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Hofstra University

Hofstra University is the largest private college on Long Island, New York, serving more than 11,000 U.S. and international learners. Hofstra students benefit from the best of both worlds: traditional campus experiences, facilities, and amenities – all located just 25 miles and a quick train ride from the adventure, cultural life, internships, jobs and resources of New York City.

As a Hofstra University student, your academic and personal journey is honored above all else. Our students learn and grow on a campus that offers engaging classes, exceptional facilities and resources, dedicated faculty, and a supportive network of peers and mentors. We inspire students to discover their strengths and find their purpose through career-enhancing, life-shaping experiences. At Hofstra, our students are encouraged to imagine, design, and create their own path to opportunity, pride, and purpose.

African Studiesx  
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Otherx  
American/United States Studies/Civilizationx  
Applied Mathematics, Generalx  
Area Studies, Otherx  
Art History, Criticism and Conservationx  
Art Teacher Educationx  
Asian Studies/Civilizationx  
Athletic Training/Trainerx  
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologistx  
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineeringx  
Biology Teacher Educationx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Otherx  
Business Teacher Educationx  
Business/Commerce, Generalx  
Business/Managerial Economicsx  
Caribbean Studiesx  
Ceramic Arts and Ceramicsx  
Chemistry Teacher Educationx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Chinese Language and Literaturex  
Civil Engineering, Generalx  
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Generalx  
Community Health and Preventive Medicinex  
Comparative Literaturex  
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Otherx  
Computer Engineering, Generalx  
Computer Sciencex  
Creative Writingx  
Dance, Generalx  
Design and Applied Arts, Otherx  
Directing and Theatrical Productionx  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Early Childhood Education and Teachingx  
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Otherx  
Econometrics and Quantitative Economicsx  
Economics, Generalx  
Electrical and Electronics Engineeringx  
Elementary Education and Teachingx  
Engineering Sciencex  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
English Language and Literature/Letters, Otherx  
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)x  
English/Language Arts Teacher Educationx  
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studiesx  
Environmental Studiesx  
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineeringx  
Finance and Financial Management Services, Otherx  
Finance, Generalx  
Fine/Studio Arts, Generalx  
Foreign Language Teacher Educationx  
Forensic Science and Technologyx  
French Language and Literaturex  
French Language Teacher Educationx  
Geology/Earth Science, Generalx  
German Language and Literaturex  
German Language Teacher Educationx  
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, Generalx  
Health Teacher Educationx  
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Otherx  
Hebrew Language and Literaturex  
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studiesx  
History, Generalx  
Industrial Engineeringx  
International Business/Trade/Commercex  
Italian Language and Literaturex  
Jazz/Jazz Studiesx  
Jewish/Judaic Studiesx  
Labor Studiesx  
Latin American Studiesx  
Latin Language and Literaturex  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studiesx  
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Managementx  
Management Information Systems, Generalx  
Manufacturing Engineeringx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mass Communication/Media Studiesx  
Mathematics and Computer Sciencex  
Mathematics and Statistics, Otherx  
Mathematics Teacher Educationx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Mechanical Engineeringx  
Metal and Jewelry Artsx  
Music History, Literature, and Theoryx  
Music Managementx  
Music Performance, Generalx  
Music Teacher Educationx  
Music Theory and Compositionx  
Music, Generalx  
Physical Education Teaching and Coachingx  
Physician Assistantx  
Physics Teacher Educationx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Dentistry Studiesx  
Pre-Law Studiesx  
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studiesx  
Pre-Veterinary Studiesx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Public Relations/Image Managementx  
Radio and Televisionx  
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Otherx  
Religion/Religious Studiesx  
Russian Language and Literaturex  
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Educationx  
Secondary Education and Teachingx  
Social Studies Teacher Educationx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Spanish Language Teacher Educationx  
Speech Communication and Rhetoricx  
Teacher Education, Multiple Levelsx  
Women's Studiesx  

Academic Life

Hofstra students can discover their strengths and find their passions in more than 140 undergraduate program options in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, and health sciences and human services, as well as honors studies. In addition, Hofstra offers more than 100 dual-degree programs, giving you the opportunity to earn both a graduate and undergraduate degree at an accelerated pace

Hofstra’s average undergraduate class size is 21 students, with a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1. Our professors include Guggenheim Fellows, Fulbright scholars, Emmy Award winners, and prize-winning scientists, as well as leaders in business, education, and the health sciences. And our 1,135 faculty members – not graduate students – teach all classes.

Campus Life

On our vibrant campus, you will find exceptional and technologically advanced classrooms, six theaters, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an accredited museum, modern athletic facilities, and an impressive 10-floor library that offers more than one million print volumes and 24/7 electronic access to more than 125,000 journals and books.

Hofstra University hosts more than 500 social, academic and cultural events each year, including music ensembles and art exhibits, as well as dance and dramatic performances, at any one of our  state-of-the-art theaters.  In addition, Hofstra offers more than 200 student clubs and organizations. We encourage students to participate in these extracurricular opportunities to help foster a solid connection between in-classroom work and outside interests.

Facilities and Resources

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business features the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, one of the largest academic trading rooms in the nation with more than 30 Bloomberg professional terminals. The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication is home to a converged newsroom and multimedia classroom, and the studios for our on-campus radio station, WRHU-88.7 FM (Radio Hofstra University), which Princeton Review has consistently ranked among the top 10 college radio stations in the United States. Hofstra’s nationally accredited museum advances knowledge of diverse, global cultures through its growing collection of ancient and contemporary works of art, including American artists of the 18th through 21st centuries.

Financial Aid / Tuition

In fall 2012 more than 1,400 first-year students, or 86 percent, received merit-based scholarships from Hofstra University. About 91 percent of all Hofstra students received some form of financial aid, including more than 94 percent of first-year students.


Admission to Hofstra is selective. Most students offered admission to Hofstra have completed a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in high school, with a solid average. Standardized tests are also part of our review. The Admission Committee carefully reviews students' letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and essays, as well.

It is the goal of Hofstra University to enroll a first-year and transfer class of students from diverse backgrounds and locations, with varied interests and talents. Applications are accepted for fall and spring admission. Applicants must submit the application, application fee, high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, the essay and a guidance counselor's recommendation. Hofstra accepts applications via mail or online, and also accepts the Common Application.

Other Cool Facts

A university of distinction, Hofstra was selected to host two U.S. presidential debates (2008, 2012), and was also named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education & Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary commitment to service and civic engagement on and off campus.  Consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities, Hofstra has earned 25 academic and professional accreditations, as the quality of our programs, as well as the value of a Hofstra degree, continue to grow in reach and reputation.

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