Hofstra University

1,923 reviews
  1. Hempstead, NY
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Hofstra University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Hofstra University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$30,606/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,809/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,889/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,280/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,389/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,560/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.124 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.124 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.124 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,474Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Well rounded
    56%
  • Average
    17%
  • Focused
    9%
  • Snob
    8%
  • Apathetic
    6%
  • Activist and hands on
    3%
  • Diverse - no typical student!
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.155 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.187 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Well rounded school
    31%
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Expensive.
    26%
  • Lack of College town
    5%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Friendly
    2%
  • Party School
    1%

After Hofstra University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses

Reviews

1,923 reviews
  • Excellent
    258
  • Very Good
    663
  • Average
    767
  • Poor
    157
  • Terrible
    78
Hofstra has a good student to professor ratio which makes it really easy to get to know your professors and ask questions in class. It also has a campus that is easy to get around and walking bridges across a busy street to get from one side of campus to the other. Although I've only lived in one residence hall I've seen many different dorm options and because Hempstead is generally pretty expensive the cost of living on campus isn't as bad as I expected it to be! All in all a pretty great school with lots of opportunities to join clubs, greek organizations, and academic societies.
  • Sophomore
  • 8 days ago
I enjoy attending athletic events because I have friends that are on the diverse teams! Athletics is one of the major things that brings everyone together at school. We have a great pep band that gets everyone excited at the games and our teams have made many great accomplishments. For instance, our cheerleader and dance teams have competed nationally and have won the champion title for many consecutive years. Their performance has positively supported the school and increased a lot of the school spirit. Also, our basketball team competes at a high level within our division. Our athletics all participate in the CAA tournament. Many compete at a high level and win top rankings in their perspective tournaments.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Coming to Hofstra was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made! The campus vibe is everything that I was looking for in a college, and I could not be happier here. I have made amazing friends that will last a lifetime, and the professors are some of the best that I've ever encountered. One of them is actually currently in the process of helping me get my first internship! They're all so interested & invested in your success, and that was something that I was really looking for in a college. You're not just another name or face, and that itself is extremely helpful when trying to figure out what you want to do after college. Not only that, but the fact that it's only 30 minutes from the city by train is AMAZING! I would strongly recommend Hofstra to anybody who is looking for a great education, while at the same time ready to have experiences & friends that will last a lifetime.
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago