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Hofstra University is a place of discovery, experience, and opportunity. Motivated students with a passion for learning find great fulfillment, and even greater rewards, at a prestigious university in a prime location. We encourage you to call us at 516-463-6700 or email to schedule a personal tour. We look forward to seeing you!



Jessica Eads

Vice President for Enrollment Management





Location:  Long Island, NY (25 miles east of New York City) Campus setting: Suburban Character: Private, nonsectarian, coeducational

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Average class size: 20

Undergraduate program options: 160 Student clubs and organizations: 270+

Student population: 11,131 total enrollment 6,861 undergraduate

Varsity sports: 17 (8 men’s; 9 women’s)

Students applied: 27,000+

Average GPA: 3.6

Average SAT: 1242 (Critical Reading and Mathematics)

Average ACT: 27

Percentage of students receiving financial 83% (all students) aid (excluding loans): 94% (first-year students) 5





At Hofstra, you’ll settle into your home away from home right away. Our 244-acre suburban campus, which is a nationally recognized arboretum, offers all the resources of a large university, but you’ll get the personal attention of a small school. Our average undergraduate class size is just 20 – and our student-to-faculty ratio is only 13-to-1. You’ll get to know your professors, and they’ll get to know you. When you’re not in class, you’ll want to take advantage of our state-of-the art facilities, including a fitness center, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an accredited museum, six theaters, and a 10-story library. You can choose from 18 on-campus eateries, including popular places like Red Mango, Starbucks, and Au Bon Pain.

And with more than 270 student clubs and organizations – including 33 local and national fraternities and sororities – you’ll make many new friends and have plenty to do.

All that, and you’re just a short train ride from New York City! In less than an hour, you’ll find yourself in the business, cultural, and entertainment capital of the world. Prestigious internships, museums, sporting events, and Broadway shows are all at your fingertips.

You’ll be part of a community that is committed to sustainable practices. Enjoy our drinking water refill stations across campus, plant something in the Hofstra student gardens, or work with local organizations like Island Harvest and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island during student move-out at the end of each semester to donate thousands of pounds of food.

We think you’ll love it here.




Whether you’re an NCAA Division I athlete, a fitness buff, or someone who enjoys pick-up games, we’ve got something for you. The Department of Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of sports activities, fitness programs, recreational facilities, and club teams.


For our most competitive studentathletes, we offer 17 varsity sports, all of which compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association.



• Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Tennis • Wrestling

• Basketball • Cross Country • Field Hockey • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Softball • Tennis • Volleyball

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Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS) comprises the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Education; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; and School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

From the natural sciences and mathematics to drama and dance, interdisciplinary studies, social sciences, and education, there’s much to explore at Hofstra – all while being guided by accomplished faculty who are committed to your success.

Whether you see yourself on a pre-med track, on Broadway, as a public policy leader, or as an educator, HCLAS will help you develop the critical thinking and effective oral and written communication skills that will support you in your personal and professional endeavors. The Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs is devoted to training the next generation of public policy leaders. The school will put you at the center of history-making events, such as U.S. presidential debates, which Hofstra had the honor of hosting in 2008, 2012, and 2016 – the only school to ever host three consecutive debates. 11 12


Faculty in our School of Education bring their real-world experience to the classroom to prepare you to teach in schools, community centers, and universities. Partnerships with schools and clinical sites throughout the area provide outstanding opportunities in dozens of cutting-edge programs, from physical education to arts in education. You’ll be well-prepared: Hofstra’s pass rate on the edTPA – a performance-based portfolio assessment for New York state teacher certification – far exceeds the statewide average year after year.

As a student in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, you’ll conduct research in state-of-the-art laboratories on campus as well as in the field, under the guidance of your faculty mentors. And you’ll have opportunities to present your data and ideas at local, regional, and national forums.

At the School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, you’ll develop oral and written communication skills in English and other languages – both classical and modern. You’ll also have access to an incredible variety of stages, galleries, and studios where you can explore and enhance your talents. The school is home to the Hofstra Globe stage, the most accurate representation of the Elizabethan Globe Theater stage in the United States.

Outside of your HCLAS classrooms, there are hundreds of special events – lectures, seminars, conferences, performances, concerts, and exhibits – that provide depth, context, and new perspectives about what you are learning in class.

Explore your passions. Discover new talents. Get inspired. Check out HCLAS. 13

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE If you’re highly motivated and looking for a close-knit community of like-minded students who also challenge themselves every day, then Hofstra University Honors College is the place for you.

Honors College attracts top students who are dedicated to the spirit of inquiry



and committed to challenging and supporting one another in the classroom, in special honors activities, and in our living-learning communities. Our faculty stimulate and inspire students in their pursuit of academic excellence. Think of all you will be able to accomplish with that kind of camaraderie and guidance and 160 program options at your disposal – especially with New York City, a real-world laboratory, nearby. Exclusive. Prestigious. Engaging. Honors College. 15




FRANK G. ZARB SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Hofstra’s proximity to New York City – the business capital of the world – attracts superior students as well as accomplished faculty. You’ll learn from professors who are experts in their fields.

•A  ccounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business • Finance • Information Systems and Business Analytics •M  anagement and Entrepreneurship •M  arketing and International Business

A nationally recognized top business school, the Zarb School offers many program options in five departments:

You’ll have the opportunity to earn a dual bachelor’s degree with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China, which includes a six-week summer internship abroad. Top-ranked programs. Renowned faculty. State-of-the-art facilities. Prestigious internships. It’s all here for you. 17




THE LAWRENCE HERBERT SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION A superior education and easy access to New York City – the world’s media capital – is a powerful combination. That’s what Hofstra’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication offers you.

If radio’s your thing, get involved with WRHU-88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University! WRHU won a National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award in 2017 and 2014 as the top noncommercial radio station of the year. Departments include: •R  adio, Television, Film • J ournalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations

From your first days on campus, you’ll roll up your sleeves and work in our cutting-edge control and editing rooms, including a sound mixing and color correction production suite, a state-ofthe-art converged multimedia digital newsroom, and the largest noncommercial film and television soundstage on Long Island. You’ll also have access to 4K/Ultra HD cameras.

Channel your passion and drive, work hard, and you can join the many successful Hofstra alumni who are shaping the future of communications.



SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND HUMAN SERVICES The rapidly changing health care environment needs leaders, policymakers, and managers who conduct research, participate in community service initiatives, and disseminate information to change behavior and shape health policy. Through course work, practical learning experiences, and internships in areas such as athletic training, community health, exercise science, counseling, health science, and speech-language-hearing sciences, students become effective and compassionate clinicians, evidence-based practitioners, and advocates who promote health equity. At Hofstra’s School of Health Professions and Human Services, you’ll find that unique combination of theory and experience that is necessary in today’s health care environment.






FRED DEMATTEIS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE Hofstra’s Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science teaches aspiring engineers and computer scientists to be creative and entrepreneurial. In fact, in spring 2015, the school launched the Center for Innovation, a venture in which Hofstra faculty provide technical and engineering expertise to regional businesses and research centers, thereby supporting the region’s research-based economy and providing students with valuable real-world experience.

Majors within the DeMatteis School departments of Engineering and Computer Science include biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, and computer science and mathematics. Class sizes are small, and many courses are taught in our state-of-the-art facilities, including a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab, a cell and tissue engineering lab, and a big data lab. If you’re looking to tackle critical global challenges and make a difference in the world, this is the school for you.

The school is in its third year of a co-op program. Qualified students in their junior year are hired by participating engineering and technology firms and work on salary for a six- to eight-month period, which gives them resume-building professional experience.


LAW AND MEDICINE If you think your future involves either law or medicine, Hofstra is the place for you.

Graduates of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law are known for their preparedness, knowledge, and poise. Students in the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell benefit from our partnership with Northwell Health — one of the 20 largest health systems in the nation. And in fall 2015, the University launched the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies to meet the increasing need for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to deliver community-based health care. The school offers a freshman direct-entry BS/MS in Physician Assistant Studies program. But even if your interests lie in other academic fields, having a medical school, nursing school, and law school right on campus brings many additional benefits and opportunities — like access to a wider variety of libraries, faculty, speakers, events, labs, and research. This truly interdisciplinary approach is what makes the Hofstra experience so valuable and so enriching.






Accounting: BBA; BBA/MBA;* BBA/MS;* BBA/Taxation: MS* African Studies: BA American Studies: BA Anthropology: Anthropology: BA Anthropology – Archaeology: BA Art History: BA Asian Studies: BA Athletic Training: BS Biochemistry: BS Biology: Biology: BA; BS; BS/Integrative Biology: MS* Biology – Cell and Molecular Biology: BA; BS Biology – Ecology and Evolution: BA; BS Biology – Marine Biology: BA; BS Biology – Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Veterinary: BA; BS Business Analytics: BBA Chemistry: BA; BS Chinese: BA Chinese Studies: BA Classics: Classics – Classical Civilizations: BA Classics – Classical Languages and Literatures: BA Community Health: Community Health: BS Community Health – Nutrition Science: BS Comparative Literature and Languages: BA Computer Engineering: Computer Engineering: BS Computer Engineering – Concentration in Leadership and Innovation in Computing (CLIC): BS Computer Engineering – Gaming and Graphics: BS Computer Engineering – Networking and Cybersecurity: BS Computer Engineering – Option in Leadership and Innovation in Computing (OLIC): BS Computer Engineering – Web and Mobile Engineering: BS Computer Science: Computer Science: BA; BS; BA/MS;* BS/MS* Computer Science – Concentration in Leadership and Innovation in Computing (CLIC): BA; BS Computer Science – Gaming and Graphics: BA; BS Computer Science – Networking and Cybersecurity: BA; BS Computer Science – Option in Leadership and Innovation in Computing (OLIC): BA; BS Computer Science – Web and Mobile Engineering: BA; BS Computer Science and Mathematics (dual): BS Criminology: BA Dance: BA; BFA Drama: BA Dual Early Childhood and Childhood Education: BS/Bilingual Education: MA* BS/Elementary Education: STEM: MA* BS/Literacy Studies (Birth-Grade 6): MSEd* BS/Special Education (Grades 1-6): MSEd* BS/Special Education (Birth-Grade 2): MSEd* BS/TESOL: MSEd* Early Childhood and Childhood Education (with dual major in a liberal arts discipline): BA

Economics: Business Economics: BS Economics: BA; BA/MBA;* BS/MBA* Mathematical Business Economics: BS; BS/MBA;* BS/Finance: MS* Mathematical Economics: BA; BA/MBA* Engineering: Civil Engineering: BS Electrical Engineering: BS Electrical Engineering – Computer Engineering: BS Engineering Science – Biomedical: BA; BE Engineering Science – Civil: BE Engineering Science – Production and Manufacturing: BA Industrial Engineering: BS Mechanical Engineering: BS English: English: BA; BA/Creative Writing: MFA* English – Children’s and Young Adult Literature: BA English – Creative Writing and Literature: BA English – Literatures in English: BA English – Publishing Studies and Literature: BA Entrepreneurship: BBA; BBA/MBA* Environmental Resources: BS Exercise Science: BS Film Studies and Production: BA Finance: BBA; BBA/MBA;* BBA/MS* Fine Arts: Fine Arts – Ceramics: BA; BS Fine Arts – Design: BA; BS Fine Arts – Painting: BA; BS Fine Arts – Photography: BA; BS Fine Arts – Sculpture-Industrial Design: BA; BS Forensic Science: BS French: BA Geography: Geography: BA Geography – Geographic Information Systems: BS Geology: BA; BS German: BA Global Studies: BA Health Science: BS Hebrew: BA History: BA Individually Designed Major: BA Information Systems: BBA; BBA/MBA;* BBA/MS* International Business: BBA; BBA/MBA;* BBA/MS* Italian: BA Japanese: BA Japanese Studies: BA Jewish Studies: BA Journalism: BA; BA/MA* Labor Studies: BA; BA/Business Administration: MBA* Latin: BA Latin American and Caribbean Studies: BA Legal Studies in Business: BBA; BBA/MBA* Liberal Arts: BA Liberal Arts Discipline with a Minor in General Business: BA Linguistics: BA; BA/Forensic Linguistics: MA*

Secondary Education (with dual major in another discipline): English Education: BA Foreign Language Education – French: BA Foreign Language Education – German: BA Foreign Language Education – Italian: BA Foreign Language Education – Russian: BA Foreign Language Education – Spanish: BA Mathematics Education: BA Science Education – Biology: BA Science Education – Chemistry: BA Science Education – Earth Science: BA Science Education – Physics: BA Social Studies Education: BA Sociology: BA Spanish: BA Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences: BA; BA/Speech-Language Pathology: MA* STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (with dual major in Early Childhood and Childhood Education): BA; BA/Early Childhood and Childhood Education: STEM: MA* Supply Chain Management: BBA; BBA/MBA* Sustainability Studies: BA; BS; BA/MA;* BS/MA* Television Production and Studies: BA Theater Arts: BFA Urban Ecology: BA; BS; BA/MA;* BS/MS* Video/Television: BS Video/Television and Business: BS Video/Television and Film: BS Women’s Studies: BA

PRE-ADVISING OPTIONS Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medical Pre-Nursing Pre-Optometry Pre-Osteopathy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Podiatry Pre-Veterinary

Management: BBA; BBA/MBA;* BBA/Business E  ducation: MSEd;* BBA/Human Resources Management: MS* Marketing: BBA; BBA/MBA;* BBA/MS;* BBA/Marketing Research: MS* Mass Media Studies: Mass Media Studies – Media and Culture: BA Mass Media Studies – Media, Law, and Policy: BA Mass Media Studies – Urban and Suburban Communication: BA Mathematical Finance: BS Mathematics: Computer Science and Mathematics (dual): BS Mathematics: BA; BS; BA/Business Administration: M  BA;* BS/Business Administration: MBA;* BA/Finance: MS;* BS/Finance: MS*; BA/Mathematics Education: STEM: MSEd* Mathematics – Actuarial Science: BS Mathematics – Applied Mathematics: BS Mathematics – Chemistry: BS Mathematics – Computer Science: BS Mathematics – Engineering: BS Mathematics – Mathematics: BS Mathematics – Physics: BS Music: Music: BA Music – History/Literature: BS Music – Jazz and Commercial Music: BS Music – Music Business: BS Music – Performance: BS Music – Theory/Composition: BS Neuroscience: BS Philosophy: BA; BS Physical Education: BSEd Physical Education and Health: BS/Health and Physical Education: MS* Physics: Applied Physics – Biochemistry: BS Applied Physics – Computer Science: BS Applied Physics – Engineering: BS Physics: BA; BS Political Science: BA Pre-Health (Pre-Medical) Studies with a C  oncentration in Humanities or Social Sciences: BA Pre-Medical Studies: BS Psychology: BA; BS; BA/Rehabilitation Counseling: MSEd;* B  A/School Counseling: MSEd;* BA/Secondary Special Education Generalist: MSEd* Public Policy and Public Service: BA Public Relations: BA Radio Production and Studies: BA Religion: BA Rhetorical Studies: Rhetorical Studies – Political Communication: BA Rhetorical Studies – Speech Communication: BA Russian: BA Secondary Education: Dance Education: BSEd Fine Arts Education: BSEd Music Education: BSEd

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE Entrance to Hofstra University Honors College is by invitation only and occurs after a student’s acceptance to the University. *A dual-degree program may allow the student to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than if each degree is pursued separately. Hofstra University offers more than 100 dual-degree programs, many of them in the Zarb School of Business. These programs take more than four years to complete. Visit for more information.

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COME VISIT US We think you’ll love Hofstra as much as we do, but we want you to find out for yourself. A walk around campus will tell you a lot about all we have to offer. Request a visit online at Complete our online form, and our Office of Admission will contact you to confirm your visit.

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