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Hofstra University is a private institution that was founded in 1935. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,183, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hofstra University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 134. Its tuition and fees are $35,450 (2012-13).
With its location on Long Island, N.Y., Hofstra University puts students in an ideal location to enjoy attractions and secure internships in New York City. In addition to two traditional semesters, the university offers courses during a January term and several summer sessions. Campus residence options include traditional dormitories and Theme Housing, which groups students by a common interest such as civic engagement and cultural cooking. There are about 175 student organizations, including about 20 fraternities and sororities that close to 15 percent of the student body joins. The Hofstra Pride sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association, and students can also get involved in club sports including roller hockey and ultimate frisbee.
The university runs a variety of academic institutes, including the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, the National Center for Suburban Studies, and the Long Island Studies Institute. There are many programs for graduate students, too, offered through university schools including the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Hofstra School of Law, and the School of Education, Health, and Human Services. Notable alumni of Hofstra University include actor Tom McGowan, who has appeared in TV shows including Fraiser, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Alan Colmes, former cohost of Hannity and Colmes on Fox News Channel.
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Hofstra University is a dynamic, private university where students succeed and study in about 140 undergraduate, 150 graduate programs of study, and a number of dual-degree programs. The major divisions of the University provide students with a broad array of academic offerings: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Hofstra University Honors College; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; School of Communication; School of Education; Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University; Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University; and the newly launched School of Engineering and Applied Science.
A student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of 21 allow professors to teach small classes that emphasize interaction, critical thinking, and analysis.
Students are motivated and success-oriented, and Hofstra provides the resources they need to reach their goals: an outstanding faculty, extensive academic resources and state-of-the-art facilities. In addition to the myriad opportunities available on Hofstra's lively campus, students have easy access to, and benefit from, the academic, cultural, media and career opportunities of nearby New York City. These opportunities are designed to develop individuals students' interests and abilities.
Hofstra's faculty is one of its greatest resources. Ninety-two percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree attainable in their fields. Faculty are dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and many have been recognized with the nation's higher academic honors, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities awards, and Emmy Awards.
Hofstra's distinctive, 240-acre campus, a recognized arboretum, is located 25 miles from New York City. The campus features state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including a converged newsroom and multimedia classroom, one of the most advanced academic trading rooms in the nation, six theaters, an accredited museum and a rooftop observatory. The Hofstra libraries provide 24/7 electronic access to more than 95,000 journals and electronic books and contain 1.2 million print volumes. Additionally, there are 37 residence halls, 20 eateries, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and extensive athletic and new fitness facilities.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Hofstra University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. The application fee at Hofstra University is $70. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.8 percent and an early acceptance rate of 51.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||58.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Hofstra University is 14:1, and the school has 50.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hofstra University include: Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Psychology, General; Accounting; Business Administration and Management, General; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.2 percent.
Hofstra University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,183, with a gender distribution of 47.0 percent male students and 53.0 percent female students. At this school, 47.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53.0 percent of students live off campus. Hofstra University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Hofstra University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Hofstra University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Hofstra University, 57 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Hofstra University.
|Students who have cars on campus||57%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Hofstra University, 65.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,000.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$35,450 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,370 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data