Hofstra University

100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

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Questions and Answers about Hofstra University

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1 month ago
Does Hofstra University accept college credits taken in high school?
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2 months ago
What is the transgender rooming policy?
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2 months ago
What academic support services does Hofstra University offer to help students succeed?
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3 months ago
Where can I find more information about Hofstra's policies for learning accommodations?
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3 months ago
Does Hofstra offer transportation from each side of the campus to another or is the bridge over the highway the only way to cross over?
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3 months ago
How easy would it be for students to change their major?

Majors offered at Hofstra University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Finance and Financial Management Services
Accounting and Related Services

Academics at Hofstra University

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Less Selective (63% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Hofstra University demographics

52% White
12% Hispanic
11% Asian
9% Black
2% Multiracial
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Common careers for Hofstra University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director125k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)90k
Senior Accountant76k
Marketing Manager72k
Mechanical Engineer67k
Financial Analyst66k
Operations Manager66k
Based on 8,470 student responses
56.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
117.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
40%in High-Meaning careers
7%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Hofstra University

Hofstra University financial aid

Grants per year
Loans per year

Student reviews of Hofstra University

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

86% of students

Known for

Welcoming student body
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Accessible and helpful professors
Allison Paul
Acting And Theater



I like how the classes are small and focus on the individual learning experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The academic professors are too harsh grading-wise, especially in classes that are marked “A”, which are meant for non-major students.

Sharon Kereke
Track and Field
Field Hockey
Sewing + 4 others



As a transfer student, I was nervous about having to move from a smaller institution where I had made some great connections to a bigger school closer to the city, but I was relieved to be welcomed by a warm student body and faculty who helped make my transition as seamless as possible. As a student-athlete, the demands are slightly higher, but the coaches and all faculty involved have been very helpful in making sure we have access to the resources we need to make our experience easier (such as academic and career advising, study hall, tutoring, personal counseling, and my coaches always have an open door ready to chat about anything and everything). There are so many opportunities and experiences offered at Hofstra and if you make an effort to put yourself out there, get involved in new clubs, find new hobbies, and build relationships with students and faculty, you will get the most out of your time here. There is also always something to do on-campus and off-campus. On campus, you will find interesting seminars on many topics, events with acclaimed guest speakers in different careers and industries, and competitive athletic games to go watch and support the Pride (Hofstra being an NCAA Division I school). Off campus, there will almost always be a party to go to, and our proximity to New York City (about 40minutes away by train) means that you get to explore and immerse yourself in the fast paced city while being able to retreat and come home to a more quiet and relaxed Hempstead - you get the best of both worlds.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is very easy to get into a bubble of comfort. If you don't push yourself to seek out experiences, you will get bored.

Bryn Lebet
Embroidery And Cross Stitching
Reading + 1 other



All of the professors are well-known in their fields and are great at what they teach. There is a wide variety of classes so there is something interesting for everyone!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There is not a ton of stuff going on on the weekend as there are many commuter students.

Nana Bjornestad
Politics and Political Science
Drawing And Illustration
Model UN
History + 1 other



I really like the opportunities that Hofstra offers. In terms of accommodations, student jobs, and location.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I do not like puddles, how much they pay for student jobs and the cost.



There are a variety of clubs you can join, they offer many scholarships and academics are very good.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The amount of money you have to pay for dorm and meal plans. You don’t get what you pay for the dorms. You’ll almost always have a lot of money left in your meal plan at the end of the semester that goes to waste and the food is not very good.



I liked the multiple events on campus. There are many opportunities to meet new people and figure out what you are interested in. This allowed for me to break out of my shell and try new things. I also really like the academics available to me as a student. The professors are knowledgeable and dedicated to their craft. This helped me learn and be very engrossed in their classes.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The primary thing I did not like about Hofstra University was the cost and fees expected of students. There are many secret costs and fees that they do not tell about students and it makes the entire process of financial aid feel very difficult and frustrating.

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