Hofstra University Review

Hofstra University offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs. The private, not-for-profit university is located in Long Island, New York, and offers degree programs covering a wide academic spectrum, including programs in the social sciences, business, medicine, drama and law.

Hofstra University Overview

Established in 1935, Hofstra University was Long Island's first coeducational college. The school prides itself on independence and innovation. Hofstra enrolls more than 13,000 students.

Individuals attending Hofstra University have access to 150 undergraduate and 160 graduate degree programs. Majors include English, communications, mathematics and computer science. Hofstra University is accredited by 19 organizations and has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, an exclusive membership granted to only 276 institutions in the United States.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Depending on the program, admission requirements for applicants vary. Generally, applicants are expected to have above average GPAs, as well as above average scores on entrance exams, such as the SAT, ACT or GRE. Individuals applying for graduate programs must also submit letters of recommendation.

Government financial aid is available to students at Hofstra University. The college also awards student scholarships and runs fellowship programs. Almost all students at Hofstra University receive financial aid.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

Hofstra University is located on a 240 acre campus just outside of Manhattan, New York. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1, and class sizes average 22 students. The majority of students at Hofstra University are enrolled on a full-time basis.

Hofstra University provides students with on-campus housing and libraries. The university runs an on-campus museum that presents eight exhibits each year and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Additionally, Hofstra students have the opportunity to get involved in more than 170 scholastic and extracurricular clubs.

Schools and Colleges at Hofstra University

  • School of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Communication
  • Health and Human Sciences
  • Frank G. Zarb School of Business
  • New College for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Law
  • School for University Studies

School Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
  • Phone Number: (516) 463-6600