About Hofstra

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: Dr. Susan Poser
  • Interim Provost: Dr. Janet Lenaghan
  • 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 143,000 alumni

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 1,453
Post-bachelor's Certificate 1
Master's 1,132
Post-master's Certificate 95
Doctoral - Research/Scholarship 53
Doctoral - Professional Practice 345
TOTAL 3,079

Degrees by:

Female 60%
Non-White 40%

Fall 2020
Unduplicated Employee Count: 2,429

*Faculty:

Full-Time 471
Part-Time 683
Total Faculty 1,154
Full-Time (FTE) 68%
Female 47%
Non-White 19%
Tenured 72%
Highest Degree (FT) 92%

 

*Other Employees:

Full-Time 1,100
Part-Time 94
Total Employees (non-faculty) 1,194
Full-time (%) 92%
Female 52%
Non-White 27%

*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 2020 Enrollment: 10,444
6,120 Undergraduate
2,990 Graduate
908 Law
426 Medicine

 

Fall 2020 First-Year
- 32% were in top 10% of High School Class
- 61% were in top 25% of High School Class
- 38% were from Out-of-State

Student Characteristics for Fall 2019

  UG Graduate Law Medical Total
Female 55% 67% 54% 48% 58%
Non‐White 41% 38% 23% 50% 39%
International 5% 10% 2% 1% 6%
NY Residents 62% 81% 79% 71% 69%
LI Residents 44% 58% 59% 38% 49%
Full-time 95% 65% 88% 100% 86%
# of States & Territories 50 37 34 30 51
# of Countries 73 42 9 4 80

 

Test Scores

  SAT ACT
% Reporting 72% 19%
Average 1246 27
25 Percentile 1160 24
75 Percentile 1330 31

 

Retention & Graduation Rates

First-time, Full-time, First-Year: All Gender
Male Female
1-Year Retention 82% 82% 83%
4-Year Grad Rate 55% 49% 59%
5-Year Grad Rate 63% 61% 65%
6-Year Grad Rate 65% 62% 67%

 

Undergraduate Degree Recipients

-93% are employed or attending graduate school
-84% employed
-30% graduate school
-22% both

Results are based on data collected up to one-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

  • 35 residence halls housing about 3,500 students, 18 eateries, 6 theaters, and more than 220 student clubs of which there are about 25 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, outdoor track
    • All sports compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association

Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

  • Total Scholarship and Grants: $130,677,979
  • Total Loans: $43,788,768
  • Total Work-Study: $9,176,312
  • Total Student Employment: $3,470,676
  • Total Parent Loans: $38,300,809
  • Total Tuition Waivers: $8,843,517
  First-time Full-time First-Year Undergraduate
    FT PT
% Receiving aid of those with need 100% 99% 91%
Average Award $35,080 $33,055 $16,329

 

Total Undergraduate Student Cost 2020-21:
Tuition $48,315
Tuition & Fees $49,410
Tuition, Fees, Room & Board $66,338

 

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

Federal Grant 24%
State/Local Grant 17%
Institutional Grants 97%
Student Loans 53%

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

Total University:

  • Ranked in the top 30% of US Colleges by the Wall Street Journal & Times Higher Education (2021 U.S. College Ranking)
  • Among only three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of Law, Medicine and Engineering
  • Listed on the (London weekly magazine) Times Higher Education World University Global Ranking
  • Listed on The Best 386 Colleges (Princeton Review, 2021 edition)
  • 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, 2020)
  • Top eight percent of colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary, and top ninth percent of pivate colleges and universities (2019-20 PayScale College Salary Report)
  • Top ten percent of private colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary of graduates with a bachelor’s degree only, according to the 2019-20 PayScale College Salary Report
  • Top 14 percent nationwide for return on investment, according to the 2019-20 PayScale College ROI Report
  • Consistently named among “Great Colleges to Work For” (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009‐2018)
  • Named to Victory Media’s 2019-20 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 as a Green College for our superb sustainability practices, sustainability education, and healthy quality of life for students on campus (Princeton Review, 2021 edition)

School and Program Recognitions

Frank G. Zarb School of Business:

  • Best 248 Business Schools (Princeton Review, 2020 edition)
  • Ranked 40th in the nation for best online MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2021 Best Online Programs)
  • Ranked 132th nationwide for undergraduate business programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2021 edition)
  • Ranked 154th nationwide for part‐time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2021 edition)
  • Ranked 24th Online MBA Programs in U.S. (Poets & Quants, 2020 edition)
  • Ranked 70th Best Undergraduate Business Program in the U.S. (Poets & Quants, 2020 edition)
  • Ranked in the top 4 percent of the nation’s Best Schools for Business Majors (for graduates with a bachelor’s degree), according to the 2019-20 PayScale College Salary Report, and ranked in the top 5 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 2018-19 PayScale College ROI Report
  • Ranked 24th globally for Distance/Online MBA (QS World University Ranking, 2021 edition) Ranked 128th edition)

The School of Education:

  • Ranked 78th in the nation for online graduate education programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2021 Best Online Programs)
  • Ranked 133rd for best graduate education (U.S. News & World Report 2021 edition)

Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science:

  • • Ranked 3rd as Most Popular for Engineering Science School (College Factual, 2021 edition)
  • Ranked 33rd among non-doctoral engineering programs (undergraduate) (U.S. News & World Report, 2021 edition)
  • Ranked among the best undergraduate computer science programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2021 edition)

Maurice A. Deane School of Law:

  • Ranked 31st in the nation, part-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2021 edition
  • Ranked 102nd in the nation, full-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2021 edition)

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Ranked 70th nationwide for best medical schools - research (U.S. News & World Report 2021 edition)
  • Ranked 84th nationwide for best medical schools - primary care (U.S. News & World Report 2021 edition)

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication:

  • WRHU-88.7 FM ranked 1st college radio station in the nation (Best Colleges, 2020 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)
  • 98th for median salary of communications majors , according to 2019-20 PayScale College Salary Report
  • The Department of Radio, Television, Film was named to Variety magazine’s 2017 list of “stellar” film programs worldwide for two years in a row
  • Ranked 13th as Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism. (College Factual, 2021 edition)
  • WRHU-88.7 FM ranked 13th best college radio station in the nation (Princeton Review, 2020 edition)

Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies:

  • Ranked 89th nationwide for best nursing schools, master's program (U.S. News & World Report 2021 edition)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

  • Ranked in the top 14 percent nationwide on mid-career salary for humanities majors, according to the 2019-20 PayScale College Salary Report

All rankings listed above are the most recent available


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