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Hofstra University

School Profile

  • Hofstra UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Hempstead, NY
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  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 8,320
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,655
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 8,179
Graduate Students: 2,867

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Acting
  • Bachelor of African Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Caribbean Studies
  • Bachelor of Ceramics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Community Health/Preventative Medicine
  • Bachelor of Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Directing/Theatrical Production
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Econometrics
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Literature (British)
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Forensic Technologies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Health Services - General
  • Bachelor of Health Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Hebrew
  • Bachelor of Hispanic-American Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Labor Studies
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Metal/Jewelry Arts
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music History/Literature
  • Bachelor of Music Management/Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Natural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physician Assistance
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Physics Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
  • Bachelor of Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $30,130
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $30,130

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • ACT: Considered but not Required
  • SAT Reasoning Test: Considered but not Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80


Member: NCAA
Team name: Pride


  • Ranked #128 National Universities
  • Ranked #115 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #60 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #124 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #105 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #105 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #100 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #84 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #81 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #30 Part-time Law
  • Ranked #108 Physician Assistant
  • Ranked #178 Psychology
  • Ranked #38 Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ranked #113 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #4 Admissions Selectivity
  • Ranked #14 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #7 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #75 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #67 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

Admissions Center, 100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-6700
(800) 463-7872
Fax: (516) 463-5100
Contact: Jessica Eads
Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 59%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 59%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 18,909
Female applicants 10,868
Male applicants 8,041
Applicants accepted 11,104
Female applicants accepted 6,305
Male applicants accepted 4,799
Freshman enrollment 1,450
Female freshman enrollment 826
Male freshman enrollment 624
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,337
Students accepting place on wait list 339
Students accepted from wait list 109

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 45%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3-3.9

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 68%
SAT Critical Reading average score 581
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 530-620
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 591
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 540-630
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 23%
Average ACT Composite score 25
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 24-27
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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