Hofstra University

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General Information

Admission Office

Admissions Center, 100 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

(516) 463-6700

(800) 463-7872

Fax: (516) 463-5100

Contact: Jessica Eads

Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Main Address

100 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

(516) 463-6600


Total undergrads: 8,320

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,655

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,179

Graduate enrollment: 2,867


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $70

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 53%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Caribbean Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Dance B
Directing/Theatrical Production B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Labor Studies B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Biomedical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Science B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Community Health/Preventative Medicine B
Health Services – General B
Physician Assistance B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Forensic Technologies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Econometrics B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Hofstra University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(516) 463-6600
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.hofstra.edu/application
Address:100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:11,145
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):62%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:10,217 (92% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$42,160
Out-of-state Tuition:$42,160
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$23,185

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Hofstra University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Hofstra University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences321
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services141514
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs74
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services31
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics121
Health Professions and Related Programs8811
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Legal Professions and Studies3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities41
Mathematics and Statistics12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies242
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies3
Physical Sciences3
Social Sciences81
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total43109858

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Hofstra University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Grand total241

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Hofstra University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,60297%
Grant or scholarship aid1,58896%$23,185
Student loan aid91756%$10,664

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,77785%$20,909
Federal student loans3,46751%$6,772

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Hofstra University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Hofstra University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants28,61711,58417,033
Percent admitted100%57%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled6%6%6%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Hofstra University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment11,145
Undergraduate enrollment6,899
Graduate enrollment4,246

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Hofstra University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine)

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