Private 4 Year

Hofstra Admission Requirements

Hempstead, New York

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Chances of getting into Hofstra University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Hofstra University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Hofstra and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Hofstra is 69%.  It ranks #73 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Hofstra is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 16,630 out of 24,062 applicants were admitted.

Hofstra University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.73. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Hofstra application fee is $70 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Hofstra University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 70% of students submitted SAT scores and 29% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Hofstra SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Hofstra University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Hofstra University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Hofstra ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Hofstra University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Hofstra University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Hofstra GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Hofstra University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Hofstra. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hofstra University was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 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 69% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Hofstra University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 31.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

61% 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 32%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 90%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Hofstra University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,492 9,570 24,062
Accepted 10,525 6,105 16,630
Acceptance Rate 73% 64% 69%
Enrolled 777 613 1,390
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 10% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 144 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hofstra University is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hofstra University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hofstra University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
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.


Does Hofstra University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Hofstra University?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Hofstra. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.