Chances of getting into Hofstra University

Hofstra University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.2%
Admission Difficulty for Hofstra University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Hofstra and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #62 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,456 out of 27,620 applicants were admitted making Hofstra a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Hofstra University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Hofstra SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Hofstra University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Hofstra University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1240

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hofstra University?

Hofstra University typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hofstra University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >74%
1240 to 1330 Avg + 63%-74%
1150 to 1240 Avg - 50%-63%
1060 to 1150 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 1060 Low <37%
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Hofstra ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for Hofstra University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Hofstra University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hofstra?

Admission data indicates that Hofstra regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hofstra University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hofstra University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >74%
27 to 30 Avg + 63%-74%
24 to 27 Avg - 50%-63%
21 to 24 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 21 Low <37%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.51
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Hofstra University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hofstra University was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hofstra accepts 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hofstra University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

56% of Hofstra University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hofstra University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24%
Top 25% of class 56%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Hofstra University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,642 10,978 27,620
Accepted 11,118 6,338 17,456
Acceptance Rate 67% 58% 63%
Enrolled 882 673 1,555
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 11% 9%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hofstra University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Hofstra University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hofstra University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

Frequently Asked Questions

70% of students submit their SAT scores to Hofstra. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

63% of those who apply are granted admission to Hofstra. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1330. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.