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We invite you to get to know our community and all of the opportunities available to Hofstra students by visiting our campus in-person or virtually. 

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Student Application Deadlines

A first-year applicant is a current high school senior, a high school graduate with no post-secondary course work or the recipient of a GED applying for matriculated/degree-seeking status at Hofstra University. First-year candidates may apply as Early Action or Regular Decision.

Early Action is a nonbinding early application and notification process for fall semester first-year students only. Students accepted via Early Action are not required to withdraw other college applications, but are required to notify Hofstra University of their intentions by May 1. There are two rounds of Early Action as indicated in the chart below.

Regular Decision candidates are considered on a "rolling basis." While there is no deadline for Regular Decision applications, students are encouraged to apply early so as to receive the fullest consideration. Once an application and all supporting credentials are received, the application will be reviewed by our Admission Committee.

Application Type Submission Notification
Early Action 1 November 15 December 15
Early Action 2 December 15 January 15
Regular Decision Rolling February 1 and rolling basis thereafter

For more information, please call us at 1-800-HOFSTRA

Counselor Resources

This four-year full-tuition scholarship is for students with impressive academic credentials, demonstrated commitment to community and school, and other distinguished talents.

This scholarship is offered to Hofstra University's top applicants who demonstrate both academic excellence and extracurricular involvement. Of the students who applied to Hofstra for the 2019-2020 academic year, this scholarship was awarded to students who on average achieved a 1523 SAT score (or ACT equivalent) and weighted GPA of 4.2 and were typically in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.

Distinct advantages that go with the financial security of a full tuition scholarship at Hofstra include:

  • An intellectual home at Hofstra in one of our more than 160 academic programs and majors.
  • Faculty with national and international reputations.
  • The opportunity to join a community of more than 320 Hofstra University Honors College entering first-year students.
  • Proximity to New York City makes available extraordinary professional, cultural, and social prospects.
  • Preparation for prestigious graduate schools or employment options.


Trustee Scholars are nominated to the President's Advisory Council and are invited to join Hofstra University Honors College.

The Trustee Scholarship Program award is renewable for four years (with the renewal criteria).

If you have any questions about our Trustee Scholarship Program, please contact Shannon Decker, Assistant Dean of Admission, at 516-463-6319 or at

Who Are We?

Stuart and Nancy Rabinowitz Honors College is a community of students, faculty, and administrators committed to challenging and supporting one another in the pursuit of excellence at all levels. We’re connected to every college, department, major, and program on campus. We’re engaged in every aspect of campus life. And, we know how to have fun as we pursue our goals.

Who Are You?

You have drive, ambition, and determination. You value your time and aim to get as much as you can from your college education. You also know how to have fun in interesting ways.

Join us

Have we described you properly? If we have, you’ll find Rabinowitz Honors College is designed for you.

Learn more about Rabinowitz Honors College here.

Internships, experiential learning, co-curricular activities, and field work are all an important part of the Hofstra experience. They are designed to enrich your education and prepare you for your future. Our location in metro New York City, plus our state-of-the-art facilities, used for classroom and co-curricular experiences, ensures that while your classroom education is grounded in excellent scholarship and academics, the experiences you’ll gain as an undergraduate student will uniquely position you for success. Click any of the following for more information.

Center for Career Design and Development

Liberal Arts & Sciences



Health Professions & Human Services


Engineering & Applied Science


Our returning students continually reaffirm the importance and validity of study abroad as a life-changing experience that fosters both a student’s personal and academic growth.


Challenge yourself in a new environment. Meet new and exciting people from different backgrounds and cultures. Develop life-long friendships.


Take advantage of a hands-on experience and learn both inside and outside the classroom. Gain fluency in a foreign language. Learn about life from a different perspective. Earn college credits and satisfy major, minor or distribution requirements.

Professionally …

Build your résumé as well as your knowledge of other cultures and international policy. Cultivate a global perspective of business. Learn how to comfortably communicate and socialize with people from other parts of the world.

CLICK HERE to explore our study abroad destinations!


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Learn about our highly selective Hofstra 4+4 Program: B.S-B.A./M.D.
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Describes an innovative curriculum centered in the liberal arts and compatible with all majors, serves students who perform at the highest academic levels in all undergraduate programs.
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The Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP) is Hofstra University's 3+3 program that allows students to complete requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts and the Juris Doctor in just six years.
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Reviews Hofstra's NOAH Program, the original model for New York state’s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program.
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Find out about our program that assists students (who are accepted to the PALS Program) with learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD
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Hofstra is transfer-friendly and enrolls almost 1,000 new transfers from across the country and around the world each year by providing the special attention and individualized support services our transfer students deserve.

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