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About Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, New York that is embarking on an ambitious new chapter under the leadership of its new President, Susan Poser. Founded in 1935, Hofstra University has experienced extraordinary growth over the past two decades, due to visionary leadership; the excellence of our faculty; the strong support and engagement of our alumni and the Long Island community; and a series of strategic initiatives, including the creation of new medical, nursing and engineering schools. Hofstra University, one of only three metropolitan New York universities with schools of medicine, law, and engineering, is a dynamic community of approximately 10,500 students from around the world and is committed to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of its operations. The campus is a recognized arboretum and Tree Campus USA School and is a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology, and facilities of a large university. With 22 academic centers and institutes, a business incubator, a museum, an award-winning radio station (the only college radio station to win 3 Marconi awards as well as broadcast a professional sports franchise), the Saltzman Community Services Center, legal clinics, and a cultural center, Hofstra offers its undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students, myriad opportunities for scholarship, resources, and engagement. Hofstra University is the only school to host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016).

Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate programs and 165 graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, communications & media, engineering, business, law, medicine, nursing, health professions, and human services. With a core liberal arts education, Hofstra University excels at experiential learning and provides its students with excellent career counseling and internship opportunities. With a 13:1 student faculty ratio, our students develop close relationships with their faculty. 93% of our students are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.