Why Hofstra?

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More Than a University

Hofstra University is a community of innovators, thought leaders, and industry experts that prides itself on providing life-changing, dynamic opportunities throughout and beyond its stunning 244-acre campus.


“Hofstra has been a second home to me. I’ve made connections with many incredible people that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I feel like I have grown so much as a person.”

-Hannah MacDonald ‘23


“For me, spending these past four years at Hofstra has been truly magical. Hofstra makes it easy to  explore all my interests and customize my degree. I have three minors, I am an athlete, and I was able to study abroad in Spain, which changed my life and inspired me to apply to Columbia University.”

-Kayla Stadeker ‘23


“Throughout my time at Hofstra I have made many memories, met the most amazing people, and had numerous doors open for me leading to internships at NBCUniversal, HBO, and HBO Max – with one of those leading to a full-time job after graduation.”

-Matthew Shieh ’23

Unparalled Learning & Mentorship

Among its 175 undergraduate programs, Hofstra offers small, intimate class sizes for hands-on learning, personal attention, and mentorship from distinguished faculty who are experts in their field. Professors not only know your name but use every available resource at their disposal to help you get ahead.  

Did You Know?
  • 97% of full-time, first-year students entering in 2023 were awarded financial aid including scholarships and grants  
  • 93% of our full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field 
  • 92% of Hofstra University undergraduate degree recipients are employed or attending or planning to attend graduate school. 
  • Hofstra offers a vibrant campus life with 220+ clubs and organizations
  • Hofstra has a 13:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • On average, students who participate in internships work two or more at top companies including ABC, The Walt Disney Company, Google, Northwell Health, JPMorgan Chase and more!

Put the World Within Your Reach

Hofstra’s location is primed for exploration, just 15 minutes from world-renowned beaches and 25 miles from New York City. Our faculty and diverse alumni network use NYC’s reputation as a cultural epicenter to form long standing partnerships that open the door to endless networking, internship and full-time opportunities. 

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Learn the Tools of the Trade

Our lush, vibrant campus includes all-new state-of-the-art academic buildings, labs, and experiential facilities complete with industry-level equipment. As a community built on innovation, Hofstra is continuously expanding to make room for programs that suit the needs of a growing job market. 

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Make Hofstra Your Home

At Hofstra we strive to create an inclusive environment for all. Whether you plan on commuting or living on campus, gain access to: 

  • 500+ Social, academic, and cultural events on campus each year
  • 21 Division I athletic teams 
  • Various community service initiatives
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