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Date: Sep 14, 2007
HOFSTRA BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW 225-BED GRADUATE RESIDENCE
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University this week broke ground on a $23 million residence for graduate and law students, reflecting a growing demand for on-campus housing. The 225-bed, five-story structure, scheduled to open in January 2008, will feature suites with small kitchens.
"Over the past several years, the percentage of Hofstra students who come from across the country has dramatically increased, and now nearly half of our undergraduate students come from states other than New York. As our national reputation has grown, so has the demand for on-campus housing by both graduate and undergraduate students," said Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz.
The excavation of the site on Hofstra's north campus at the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Oak Street begins next week. The 80,240-square-foot structure was designed by Hillier Architecture and will be built by E.W. Howell Co.
Hofstra currently has 37 residence halls housing approximately 4,200 students, of which about 300 are graduate and law school students. Hofstra's enrollment is approximately 13,000, which includes some 8,000 full-time undergraduate students along with part-time undergraduate, graduate and law school students.
Hofstra University is a dynamic, private University where students find their edge to succeed in more than 140 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education, health and human services and honors studies, and a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1, our professors teach small classes that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. At Hofstra, students have the resources they need for a complete educational experience - excellent library resources with extensive on-line and print collections, state-of-the-art classrooms and learning and laboratory facilities and wireless access to the Internet.