- Class: Freshman
- Major: Art/Art History
- Gender: F
- High School: Port Clinton High school
- Transfer Student: N
Students care very little. There are a lot of clubs and organizations, but a very small percentage of the student body gets involved. there is no relationship between Hofstra and the local community. It is the absolute oposite of a college town. The various administrations know nothing but their own individual positions, if that. You always get sent from department to department on the "Hofstra shuffle" while trying to get answers.
The faculty is extremely overqualified for the students. In other words, the professors are wonderful, and it's unfortunate that they do not have equally as enthusiastic students. Especially in the arts, most of the professors practice in Manhattan but teach at Hofstra. Profs are also incredibly reliable at returning emails and making you feel important and like not another face in the crowd.
Student body is incredibly diverse; unfortunately you do not really get to experience the diversity because almost every ethnic group stays in its own little clique. There are lots of rich Long Islanders, and then lots of students in tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Most of the students are from the Tristate area, the East Coast in general, Pennsylvania, and California. there are some extremely active students who are incredibly driven, but the majority do not care. Professors are overall very liberal; Students are mixed between liberal and too caught up in themselves to care.
The Best Things
proximity to Manhattan...and good scholarships!
The Worst Things
Apathetic as a whole: in community and even within the campus itself