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Hofstra University: Where You Are Meant to Be

Small class sizes and exciting, fulfilling on-campus programs are led by a supportive faculty and staff. And, Hofstra's close proximity to Manhattan allows students to take advantage of various cultural aspects, internship experiences and networking opportunities.
|   06-07-2016
German class with Prof. Neil Donahue

Hofstra is a dynamic private university located in the heart of Nassau County, just 25 miles east of New York City– the business, cultural and entertainment capital of the world. Our students live, study, work and play on a lush 240-acre campus, which is a nationally recognized arboretum.

Best of Both Worlds
At Hofstra, students will benefit from large university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 13-to-1, and our average undergraduate class size is just 21, giving you personal attention and easy access to your professors. With nearly 7,000 full-time undergraduates and a total student population of about 11,000, Hofstra is, for many students, the perfect size.

Students can choose from 155 undergraduate program options, 170 graduate program options – including online programs – and more than 100 dual-degree program options, which allow you to earn both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately.  And, Hofstra is among only three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of law, medicine and engineering, and it is home to so much more:

Campus Life
Hofstra students are hardworking and social. Whether you commute or live on campus, you will quickly settle into your home away from home. Hofstra has 35 residence halls, 18 eateries, six theaters, a new fitness facility and 17 NCAA Division I sports, as well as an active club sports program. You can join any of our 200 student clubs and organizations, including 28 national and local sororities and fraternities.

National Recognition
Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into a nationally and internationally renowned university with 24 academic accreditations and 27 total accreditations. Hofstra is consistently recognized on the “Best College” lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, Forbes, LinkedIn and, and was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years. Hofstra is also one of only two universities chosen to host consecutive U.S. presidential debates (2008 and 2012).

Applying to Hofstra
Hofstra University seeks to enroll students from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations, with varied interests. Applications are accepted for fall and spring admission.  The Admission Committee reviews each application individually to assess academic achievement, curricular intensity, leadership potential, extracurricular activities, standardized test scores and overall interest in attending Hofstra University. Hofstra’s application process provides myriad opportunities for an applicant to share information that may not be apparent on a transcript or through a test score. Go to for information about the admission process, or go to to schedule a campus visit today!



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okimo david
I have interest after having read your previous scores in academic field and I do hope that you will find me a place in your university for masters in international law and treaty thanking you in anticipation from south Sudan
12 September 2016

BrainGain Magazine
Hi, Okimo David! Thanks for your comment. Please note that this is the BrainGain Magazine website, and we cannot respond to queries regarding admission at Hofstra. We suggest you contact the school directly. You will find program information and contact details at Here at, you will find lots of information about studying abroad, so we hope you will take a look around and let us know what you found useful.
14 September 2016

This can be updated. Hofstra is hosting another debate in 2016, making them the only university chosen to host 3 consecutive debates.
25 July 2016

BrainGain Magazine
Thanks for the update, Joe! Yes, Hofstra announced a few days ago that it will host the first presidential debate this year, scheduled for September 26. University president Stuart Rabinowitz said Hofstra was honored to be called on to host the debate, and described it as "an extraordinary privilege and responsibility".
26 July 2016

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