Hofstra University, founded in 1935, is a private institution that combines the resources of a world-class university with the intimacy of a small college. The average class size is 25 students. Hofstra offers more than 140 academic areas of study, more than 120 student organizations, 500 cultural and entertainment events throughout the year, and Division I athletics. Hofstra's 238-acre campus is located in Hempstead, 25 miles east of New York City.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,050
Undergraduates
2,614
Men - 43.2%
3,437
Women - 56.8%
4,193
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 24,886 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.74
SAT Math
626 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620 average
ACT Composite
27 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$76,252
Tuition and Fees
$53,310
Room and Board
$19,892
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$35,433
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
470
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
14%
10-19
35%
20-29
26%
30-39
20%
40-49
3%
50-99
2%
Over 100
0%
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Hempstead Population
54,749
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lion/Lioness
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
13.1%
Black/African-American
9.3%
Hispanic/Latino
16.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
55%
Unknown
2.1%
International Students
4.1% from 73 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.0%
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