About Hofstra

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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
  • Interim Provost: Janet Lenaghan, PhD
  • Private, nonsectarian, coeducational
  • 116 buildings on 244 acres
  • 32 academic and 35 total accreditations
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa
  • 100% program accessibility for persons with disabilities
  • More than 144,000 alumni

Colleges & Schools

Academic Calendar:

Semester schedule with an optional January session and three optional Summer sessions (between May & August).

2020-21 Degrees Conferred

Bachelor's 1,451
Post-bachelor's Certificate 1
Master's 1,217
Post-master's Certificate 125
Doctoral - Research/Scholarship 55
Doctoral - Professional Practice 376
TOTAL 3,225

Degrees by:

Female 59%
Students of Color 41%

Fall 2021
Unduplicated Employee Count: 2,418

*Faculty:

Full-Time 470
Part-Time 725
Total Faculty 1,195
Full-Time (FTE) 66%
Female 47%
Faculty of Color 23%
Tenured 71%
Highest Degree (FT) 93%

 

*Other Employees:

Full-Time 1,072
Part-Time 89
Total Employees (non-faculty) 1,161
Full-time (%) 92%
Female 52%
People of Color 28%

*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 2021 Enrollment: 10,243
6,050 Undergraduate
2,863 Graduate
911 Law
419 Medicine

 

Fall 2021 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/International

Student Characteristics for Fall 2021

  UG Graduate Law Medical Total
Female 57% 69% 56% 49% 60%
Students of Color 43% 39% 23% 49% 40%
International 4% 7% 2% 1% 5%
NY Residents 62% 81% 78% 55% 69%
LI Residents 42% 58% 55% 25% 47%
Full-time 95% 63% 87% 100% 86%
# of States & Territories 49 39 38 31 51
# of Countries 71 42 11 3 88

 

Test Scores

  SAT ACT
% Reporting 37% 8%
Average 1276 29
25 Percentile 1190 27
75 Percentile 1350 31

 

Retention & Graduation Rates

First-time, Full-time, First-Year: All Gender
Male Female
1-Year Retention 80% 79% 81%
4-Year Grad Rate 60% 54% 64%
5-Year Grad Rate 68% 66% 70%
6-Year Grad Rate 70% 68% 71%

 

Undergraduate Degree Recipients

-93% are employed or attending graduate school
-83% employed
-35% graduate school
-26% 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 206 student clubs of which there are about 24 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 75 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, 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

Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

  • Total Scholarship and Grants: $131,523,998
  • Total Loans: $36,854,142
  • Total Work-Study: $8,135,923
  • Total Student Employment: $2,508,520
  • Total Parent Loans: $34,042,876
  • Total Tuition Waivers: $8,719,013
  First-time Full-time First-Year Undergraduate
    FT PT
% Receiving aid of those with need 100% 99% 91%
Average Award $35,433 $33,375 $10,613

 

Total Undergraduate Student Cost 2021-22:
Tuition $50,265
Tuition & Fees $51,360
Tuition, Fees, Room & Board $68,007

 

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

Federal Grant 24%
State/Local Grant 18%
Institutional Grants 98%
Student Loans 49%

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 (2022 Edition)
  • Listed on The Best 387 Colleges (Princeton Review, 2022 edition)
  • Top 15 percent nationwide for return on investment, according to the 2020-21 PayScale College ROI Report
  • Listed on the (London weekly magazine) Times Higher Education World University Global Ranking
  • Named to Victory Media’s 2020-21 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 pivate 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 244 Business Schools (Princeton Review, 2021 edition)
  • Ranked 31st Online MBA Programs in U.S. (Poets & Quants, 2022 edition)
  • Ranked 79th Best Undergraduate Business Program in the U.S. (Poets & Quants, 2021 edition)
  • Ranked 40th in the nation for best online MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2021 Best Online Programs)
  • Ranked 24th globally for Distance/Online MBA (QS World University Ranking, 2021 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 125th nationwide for undergraduate business programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 edition)
  • Ranked 158th nationwide for part‐time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 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 154th for best graduate education (U.S. News & World Report 2022 edition)

Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science:

  • Ranked 8th Most Popular Bachelor's Degree for Engineering Science (College Factual, 2022 edition)
  • Ranked 39rd among non-doctoral engineering programs (undergraduate) (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 edition)
  • Ranked among the best undergraduate computer science programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 edition)

Maurice A. Deane School of Law:

  • Ranked 34th in the nation, part-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 edition)
  • Ranked 119th in the nation, full-time program (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 edition)

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Ranked 66th nationwide for best medical schools - research (U.S. News & World Report 2022 edition)
  • Ranked 76th nationwide for best medical schools - primary care (U.S. News & World Report 2022 edition)

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication:

  • WRHU-88.7 FM listed as one of the best college radio station in the nation (Princeton Review, 2022 edition)
  • WRHU-88.7 FM ranked 7th college radio station in the nation (Best Colleges, 2021 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)
  • 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 2021 list of “stellar” film programs worldwide (Fifth time in seven years)

Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies:

  • Ranked 48th nationwide for best nursing schools, master's program (U.S. News & World Report 2022 edition)

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

All rankings listed above are the most recent available


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