At a Glance
All About Hofstra
Hofstra is a diverse, dynamic institution that honors tradition while challenging convention, always finding our own unique path. Hofstra provides students with an engaged, experiential and highly ranked education that combines an intimate learning environment with all the resources of a large university, including state-of-the-art facilities for academics and student life and competitive Division I athletics. Located just outside New York City, our traditional, tree-lined campus is home to a global, ambitious and entrepreneurial student body who take advantage of all metropolitan New York has to offer.
At Hofstra we nurture ideas. Ideas can change the world - if we’re willing to work for them. That’s why over 80 years, we’ve created an environment where new ideas take shape through collaboration, engagement and interaction. We keep our classes small. We offer tailored programs. We build spaces that encourage participation and investigation. Together, we seek creative solutions. And we look beyond our own community and experiences for inspiration, because ideas are always evolving – and so are we.
Hofstra University – Pride and Purpose.
- Founded in 1935
- Located in Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of NYC
- President: Susan Poser, PhD, JD
- Provost: Charlie Riordan, PhD
- Private, nonsectarian, coeducational
- 117 buildings on 244 acres
- 36 academic and 39 total accreditations
- Member of Phi Beta Kappa
- 100% program accessibility for persons with disabilities
- More than 146,000 alumni
Colleges & Schools
- Frank G. Zarb School of Business
- Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
- Hofstra University Continuing Education
- Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
- Maurice A. Deane School of Law
- School of Health Professions and Human Services
- The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
- The Stuart & Nancy Rabinowitz Honors College
Semester schedule with an optional January session and three optional Summer sessions (between May & August).
- 6 undergraduate degrees; Approximately 180 program options:
BA, BBA, BE, BFA, BS, BSED
- 15 graduate degrees; Approximately 190 program options:
ADVC, CERT, DNP, EDD, LLM, MA, MBA, MFA, MHA, MPH, MS, MSED, PD, PHD, PSYD
- 3 professional practice degrees:
AUD, JD, MD
- 20 dual degrees:
BA/JD; BA/MA; BA/MBA; BA/MD; BA/MFA; BA/MS; BA/MSED; BBA/MBA; BBA/MS; BBA/MSED; BS/MA; BS/MBA; BS/MD; BS/MS; BS/MSED; JD/MBA; JD/MPH; MD/MBA; MD/MPH; MD/PHD
2021-22 Degrees Conferred
|Doctoral - Research/Scholarship||55|
|Doctoral - Professional Practice||360|
|Students of Color (%)||39%|
Unduplicated Employee Count: 2,452
|Faculty of Color||22%|
|Highest Degree (FT)||93%|
|Total Employees (non-faculty)||1,188|
|People of Color||31%|
*Please note that there may be duplicates between the number of faculty and employees because of administrators who teach. These numbers exclude medical school employees.
Student Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Average undergraduate class size: 21
Total Fall 2022 Enrollment: 10,238
Fall 2022 First-Year Class
- 32% were in top 10% of High School Class
- 61% were in top 25% of High School Class
- 36% are from Out-of-State/International
Student Characteristics for Fall 2022
|Students of Color||45%||40%||22%||50%||42%|
|# of States & Territories||50||40||35||24||52|
|# of Countries||77||44||12||4||90|
Retention & Graduation Rates
|First-time, Full-time, First-Year Students:||All||Gender|
|4-Year Grad Rate||59%||51%||65%|
|5-Year Grad Rate||67%||62%||70%|
|6-Year Grad Rate||68%||64%||71%|
Undergraduate Degree Recipients
-97% are employed or attending graduate school
-34% graduate school
Results are based on data collected up to 1-year post graduation from the Alumni Outcomes survey, LinkedIn, National Student Clearinghouse, and Hofstra enrollment.
- 35 residence halls with housing capacity of about 3,500 students, 18 eateries, 6 theaters, and 220 student clubs of which there are 24 local/national fraternities & sororities
- Hofstra has a vibrant campus with hundreds of social, academic, and cultural events throughout the year.
- The Hofstra University Museum of Art is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum, with a collection of more than 5,200 works of art from the world's diverse cultures, offers 4-5 original exhibitions annually along with related programs that engage varied audiences. It also oversees an extensive collection of outdoor sculptures featuring 75 works of art.
- The Hofstra libraries contain over 600,000 volumes and provide 24/7 online access to more than 100,000 full-text journals and 800,000 electronic books.
- 21 varsity sports
- 10 for men: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field (indoor/outdoor) and wrestling
- 11 for women: basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor/outdoor) and volleyball
- All sports compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association.
- Total Scholarship and Grants: $141,319,916
- Total Loans: $37,091,036
- Total Work-Study: $8,214,557
- Total Student Employment: $3,225,627
- Total Parent Loans: $33,367,982
- Total Tuition Waivers: $8,025,457
|First-time Full-time First-Year||Undergraduate|
|% Receiving aid of those with need||100%||100%||92%|
|Total Undergraduate Student Cost 2022-23:|
|Tuition & Fees||$53,330|
|Tuition, Fees, Food & Housing||$71,290|
% of First-time, Full-time First-Year Students Receiving Aid by Type:
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).
- Ranked in the top 26% of US Colleges by the Wall Street Journal & Times Higher Education (2023 edition)
- Listed on The Best 388 Colleges (Princeton Review, 2023 edition)
- Top 16 percent nationwide for return on investment, according to the 2021-22 PayScale College ROI Report
- Listed on the (London weekly magazine) Times Higher Education World University Global Ranking
- Named to Victory Media’s 2021-22 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.
- Diversity and Inclusiveness has earned Hofstra 5 out of 5 stars for fostering an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)‐friendly campus environment (LGBT‐Friendly Campus Pride Index, 2021 edition)
- Top 7 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary, and top 9 percent of private colleges and universities (2021-22 PayScale College Salary Report)
- Consistently named among “Great Colleges to Work For” (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2021 edition)
- Among only three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of Law, Medicine and Engineering
School and Program Recognitions
Frank G. Zarb School of Business:
- Best 241 Business Schools (Princeton Review, 2022 edition)
- Ranked 30th Online MBA Programs in U.S. (Poets & Quants, 2023 edition)
- Ranked 79h Best Undergraduate Business Program in the U.S. (Poets & Quants, 2021 edition)
- Ranked 28th in the nation for best online MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 Best Online Programs)
- Ranked 40th globally for Distance/Online MBA (QS World University Ranking, 2022 edition)
- Ranked in the top 3 percent of the nation’s Best Schools for Business Majors (for graduates with a bachelor’s degree), according to the 2021-22 PayScale College Salary Report, and ranked in the top 8 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 2021-22 PayScale College ROI Report
- Ranked 128th nationwide for undergraduate business programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 edition)
- Ranked 108th nationwide for part‐time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 edition)
- Ranked 23rd nationwide for best online MBA program (Fortune Education, 2022 edition)
The School of Education:
- Ranked 78th in the nation for online graduate education programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 Best Online Programs)
- Ranked 117th for best graduate education (U.S. News & World Report 2022 edition)
Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science:
- Ranked the Most Popular Bachelor's Degree for Engineering Science in New York (College Factual, 2023 edition)
- Ranked 29th among non-doctoral engineering programs (undergraduate) (U.S. News & World Report, 2023 edition)
- Ranked among the best undergraduate computer science programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2023 edition)
Maurice A. Deane School of Law:
- Ranked 40th in the nation, part-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2023 edition)
- Ranked 118th in the nation, full-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2023 edition)
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
- Ranked 64th nationwide for best medical schools - research (U.S. News & World Report, 2023 edition)
- Ranked among best medical schools - primary care (U.S. News & World Report, 2023 edition)
- Ranked 35th nationwide for most diverse medical Schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2023 edition)
- Ranked among best clinical medicine programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2023 edition)
Lawrence Herbert School of Communication:
- WRHU-88.7 FM listed as one of the best college radio station in the nation (Princeton Review, 2023 edition)
- WRHU-88.7 FM ranked 7th college radio station in the nation (Best Colleges, 2022 edition)
- WRHU-88.7 FM has served as the flagship station of the NHL’s New York Islanders since 2010
- WRHU has been named the top non-commerical/college radio station in the U.S. three times (2014, 2017, 2019)
- WRHU won the National Broadcasters Association Marconi Award as the best non-commerical/college radio station in the U.S. four times (2014, 2017, 2019, 2022)
- Ranked in top 24 percent median salary of communications majors , according to 2020-21 PayScale College Salary Report
- The Department of Radio, Television, Film was named to Variety magazine’s 2022 list of “stellar” film programs worldwide (Sixth time in eight years)
- The Public Relations program was named to the PRnews A-List as one of the top programs in the nation (2023)
- The Film program has been named among the Top 50 in the U.S. by The Wrap, an award-winning news site for media and entertainment (2021, 2022)
Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies:
- Ranked 42th nationwide for best nursing schools, master's program (U.S. News & World Report 2023 edition)
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
- Ranked in the top 15 percent nationwide on mid-career salary for humanities majors, according to the 2020-21 PayScale College Salary Report
- Named to Billboard Magazine's Best Music Business Schools List (2016, 2019, 2020, 2022).
All rankings listed above are the most recent available
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