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Reviews 1866 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I really love everything about this school, and can't wait until classes start

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The degree I will hopefully receive will help me a lot in pursuing a career. I am confident school resources will help all the students find the research opportunities and internships they need

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel relatively safe on campus, and there are alert/call for help things all over which are reassuring

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are lots of different housing options and housing styles which is really nice

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: This doesn't really apply to me as I don't plan to join greek life

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I have not been to a game yet, so i'm not sure, but the facilities are nice

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From what I have seen on visits, it looks like a great environment to live in

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Their are a lot of courses offered and the professors here really care about their job and the students. The classes are very small and professors encourage everyone to be involved in the classroom.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. We have public safety and they take their jobs very seriously. They are always patrolling at night and we have emergency polls where we can hit a button if we feel unsafe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All the dorms are old except Colonial which was refurbished recently, but that's the farthest dorm from the classes, which really sucks when it's cold or raining. The dorms are average for the most part. I've always had an easy time with the housing process, but I know of people who've had a hard time. I say for campus housing on the most part is average.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel indifferent about Hofstra University. I don't like and I don't love it. The school isn't bad, but it could use a lot of improvements. I pay a lot to go here, but I don't the where the money I pay for tuition is going to. A lot of the buildings are old and need to be refurbished and same with the furniture in them. The teachers are good here and they really care about the students. I just think that most of my tuition is being spent on the beautiful tulips we have in the spring and just the maintenance of the campus itself. I would like to see Hofstra give more back to its students since we pay a ridiculous amount to go here.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Hofstra University. For me, it has been truly a blessing to call this institution a place to call home, especially originally for not having it as being one of my top choices.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: if you get a good dorm its good.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I love my sorority and the people it brought me to! so happy i joined

2 College Junior

Athletics: I don't even know what to say about the athletics... if you're not an athlete you aren't a part of it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this school. The people, the atmosphere, the classes... the only thing I HATE is how expensive it is. I don't think the education I am receiving is worth the steep tuition.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are some gem professors here that really know what they're doing and that want to help out students. There are many grumpy or otherwise apathetic ones who are harsh or borderline competent of their subject. But if you take the time to look up the best you'll find a great variety for each subject. Again another aspect of this school that can be great, but only if you put effort into it.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Not much to say other than this is by far what you come to this school for. But if you sit on your ass and coast you'll find it's not as effective a degree as you hoped. You have to put work in. Join clubs, be in leadership, compete, and make a portfolio. Work for better work. Put effort to build your resume and you'll get the jobs that pay. But not everyone gets them, only those who want them the most. But that's life.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have very little in the way of borders. By that I mean that literally anyone can walk in an out of campus in an area where there's literally a mugging or assault every weekend. Hempstead is a rough area. But students (usually) know to stay out and not to wonder off campus, and most people tend to not come in because we're fairly boring. And obviously everyone knows college kids don't have walking around money.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's a mixed bag with housing. Some dorms are on the lower scale near run down, but others are actually nice and comfortable. Never lived in the towers and never will. Get a single room as having roommate issues leads to issues with the RSA reps. They dislike rocking the boat, and those who rock it.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: They are forced off campus and the parties they do hold last until 11. They suck. It's boring at the parties as well. Very little beer and no music. Plus they all take place in dingy, run down houses far away from campus. Yet they feel they are the elite which is fairly funny.

1 College Junior

Athletics: We have a stadium without a football team. The other sports are not D1 so very few people care. No crazy rallies like the movies, sorry.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school has its ups and downs. The primary negative thing being it is a very dull and boring campus culture. Most people do their own thing and don't care to be a united campus. Those that do are typically overly zealous and corny; so in other words not fun and cool. The lack of a football team or decent party culture is probably the cause. On the academic side; if your not a communication or business major then the professors are hit and miss. Either way nothing is handed to you and you need to go out and take. But it is extremely expensive to go here so good luck.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: A huge gripe is that there are students who came in as freshman that were given very little support when it came to financial aid. My scholorship was quickly taken away from me my first year forcing me to take out an insane amount of loans. Going in to my third year I am now struggling to find a way to pay for school.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are several job fairs and interview preparedness workshops. Internships are a required part of your coursework so they are relatively easy to get.


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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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