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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
    • 27 academic and 30 total accreditations
    • Member of Phi Beta Kappa
    • 100% program accessibility for persons with disabilities
    • Hofstra University has more than 136,000 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:

    2016-17 Degrees Conferred

    Bachelor's 1,456
    Postbachelor's Certificate 0
    Master's 1,080
    Post-master's Certificate 81
    Doctoral - Research/Scholarship 54
    Doctoral - Professional Practice

    311

    TOTAL 2,982

    Degrees by:

    Female 60%
    Non-White 40%
  • Employee Characteristics

    for Fall 2017

    Unduplicated Employee Count: 2,616

    *Faculty:

    Full-Time 493
    Part-Time 743
    Total Faculty 1,236
    Full-time (FTE) 67%
    Female 47%
    Non-White 17%
    Tenured 69%
    Highest Degree (FT) 91%

    *Other Employees:

    Full-Time 1,224
    Part-Time 124
    Total Employees (non-faculty) 1,348
    Full-time (%) 91%
    Female 54%
    Non-White 25%
    *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: 13 to 1

    Average undergraduate class size: 20

  • Student Characteristics

    Total Fall 2017 Enrollment: 11,131
    6,861 Undergraduate
    3,018 Graduate
    835 Law
    417 Medicine

    Fall 2017 First-Year
    - 28% were in top 10% of High School Class
    - 62% were in top 25% of High School Class
    - 50% were from Out-of-State

    Student Characteristics for Fall 2017

    UGGraduateLawMedicalTotal
    Female 55% 65% 57% 47% 58%
    Non‐White 40% 43% 25% 44% 40%
    International 6% 16% 3% <1% 8%
    NY Residents 59% 75% 71% 53% 64%
    LI Residents 42% 55% 48% 24% 45%
    Full-time 95% 63% 84% 100% 85%
    # of States & Territories 47

    35

    35 30 50
    # of Countries 76 30 13 1 82

    Test Scores

    SAT ACT
    % Reporting 66% 33%
    Average   1222 27
    25 Percentile 1150 24
    75 Percentile 1290 29

    Retention & Graduation Rates

    First-time, Full-time, First-Year: All Gender
    Male Female
    1-Year Retention 81% 79% 82%
    4-Year Grad Rate 53% 45% 59%
    5-Year Grad Rate 61% 56% 66%
    6-Year Grad Rate 63% 58 67%

    Undergraduate Degree Recipients
    - 33% enrolled in graduate school or are applying next semester
    - 40%  plan to pursue further study within one year
    - 50%  plan to pursue further study within five years
    - 91% 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 270 student clubs of which there are about 33 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 more than 5,000 works of art from the world's diverse cultures, offers 4-6 original exhibitions annually along with related programs that engage varied Audiences. It 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 200,000 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 $113,563,038
    • Total Loans $46,477,780
    • Total Work-Study $5,290,012
    • Total Student Employment $4,814,715
    • Total Parent Loans $37,413,578
    • Total Tuition Waivers $9,128,576
     
    First-time Full-time First-Year Undergraduate
    FT PT
    % receiving aid of those with need 100% 100% 91%
    Average award $30,900 $28,584 $11,321
    Total Undergraduate Student Cost 2017-18
    Tuition $42,900
    Tuition & Fees $43,960
    Tuition, Fees, Room & Board $58,890

    % of First-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

    • Recognized on the Tree Campus USA list for commitment to encouraging student and university personnel to care for the planet’s resources (Arbor Day Foundation, 2016)
    • Top seven percent of colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary for alumni with only a bachelor's degree, according to the 2017-18 PayScale College Salary Report.
    • Top nine percent of colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary of all undergraduate alumni, according to the 2017-18 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 12 percent nationwide for return on investment, according to the 2017-18 PayScale College ROI Report.
    • 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.
    • Among only three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of Law, Medicine and Engineering.
    • Named to Victory Media's 2018 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 five percent of the nation's Best Schools for Business Majors (for graduates with a bachelor's degree), according to the 2017-18 PayScale College Salary Report, and ranked in the top seven 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 2017-18 PayScale College ROI Report.
    • Ranked in top 28 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 2017-18 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, 2018 Best Online Programs)
    • Best 267 Business Schools (Princeton Review, 2018 edition)
    • Ranked 17th for Best Online MBA Programs (Princeton Review 2018 edition)
    • Ranked 128th nationwide for undergraduate business programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
    • Ranked 89th nationwide for part‐time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

    The School of Education:

    • Ranked #141 for best graduate education (U.S. News & World Report 2018)
    • Ranked #76 in the nation for online graduate education programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018 Best Online Programs)

    The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science:

    • Ranked 38th among non-doctoral engineering programs (undergraduate) (U.S. News & World Report, 2018 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 118th in the nation, full-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2018 edition)
    • Ranked 41st in the nation, part-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2016 edition)

    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

    • Ranked 71st nationwide for best medical schools - research (U.S. News & World Report 2018)
    • Ranked 55th nationwide for best medical schools - primary care (U.S. News & World Report 2018)

    The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication:

    • #52 for median salary of communications majors, according to 2017-18 PayScale College Salary Report
    • WRHU-88.7 FM ranked #12 college radio station in the nation (Princeton Review, 2018 edition)
    • Named top non-commercial station in the U.S. (National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award, 2017 & 2014)
    • WRHU-88.7 FM has served as the flagship station of the NHL's New York Islanders since 2010
    • The Department of Radio, Television, Film was named to worldwide "stellar" film program list (Variety magazine, 2016 & 2017)

    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:

    • 15 Best Music Business Schools - Music Department and Music Business program (Billboard magazine, 2016 & 2017)
    • Ranked in the top 15 percent nationwide on mid-career salary for humanities majors, according to the 2017-18 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 2018
  • Best Colleges - US News - National Universities - High School Counselor Picks - 2018
  • Millitary Friendly School
  • Princeton Review - 2016 - Best Business Schools
  • 2016 US News Best Online Programs for MBA/Business
  • Best Colleges - Money 16-17
  • 2018 US News Best Colleges, Business Programs 2018
  • 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 2018
  • The Chronicle - 2016 Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll
  • Best Colleges US News, Engineering Programs 2018
  • Forbes: America's Top Colleges 2017
  • Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll Badge
  • 2017-2018 payscale
  • The Princeton Review 2018 Best Business Schools
  • The Princeton Review 2018 Best Regional Colleges

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