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Reviews 1522 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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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.

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.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Hofstra is VERY generous with financial aid packages.

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.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All around decent. Some buildings are disgusting (ie Netherlands) but most are fine. Most towers have brand new furniture and are kept fairly clean- shared bathrooms are always a disaster though. Common areas on the towers are pretty great with mini gyms, huge kitchens, study lounges, giant flat screen tvs, and electric fireplaces.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is great, but a far walk from most residential houses

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty average, mostly chain places and some fast food

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The bars are sketchy and its not the best area to be walking around at night

3 College Freshman

Administration: RAs don't do much when they see alcohol or smell weed

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid applications were fairly easy, not an awful process

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is good, meal plans are awful. Freshman are required to have the most expensive options, meaning we have a lot of points left at the end of the semester that are non-refundable.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the Netherlands Complex is great because it provides a family atmosphere when living in the houses

1 College Freshman

Athletics: We have absolutely zero school spirit which is sad because we are a D1 school. Nobody goes to the games. Nobody ever knows whats going on in hofstra athletics. It's literally non-existent. Intramurals are pathetic here. My tour guides told me Hofstra had awesome intramurals, but thats far from the truth. I played 3 sports in high school: field hockey, softball, and basketball. I got here and went to the first few field hockey practices. There were 7 girls, no coach, and half the players were beginners. It wasnt even technically a club because they couldnt find a coach!!! It was ridiculous. Then I found out the softball intramural was banned a couple years ago because one girl got hurt!!! Wow who knew getting hurt was a possibility of playing sports?!?! And last but not least they didnt even have a womans intramural basketball team.-__-

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1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I dont live off campus but I dont know why anybody would want to honestly. Hempstead is a very dangerous area.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: DO NOT COME HERE. Not only because the party life sucks (which I'll get to in a minute), but the social atmosphere is awful. People are not friendly here. Everybody minds their own business all the time. This school is extremely anti social and it's near impossible to make friends. All people ever want to do here is go to the bars. The bars are not fun! They are grimy, pricey, crowded (no room to even walk), and straight up disgusting. The frat parties are just as bad. I used to party in high school a decent amount and when I came here I just stopped. And that would be fine if there was other stuff to do on campus, but there isnt! Theres also nothing to do in Hempstead.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is pretty good at Hofstra. If you have any questions you just have to pick up the phone or send an email and they usually get back to you pretty quickly. Public safety is about half and half. Some of them are really nice, but some of them are real jerks. One time I had gotten out of the bathroom on a coed floor and realized I forgot my room key inside my room. I called pubic safety and the man was rude, but said he would send someone right over. I waited for 30 MINUTES on a coed floor in just a towel and nobody came. I called back and asked if they sent anyone to my room yet and he said "oh uhh yeah, what was your room number again?". That jerk didn't even right down my room number. So yeah hit or miss with public safety.

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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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