Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 11,145
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 9%
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,590 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Hofstra University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 28,617 applications and 17,806 students were granted admission. Hofstra University is at the #60 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 29% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 66% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1070 to 1260
ACT24 to 29

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Hofstra University's tuition was $41,100 for all students regardless of residency (53.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Hofstra University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 21% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,675 (which is 6.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Hofstra University in 2016-2017, was 889, which is 54% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,679 (which is 3.7% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Hofstra University has enrolled a total of 11,145 students (9,527 students full-time and 1,618 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,145 students, 392 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 6,899 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,246 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 148 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 54%

Hispanic: 12%

Asian: 9%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Black/African American: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Hofstra University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 28% 491 97
Health Professions And Related Programs 19% 328
Legal Professions And Studies 11% 198
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 129 0
Psychology 7% 125
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 51
Social Sciences 3% 48
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 2% 40
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 28
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 27

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Hofstra University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Hofstra University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,300. Last year, out of the total 2,683 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,468 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,362 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,026 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $38,300 $52,400
Employment Rate 92% 90%
Total Graduates 2,683 3,362

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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2.5 mile away
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2.8 mile away
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