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 cutting edge facilities, just minutes from all the adventure and opportunity the New York City 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 a 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 (2015 and 2016).
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 professions, or the visual or performing arts.
A Program Meant for You
Hofstra offers six undergraduate degrees with over 155 undergraduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, business, communications, education, engineering and applied science, and health professions and human services. More than 100 dual degree program options are also offered, giving students the opportunity to earn both a graduate and undergraduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately.
Hofstra's faculty members are knowledgeable and insightful thinkers, dedicated to providing the foundation and tools students need to succeed. With an average undergraduate class size of 21 and a student-faculty ratio of 13-to-1, students are challenged and encouraged to debate, question, do research, discuss and think critically in an open, collaborative learning environment. And, 92 percent of our full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their respective fields.
Academically, undergrads especially love to highlight the "impressive" Lawrence Herbert School of Communications, which is flush with some rather unique opportunities. For example, as one amazed students explains, Hofstra's radio station— WRHU—"is the ONLY college radio station to be a flagship station for a professional sports team. We are the radio home for the New York Islanders." Across all courses of study, Hofstra undergrads benefit from "small" class sizes. In turn, this gives students "a better opportunity to connect with their professors and advisors" than they'd have in large lectures. And, speaking of professors, the university consistently hires instructors who are "very knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects." It's also quite evident that they "really care about their students and want them to succeed." Finally, as one thrilled dance major sums up, "I could not put together a better university if I tried."
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Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
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