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Reviews 1316 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Freshman

Computers: The internet at Hofstra is decently fast, and you can get wifi most everywhere on campus.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms themselves are small, the bathrooms don't get cleaned on the weekends, and the room change process is like getting teeth pulled.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Hofstra has a wide variety of majors, but some departments are filled with professors of poor quality.

2 College Freshman

Majors: Most professors at Hofstra teach at a high school level, which results in paying obscene amounts of money to learn very little.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most of the Greeks seem arrogant and like they're somehow better than non-Greeks.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Hempstead is a terrible area in general, and the rest of Long Island isn't much better.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics at Hofstra are a joke. No one goes to any sporting events other than lacrosse, and even that isn't the greatest.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Hofstra has many international students, as well as a diversity in religion and sexuality.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The university has a shuttle that frequently makes trips to local stores (Target, etc.), as well as a shuttle that goes to JFK Airport before Thanksgiving and Christmas break.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Long Island is windy, and winter is usually cold and a combination of rain and snow.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety has a segway, other than that, I don't think I've seen too much of them.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm not much of a party-goer, but going to the local bars runs the risk of getting robbed on your way back to the campus.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone I know either lives with their parents or on campus.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Most of the professors appease to the lack of effort of their students, making classes seem more like high school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Hempstead/Uniondale has a decent amount of off-campus dining options, but some of the prices can be a bit inflated, especially at places in a close proximity to the campus.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Multiple people have actually had to stop coming here because they could no longer afford it. This should not be happening especially since these students were receiving over a 3.0 and the school did not help them.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: Every weekend is the same thing nothing special.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not many people pay attention honestly. There's like no school spirit.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you go to parties off campus DO NOT WALK ALONE UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE JUMPED AND HAVE YOUR THINGS STOLEN!!!! Not kidding, I get an email about this happening close to every weekend.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I feel like if you eat off campus you'll eat at the same places and it won't be good for your health.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: If you get involved on campus Hofstra is one of the greatest schools you can attend. You just have to make the most of your experience.

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3 College Junior

Weather: It's in the North East, the weather is crazy, but I'm glad we have four separate seasons.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I wish sporting events were promoted more and that more people had school spirit enough to attend them.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Hofstra is a very diverse campus which is a part of the reason I love it so much, I think it's important to learn how to work with and interact with people who are different from you if you expect to be successful in the work world.

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: I'm not a fan of campus housing, which is why I chose to live off campus. Communal bathrooms are gross and not cleaned on the weekend. Dorms are tiny even if you live by yourself. It's not a fun experience.


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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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