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5 College Junior

Diversity: they say we are a rich jewish school, and maybe you see that a bit, but it is very diverse

4 College Junior

Diversity: everyone is welcome. they say it is a rich jewish school. you see that a bit but really, it is very diverse. i'm not jewish or rich. but i might marry a rich jewish girl some day lol

3 College Junior

Diversity: The university is surrounded with neighborhoods of diversity, with that in mind, I find the school to

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse and accepting environment

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Most ethnicities are represented. The school is predominately white and/or Jewish but I never felt that anybody was not accepted based on ethnicity or religion. I have never seen any intolerance while at the school

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Hofstra has a lot of international students, but most students wouldn't know it. The undergraduate population isn't as big as some other schools, but it might be a while before one really grasps how many students there are from other countries.

There are so many different organizations catered toward different ethnicities that one can easily find others of the same ethnicity to connect with. There are also organizations just for female students, as well as the Pride Network for GLBTQ students. Yes, the campus is predominately white, but the minority students don't need to be afraid of this because there is always some way to be around others who share the same background.

Facts & Statistics

African American
9%
Asian
7%
Hispanic
11%
International
2%
Native American
0%
White
59%
Unknown
8%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
47%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 31%
20-21: 28%
22-24: 24%
25+: 15%
Female Faculty
42%
Male Faculty
58%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic: 4%
International: 1%
Native American: 1%
White: 80%
Unknown: 2%
Gay Pride
Hofstra is very gay friendly. The Pride Network is probably the best example of that-it brings the GLBTQ community together along with heterosexuals that consider themselves allies. There was even a drag show in the fall 2009 semester that attracted a lot of students.
Political Activity
Hofstra's a pretty liberal campus, but not many students are very politically inclined. When we hosted the third presidential debate in 2008, people were a lot more active, but now that we don't have that anymore, everyone is back to being just regular college students who aren't very interested or involved in politics.
Economic Status
Hofstra's a pretty expensive school, so the assumption is that everyone that goes there is rich. This is not the case at all, and most students have ridiculously high loans every semester just to be able to attend the University. While you will see a few BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes in the parking lots, you'll also see some Fords and Toyotas, as well.
Most Common Religions
Many students at Hofstra are either Jewish or Catholic, but there are other religions mixed in, as well.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are tons of minority clubs on campus for almost any nationality or ethnicity you can think of. Even though Hofstra is a predominately white school, there are more than enough organizations to cater to the needs of minority students.
Did You Know?
Hofstra students come from 49 states and territories and 71 countries.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 75 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 21% Liberal
  • 36% Moderate
  • 7% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 113 responses

  • 15% Progressive/very liberal
  • 31% Liberal
  • 20% Moderate
  • 3% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 30% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 113 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 66 responses

  • 9% Republican
  • 47% Democratic
  • 14% Independent
  • 5% Other party not mentioned
  • 26% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 46 responses

  • 76% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 22% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 2% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 65 responses

  • 69% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 29% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 2% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 76 responses

  • 75% Very accepting.
  • 21% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.

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