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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$47,140 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Hofstra is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Hofstra.
  • In <nil>, 42% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Hofstra bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $68,703 a year. That's about 68% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Hofstra to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Hofstra University?


Contact details for Hofstra are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: 516-463-6600

How Do I Get Into Hofstra?

You can apply to Hofstra online at:

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?

68% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
37% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Hofstra is 68%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 37% 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 590 and 680. Math scores were between 590 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hofstra University  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Hofstra University  ( 590 to 690 )
Hofstra received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 34. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 27 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Hofstra University  ( 25 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Hofstra University  ( 25 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Hofstra University  ( 27 to 31 )

Can I Afford Hofstra University?

$47,140 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
1.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hofstra is $47,140. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hofstra, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $9,231 a year. That adds up to $36,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hofstra is 1.0%. 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

5,747 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,050 undergraduate students at Hofstra, with 5,747 being full-time and 303 being part-time.


There are also 4,193 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,747 full-time undergraduates at Hofstra, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 724
Black or African American 486
Hispanic or Latino 884
White 3,052
International Students 252
Other Races/Ethnicities 349

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

482 Took All Classes Online
2,350 Took At Least One Class Online
18.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,350 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.


This school is the 80th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Hofstra

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hofstra University was 18.9%. This is the #1,098 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hofstra regardless of major.

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%.


*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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