students at Hofstra University

Hofstra at a Glance

  • Campus Information
    • Founded in 1935
    • Located in Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of NYC
    • President: Stuart Rabinowitz, JD
    • Provost: Herman Berliner, PhD
    • Private, nonsectarian, coeducational
    • 117 buildings on 244 acres
    • 29 academic and 33 total accreditations
    • Member of Phi Beta Kappa
    • 100% program accessibility for persons with disabilities
    • Hofstra University has more than 141,000 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:

    2018-19 Degrees Conferred

    Bachelor's 1,559
    Postbachelor's Certificate 17
    Master's 1,148
    Post-master's Certificate 87
    Doctoral - Research/Scholarship 66
    Doctoral - Professional Practice

    316

    TOTAL 3,196

    Degrees by:

    Female 59%
    Non-White 38%
  • Employee Characteristics

    for Fall 2019

    Unduplicated Employee Count: 2,615

    *Faculty:

    Full-Time 485
    Part-Time 760
    Total Faculty 1,245
    Full-time (FTE) 66%
    Female 49%
    Non-White 19%
    Tenured 70%
    Highest Degree (FT) 92%

    *Other Employees:

    Full-Time 1,205
    Part-Time 112
    Total Employees (non-faculty) 1,317
    Full-time (%) 91%
    Female 54%
    Non-White 26%
    *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: 21

  • Student Characteristics

    Total Fall 2019 Enrollment: 10,804
    6,498 Undergraduate
    2,981 Graduate
    896 Law
    429 Medicine

    Fall 2019 First-Year
    - 32% were in top 10% of High School Class
    - 60% were in top 25% of High School Class
    - 45% were from Out-of-State

    Student Characteristics for Fall 2019

    UGGraduateLawMedicalTotal
    Female 55% 67% 55% 46% 58%
    Non‐White 41% 41% 23% 46% 40%
    International 6% 13% 2% 0% 7%
    NY Residents 60% 78% 73% 53% 66%
    LI Residents 43% 58% 53% 26% 47%
    Full-time 95% 64% 87% 100% 85%
    # of States & Territories 48

    38

    38 34 52
    # of Countries 78 39 12 2 88

    Test Scores

    SAT ACT
    % Reporting 69% 21%
    Average   1249 27
    25 Percentile 1170 25
    75 Percentile 1330 30

    Retention & Graduation Rates

    First-time, Full-time, First-Year: All Gender
    Male Female
    1-Year Retention 83% 82% 83%
    4-Year Grad Rate 55% 47% 62%
    5-Year Grad Rate 63% 59% 67%
    6-Year Grad Rate 65% 60% 68%

    Undergraduate Degree Recipients
    -93% are employed or attending graduate school
    -84% employed
    -33% graduate school
    -25% both
    Results are based on data collected up to 1-year post graduation from the Alumni Outcomes survey, LinkedIn,
    National Student Clearinghouse, and Hofstra enrollment.
    Link: https://www.hofstra.edu/outcome-assessment/outcomes.html?college=1&program=1

  • Campus Life
    • 35 residence halls housing about 3,500 students, 18 eateries, 6 theaters, and more than 220 student clubs of which there are about 26 local/national fraternities & sororities
    •  Hofstra has a vibrant campus with hundreds of social, academic and cultural events per year
    • The Hofstra University Museum of Art 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 800,000 volumes and provide 24/7 online access to more than 100,000 full-text journals and 200,000 electronic books.
    • 21 varsity sports
      • 10 for men: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, wrestling, indoor track, outdoor track
      • 11 for women: basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, indoor track and outdoor track
      • 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 $126,275,979
    • Total Loans $43,335,754
    • Total Work-Study $4,613,439
    • Total Student Employment $5,045,742
    • Total Parent Loans $38,819,424
    • Total Tuition Waivers $8,577,602
     
    First-time Full-time First-Year Undergraduate
    FT PT
    % receiving aid of those with need 100% 99% 93%
    Average award $33,216 $30,964 $10,027
    Total Undergraduate Student Cost 2018-19
    Tuition $46,450
    Tuition & Fees $47,510
    Tuition, Fees, Room & Board $63,938

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

    Federal Grant 24%
    State/Local Grant 17%
    Institutional Grants 97%
    Student Loans 53%
  • 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 six percent of colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary for alumni with only a bachelor's degree, according to the 2018-19 PayScale College Salary Report.
    • Top eight percent of colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary of all undergraduate alumni, according to the 2018-19 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 2018-19 PayScale College Salary Report.
    • Top 13 percent nationwide for return on investment, according to the 2018-19 PayScale College ROI Report.
    • Consistently named among “Great Colleges to Work For” (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009‐2018)
    • 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, 2009‐2017.
    • 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 25% of US Colleges by the Wall Street Journal & Times Higher Education (2019 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:

    • Ranked 16th for Best Online MBA Programs (Princeton Review, 2019 edition)
    • Ranked #40 in the nation for best online MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2020 Best Online Programs)
    • QS World University Rankings Distance/Online MBA (#24 out of 50 globally, 2018) 
    • 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
    • Best 252 Business Schools who offer on-campus MBA programs (Princeton Review, 2019 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)
    • 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 #2 for Best Finance Colleges in New York and #28 for Best Finance Colleges in the U.S. (College Factual, 2019)
    • Ranked #24 Online MBA Program in U.S. (Poets & Quants, 2020)
    • Ranked "tier one" Top Global Online MBA Program (CEO Magazine, 2019)
    • Ranked #39 Top Global Online MBA Program (CEO Magazine, 2019)
    • Ranked #52 Top Global Executive MBA Program (CEO Magazine, 2019)

    The School of Education:

    • Ranked #141 for best graduate education (U.S. News & World Report 2018)
    • Ranked #78 in the nation for online graduate education programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2020 Best Online Programs)

    The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science:

    • Ranked 35th among non-doctoral engineering programs (undergraduate) (U.S. News & World Report, 2019 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 #7 college radio station in the nation (Princeton Review, 2019 edition)
    • WRHU-88.7 FM ranked #1 college radio station in the nation (2018 BestColleges.com)
    • Three-time Marconi Award winner as top non-commercial/college radio station in the U.S. (National Association of Broadcasters, 2019, 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 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

Best Online Programs - U.S. News and World Report: MBA Programs 2020
Best Online Programs - U.S. News and World Report: Grad Education 2020
Best Online Programs - U.S. News and World Report: Grad Education Curriculum & Instruction 2020
The Princeton Review - Best Colleges
Best Colleges - National Universities 2020
Millitary Friendly School
Princeton Review - 2016 - Best Business Schools
Best Colleges - Money 16-17
2018 US News Best Colleges, Business Programs 2020
The Chronicle - 2019 Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll
Best Colleges US News, Engineering Programs 2020
Forbes: America's Top Colleges 2017
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll Badge
2017-2018 payscale
The Princeton Review 2018 Best Regional Colleges
CEO Magazine: Tier One Global MBA Rankings 2018
Best Grad Schools • U.S. News and World Report • Education 2019
Most LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities
Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools 2018

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