Hofstra University

Hofstra University

Hempstead , United States
  • 63
    Acceptance Rate
  • 10871
  • 98
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


The Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary at Hofstra University has a collection of diverse trees and reflecting its Dutch origin, and displays an array of rare and colorful tulips in the Spring.

There are 3,381 faculty members (including more than 2,200 in the school of medicine system),  6,913 undergraduates, with a total of 11,240 students overall, including all full and part-time undergraduates, graduates, law and medical students.

The campus has approximately 117 buildings on 244 acres (99 ha).

Hofstra University is accredited in 28 academic areas and 32 total areas. Hofstra University offers 160 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options.

Entry requirements

At the time of their acceptance to Hofstra University, first-year students are offered admission to the program based on their high school records.

The following criteria are used:
SAT: 1260+
ACT: 26+
GPA: 3.50+
Test Optional Students: 3.80 GPA with AP Math or Science and AP English (Language or Literature) or IB equivalent

Students entering their sophomore and junior years may join the program if they earned the following:
Sophomores: Minimum 3.5 GPA
Juniors: Minimum 3.7 GPA

Transfer Students:
24 credits or more with a minimum 3.40 GPA
12-23 credits with a minimum 3.50 GPA

International students:

  • TOEFL Exam, minimum 80*
  • IELTS Exam, minimum 6.5*
  • PTEA Exam, minimum 53*
  • ITEP Exam, minimum 4*
  • ELS 112 Certificate
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree from a regionally accredited US Institution
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree from an institution whose language of instruction is English
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree from English Speaking Countries (Australia, Canada [except Quebec/Montreal], Irish Republic, New Zealand and United Kingdom)
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree from Africa Anglophone countries (Botswana, Cameron, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Melawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe)
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree from Commonwealth Caribbean Anglophone countries (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago).

*Some graduate programs require a higher level of proficiency.

Scholarship & funding

Hofstra University has established multiple scholarship programs to reward students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in high school. Hofstra is committed to providing you with an affordable, high quality education. In fall 2019 we awarded $37.9 million to first-year students, and a total of $121.3 million institution gift assistance was awarded to all entering undergraduate students.

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Student life

Hofstra Campus Tour