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Applying for Undergraduate Admission to Hofstra as a Transfer Student 2012


Welcome! Congratulations on your decision to apply to Hofstra University! Each year we welcome many new transfer students to campus. Hofstra’s Transfer Center has a dedicated team that will work with you in completing and reviewing your application, evaluating your transfer credits and providing advisement. We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for transfer students. Faculty and academic advisers are familiar with the needs of transfer students and are eager to meet with you to help plan out the remainder of your studies. Please feel free to call our Office of Admission at 1-800-HOFSTRA if you need further assistance. I hope you will visit our campus soon.


Stuart Rabinowitz President

a distinct experience Imagine a college experience that combines outstanding faculty, small classes, a multitude of study abroad options, vibrant extracurricular life and a campus so beautiful it has been recognized as an arboretum. Now, add to this New York City and all the amazing internship opportunities and cultural experiences that abound. Sound too good to be true?

Hardly. This is Hofstra University! At Hofstra you will live and learn in a community of first-rate professors who place a priority on teaching. You will share your classrooms, residence halls, clubs and organizations with students from nearly every U.S. state and 72 countries. You will have the chance to explore majors ranging from accounting to African studies, English to engineering, and finance to film. And you will do all this on a campus bursting with vitality, including 175 student clubs and organizations, 37 residence halls, 17 NCAA Division I sports, and more than 500 cultural events and activities planned each year. Then there is New York City. The city is less than an hour from our campus and easily accessed by a shuttle to the local train station. Whether exploring the museums, theaters, neighborhoods and parks that make New York City the world’s cultural nexus, or interning at top businesses and organizations in the world’s capital for finance, communications, entertainment, law and international trade, you will find the city a resource like no other.

a teaching faculty

Recipients of our nation’s top academic honors, including Emmy Award® winners, members of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities and New York Public Library Fellows, our faculty are world-renowned for their expertise.

More important, our faculty are devoted to teaching. Only faculty – not graduate assistants – teach our courses, and we keep classes small so that interaction between student and professor becomes an inherent part of the classroom experience. The bonds you build here naturally lead to future endeavors in which you might help a professor with a research project or seek a professor’s guidance with regard to graduate or professional school.

“ There’s no cookie-cutter mold here.  We get to know students as  individuals – their strengths and  challenges. And we help them  reach their potential.”

>> Jean Giebel Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Drama and Dance

Hofstra at a Glance

To Apply for Undergraduate Admission as a Transfer Student Undergraduate transfer applicants to Hofstra University may apply by using our online application at International candidates should file the Hofstra University International Undergraduate Student Application for Admission. Please be advised that all materials and documents submitted as part of an application become the property of Hofstra University and cannot be returned to the applicant.

Academic Profile 4Undergraduate Areas of Study: About 140 4Full-time Faculty Holding Advanced Degree: 93 percent 4Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14-to-1 4Average Undergraduate Class Size: 21

Costs and Financial Aid (2011-2012) 4Tuition and Fees: $34,150

Hofstra University accepts transfer applications for the fall and spring semesters. Transfer candidates are considered on a “rolling basis.” While there is no deadline for applications, students are encouraged to apply on or before March 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester so as to receive the fullest consideration. Once your application and all supporting credentials are received, it will be reviewed by our Admission Committee. We begin notifying transfer applicants of their admission decisions in mid-November for the spring and late February for the fall, then on a rolling basis thereafter. Students who found it necessary to leave after completing course work at Hofstra University may apply for re-admission by filing the online application.

4Housing and Dining Plan: $11,650


4First-Year Students Receiving  Financial Aid: More than 90%

To apply, please submit the following:

Facilities and Resources

❑ A completed, signed and dated 2012 Transfer Student Application for Undergraduate Admission.

4Library Holdings: 1.2 million print  volumes

❑ A nonrefundable application fee.

4Residence Halls: 37

❑ Official high school transcript(s) and SAT or ACT score(s) if less than 24 completed college credits appear on your transcript at the time of application.

4Student Clubs and Organizations:  175

❑ A transcript from EACH high school and college attended.*

Varsity Athletics NCAA Division I 4Baseball (M) 4Basketball (M/W) 4Cross Country (M/W) 4Field Hockey (W) 4Golf (M/W) 4Lacrosse (M/W) 4Soccer (M/W) 4Softball (W) 4Tennis (M/W) 4Volleyball (W) 4Wrestling (M)

❑  Informational interviews are available and may be scheduled with an admission counselor by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Admission. All supplemental materials should be sent to the Hofstra University Office of Undergraduate Admission at 100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1000, or NOTE: Hofstra University accepts the Common Application in lieu of its own form and gives equal consideration to both. Applicants may obtain copies of the Common Application online at *Official transcripts are required from each high school and college attended prior to your semester of entry.

expand your world Students today need an education that prepares them for an interconnected world. The rapid expansion of world trade, the Internet and the global nature of news organizations continually remind us that, in order to be successful, students need an extensive awareness of other cultures and societies. Your exposure to a deeper understanding of the world begins at Hofstra, where you will interact with students from 50 U.S. states and territories and 72 countries who are choosing from about 140 undergraduate program options and 175 clubs and organizations. The student from Vermont who comes to Hofstra to study music and the student from Peru who is here to study computer science may meet through their shared interest in writing for the student-run weekly newspaper. Next, you have New York City, which has always been one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Our students constantly utilize the city as an interactive educational and professional resource. With the United Nations, multinational corporations, and ethnic neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Little Italy, a day in New York City is like a trip around the world. Hofstra’s study abroad programs complement “Having recently graduated from Hofstra, experiences on I can easily say that studying abroad was truly unforgettable and was the perfect campus and in conclusion to an incredible four years at New York City. With programs in Australia, Belize, China, Ecuador, Hofstra.” England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands and Spain, and a program that tours all of — Christina Martin Europe, our students have an extraordinary array of opportunities to B.A., Political Science explore the world. All of our study abroad programs allow you to earn Hofstra credits and are taught by Hofstra faculty. Additionally, you may take advantage of myriad study abroad programs. Whether you are studying theater in London, art history in Venice, or marine biology in Belize, you will find yourself exposed to different cultures, political views and lifestyles. The combination of experiences – from New York City to studying abroad – gives Hofstra students a substantial advantage after college. They are well-prepared to become leaders in their professional lives, fully cognizant of the interconnected world in which we live.

“My recent trip with Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement to Togo and Ghana was truly transformational. It broadened my view of the world. The term ‘lesser developed country’ is no longer simply a concept in a textbook. I now know some of the struggles facing an LDC and can associate the term with more than just a definition. When I hear the word ‘Africa,’ I don't think of pictures in National Geographic; instead, I think of the friends I made while I was there and the experiences we shared.”

— Anthony Lucci

B.A., Political Science and Mathematical Economics (dual major)

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directions to campus


Take the Long Island Expressway to the Northern State Parkway.  Follow the Northern State Parkway to the Meadowbrook State Parkway South.  Take the Meadowbrook State Parkway to Exit M4 (Hempstead Turnpike), Route 24 West.  Continue west on Hempstead Turnpike for approximately 1 .5 miles.  At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto Hofstra’s South Campus.  The Admission Center is the first building on the left. Visit for more information. FOLLOW US ON TM






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