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Find Your Pride and Purpose at Hofstra University

At Hofstra University, our students learn and grow on a campus that offers engaging classes, exceptional facilities and resources, dedicated faculty, and a supportive network of peers and mentors. We inspire students to discover their strengths and find their purpose through career-enhancing, life-shaping experiences. At Hofstra, our students find opportunity, pride and purpose.

A University of Distinction
Hofstra University is the largest private college on Long Island, New York. Since its founding as a commuter college in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into a nationally and internationally renowned university that continues to achieve further recognition as an institution of academic excellence. That’s why Hofstra is included in The Princeton Review's Best 373 Colleges (2011) and Best Northeastern Colleges, U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Business Schools" (2010), and Fiske Guide to Colleges (2011), and is ranked by Forbes magazine. Among other private Long Island colleges, we are the only university that grants the Phi Beta Kappa distinction, and has the largest number of students and professionals going on to pursue graduate and post-graduate programs of study. In addition to the myriad opportunities available on Hofstra's lively campus, students have easy access to, and benefit from, the academic, cultural, media and career opportunities of nearby New York City.

And that's not all. Hofstra continually aspires to reach new heights and offer our students even more. The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University welcomed its inaugural class in August 2011, and strives to become a leader in medical education. The University will soon establish a School of Engineering and Applied Science with an innovative co-op and cross-disciplinary education program. Hofstra continues to add innovative programs and enhanced resources, all for you.

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Applying to Hofstra
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, visit hofstra.edu/admission

See for Yourself
Opportunity, knowledge and confidence. Hofstra offers all you want and need from the college experience. You'll not only gain credentials you'll gain purpose, skills, and a real edge.

We invite you to come see the campus for yourself. See the energy, focus and drive of our students. Meet our award-winning and prestigious faculty. Explore Hofstra's beautiful campus. Your journey begins at hofstra.edu

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
520 - 610
SAT Math
530 - 620
ACT Composite
23 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

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Academic Programs

Hofstra University is composed of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, School of Communication, School of Education, Health and Human Services, School of Law, Honors College, and School for University Studies. Honors College is a program for high-achieving students;); and School for University Studies was developed for students who have demonstrated their potential in non-traditional ways..

Within these schools are many innovative programs designed to meet the needs of our diverse student body. These include Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP), a program that allows students to earn both a B.A. and J.D. in six years; and First-Year Connections, an academic, residential and social program that helps first-year students connect to all the resources and opportunities available at the University.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Diverse Academic Offerings … One Just for You

Hofstra students can discover their strengths and find their passions in about 140 undergraduate program options in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, and honors studies. At Hofstra, students can expect and explore majors as diverse as criminology, engineering science, Hebrew, music performance, physician assistant studies, urban ecology, film studies/production, finance, and community health. In addition, Hofstra offers more than 100 dual degree programs, giving you the opportunity to earn both a graduate and undergraduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately.

Explore the possibilities at hofstra.edu/academics or hofstra.edu/dualdegree

Program Options
Accounting; Accounting/Accounting*
Accounting/Taxation*
African Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Anthropology-Archaeology
Applied Physics
Art History
Asian Studies
Audio, Video and Film
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology Cell and Molecular; Ecology and Evolution; Marine; Pre-Allied Medical Professions; Pre-Dental; Pre-Law; Pre-Medical/Pre-Health; Pre-Veterinary
Business Economics
Business Education
Chemistry
Chinese
Chinese Studies
Classics
Community Health
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science; Computer Science/Computer Science*
Computer Science and Mathematics*
Criminology
Dance
Dance Education
Drama
Early Childhood and Childhood Education (with dual major in liberal arts discipline)
Early Childhood Education (with dual major in liberal arts discipline)
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education (with dual major in liberal arts discipline)
Engineering Science Biomedical; Civil; Production and Manufacturing
English Creative Writing and Literature; English and American Literature; Publishing Studies and Literature
English Education (with dual major in liberal arts discipline)
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship/Human Resources*
Environmental Resources
Exercise Science
Film Studies and Production
Finance
Fine Arts Ceramics; Design; Painting; Photography; Sculpture-Jewelry
Fine Arts Education
Foreign Language Education French; German; Italian; Russian; Spanish (with dual major in liberal arts discipline)
Forensic Science
French
Geography
Geology
German
Global Studies
Health Education
Health Science
Hebrew
History
Ibero-American Studies
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
International Business
Italian
Jewish Studies
Journalism*
Labor Studies
Latin
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Spanish*
Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP)*
Legal Studies in Business
Liberal Arts
Linguistics
Management
Management/Human Resources*
Marketing; Marketing/Marketing*
Marketing/Marketing Research*
Mass Media Studies
Mathematical Business Economics
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics Mathematics; Actuarial Science; Applied Mathematics; Chemistry; Computer Science; Engineering; Physics
Mathematics Education (with dual major in liberal arts discipline) Mechanical Engineering
Music Music, History/Literature; Jazz and Commercial Music; Music Merchandising; Performance; Theory and Composition
Music Education (with dual major in liberal arts discipline)
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physician Assistant Studies/Physician Assistant Studies*
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Radio Production and Studies
Religion
Russian
Science Education Biology; Chemistry; Earth Science; Physics (with dual major in liberal arts discipline)
Social Studies Education (with dual major in liberal arts discipline)
Sociology
Sociology/Applied Social Research and Public Policy*
Spanish
Spanish/Spanish*
Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as co-major for Early Childhood and Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education
Supply Chain Management
Theater Arts Performance Sequence; Production Sequence
Urban Ecology
Video/Television
Video/Television and Business
Video/Television and Film
Women's Studies

*Dual degree

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.”

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
83%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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


Steve Bartels
President/COO, Island Def Jam Music Group

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

Debra Ann Sandler
Former President & Current Chief Health Officer Chocolate North America

Morton Owen Schapiro
President, Northwestern University

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

The annual cost of tuition and fees at Hofstra University for 2010-2011 for a full-time undergraduate student is $31,800. The minimum housing and dining plan is $11,416. Books and supplies cost approximately $1,000; personal expenses and transportation generally amount to $2,822. For the full tuition and fees schedule, visit hofstra.edu/tuition.

Financial Aid

A college degree has always been the surest way to success. To help students achieve their educational goals, Hofstra University offers several financial aid options. For 2010-2011, Hofstra awarded more than $68.5 million in meritand need-based financial aid. The average award for first-year students with financial need was $18,014, while the average financial aid package for first-year students who had no financial need was $11,485. More than 1,000 first-year students received merit-based scholarships from Hofstra University, ranging from $1,000 to full-tuition scholarships. About 87 percent of all Hofstra students received some form of financial aid, including 94 percent of first-year students. For more detailed information, students should visit hofstra.edu/sfs.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
71
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
$37,850
Required Fees
$1,050
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$896
Transportation for Commuters
$1,344

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

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The Best and Brightest
Every day on Hofstra's vibrant campus, our dynamic students enrich, enlighten and challenge one another, both inside and outside the classroom. Hofstra's diverse and driven student body of more than 11,000 who come from 47 U.S. states and territories and more than 50 countries bring with them a wealth of knowledge, views and experiences, thus enhancing the Hofstra experience for the entire campus community. And with an average undergraduate class size of 21 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, students are challenged and encouraged to debate, question, research, discuss and think critically in an open and broad-minded learning environment.

Our hardworking, ambitious students are taught by Guggenheim Fellows and Fulbright scholars; Emmy Award recipients; prize-winning scientists; leaders in business, education and the health sciences; and knowledgeable and insightful thinkers. Our 1,114 faculty members, of whom 525 are full-time, are experts in their fields and are dedicated to and focused on providing the foundation and tools you need to succeed. Hofstra's faculty affirm the value of education 92 percent of our full-time faculty hold the highest degree attainable in their fields. Plus, unlike many other schools, students at Hofstra learn from faculty not graduate students.

Much More Than Academics
Hofstra students are engaged, driven and motivated, and we provide them with the knowledge, experiences and opportunities they need to grow academically, personally and professionally.

Hofstra University hosts more than 500 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. You, too, can join clubs as diverse as Organization of Commuter Students, Accounting Society, Nonsense humor magazine, The Pride Network, Hofstra Quidditch and Ski Snowboard Club. Exciting and enriching experiences beyond the classroom … there's definitely something for everyone.

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.”

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

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

Where You'll Learn and Grow
Hofstra University, which blends longstanding traditions with 21st century resources, is home to both ivy-covered classrooms buildings and modern, elegant facilities. On our vibrant campus, you will find exceptional and technologically advanced classrooms, six theaters, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an accredited museum, modern athletic facilities, and an impressive 10-floor library that offers 1.2 million print volumes and 24/7 electronic access to more than 95,000 journals and books. C.V. Starr Hall, home to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, features the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, which has the largest number of Bloomberg Professional terminals among all academic trading rooms in the United States and around the world. The School of Communication's Dempster Hall contains one of the largest broadcast facilities in the northeastern United States as well as a converged newsroom and multimedia classroom. Plus, our students benefit from real-world experience at our on-campus radio station, WRHU 88.7FM (Radio Hofstra University), which has a 35-mile broadcast range and is webcast at wrhu.org. Hagedorn Hall, where the School of Education, Health and Human Services is located, features a technologically robust learning environment complete with interactive whiteboards, computer-driven instructor stations and wireless communication.

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.

Here at Hofstra, it's all about choice. Students may choose to live and learn in one of our 37 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 political and civic issues, health sciences, and the arts. In addition, Hofstra students can choose from 20 on-campus dining facilities, including California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks, Subway, and Au Bon Pain, as well as sushi, and vegetarian and kosher options. It's no wonder our students view Hofstra as their "home away from home."

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

Where You'll Learn and Grow
Hofstra University, which blends longstanding traditions with 21st century resources, is home to both ivy-covered classrooms buildings and modern, elegant facilities. On our vibrant campus, you will find exceptional and technologically advanced classrooms, six theaters, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an accredited museum, modern athletic facilities, and an impressive 10-floor library that offers 1.2 million print volumes and 24/7 electronic access to more than 95,000 journals and books. C.V. Starr Hall, home to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, features the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, which has the largest number of Bloomberg Professional terminals among all academic trading rooms in the United States and around the world. The School of Communication's Dempster Hall contains one of the largest broadcast facilities in the northeastern United States as well as a converged newsroom and multimedia classroom. Plus, our students benefit from real-world experience at our on-campus radio station, WRHU 88.7FM (Radio Hofstra University), which has a 35-mile broadcast range and is webcast at wrhu.org. Hagedorn Hall, where the School of Education, Health and Human Services is located, features a technologically robust learning environment complete with interactive whiteboards, computer-driven instructor stations and wireless communication.

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.

Here at Hofstra, it's all about choice. Students may choose to live and learn in one of our 37 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 political and civic issues, health sciences, and the arts. In addition, Hofstra students can choose from 20 on-campus dining facilities, including California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks, Subway, and Au Bon Pain, as well as sushi, and vegetarian and kosher options. It's no wonder our students view Hofstra as their "home away from home."

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 godzillian gorgeous tress 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.”

Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
71
First-Year Students living on campus
68%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
93

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

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

Green Rating
81

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 kosher, vegan, and a late night pizza and salad station 2. The Fitness Center ‐ Renovated and expanded in 2011, the Fitness Center has an indoor track, six basketball courts, three group exercise studios for Cycling, Zumba, Yoga, and other wellness programs. State‐of‐the‐art 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 newly 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 all within an hour.

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).
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