Hofstra University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Hofstra University, with an acceptance rate of 62%, is a fairly accessible school. Students with decent grades and test scores have a good change of being admitted. As part of the application process, prospective students will need to submit an application (either through the school's website, or with the Common Application), high school transcripts, and a writing sample. Hofstra is a test-optional school; applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of the application. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website, contact the admissions office, or visit the campus in-person.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Hofstra University Description:

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. Popular sports include basketball, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,145 (6,899 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,160
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,800
  • Other Expenses: $3,224
  • Total Cost: $60,184

Hofstra University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,185
    • Loans: $10,664

Academic Programs:

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • Transfer-our Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Soccer, Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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