• Address: 100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549

  • Phone Number: (516) 463-6600

  • Website: http://www.hofstra.edu

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About Hofstra university

Hofstra University is a private not-for-profit institution which was established in 1935 and was Long Island’s first coeducational college. The university respects the interests, talents and extracurricular values of the students along with their academic well being. The university also provides distance education options for the people to help them in their careers and pursue education.

  • It is the only university to host US Presidential debates since 2008.

  • The university has a total graduation rate of 64%.

  • Hofstra University acceptance rate is 62%.

  • There are a total of 11,141 students enrolled in the university which include 9,527 full-time and 1,618 part-time students. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • Hofstra University address is 1000 Fulton Ave, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA.


Hofstra University Online

The university provides the option of fully online or hybrid courses. The university boasts a network of 100,00 student worldwide.

The courses are easy to access on the online portal and allows the students to have interactive sessions with the faculty and classmates.

Hofstra University portal gives centralized access to the academic-related emails, online information systems, and scores of the online resources available exclusively for the university's community.


Hofstra University Schools and Colleges

Honors College School of Education
Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
Frank G. Zarb School of Business  Maurice A. Deane School of Law
School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Hofstra University Tuition and Programs

The tuition cost varies for different programs. The average tuition cost for online degrees is given below.

  • Master's Degree has an average total tuition cost of $31,480

  • Graduate Certificate degree tuition is approximately $19,463

The university offers 19 online programs across 7 majors. The majors included are Computer Science, Education, Law, Behavioral Sciences and many more. Some of the programs offered by the university include the following.

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Certificate- Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate in Advanced Certificate- Work Based Learning
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Certificate- Special Education Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Computer Science Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Hofstra University Financial Aid

The university assists its students in paying fees through various scholarships, grants, and loans. Students are required to fill in the FAFSA form to apply for the financial aid program. Hofstra University federal school code is 002732.

  • Federal Aid provided include Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Work-Study, Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and TEACH Grant.

  • The university also provides Institutional Aid such as Hofstra University Trustee Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, Arthur.N.Abbey Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship, Hofstra Aid, Assistance Grant, and Activity Grant.

  • Military Aid awarded include Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Hofstra University Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education(MSCHE).

Accredited Programs

  • Law program is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association(ABA).

  • OT-Professional Entry-Level Master’s is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy(AOTA).


Hofstra University Reviews and Rankings

  • The university ranks at number 284th on the Forbes 'Top Colleges list'.

  • Forbes also ranks the university 195th in the 'Private Colleges list'.

  • According to US News, the university ranks 140th on the list of the 'National Universities' and 77th in 'Best Value Schools'.

  • The university promotes co-curricular activities and indulges in the overall development of the students.

  • It has a beautiful atmosphere and great post-college opportunities.


Hofstra University Campus Life

  • The university hosts the 'Office of Student Leadership and Engagement' (OSLE) targeting the non-academic progress of each student. OSLE conducts programs such as 'The Discovery Program' and 'Explore Next Door' (END) trips that connects students with the ongoings in the city.

  • There are regular award ceremonies, alternative spring breaks, the Habitat for Humanity program, Midnight Run, Relay for Life and other leadership retreats.

  • Student clubs are available in the Academic, Graduate, Intercultural, Performance, Media, Governance and Pre-professional categories. There are approximately 200 organizations.

  • Hofstra University Athletics division hosts the pride athletics and is home to 17 intercollegiate sports. Sports activities include Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Wrestling and Volleyball.

  • Hofstra University Library is a home to a wealth of curricular offerings, periodicals, journals, research papers, books and online resources from multiple perspectives. The university library consists of Joan and Donald Axinn library, Curriculum Materials Center, Film and Media library, Law Library and Health Sciences Library.

Hofstra university Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

New York City, New York

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002732
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What is FAFSA school code?
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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

ABA, AOTA

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

eLibrary , G.I Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly

Data Source: http://www.hofstra.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Hofstra university Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 62 %
Student Faculty Ratio 14: 1
Total Population 11,145
Student Population Full Time: 9,527 Part Time: 1,618
Gender Division Male: 43 % Female: 57 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 28,617 11,584 17,033
Total Applicants Admitted - 17,806 6,647 11,159
Applicants Enrolled - 1,647 706 941
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 1,646 705 941

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 61 %

The College Monk

Female: 66 %

Total Graduation Rate: 64 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Hofstra university Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Hofstra university

Honors College

Majors available

Public Administration Health Science

School of Education

Majors available

Education

Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science

Majors available

Public Administration Political Science

Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Majors available

Nursing Health Science

Frank G. Zarb School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Majors available

Sociology

School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

Majors available

Theology Biology

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine

Majors available

Health Science

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Majors available

Biomedical Science Political Science

Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Majors available

Behavioral Sciences

Hofstra university Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $70
Graduate Application Fee $75

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 1,085
Number of students submitting ACT scores 472
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 66%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 29%

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Hofstra University Admission Process

Admission to Hofstra University

Admission Requirements for Online Courses

  • Applicants must have earned a Bachelor's/Graduate degree from an accredited University with a minimum of 3 GPA

  • Applicants are required to submit their resume mentioning professional experience

  • Applicants must submit School and College Certificates

  • Minimum 2-3 Letters of Recommendation and cover letter

  • GRE/GMAT or other Entrance Test scores

  • TOEFL Scores for non-US citizens

Note: No GRE/GMAT/LSAT is required for the Online Health Law Programs.

Course-Based Requirements 

Course Course Requirements

MBA, MS in Computer Science

GRE, GMAT with a validation of 5 years

M.S Ed Courses

Professional Experience in teaching field

Certificate in Work Based Learning

  • Experience in Teaching or in a Counselling field. 

  • Nationally approved Graduation Entrance Test Scores.

Health Law Policy Programs

  • TOEFL exam with a minimum score of
    • 100(Internet-based test)
    • 250(Computer-based test)
    • 600(Paper-based test)

Admission Requirements for Hybrid Courses

  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum of 3 GPA.

  • Resume of Professional Experience.

  • Minimum 2-3 Letters of Recommendation.

  • TOEFL Scores for International Students.

Course-Based Requirements

Course Course Requirements

MA in Technology for Learning

  • Valid initial certification from New York State is needed in one of the following certifications in educational areas like

    • childhood

    • adolescence

    • special subjects like fine arts music or Technology in Education

MBA in Manhattan

  • Minimum 3 years of Professional Experience is required for undertaking this course.

  • GMAT or Management Test Scores might be waived, depending upon the Applicant’s academic and Professional Background.

MS in Occupational Therapy

  • TOEFL exam with a minimum score of

    • 80(Internet-based test)

    • 213(Computer-based test)

    • 550(Paper-based test)

MA in Public Relations

Minimum Overall TOEFL score of 95


Admission Procedure for Online and Hybrid courses

  • The application form needs to be filled by the candidate, which can be obtained from the Hofstra University Website portal. The price of the non-refundable application fee may vary, depending upon the nature of the program.

  • The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview by the program director.

Hofstra university Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loans $5,780 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Enrolled as half-time eligible for a direct loan. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $5,780 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Demonstrate financial need. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $22,906 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Enrolled as half-time eligible for a direct loan. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies Need of Financial support. U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. June 30th, 2019
Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,672 Undergraduate. U.S. or an eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,345 Undergraduate. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $3,736 CGPA to be 3.25. U.S. or an eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Hofstra Aid $21,631 CGPA to be 3.0. Recommended by Phi Theta Kappa Varies
Assistance Grant Varies Entering students Student with demonstrated financial need Varies
Activity Grant Varies Cumulative GPA of 2.0 Ability in art, athletics, drama, communications, music and/or dance January 15th, 2019
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Hofstra University Trustee Scholarship Varies Outstanding academic achievement 1537 SAT on a 1600 scale Weighted GPA of 4.2 Varies
Hofstra University Presidential Scholarship Varies Top third of the admitted students Average SAT*/ACT equivalent in the range of 1320 -1600 on a 1600 scale Weighted GPA in the range of 3.6-4.3 Varies
Hofstra University Provost Scholarship Varies Offered to about 45% of the admitted students Average SAT*/ACT equivalent in the range of 1080-1260 on a 1600 scale Weighted GPA in the range of 2.9-3.9 Varies
Academic Honors Transfer Scholarships Varies Incoming transfer students Completed a minimum of one term at other accredited institution(s) Superior cumulative GPA Varies
Arthur N. Abbey Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship Varies Outstanding academic achievement Superior high school records and standardized test scores Varies

Data Source: http://www.hofstra.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $20,400 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: http://www.hofstra.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $27,874
$30,001 - $48,000 $30,073
$48,001 - $75,000 $33,287
$75,001 - $110,000 $32,382
Over $110,000 $33,331

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 22% $4,364
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 96% $23,185
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 21% $5,225
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 95% $21,631
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 56% $10,664
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 54% $5,679
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 32,169
Military Aid
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.hofstra.edu/sfs/financialaid/financialaid_yellowribbon_veteran.html
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 117 $18,709
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 78 $19,357
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 39 $17,412

Data Source: http://www.hofstra.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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