Hofstra University campus
Hofstra University campus
Hofstra University campus
Hofstra University campus
Hofstra University campus
Hofstra University campus
Hofstra University campus
Hofstra University campus
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From the School

Discover Your Pride and Purpose at Hofstra University

At Hofstra University, students live, work and study on a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus that’s only 25 miles east of Manhattan. Our 240-acre campus is lush, green and spacious, with ivy-covered buildings and outstanding facilities, just minutes from all the adventure and opportunity the New York metropolitan region has to offer.

Best of Both Worlds
With the top-notch resources and wide-ranging programs of a large university, and the sense of community and personal attention of small college, Hofstra is a great place for students who are looking for a traditional campus experience without sacrificing the networking opportunities, internship experiences, and cultural offerings of a bustling metropolis.

Hofstra students have endless opportunities for experiential learning, on and off-campus. Opportunities are available to conduct research with a distinguished professor; intern with top-tier companies in finance or media, in the state Legislature or Congress; work in our cutting-edge facilities such as the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room or WRHU-88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University which was named the top college radio station in the country by The Princeton Review (2014).

As a Hofstra student, you can chose to live and learn in one of our 35 residence halls, each with a unique flair, community and life of its own. We also offer eight living/learning communities, which give students the opportunity to live with many of the same students they are in classes with, and well as students who share the same passion for leadership, health sciences, or the visual or performing arts.

Overall

From The School

Hofstra University seeks to enroll talented first-year and transfer students from diverse backgrounds and locations, with varied interests. Applications are accepted for fall and spring admission. The Admission Committee reviews each application individually to assess academic achievement, curricular rigor, leadership potential, depth of extracurricular activities, standardized test scores and overall interest in attending Hofstra University. The application process provides an opportunity for the applicant to share information that may not be apparent on a transcript or through a test score. For more information about the admission process, go to hofstra.edu/admission or go to hofstra.edu/visit and schedule a campus visit, today!

Overview

Applicants
26,388
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.55

GPA Breakdown

39%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
1,157
with Terminal Degree
752

637
Men
520
Women
202
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Caribbean Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Labor Studies
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Sustainability Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Photography


Students Say

Hofstra is a school synonymous with opportunity. Located on suburban Long Island, students find Hofstra’s “medium size” a great asset. Indeed, the university simultaneously “feels big, yet class sizes are small and [therefore] very conducive to a great learning environment.” What’s more, Hofstra’s close proximity to New York City allows students to take advantage of many internship opportunities. Additionally, the School of Communications is “top-notch” and students in the sciences benefit greatly from affiliation with the university’s new medical school. By and large, professors here are “excellent” and “enjoyable.” As one psychology major shares, “My professors almost always seem passionate about their field of study, and even when I don’t share their passion in that particular field, their enthusiasm has helped to keep me engaged and interested in the class material.” Perhaps more importantly, teachers at Hofstra are “very knowledgeable…and have experience in what they are teaching.” Undergrads here also call attention to the fact their professors are quite approachable. As one music education major explains, “I have also never had a teacher that won’t make themselves available outside of class. All of them are extremely good about having office hours and answering any questions. They all really want us to do well.” In the end, a Hofstra education is “about challenging its students and giving each one an opportunity to grow and succeed to their fullest extent.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Francis Ford Coppola
Academy Award winning Screenwriter, Director and Producer

Nelson DeMille
Author

Honorable Thomas P DiNapoli
New York State Comptroller

Randy Levine
President, New York Yankees

Amy Rosenblum
Emmy Award winning Senior Executive Producer, NBC Universal Inc.

Morton Owen Schapiro
President, Northwestern University

Steven Witkoff
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Witkoff Group

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,898

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,111

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,579

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,432

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,400
Required Fees
$1,060
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$930
Transportation for Commuters
$1,380

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

Our students roll up their sleeves, and make things happen. You will be encouraged to grow academically, as well as personally, through community service, leadership development, cultural and social exploration, study abroad and internships on Long Island and in New York City.

Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university that continues to achieve recognition as an institution of academic excellence. Hofstra is consistently recognized on the Best College lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, and Forbes.

Hofstra was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll four consecutive years, and more than 1,000 of our students served as volunteers when Hofstra hosted presidential debates in 2008 and 2012.

At Hofstra, Pride & Purpose means celebrating our history and traditions, and challenging ourselves, individually and collectively, to use our talents to make our campus, our community and our world a better place.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,904
Out of State
35%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
51

Demographics

9.31%
Asian
9.13%
African-American
14.86%
Hispanic
58.60%
Caucasian
4.35%
Unknown
4.46%
International

54% female
46% male
35% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Students Say

Undergrads at Hofstra say that you’d be hard pressed to find a “typical” student roaming the campus. As one philosophy student posits, “I have friends studying all different majors and from all walks of life.” And while the university definitely attracts “a lot of Long Island locals,” there are also plenty of students “from the Northeast and all over the country.” Of course, most of the undergrads that flock here are “serious about academics” and “well rounded.” However, a music education major quickly follows up by stating, “We also know how to have fun and take advantage of our college experience.” Further, to quell the doubts of even the most social skeptic, we’re told that “with over 200 clubs and sports there is something for everyone.” Indeed, it’s “very easy to fit in here.” An English major explains, “I think almost anyone can find a niche here. This is overall a very open-minded place. When students can dress in drag without anyone looking askance, I’d say you have a pretty tolerant campus.”

Overview

From The School


Location

The Best Of Both Worlds

Something is always in bloom on the 240-acre Hofstra campus. A nationally recognized arboretum with an outdoor sculpture collection of about 75 pieces, the Hofstra campus is home to both ivy-covered classroom buildings and sleek, modern buildings. Hofstra University's 115 buildings include state-of-the-art teaching facilities, six theaters, a museum, newly renovated Fitness Center, and libraries containing 1.2 million print volumes and providing 24/7 electronic access to more than 95,000 journals and electronic books.

Hofstra's suburban campus is just 25 miles from New York City, a metropolis that beckons with a world of cultural and internship opportunities of which Hofstra students have easy access to and benefit from. Students take advantage of theaters, museums, concerts and professional sports as well as the many internship opportunities the city offers. Broadway shows, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Square Garden, Chinatown and Little Italy, and Wall Street all are within easy reach.

Students can also explore Long Island, which offers world-class beaches and parks; the Hamptons; sport fishing and boating; Nassau Coliseum, home of the New York Islanders; and conveniently located shopping malls.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Hofstra hosts hundreds of social, academic and cultural events each year, drawing together scholars, business leaders, authors, celebrities, health care professionals, politicians, and journalists from across the nation and around the world. These events help foster that connection between in-classroom work and extracurricular interests we know you’re looking for. In addition, Hofstra offers 17 intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the NCAA Division I level and more than 200 academic, fraternal/sororal, media, multicultural, performance, pre-professional, religious, social, social/political, and sports clubs and organizations.

The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, a 93,000-square-foot facility, is home to the Hofstra Pride men’s and women's basketball teams and wrestling, and is also the site for events such as commencements, exhibitions, trade shows, televised political events, and concerts. Other recreational and athletic facilities include an indoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool, and various athletic fields.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Hofstra extends learning beyond the classroom through active internship programs and dynamic and varied study abroad opportunities. The internship program takes advantage of the proximity of New York City, allowing students to gain on-the-job experience in areas such as finance, business, media, advertising, and entertainment. Through study abroad programs in Europe, Asia, South America, etc., students can explore the world while earning college credits. Visit hofstra.edu/studyabroad for more information.

Student Organizations & Activities

Our students roll up their sleeves, and make things happen. You will be encouraged to grow academically, as well as personally, through community service, leadership development, cultural and social exploration, study abroad and internships on Long Island and in New York City.

Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university that continues to achieve recognition as an institution of academic excellence. Hofstra is consistently recognized on the Best College lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, and Forbes.

Hofstra was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll four consecutive years, and more than 1,000 of our students served as volunteers when Hofstra hosted presidential debates in 2008 and 2012.

At Hofstra, Pride & Purpose means celebrating our history and traditions, and challenging ourselves, individually and collectively, to use our talents to make our campus, our community and our world a better place.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
47%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
68%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Life at this Long Island university moves at a fast and frenzied pace. As one knowledgeable senior shares, “Hofstra is one of those places where there is always something to do.” A television major concurs sharing, “Everyone works really hard and takes extracurricular [activities] seriously. ‘Work hard, play hard’ [is] definitely [applicable].” To begin with, Hofstra offers “many music ensembles (including symphony orchestra, symphonic band, new music ensemble, wind ensemble, string orchestra, and sikh music!)” along with “free on-campus concerts and movies.” Additionally, “intramural sports are also quite popular, [especially] basketball.” And one pleased sophomore shares how she makes her own fun, “I play Mario Party with friends in the Game Room, watch my roommate run around our dorm lounge in a banana suit, pull all-nighter study dates with my boyfriend in the library, sit under one of the gazillion gorgeous trees on the South Side of campus, and battle to the death for an open laundry machine.” Of course, with a fairly substantial commuter population, some lament that “weekends [can feel] pretty empty.” However, others assure us that “there are always frats or [other] parties [to attend.]” Moreover, there’s “definitely a bar scene, as there are multiple bars within walking distance that most students go out to frequently.” When students are itching to get a little further off campus, they can take advantage of “nearby shopping malls, bowling alleys [and] famous landmarks (Jones Beach and Eisenhower Park).” And, of course, “New York City is only a short train ride away.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS)

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS-III, within one year; achievement testing; full psychoeducational report with a diagnostic statement

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Hofstra University does not provide services for students with AD/HD.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
249
Number of Honor Societies
36

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
7

5% join a fraternity
7% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

15% participate in intramural sports
4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Pride)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Pride)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: Student run organization: Pride Network (www.hofstra.edu/studentaffairs/omisp/glbtq)

Minority Support Groups: Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs (www.hofstra.edu/studentaffairs/omisp)

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
285

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Andrew Cohen
Campus Experience Coordinator

Address
Admissions Center
Bernon Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549

Phone
516-463-6700

Email
Admission@hofstra.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
1. Mack Student Center – is the focal point of campus community life where commuter and resident students meet for meals, socializing, club and organizational events, a large game room, the bookstore and diverse dining venues including vegan, organic and ethnic food and a late night pizza and salad station. 2. The Fitness Center ‐ The Fitness Center has an indoor track, six basketball courts, three group exercise studios for Cycling, Zumba, Yoga, and other wellness programs as well as cardio and strength training machines, including ADA certified equipment. When not working out, students enjoy computer kiosks, a Wi‐Fi accessible lounge area, healthy snacks, and intramural sports programs. 3. Lawrence Herbert School of Communication – Home of the WRHU Radio Station, the largest noncommercial TV studio on the east coast, and a multi‐media converged newsroom. 4. “Hof USA” ‐ The renovated Hof USA is a multi-functional entertainment center located in the center of residential and student life on campus. The complex includes a billiards and game area, casual dining, a large performance and dance area, and Dutch Treats--open around the clock—with grab and go sandwiches and salads, grocery, and sundries. Hof USA is a favorite evening and weekend destination on campus. 5. David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex – serves as the site for Hofstra’s men’s and women’s Division I basketball team competitions, career and internship fairs, numerous national association exhibitions and shows, and is where Hofstra students and their families begin their college journey during Welcome Week and conclude the journey four years later during the commencement program.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
1. Manhattan-just 25 miles away. 2. Atlantic Ocean Beaches 3. Hamptons 4. Cultural Attractions- Lincoln Center, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway 5. Arenas and Venues - Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, the Barclays Center and Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
9am - 3pm
516-463-6700

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Please contact admissions to schedule a visit.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
VisitHofstra@hofstra.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Hofstra offers complimentary campus shuttles to rail service, local shops, and entertainment, as well as Zipcars for student use. The closest airports are: John F. Kennedy Airport, La Guardia Airport and MacArthur Airport. All have taxi and limo services.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Southern New Jersey, Southeast Pennsylvania, Maryland , Washington D.C., and Virginia: Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 13. Follow Route 278 to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Take the left exit off the bridge onto the Belt Parkway east. Take that to Exit 25A (Southern State Pkwy east- Belt Pkwy splits, stay left). Take that to Exit 22N (Meadowbrook Pkwy North). Stay on the Meadowbrook Pkwy until exit M4 (signs says "Hempstead, Coliseum")-- Follow "From All Points," below. From Northwestern New Jersey, Northern Pennsylvania, and the Middle States: Take either Interstate 78, Interstate 80, US Route 22, New Jersey Route 4, or New Jersey Route 17 to the George Washington Bridge. Proceed over the bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway onto the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow "From the Throgs Neck Bridge," below. From Upstate New York: Take the New York Thruway over the Tappan Zee Bridge to the cross Westchester Expressway (Interstate 287). Stay on the Expressway to the New England Thruway. Proceed South on the Thruway to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow "From the Throgs Neck Bridge," From New England: Proceed South to the New England Thruway (Interstate 95) and take this to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow "From the Throgs Neck Bridge," From the Throgs Neck Bridge: Take the Cross Island Pkwy. To the Grand Central Pkwy. East. The Grand Central Pkwy. Will turn into the Northern State Pkwy. Take this to exit 31A, the Meadowbrook Pkwy South. Take the Meadowbrook Pkwy. To exit M4 (Sign says "Hempstead, Coliseum"). Follow "From All Points," below. From Manhattan: Take the Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495) east to exit 38, which is the Northern State Parkway East. Take this to exit 31A - The Meadowbrook Pkwy south. Take the Meadowbrook Pkwy to exit M4 (sign says "Hempstead, Coliseum".) From All Points: From exit M4 you will be on Route 24 West (also known as Hempstead Turnpike.) Stay on 24 W for about one mile. Pass the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the right. Hofstra University is on both sides of Hempstead Turnpike. You will see two overhead walkways (Unispans)Make a left at the light just after the second walkway. The Admissions Center, Bernon Hall is the first building you will see on your left.

Local Accommodations
The Long Island Marriot (101 James Doolittle Blvd., Uniondale, NY/516-794-3800); Garden City Hotel (45 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY/516-747-3000); Hilton Garden Inn (575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY/1-516-683-8200).