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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on-campus is a good first year experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus housing is alright, everything is kept up clean, and the rooms are spacious enough. It is very VERY expensive though. Anyone who says that it is more expensive to live off campus obviously hasn't done their research. I am saving over $3,000 a year by renting a house with friends.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most living spaces are pretty decent compared to other universities, but there are some improvements that can be made when it comes to updating furniture.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Stuyvesant hall on campus. I love the friends that I've made in my hall, but I hated my first roommate. I wish there had been a better selection process for assigning roommates.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I double dorm with a public bathroom, in one of the towers, which I'm pretty content with. The rooms in the towers are very spacious and cheaper than the suites. the dorms have heating/ac which is really nice, there's no trouble of having a cold/hot room. you don't have to pay for laundry, which is nice since i've heard other colleges make you pay to use the onsite washers and dryers. i don't particularly like the social atmosphere, which is part of the reason why i'm considering transferring. there's a lot of partiers that are only interested on going off campus to the bars or to house parties, and besides partying, there's not much else to do, so if you are the type of person who likes to party, you'll enjoy the social atmosphere, if not, you'll find yourself a little bored. the cost of hofstra in general is really expensive, but dorming cost is about as much as you'd expect from any campus. the convenience to walk to classes really depends on what housing you get-the towers make it pretty convenient to walk over to the academic side. the campus isn't that big though anyways so the farthest you'll ever have to walk to class from dorms (which would be colonial square) would be at most 15 minutes, but is otherwise a five minute walk almost anywhere else. the housing process is extremely easy. you just fill out something online with your preferences, and you are most likely to get your first choice.


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Residential students are pretty evenly split when it comes to living on campus. Some people hate it and say the rooms are too small and too expensive, while others love it and think the rooms are just right. It all depends on where you live. The most expensive (and probably most desirable) room is a single within a suite. That way, you have your own room and you only have to share the bathroom with two to four other people. Hofstra finally had the good sense to get rid of six-person suites for the fall 2010 semester, which may come as a relief to anyone who was subjected to those conditions before. Freshmen should definitely take advantage of the Netherlands or New Complex, which are both freshman-only dorms. These dorms give freshmen the chance to be around other first-year students, instead of being stuck with upperclassmen who have probably already made friends and don't want to be bothered with "freshies."

For those who aren't freshmen and don't want to share a bathroom with an entire floor, aim to get a suite in Nassau/Suffolk or Colonial Square. The rooms are a little pricier, but they're bigger and have their own bathrooms. The only downside is that the bathrooms in the suites get cleaned only once a semester, as opposed to in the Towers, which are cleaned daily. Living on campus is definitely one of the best parts of the college experience. A lot of commuters complain that they miss out on events or don't have as many friends because they don't live on campus. At the risk of sounding cliché, finding good roommates can be one of the most rewarding parts of college life. Random housing may seem scary if you don't have any friends on campus just yet, but sometimes it works out for the best.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments
  • Coed dorms
  • Disabled student housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Netherlands
  • Stuyvesant Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Colonial Square
  • Nassau/Suffolk
Worst Freshman Dorms
Colonial Square
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
The Towers
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Phone with voicemail
  • Satellite TV
Also Available
Living/Learning Communities --- First-year students can choose to live in any of the following First-Year Connections clusters: Arts House, Health Sciences House, Math Science and Engineering House, American Politics House, Civic Engagement House, Environmental Sustainability House, Leadership House, and Wellness House.
Available for Rent
Minifridges, microwaves

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Colonial Square (Cambridge, Dover, Hampton, Hempstead, Newport, New York, Norwich, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Providence, Quincy, Salem, and Williamsburg houses)
Floors: 2 in each of 14 houses
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: 3-, 4-, and 6-person suites with single, double, and triple rooms
Special Features: Courtyards, kitchenette, laundry room, and study
The High Rises (Alliance, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Estabrook, Enterprise, and Vander Poel halls)
Floors: 10 in each of six buildings
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes (except Bill of Rights Hall is women only)
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Kitchenette, laundry, recreation area, study, and TV rooms
Liberty and Republic
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Health and Wellness Center, home to Honors College, kitchenette, laundry, study
Nassau and Suffolk
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-, 5-, and 6-person suites with single, double, and triple rooms
Special Features: Laundry, study, kitchenette, sixth floor is home to civic engagement living learning community
The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Breukelen, Delft, Groningen, Hague, Leiden, Orange, Rensselaer, Rotterdam, Tilburg, and Utrecht houses)
Floors: 2 in each of 11 houses
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: 4-person suites with double rooms
Special Features: Two courtyards, dining hall, kitchenette, laundry, study area, home to Living Learning Communities
Stuyvesant Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites with double or triple rooms
Special Features: Kitchenette, laundry, study

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