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Hofstra University Overview

Hofstra University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hempstead, New York. Hempstead is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Hofstra University Known For?

1,745 Undergraduate Awards
$45,650 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Hofstra is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Hofstra.
  • In 2017-2018, 42% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Hofstra with a bachelor's degree make about $53,100 a year. That's 30% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Hofstra student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Hofstra University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Hofstra has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#153 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#191 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#329 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hofstra.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Engineering Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best General Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Value Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Most Popular Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Hofstra has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#25 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#37 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#109 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#141 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Hofstra University?

Location of Hofstra University

Contact details for Hofstra are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: 516-463-6600
Website: www.hofstra.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hofstrauniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hofstrau

How Do I Get Into Hofstra?

You can apply to Hofstra online at: www.hofstra.edu/application

Admission Requirements for Hofstra

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Hofstra?

64% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
66% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, Hofstra does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to Hofstra submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hofstra University  ( 570 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Hofstra University  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800
Hofstra received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 31. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Hofstra University  ( 23 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Hofstra University  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Hofstra University  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Hofstra University?

$45,650 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hofstra is $45,650. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Hofstra, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $10,705 a year. That adds up to $42,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hofstra is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Hofstra University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,156 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,498 undergraduate students at Hofstra, with 6,156 being full-time and 342 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Hofstra

There are also 4,306 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,156 full-time undergraduates at Hofstra, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Hofstra

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hofstra University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hofstra Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 713
Black or African American 556
Hispanic or Latino 805
White 3,393
International Students 382
Other Races/Ethnicities 307

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Hofstra University. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 87 countries are represented at Hofstra. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.

Online Learning at Hofstra University

197 Took All Classes Online
1,157 Took At Least One Class Online
20.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,157 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Hofstra has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 60th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Hofstra

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hofstra University was 20.9%. This is the #872 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hofstra regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Hofstra majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 32%
Computer Science 30%
Educational Administration 31%
Legal Research 23%
Special Education 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Hofstra ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Hofstra.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Science #19
Instructional Media Design #34
General Education #39
Special Education #48
Educational Administration #73
Computer & Information Sciences #99
Education #198
Business Administration & Management #245
Business, Management & Marketing #310

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Hofstra University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Law 0 0 0 217 217
Accounting 92 0 73 0 165
Finance & Financial Management 103 0 60 0 163
Business Administration & Management 77 0 65 0 142
Teacher Education Subject Specific 29 5 102 5 141
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 32 0 89 0 121
General Psychology 113 0 1 0 114
Marketing 75 0 37 0 112
Allied Health Professions 60 0 47 0 107
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 105 0 0 0 105
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 8 59 33 100
Medicine 0 0 0 95 95
Public Relations & Advertising 65 0 20 0 85
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32 27 25 0 84
Communication Sciences 29 0 47 7 83
Public Health 48 1 34 0 83
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 77 0 77
Special Education 0 16 60 0 76
Journalism 59 0 8 0 67
Computer Science 46 0 17 0 63
Educational Administration 0 9 33 20 62
Political Science & Government 54 0 0 0 54
Nursing 0 9 44 0 53
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 1 50 0 51
General Biology 41 0 8 0 49
Engineering Science 48 0 0 0 48
General English Literature 48 0 0 0 48
Legal Research 0 0 48 0 48
Drama & Theater Arts 46 0 0 0 46
Criminology 40 0 0 0 40
Mechanical Engineering 37 0 0 0 37
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 32 0 32
Communication & Media Studies 29 0 3 0 32
Health/Medical Prep Programs 14 17 0 0 31
International Studies 30 0 0 0 30
Sociology 29 0 0 0 29
Health Sciences & Services 25 0 0 0 25
Mental & Social Health Services 0 1 24 0 25
Criminal Justice & Corrections 10 0 14 0 24
Fine & Studio Arts 24 0 0 0 24
Music 24 0 0 0 24
Teaching English or French 0 5 18 0 23
History 22 0 0 0 22
Mathematics 20 0 0 0 20
Dance 20 0 0 0 20
Taxation 0 0 19 0 19
Economics 17 0 0 0 17
International Business 13 0 3 0 16
Geography & Cartography 16 0 0 0 16
Business/Managerial Economics 15 0 0 0 15
Romance Languages 15 0 0 0 15
Other Education 13 0 0 0 13
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 13 0 0 0 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11 0 0 0 11
Electrical Engineering 11 0 0 0 11
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 11 0 11
Sustainability Science 9 0 2 0 11
Philosophy 11 0 0 0 11
Student Counseling 0 1 7 0 8
Public Policy 8 0 0 0 8
Human Resource Management 0 0 7 0 7
General Education 0 2 0 5 7
Writing Studies 0 0 7 0 7
Anthropology 7 0 0 0 7
Industrial Engineering 6 0 0 0 6
Ethnic Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Religious Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Engineering 4 0 0 0 4
Chemistry 4 0 0 0 4
Physics 4 0 0 0 4
Molecular Medicine 0 0 0 3 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 3 0 3
Multilingual Education 0 2 1 0 3
Area Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Classical Languages & Literature 3 0 0 0 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 3 0 0 0 3
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 1 0 1 0 2
Information Technology 2 0 0 0 2
Applied Mathematics 2 0 0 0 2
General Social Sciences 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Information Systems 1 0 0 0 1
Instructional Media Design 0 0 1 0 1
East Asian Languages 1 0 0 0 1
Germanic Languages 1 0 0 0 1
Medical Science 0 0 1 0 1
Genetics 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,745 104 1,158 385 3,392

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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