Campus Housing

Location
Hempstead, NY
Undergrads
6,374
Tuition
$34,900
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus living really depends on where your living on campus. The structure of them are good and worth while for students to invest. You make most of your friends living on campus.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Don't live in the housing units, I just drive from my home to Hofstra to learn. That's. All.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. However, I have many friends who do, and I've stayed over in my friends' dorm many times throughout the year, plus I stayed on campus for summer orientation. So far, all I've experienced is the Netherlands Complex, which I am a huge fan of. I absolutely love it there, the suite style living seems ideal, the rooms are spacious, and the private bathroom is fantastic - much more preferable to sharing a bathroom with the whole floor, in my opinion. However, living on campus is very expensive, which is the sole reason I am not a resident, but if you can afford it, it's definitely worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. If you don't live on campus you feel like you're really missing something.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 779th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 871st
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 965th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1297th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tayla Holman
Hometown
Boston
Major
Journalism and English
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Residential students are pretty evenly split when it comes to living on campus. Some people hate it and say the rooms are too small and too expensive, while others love it and think the rooms are just right. It all depends on where you live. The most expensive (and probably most desirable) room is a single within a suite. That way, you have your own room and you only have to share the bathroom with two to four other people. Hofstra finally had the good sense to get rid of six-person suites for the fall 2010 semester, which may come as a relief to anyone who was subjected to those conditions before. Freshmen should definitely take advantage of the Netherlands or New Complex, which are both freshman-only dorms. These dorms give freshmen the chance to be around other first-year students, instead of being stuck with upperclassmen who have probably already made friends and don't want to be bothered with "freshies."

For those who aren't freshmen and don't want to share a bathroom with an entire floor, aim to get a suite in Nassau/Suffolk or Colonial Square. The rooms are a little pricier, but they're bigger and have their own bathrooms. The only downside is that the bathrooms in the suites get cleaned only once a semester, as opposed to in the Towers, which are cleaned daily. Living on campus is definitely one of the best parts of the college experience. A lot of commuters complain that they miss out on events or don't have as many friends because they don't live on campus. At the risk of sounding cliché, finding good roommates can be one of the most rewarding parts of college life. Random housing may seem scary if you don't have any friends on campus just yet, but sometimes it works out for the best.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,838
Average Housing Costs
$8,450
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments
  • Coed dorms
  • Disabled student housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
47%
Freshmen Living On Campus
79%
Number of Dormitories
6
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
0
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Netherlands
  • Stuyvesant Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Colonial Square
  • Nassau/Suffolk
Worst Freshman Dorms
Colonial Square
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
The Towers
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Phone with voicemail
  • Satellite TV
Also Available
Living/Learning Communities --- First-year students can choose to live in any of the following First-Year Connections clusters: Arts House, Health Sciences House, Math Science and Engineering House, American Politics House, Civic Engagement House, Environmental Sustainability House, Leadership House, and Wellness House.
Available for Rent
Minifridges, microwaves

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Colonial Square (Cambridge, Dover, Hampton, Hempstead, Newport, New York, Norwich, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Providence, Quincy, Salem, and Williamsburg houses)
Floors: 2 in each of 14 houses
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: 3-, 4-, and 6-person suites with single, double, and triple rooms
Special Features: Courtyards, kitchenette, laundry room, and study
The High Rises (Alliance, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Estabrook, Enterprise, and Vander Poel halls)
Floors: 10 in each of six buildings
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes (except Bill of Rights Hall is women only)
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Kitchenette, laundry, recreation area, study, and TV rooms
Liberty and Republic
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Health and Wellness Center, home to Honors College, kitchenette, laundry, study
Nassau and Suffolk
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-, 5-, and 6-person suites with single, double, and triple rooms
Special Features: Laundry, study, kitchenette, sixth floor is home to civic engagement living learning community
The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Breukelen, Delft, Groningen, Hague, Leiden, Orange, Rensselaer, Rotterdam, Tilburg, and Utrecht houses)
Floors: 2 in each of 11 houses
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: 4-person suites with double rooms
Special Features: Two courtyards, dining hall, kitchenette, laundry, study area, home to Living Learning Communities
Stuyvesant Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites with double or triple rooms
Special Features: Kitchenette, laundry, study

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