#22 Best Private Colleges in New York

Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York

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Student Population
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Location Hempstead, New York
Online hofstra.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Hempstead, New York, Hofstra University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 24,425 prospective students applied, and 16,728 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,523 enrolled in the school.  9,331 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,540 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $46,450 plus fees of $1,060. Hofstra is ranked 183 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Hofstra is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1160/1340
ACT 25/30
GPA 3.51
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Hofstra University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,060
Room and Board $15,700
Budget for Other Expenses$2,050
Total One Year Cost$66,260

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$59,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Hofstra University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 30%
Communication 16%
Psychology 8%
Education 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191649 IPEDS survey data for Hofstra University.

Current students may use the Hofstra University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.