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About Hofstra

Hofstra at a Glance

  • Campus Information
    • Founded in 1935
    • Located in Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of NYC
    • President: Stuart Rabinowitz, JD
    • Provost: Gail M. Simmons, PhD
    • Private, nonsectarian, coeducational
    • 116 buildings on 244 acres
    • 25 academic and 28 total accreditations
    • Member of Phi Beta Kappa
    • 100% program accessibility for persons with disabilities
    • Hofstra University has more than 134,000 alumni
  • Academic Programs & Degrees

    Colleges & Schools

    Academic Calendar:
    Semester schedule with an optional January session and three optional Summer sessions (between May and August).

    Degrees:

    2015-16 Degrees Conferred

    Bachelor's 1,381
    Postbachelor's Certificate 1
    Master's 1,042
    Post-master's Certificate 97
    Doctoral - Research/Scholarship 53
    Doctoral - Professional Practice

    261

    TOTAL 2.835

    Degrees by:

    Female 60%
    Non-White 39%
  • Employee Characteristics

    for Fall 2016

    Unduplicated Employee Count: 2,544

    *Faculty:

    Full-Time 489
    Part-Time 692
    Total Faculty 1,181
    Full-time (FTE) 68%
    Female 45%
    Non-White 16%
    Tenured 71%
    Highest Degree (FT) 93%

    *Other Employees:

    Full-Time 1,222
    Part-Time 113
    Total Employees (non-faculty) 1,335
    Full-time (%) 92%
    Female 53%
    Non-White 24%
    *Please note that there may be duplicates between the number of faculty and employees because of administrators who teach. These number exclude medical school employees.

    Student Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

    Average undergraduate class size: 21

  • Student Characteristics

    Total Fall 2016 Enrollment: 11,240
    6,913 Undergraduate
    3,142 Graduate
    791 Law
    394 Medicine

    Fall 2016 First-Year
    - 27% were in top 10% of High School Class
    - 60% were in top 25% of High School Class
    - 49% were from Out-of-State

    Student Characteristics for Fall 2016

    UG Graduate Law Medical Total
    Female 54% 65% 55% 47% 57%
    Non‐White 39% 42% 28% 41% 39%
    International 5% 19% 4% <1% 9%
    NY Residents 60% 73% 79% 53% 65%
    LI Residents 42% 54% 52% 22% 45%
    Full-time 94% 62% 88% 100% 85%
    # of States & Territories 45 32 29 28 50
    # of Countries 66 31 12 2 75

    Test Scores

    SAT ACT
    % Reporting 66% 29%
    Average   1166 27
    25 Percentile 1090 24
    75 Percentile 1240 29

    Retention & Graduation Rates

    First-time, Full-time, First-Year: All Gender
    Male Female
    1-Year Retention 82% 82% 82%
    4-Year Grad Rate 53% 47% 58%
    5-Year Grad Rate 63% 59% 65%
    6-Year Grad Rate 64% 61% 66%

    Undergraduate Degree Recipients
    - 30% enrolled in graduate school or are applying next semester
    - 35%  plan to pursue further study within one year
    - 43%  plan to pursue further study within five years
    - 92% found employment within one year
    - 99% career outcomes rate within one year*

    *((employed + graduate school) / (total survey respondents + other reliable data sources ‐ not job seeking))
  • Campus Life
    • 35 residence halls housing about 3,500 students, 18 eateries, 6 theaters, and more than 200 student clubs of which there are about 27 local/national fraternities & sororities
    •  Hofstra has a vibrant campus with hundreds of social, academic and cultural events per year
    • The Hofstra University Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum, with a collection of about 5,000 works of art from the world's diverse cultures, offers 4-6 original exhibitions annually, and also oversees an extensive collection of outdoor sculptures featuring approximately 70 works of art.
    • The Hofstra libraries contain over 1 million volumes and provide 24/7 online access to more than 100,000 full-text journals and 175,000 electronic books.
    • 17 varsity sports
      • 8 for men: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling
      • 9 for women: basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball
      • All sports compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association
  • Financial Aid

    Aid awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

    • Total Scholarship and Grants $103,392,084
    • Total Loans $45,464,122
    • Total Work-Study $4,834,505
    • Total Student Employment $4,667,329
    • Total Parent Loans $36,112,223
    • Total Tuition Waivers $8,759,223
     
    First-time Full-time First-Year Undergraduate
    FT PT
    % receiving aid of those with need 100% 99% 90%
    Average award $29,867 $27,058 $10,425
    Total Undergraduate Student Cost 2016-17
    Tuition $41,100
    Tuition & Fees $42,160
    Tuition, Fees, Room & Board $56,620

    % ofFirst-time Full-time First-Year Receiving Aid by Type:

    Federal Grant 21%
    State/Local Grant 20%
    Institutional Grants 95%
    Student Loans 56%
    Bar Chart of data above
  • National Recognition

    Founded in 1935, Hofstra University is a nationally and internationally recognized institution that has been cited on the Best College lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, Forbes, LinkedIn and Payscale.com. Hofstra is also the only university chosen to host three consecutive U.S. presidential debates (2008, 2012, and 2016).

    University Distinctions

    • Top eleven percent of colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary of graduates with a bachelor’s degree, according to the 2016-17 PayScale College Salary Report.
    • Top 80 private colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary of graduates with a bachelor’s degree, according to the 2016-17 PayScale College Salary Report.
    • Top 24 percent nationwide for return on investment, according to the 2016-17 PayScale College ROI Report.
    • One of the Top 50 most entrepreneurial universities in the nation (Forbes 2014 and 2015 Most Entrepreneurial Universities)
    • Consistently named among “Great Colleges to Work For” (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009‐2016)
    • Diversity and inclusiveness have consistently earned Hofstra 4.5 out of 5 stars for fostering an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)‐friendly campus environment (LGBT‐Friendly Campus Pride Index, 2008‐2016.
    • Listed among Colleges of Distinction (2016‐17 edition). CollegesofDistinction.com is an online resource that evaluates schools on the basis of four criteria: experiential learning, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.
    • Among only three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of Law, Medicine and Engineering.
    • Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly School list, a data‐driven survey that recognizes top colleges and universities that provide support and services to veterans, active military and their families.
    • Listed on the (London weekly magazine) Times Higher Education World University Global Ranking
    • Ranked in the top 31% of US Colleges by the Wall Street Journal & Times Higher Education (2017 U.S. College Ranking)
    • President’s Higher Education & Community Service Honor Roll (2008‐2015) School and Program Recognitions

    School and Program Recognitions

    The Frank G. Zarb School of Business:

    • Best Business Schools (Forbes 2015)
    • Ranked in the top 18 percent of the nation’s Best Schools for Business Majors (for graduates with a bachelor’s degree), according to the 2016-17 PayScale College Salary Report, and ranked in the top nine percent nationwide among Best Schools for Business Careers, based on the 20-year return on investment of graduates with a bachelor’s degree, according to the 2016-17 PayScale College ROI Report
    • Ranked in top 41 percent nationwide among Best Schools for Marketing Careers, based on the 20-year return on investment of graduates with a bachelor’s degree, according to the 2016-17 Pascale College ROI Report
    • Ranked in the top 19 percent nationwide on mid-career salary for alumni with MBAs out of all those with advanced degree programs, according to the 2016-17 PayScale College Salary Report
    • Ranked in the top 70 colleges nationwide on mid-career salary for alumni with MBAs according to the 2016-17 PayScale College Salary Report.
    • Ranked #36 in the nation for best online MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2017 Best Online Programs)
    • Best 294 Business Schools (Princeton Review, 2017 edition)
    • Ranked 15th for Best Online MBA Programs (Princeton Review 2017 edition)
    • Ranked 133rd nationwide for undergraduate business programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2017 edition)
    • Ranked 97th nationwide for part‐time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2017 edition)
    • Ranked 49th best online MBA program for 2016 (Affordable Colleges Online, The Best Online MBA Programs, 2016‐2017)
    • Ranked #85 in the nation for best MBA programs (Poets & Quants, 2016 Top 100 MBA rankings)

    The School of Education:

    • Ranked #132 for best graduate education (U.S. News & World Report 2017 edition)
    • Ranked #110 in the nation for online graduate education programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016 Best Online Programs)

    The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science:

    • Ranked 55th among non-doctoral engineering programs (undergraduate) (U.S. News & World Report, 2017 edition)

    The Maurice A. Deane School of Law:

    • Ranked in the top 8th percent nationwide on mid-career salary for alumni of advanced degree programs, according to the 2015-16 PayScale College Salary Report
    • Ranked 111th in the nation, full-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2017 edition)
    • Ranked 41st in the nation, part-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2016 edition)

    Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

    • Ranked 82nd nationwide for best medical schools - research (U.S. News & World Report 2017 edition)

    The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication:

    • #6 for median salary of communications majors (2015-2016 PayScale College Salary Report)
    • WRHU-88.7 FM ranked #3 college radio station in the nation (Princeton Review, 2017 edition)
    • Named top non-commercial station in the U.S. (2014 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award)
    • WRHU-88.7 FM has served as the flagship station of the NHL’s New York Islanders since 2010

    The School of Health Professions and Human Services:

    • Ranked 37th in the nation among Rehabilitation Counseling graduate programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016 edition)
    • Ranked 108th in the nation for graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology (U.S. News & World Report, 2016 edition)

    Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies:

    • Ranked 70th nationwide for Physician Assistant programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016 edition)

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

    • Ranked in the top 23 percent nationwide on mid-career salary for humanities majors, according to the 2016-17 PayScale College Salary Report.
    • Ranked 104th in the nation for graduate programs in Clinical Psychology (U.S. News & World Report, 2013 edition)

    All rankings listed above are the most recent available

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  • The Princeton Review - Best Colleges
  • Best Colleges - National Universities 2017
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • Best Colleges - US News - National Universities - High School Counselor Picks - 2017
  • 2015-2016 Payscale Top Earning Alumni - 4-year Schools - College Salary Report
  • Millitary Friendly School
  • Princeton Review - 2016 - Best Business Schools
  • Princeton Review - 2015 - Top 25 online MBA Programs
  • 2016 US News Best Online Programs for MBA/Business
  • Best Colleges - Money 16-17
  • 2017 US News Best Colleges, Business Programs 2017
  • 2017 US News Best Grad Schools, Business Part-Time MBA
  • 2017 US News Best Grad Schools, Speech Language Pathology
  • Best Colleges US News, Best Value 2017
  • Forbes 2016 Best Value Colleges
  • The Chronicle - 2016 Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll
  • 2015 Poets & Quants Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs
  • Best Colleges US News, Engineering Programs 2017
  • Forbes: America's Top Colleges 2016
  • 2017 US News Best Online Grad Programs
  • Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll Badge

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