(Class of 2011)
“We have so much to take advantage of out of the classroom … from museums to Broadway shows to seeing the Dalai Lama!”
Alex Moore, a first-year Honors College student from Ohio, chose Hofstra “because I was so impressed with the personal attention I received from Honors College.” From her first visit to campus, she said, “I saw a stark contrast between the atmosphere of warmth, organization and commitment to personal attention created by Hofstra’s Honors College, and the atmosphere at larger universities and even others of comparable size.”
Of the first-year honors curriculum, Culture & Expression, Alex said, “It’s intense. But the amount that you learn through the lecture/ discussion combo and the enthusiasm and accessibility of the professors both in and out of the classroom make the courses very rewarding.” “We have so much to take advantage of out of the classroom as well,” she continued. “I have already been on numerous honors-organized trips into the city. And they certainly cover the spectrum, from museums to Broadway shows to seeing the Dalai Lama!”
Alex chose to live in honors housing, which she says seems the right size. It is difficult not to meet and interact with everyone in both Liberty and Republic Halls, and because of that, everything is very relaxed and personal, and it is easy to form strong friendships.
Still undecided about her major, Alex is leaning toward photography and global studies.