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Reviews 1534 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience has been great I have learned a lot not only in my classes but as a person. My favorite experience is entering my dance club and becoming a member of a family. I get to be around people who share the same passion of dance as me and I have made such memorable relationships.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Plenty of opportunities at Hofstra along with diversity

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I enjoy attending Hofstra. The class atmosphere is excellent. I am doing better academically in college than I did in High School. Hofstra has plenty of courses to choose from and they are very progressive in their use of technology.

Hofstra has many activities to keep students interested in staying on campus after school and weekends.

They have an excellent Master's degree programs and I am already accepted for my major.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Hofstra! The classes are small and the people are great. It has a big campus feel yet you still receive the attention you need in class.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Hofstra offers diverse fields of study and provides sufficient foundation for employment

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's usually advertised on a student-to-student basis but the university lets people post things. It's cheaper than campus housing but kind of a hassle to get to classes.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's kind of lame. If you're looking for a party, the frats are cheaper but the bars can definitely be more fun.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You can get to a lot of places... But it's a hassle with the shuttle system. There's a few places withing walking distance but I definitely wouldn't go there at night.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I think their policies are fair and usually in our best interest. RAs do a lot of the work in the residence halls and they seemed to do a pretty good job keeping us safe and in line.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: People complain about the quality of food when actually we are very privileged in what we do have- the ease, flexibility, and options are scarce at other college dining areas I have visited. It's a bit expensive at times, but honestly so is every other college.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I had no problem with the academic scholarship, but the scholarship I received from my department was 'lost' and I am not getting money back from my freshman year. They have promised to apply it for the rest of my years at school but I'm not sure if I trust that.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are definitely negative points about housing, such as pricing. However, the atmosphere is incredible. You really get to know the people in your building very well and your RA's help create a strong sense of community.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not a big deal but they are a lot of fun.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a few options near by which are expensive but very close.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some nice options pretty close. I haven't been able to try many of them but I wish to try them.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office is terrible and extremely confusing. I received good financial aid but had to ask the right questions to get any answers about how it was helping me. It seems that the school is only interested in making money off me instead of helping me get an education.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining is super expensive and I ended up with a lot of unused dining points. They only offer salad as their "healthy" option. Their fruit is gross and poor quality.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not a lot of activities but the ones planned are fun. They are very vague about the housing process and work orders take forever to get done.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Lame. Hofstra Greek is not like Greek at other schools. Most of the Greeks here are kids who weren't cool enough in high school and are trying to make up for it. Guys are meat heads and obnoxious, girls are annoying and vapid.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Sketchy area, cruddy houses but people seem to really enjoy it and the houses are a stones throw from campus.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Pretty lame. Same 3 bars, same 3 frats. All are dirty, tacky, and SKETCHY. Travel in groups and watch your drinks is all I can say.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of options but are pretty out of the way. You have to plan ahead.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Some rules are stupid (no tapestries) but overall very fair. Officers are always nice and helpful. They have no tolerance of boys harassing girls which is nice. They are lenient about mostly everything so long as you're not being overt, disrespectful, or just plain stupid. The officers really do make me feel safe enough to walk around campus alone at night.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Hofstra is VERY generous with financial aid packages.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Not the worst but definitely not the best. Not a lot of options and I cringe at half the stuff I eat. Pretty unhealthy overall. The fruits and veggies always look bruised and old. I've thrown out food because of the way it looked plenty of times. The school recently switched providers because of a sanitary problem with the last one (there was mold). You can find good stuff to eat, it's just difficult and expensive. Au Bon Pain is a life saver.


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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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