Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB
Hofstra University is ...
NCAA Division I-AAA
Colonial Athletic Association
Hofstra University Rankings
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.124 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.124 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.124 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.155 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.187 responses
After Hofstra University
- Very Good663
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
Hofstra "Pride" is no joke. You develop this pride that permeates throughout campus once you get here. Without a doubt, this is the best private school on Long Island with a price tag to prove it! However, Hofstra does offer tons of scholarships to its worthy students. It has prestigious liberal arts and business programs and it's also growing in other fields as well as our new med school. The party life here is great but can serve as a huge distraction if you don't apply yourself evenly. Hofstra also does tend to attract a few rich kids who came to college just to party because daddy wrote a check, but steer clear because they usually leave by freshman year. The work has become more challenging in recent years as Hofstra as expanded and improved its academics. A lot of kids are shocked by how truly difficult academics can be here. Even in this large private school, the classes are usually small and intimate so you will not get away with hiding in the crowd when it comes to class. Hofstra is also recognized for hosting US presidential debates and a great lacrosse and basketball team. The student involvement here is great but could be better and the food is superior to our SUNY friends. No shortage of attractive people here and there's a diverse crowd so you're bound to find a group of friends.
- College Freshman
- 9 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.
- 2 months ago