Hofstra University

100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

About Hofstra University

Hofstra University is classified as a doctoral-granting research university. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields, and the majority of research doctorate degrees are awarded within the humanities or social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. This institution shows a high number of transfers; at least 20% of entering undergraduates are transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate7,919
Student Age% Under 2576%
 % 25 and Over24%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time81%
 % Part-time19%
Race/Ethnicity% White64.1%
 % Black8.8%
 % Asian5.1%
 % Latino7.6%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown10.4%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted57%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled13%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT71%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800630 / 800
 SAT Math560 / 800640 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite24 / 3628 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$70
 In-State Tuition & Fees$31,800
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$31,800
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid90%
 % Undergraduates with Loans64%
 % Undergraduates with Grants82%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,710
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$14,464
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,792
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,742
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,742

Neighborhood Data for the Hempstead Area

Median Age33.2
Median Household Income$55,433
Total Population53,584
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.7% 52.3%
 Age 0-952.8%47.2%
 Age 10-1751.1%48.9%
 Age 18-2446.2%53.8%
 Age 25-2949.3%50.7%
 Age 30-3951.8%48.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White23.7%
 % Black48.5%
 % Asian2.4%
 % Latino41.9%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.7%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,710
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$14,464
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,134
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50019.4%20.9%6.1%
 $500 to $7497.6%3.2%0.0%
 $750 to $99931.4%14.5%8.7%
 Over $100041.6%61.4%70.3%
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