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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hofstra.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Hofstra has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Hofstra University?
Contact details for Hofstra are given below.
|Address:||100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549|
How Do I Get Into Hofstra?
You can apply to Hofstra online at: www.hofstra.edu/application
Admission Requirements for Hofstra
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Hofstra?
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.
Can I Afford Hofstra University?
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
There are also 4,306 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,156 full-time undergraduates at Hofstra, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hofstra University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||556|
|Hispanic or Latino||805|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Hofstra has changed over the last few years.
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%|
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|
|Instructional Media Design||#34|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#99|
|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.
*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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