Hofstra University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: New York


Hofstra University's 240-acre campus is located in Hemptstead, Long Island, within easy reach of all the opportunities in New York City. The university has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 22. Campus life is active, and Hofstra can boast of roughly 170 student clubs and organizations including an active Greek system. Business is most popular among undergraduate's, but Hofstra University's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. On the athletic front, the Hofstra Pride competes in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 12333
Total Grad Students: 4944
Undergraduate Students: 7389
Faculty: 544

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 47%
Percent Female: 53%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1000 Hempstead Turnpike
Hempstead New York 11549

Website: http://www.hofstra.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 516-463-6600

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Maria Campanella

Transfer Services Contact:
Launch Counselor Map
Office of Admissions
[ mailto:http://www.hofstra.edu/Admission/adm_counselor_map.html ]http://www.hofstra.edu/Admission/adm_counselor_map.html

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Jack Hayes
Athletic Director, Pride Athletics
(516) 463-6750

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is no minimum GPA requirement.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Appropriate courses completed with a minimum grade of C- or the equivalent at fully accredited institutions are transferable.

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 64 semester hours is transferable from a junior or community college with the following exceptions: a. engineering programs, 69 semester hours and b. business administration programs, 65 semester hours.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have fewer than 24 college credits earned, it is also necessary to submit an official high school transcript - include SAT and/or ACT scores or An official transcript from EACH college you attend/attended.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve, and attach it to your application before submission.

Application Fee:
A nonrefundable $70 application fee in the form of a check or money order payable to Hofstra University or by using our online application (application fee is reduced to $50 for online applicants).

Other Requirements:
Grades attained at another institution are not recorded on the Hofstra record and are not included in the grade point average to meet graduation requirements.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 530 620
Math 540 630

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2322

Transfers Accepted: 1434

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 62%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 59%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 3%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2008


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 3056

Room and Board: 11940

Tuition and Fees: 34150

Total Cost: 50146

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transferring to Hofstra will allow you to bring any Federal Pell Grant or New York State TAP for which you are eligible with you. You will need to re-apply for any Federal Stafford Loan that is available.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 9893

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 88%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 64%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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