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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, leadersh...
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Visiting And Contact Information

100 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

United States

Phone: 516-463-6700

Fax: 516-463-5100


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 87
% Submitting Score:79%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:520 - 610
     Math Middle 50%:530 - 620
% Submitting Score:26%
     ACT Middle 50%:23 - 27
Average High School GPA:3.51
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:33%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:20%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:15%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:14%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:17%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:1%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:24%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:56%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:88%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 27,700
Total applicants who are accepted: 16,354
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,612
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 78%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $70.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:4
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    520 - 610
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    530 - 620
  • ACT:
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    23 - 27
  • Average HS GPA:
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
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