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Hofstra University is a non-public institution located in Hempstead, New York. Long Island's largest non-public university.
Hofstra originated in 1935 as an extension of the latest York University (NYU) under the name Nassau College – Hofstra Memorial of the latest York University at Hempstead, Long Island. It became independent Hofstra College in 1939 and gained university status in 1963.
Comprising 10 campuses, including the Northwell School of drugs and Deane School of Law, Hofstra is noted for a series of prominent Presidential conferences and hosting several presidential debates.
There are 3,381 faculty members (including more than 2,200 in the school of medicine system),6,913 undergraduates, with a total of 10,871 students overall, including all full and part-time undergraduates, graduates, law and medical students.
The campus has approximately more than 100 buildings on 99 hectares. A part of the campus located south of Hempstead Turnpike (NY Route 24) and west of California Avenue is found within the Village of Hempstead. A part of the campus north of Hempstead Turnpike and east of California Avenue is found in Uniondale and East Garden City.
The university's MBA program is ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 online MBA programs in the nation, making it the highest-ranked such program in the New York metro area – designed for busy professionals who need a flexible option to advance their careers.
Hofstra also offers an MBA program as well as other classes in New York City from a center in Manhattan. The campus is roughly 7 miles from the Borough of Queens in New York City.
Hofstra University offers more than 150 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate program options for their aspirant students.
Hofstra University is accredited in twenty-eight different academic areas and more than thirty total areas.
The institution is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to offer various degree programs.
Students looking for activities can choose from over 200 clubs, including 21 NCAA Division I varsity sports and 29 fraternities and sororities. Hofstra University has a lively arts scene, with six theatres and the Hofstra University Museum of Art.
The school is about an hour's train ride away from New York City, and the university has shuttles to the local train station.
As per Forbes, the rankings secured by Hofstra University are as follows -
292 - Top Colleges 2019
194 - In Private Colleges
144 - In Research Universities
120 - In The Northeast
296 - America's Best Value Colleges 2019
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1160 - 1340
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Hofstra University offers 14 types of graduate degrees across 170 program options.
HU utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hofstra University's ranking within the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities
The university admissions office is always ready to help students in selecting their desired courses. A candidate has to maintain an exceptional academics records with 1060 - 1340 SAT or 25 - 30 ACT.
Additionally, all the records and transcripts must be sent to the admissions department of the university no later than 19/12 of every academic year.
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The annual list price to attend Hofstra University on a full-time basis is $63,748 for all students regardless of their residency.
This fee is comprised of $44,640 for tuition, $14,998 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies, and $1,060 for other fees.
Out of state tuition for Hofstra University is $44,640, the same as New York residents.
Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the present cost of a 4-year baccalaureate and living expenses at Hofstra University to be $254,992 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.
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36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$86,369 per year
The students can reside on campus and 69% of Freshman Live On-Campus.
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The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around
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Division Sports Nickname
Kate and Willie Hofstra (Lioness and Lion)
blue, gold, and white
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Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by HU. At HU, $15,700 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Hofstra University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at HU costs around $5,068 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At HU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 45% male and 55% female students enrolled at the university.
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$44 - 280
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10% Still Enrolled
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$30K - $48K
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Financial Aid department of the university is committed to providing necessary financial assistance to students who have trouble paying for their students.
The average reported annual net price for Hofstra University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $32,566. $35,162 is the normal Hofstra University's freshman financial aid offer. About 95.0% of incoming students get some kind of financial assistance, most of which are scholarships and grants.
An applicant has to file the FAFSA and receive the Student Aid Report to determine eligibility.
Hofstra University federal school code is 002732.
94.0% of freshmen (1,545 total) were awarded scholarships at Hofstra University, averaging $22,854 per student. This puts it in the top 20th percentile of all colleges in the country. 382 freshman students were awarded a grant.
About 23.0% of Hofstra freshmen got grants with an average of $5,428 apiece. 5,899 Hofstra students receive grant aid (this is around 86.0% of the general student population). The usual amount these students receive is $22,180.
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