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Hofstra University - New York

Contact Information 
Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

    Hofstra University

About the College 
Are you looking for a University that has an excellent reputation, state of the art facilities and offers a small town feel? If you answered yes then Hofstra University just might be the place for you. Hofstra University is located on over 200 acres in Hempstead Long Island. It was created as a tribute to Mr. William S. Hofstra a wealthy man in the lumber business. The college began under the name of New York University in 1935. In 1937, it was recognized as an independent school and the name was changed to Hofstra College. In 1963 the college gained university status and the name was again changed to Hofstra University.

The grounds of Hofstra University are a beautiful site to behold. With over 200 acres, the campus is a member of the American Public Gardens Association. The gardens feature over 12,000 trees with over 600 different varieties to enjoy. The Arboretum, which was begun by the Hofstra themselves, is a wonderful educational experience for both students and visitors. They even have a two acre Model Bird Sanctuary and a Sculpture Garden with the works of many famous artists for all to enjoy. These are a must see for all visitors and can either be done through a group tour or a self guided tour.

Today, Hofstra University is a much sought after private institution of higher learning. They offer excellent academic education for students of all levels. They have top courses in business, sciences, arts and even law. Hofstra University prides itself as being able to provide the latest advancements in education to help students choose the right career path. They offer over 2000 different course for their student body to choose from on their road toward a degree in one of 130 different degree programs. Hofstra offers the same educational advances as other large Universities, however, their classes still remain small which allows more one on one with the faculty.

Hofstra University also offers a Center for Continuing Education and Professional Advancement. With the development of this center, Hofstra University has made it possible for people of all ages (from children to seniors) to attend courses, lectures, conferences and programs. It is also a great place for those who are not quite sure what they want to do to explore different fields of study. They also offer over 15 different certificate courses which allow those in the surrounding communities to better their career options.

Another plus about attending Hofstra University is campus living. With over 60 different clubs and organization on campus, students are sure to find something that fits their needs. The majority of these organizations are funded by the Student Government Association. Every student upon admissions is encouraged to find a group to belong to and if there is nothing that peaks the interest, students are encouraged to form a new club. Hofstra University prides itself as being extremely student oriented. They want to make sure that each student gets the most out of their education and time at Hofstra University.

For those who are not into clubs and social activities, there is another option at the university. Hofstra University offers an excellent Athletic program. They continue to be competitive on the state and national level in both Men's and Women's sports.

Regardless of the type of higher education that you are looking for, Hofstra University has it. With such diverse educational programs, courses and certificates, the University has something to offer everyone. At Hofstra University, whether you are just starting your higher education, pursuing increased knowledge or even changing your career path all together, you will be encouraged to learn.
Degrees Offered:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree
Other College Details:
  • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Suburb: Large
  • Housing on Campus: Yes

Enrollment - Fall 2006 
Total Enrollment Undergraduate
12,550 8,498

Undergraduate Attendance Status
Part Time Full Time
7,758 740

Undergraduate Student Gender
Men Women
3,994 3,764

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity
White Black Hispanic Asian American
5,184 849 680 425 0 170 7,733

Undergraduate Student Age
24 years of age or Younger 25 years of age or Over
1,359 765

General College Information 
Special Learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Teacher certification
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
Carnegie Classification
  • Doctoral/Research Universities
Student Services
  • Academic/career counseling service
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus day care for students' children
Religious Affiliation
  • Not applicable
Federal Aid
  • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Credit Accepted
  • Dual credit
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Estimated Student Expenses (Before Aid) 
Prices for Undergraduate Academic year

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Tuition and fees$0$0$26,730$24,830$23,130
Books and supplies$0$0$1,000$1,000$1,000
Living Arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$0$0$10,300$9,800$9,500
Off Campus
Room and board$0$0$11,760$11,760$10,175
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20092008-20092007-20082006-20072005-2006
On Campus$0$0$40,670$38,296$35,840
Off Campus$0$0$43,075$41,175$37,765
Off Campus with Family$0$0$31,315$29,415$27,590

Note: Expenses data applies to first time full time degree (or certificate) seeking students.
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