#25 Best Private Colleges in New York

Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York

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Hofstra University overview
Location Hempstead, New York
Online hofstra.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Hofstra University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, New York, offers students a suburban campus environment within easy reach of New York City's vast cultural and professional opportunities. Established in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into a comprehensive institution that offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Notably, the university hosts the only law and medical schools on Long Island. Academically, Hofstra is recognized for its strong programs in communications, business, and health sciences. The university provides a moderately selective admission process, maintaining a balance between accessibility and maintaining academic standards. On-campus living is available with a variety of housing options, fostering an inclusive environment for its diverse student body. While the university supports a broad array of athletic teams, known as the Hofstra Pride, it is especially recognized for its programs in wrestling and women's lacrosse.

In the most recent statistical year 23,577 prospective students applied, and 16,346 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,710 enrolled in the school.  8,858 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,380 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $52,215 plus fees of $1,115. Hofstra is ranked 194 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 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
Hofstra University overview
SAT 1190/1370
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.74

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
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$1,115
Room and Board $17,168
Budget for Other Expenses$2,050
Total One Year Cost$73,548

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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.

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