Scholars
Total Worth $27,000 - $29,000 per year
Eligibility First year students
Minimum Criteria Based on academic achievements and standardized test scores
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Hofstra University Provost Scholars
Total Worth $24,000 - $26,000 per year
Eligibility First year students
Minimum Criteria Based on academic achievements and standardized test scores
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Nathalie Ackerman Endowed Theater Arts Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Awarded to a de­serving student majoring in Theater Arts, entering his or her senior year, who has exhibited great talent on stage or off (performance or writing), has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and has financial need.
Louise and Joel Adams Endowed Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Awarded to a student planning a premed course of study or studying in the biological sciences. Selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need as well as scholas­tic achievement and potential.

Students

6,861 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
81% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
63% Students graduate within 6 years