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Reviews 1479 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: There are lots of house parties and many clubs around. Plus we are close to the city and there's always parties going on there. The clubs themselves are sub-par but they are fun to go to with a group of friends. Cover charges are ridiculous and so are drink prices, so make sure you do yourself a favor and go super early before they start charging. That way you'll be there for open bar. :) The party scene is a great way to meet new people and find party buddies to go out with so you never have to be unsafe and go out on your own. Don't ever do that.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: They try to help the most that they can, but it's difficult to get any scholarship money in order to pay for a $60k school. I'm going to be a junior and I am still struggling to figure out how I am going to pay for this year. I even made the Provosts' List and they didn't offer me any scholarship money. It's pretty annoying.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is expensive and you're not really getting your money's worth, especially if you're living in a single the size of a shoebox. Suites are nicely sized, but you have to deal with living with three other people. The housing process is simple, online through your portal, and you usually get what you want.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The most popular places to get food that are in walking distance include: Popeye's, Chipotle, McDonalds, and Dunkin. They are regularly priced, and pretty decent considering that we're all broke college students. There is also the Coliseum Deli, which has student discounts and great food. When I ran out of dining points last semester I ate there almost every day.

4 College Junior

Diversity: We all accept each other at Hofstra for who we are. It is an open environment that has diverse events for a multicultural school. Since it's 2014, our minds are more open to diverse situations unlike the generations above us.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Student life is always up to par in my opinion. There's always somewhere to go for both commuters and residents when they need to get away. The scenery itself is beautiful during the spring and summer, and there's large fields to get away to if necessary. There are tons of clubs and activities going on at all times, so it's easy to get involved.

4 College Junior

Academics: College is hard work, don't ever think differently. But I found that my workload at Hofstra was easy to transition into since high school. Registration is made easy and the library is a great place to get away to and study in.

4 College Junior

Academics: Being a speech communications major is great. The workload isn't too high, and the professors are great. I love being able to give speeches instead of write papers. When it comes to jobs, though, it's not too great of a field to get a specific job. It's a great foundation and full of life skills but you should definitely have a concentration or a minor if you really want a stable job.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Hempstead is not the nicest town to live in. However, there is a park and a mall close by. The next town over, Garden City, is really nice. You can easily find places to eat and hang out.

College Junior

Majors: I have never had an internship. This is because my major is very vague and people in my field have a hard time getting back to me due to my lack of experience. I have two jobs on campus now and I am very concerned about finding an internship before the end of my junior year. I am already so busy that it's hard to even think of when I'd be able to set aside another fifteen hours for an internship. I hope to have one by the spring semester.

4 College Junior

Majors: My program is easy to get into. The classes are very interactive and the most important criteria for admission is a great GPA and a willingness to learn. One tip I can offer is not to slack off in high school, even in your senior year. Your grades can determine your future.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had great professors so far at Hofstra. My courses are fun and interactive, and I have made great bonds with the professors. There's tons of variety when it comes to courses and the class sizes are never too large. It is easy to get to professors during their office hours as well.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The career center provides millions of opportunities for students to get hired. They are constantly hosting career fairs, mock interviews, one-on-one counseling, and resume reviews. I have been going to the career center since freshman year and I have never had such an amazing experience than with their services.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The town of Hempstead is hard to control in terms of off-campus crime. We are always hearing about students walking home from class and getting mugged off campus. But we're aware that public safety does their best to keep us safe, especially now with the night shuttles and access to the blue lights in an emergency. When I'm on campus, I feel completely safe.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety is always on call

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is amazing. I know people who are jealous of our food.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is different I their own way which makes the school great in terms of diversity

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm a member of the quidditch team.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Everything is offered here. Its really amazing!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm undecided but they don't pester you about picking right away

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: You just need to work with the financial aid office very closely

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There are so many majors to choose from. Professors are well skilled in their field of study.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm undecided but they dot really pester you

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It's the best there is not much more to say about it!


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Tayla Holman
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How any particular student feels about the school depends on a number of things— classes, people, money, etc.—but most people like it here, minus the high tuition. Hofstra's academic credibility has definitely gone up in recent years. Whenever Hofstra students tell people where they go to school, people usually say, "I've heard that's a really good school." When this happens, students feel some "Hofstra Pride." Even though Hofstra doesn't have a football team anymore, they've still got some pretty good sports for people who are interested in them. Hofstra also has great academic programs and good professors. Overall,  Hofstra students really do have a lot of good things going for them.

To make the best of your time here, try to get involved in different clubs and activities. Go to a midnight movie, play pool down in the game room, and utilize the newly-renovated Recreation Center. There is a lot more to do here than most people realize, and once you know everything Hofstra has to offer, it makes the experience that much better.


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