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Find Your Edge

College is about more than preparing for a specific career. It’s about discovering what excites and motivates you … about seeing what the future has to offer and discovering what you bring to the table. Your unique combination of personal talents and traits that will help you leverage what you learn to get where you want to be. Your edge. For 75 years, Hofstra University has sharpened the minds of students in pursuit of their dreams — even those they didn’t know they had. Since our founding in 1935, we have become a nationally and internationally recognized educational institution, and one of only four universities in New York state with schools of law, business and, beginning in 2011, medicine. Our inspiring professors, 91 percent of whom hold the highest degree in their fields, offer a broad and challenging curriculum to help you expand your horizons. And the Hofstra campus is not just another pretty place. We’re an officially designated arboretum and a member of the American Public Gardens Association. We’ve blended natural beauty, sculpture, architecture and state-of-the-art technology to create an ideal environment for learning. Hundreds of experiences await you in sports, the arts, and a huge array of organizations and events. Best of all, Hofstra’s secure suburban enclave is only a short train ride from everything New York City has to offer — including unmatched internship and job opportunities.

Simply put, there’s no better place than Hofstra University to find your edge — and jump-start your future!

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Thank you for your interest in Hofstra University. As you consider what will be one of the most important decisions of your life thus far, I hope the information here and on our website at will provide you with a glimpse of the excellent education and campus experience Hofstra has to offer. You are looking at Hofstra at a very important point in our history. As we celebrate our 75th year, Hofstra has emerged as a major university with national reach and international perspective. Our political and policy symposia have earned the attention of scholars and media alike, culminating in the University hosting the third and final 2008 U.S. presidential debate and offering our students an extraordinary opportunity to participate in one of the most talked about events of the last decade. We have partnered with the nation’s third-largest health care system to launch the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University in 2011 — New York state’s first new medical school in more than 40 years. And throughout our campus, students in the arts, sciences, humanities, business, and other programs are discovering and developing their potential. As a safe, energized and active suburban campus with strong ties and easy access to everything New York City has to offer, Hofstra has become increasingly attractive to career-oriented students. Our exceptional faculty, many of whom are national leaders in their respective fields, are teachers first and foremost, ready to help launch you into a career you love while instilling a deeper appreciation of how the diverse elements of today’s world interconnect. If you are ready to work hard, learn from the best, and enjoy a college experience full of fun, excitement and opportunity, I encourage you to take the next step right now. Call our Admission Office to set up an interview, take a personal tour of our campus and discover for yourself just what a great experience awaits. Sincerely,

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Find Your First Step If every journey begins with a single step, you’ll want to make it the right one. And when it comes to choosing a college, the right first step is one that lets you discover your own potential while you explore your place in the world. Whether you are sure of your destination or still searching, Hofstra is the perfect place to start. We’ve put together all the elements that make for not only a good education but also a great educational experience at every level.


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Find Your Passion Acclaimed American mythologist, author and lecturer Joseph Campbell famously urged students to “follow your bliss” — to discover their own personal passions and pursue them tenaciously. Hofstra’s broad array of programs, as well as our incredible variety of clubs, organizations and volunteer opportunities, gives you the opportunity to follow a path of your own choosing to the future you desire. But what if you aren’t sure what career you want to pursue after college? At Hofstra University, you’ll be in good company. In fact, 25 percent of our students begin as “undecided” and choose a major by their sophomore year. Who knows? You might find yourself in passionate pursuit of a dream you didn’t even know you had! For example … 4Immerse yourself in the world of the financial analyst, working the markets with near real-time data in our state-of-the-art simulated trading room. 4Rush to gather news and prepare live and recorded radio, TV and online programming in our digital newsrooms and studios. 4Hone your language skills in our digital Language Learning Center as you prepare for an international career. 4Create magic as a performer, designer or technician working on our world-class stages. 4Experience history up close and personal as you meet and network with prominent political, business and academic leaders at our acclaimed conferences. 4Work with classmates on engineering design projects, building prototypes, and compete in an end-of-term grand design challenge. These are just a few of the exciting roads that start at Hofstra University. To find out more, go to 4

“Hofstra helped me prepare for the workforce by giving me some fundamental tools in the classroom that I also managed to apply to my everyday campus life, such as being the Student Government Association (SGA) president and being part of a cabinet overseeing 170 clubs and organizations.” Sean Hutchinson ’10 Major: Marketing Home Country: Jamaica, Greater Antilles

“At Hofstra, I learned how to teach middle and high school students while combining my love for math and music during my student teaching experience.”

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Bryan Beach ’10 Major: Mathematics Education Hometown: Wantagh, NY 5 5

Frank G. Zarb School of Business Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business programs by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business provides students with both practical knowledge of their chosen field and a broader perspective of the global business environment. Our distinguished faculty include both academic experts and business leaders who have dedicated themselves to helping prepare tomorrow’s business professionals. They can help you connect with future employers, find real-world mentors and explore the myriad internship opportunities that abound in the Long Island/New York City metropolitan area. Whether you focus on management, marketing, accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, information technology or any other business field, the Zarb School is committed to fostering an environment that values diversity, encourages personal and professional growth, and cultivates greater awareness of issues of ethics and social responsibility. Our graduates don’t just know business; they emerge with a deeper

understanding of the impact of science, politics, and culture on the world of industry, better prepared to communicate their ideas and lead their peers. In addition to an exciting, multifaceted undergraduate program, the Zarb School is home to many highly regarded graduate business programs, including one of the top 15 M.B.A. in Marketing programs as ranked by The Princeton Review’s “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools.” Whether you leave with an undergraduate degree or stay on for more, you’ll receive rigorous, relevant experience that will prepare you for whatever business challenges await. In March 2010 Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Hofstra as one of thetop five private undergraduate business programs in the county based on return on investment.


Edwin Raagas ’10 Major: Marketing Hometown: Elmwood Park, New Jersey “Make sure that what you’re doing today affects what you’re doing tomorrow, because at the end of the day it’s your life, and you want to have something to show. What I enjoy most about marketing is that it’s not just about numbers or selling something — it’s about the connections you make with people. Why do they want to buy this product? Why do they want to support this company? It’s your job as a marketer to connect the product with the people who consume it.” 6 6

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Ahmet Karagozoglu, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Finance

“As the academic director of the Zarb School’s Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, I am proud that Hofstra students receive hands-on experience with world-class resources such as the Bloomberg Professional terminals. I am excited to teach in the trading room, and our students are extremely motivated to take courses in this unique learning facility. The skills they learn in the trading room make them even more marketable in the ever-changing world of finance.”

School of Communication School of Communication At Hofstra University’s School of Communication, you will receive a broad-based liberal arts education with real-world applications, close to the heart of the media world. Our students study in all areas of communication, with undergraduate programs in the Departments of Radio, Television, Film; Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations; and Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies. With the guidance of our accomplished faculty, access to better technology than many professional broadcast facilities, and the entire world of New York and international media internship opportunities within reach, you will graduate with a real edge in a highly competitive industry. Our journalism students practice their craft by reporting for Nassau News, Pulse Magazine or the Hofstra Chronicle, and our television majors work

with them on both curricular and extracurricular shows produced at Dempster Hall’s sophisticated studios. Most of our radio majors are on staff at WRHU, 88.7-FM (Radio Hofstra University), which has the largest radio news department on Long Island. And many of our students are active members of various professional organizations, such as the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Professional Organization in Speech Education (POISE), and Hofstra Association of Black Journalists (HABJ), as well as student organizations such as the Hofstra Filmmakers Club (HFC) and Hofstra Entertainment Access Television (HEAT). These are just a few of the opportunities available for students to become involved at Hofstra while polishing their skills and preparing for their future.


Alessandra Medeiros, Class of 2011 Major: Video/Television Home Country: Brazil “After my first week of classes at Hofstra, I was already in the studio editing a radio assignment. The opportunities to do assignments, make mistakes, learn from them and have someone available to answer questions are learning techniques that would not have been available to me in Brazil.”

Mary Anne Trasciatti, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair, Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies

“I love teaching at Hofstra because the students are smart and very spirited. They’re not afraid to take risks, intellectually or personally, and that means I can take risks too. I can be very creative in the way I teach, which is really liberating and a lot of fun.” 7 7

School of Education, Health and Human Services If you are passionate about helping others learn, grow and stay healthy, Hofstra’s School of Education, Health and Human Services is just the place to begin your professional training. Whether you see yourself as an educator, counselor or therapist, or as a community health or medical professional, we offer the ideal combination of relevant classes, forward-thinking and inspirational professors, and the latest in educational technology to prepare you for leadership in these high-demand fields. For many of our students, undergraduate education is only the beginning. In fact, Hofstra’s graduate education program has been included in U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Graduate Schools. We offer a wide range of undergraduate program options in teacher, counselor, and administrator education that can lead to further higher education in the pursuit of certifications, graduate degrees or advanced certificates. In addition to outside internship, employment and educational opportunities, our students can find real and meaningful experiences at Hofstra’s Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, where

four clinics and a fully licensed early childhood program provide vital services to Hofstra employees and the community at large. On the health and human services side, Hofstra is preparing the next generation of health care professionals, those who will be charged with making health reform work in the coming decades. Our undergraduate programs in community health are addressing public health policies and issues at the very heart of reform efforts, and are exceptional springboards to careers in health administration and management. What’s more, the school’s undergraduate health programs provide an excellent foundation for those preparing for graduate study in pursuit of a broad range of clinical health care professions, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and physician assistant studies. And with the new Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University opening its doors in 2011, our program is growing even stronger.


Erin Carr ’09 Majors: Education and Biology Hometown: Manlius, New York

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“The School of Education, Health and Human Services at Hofstra provided me with valuable exposure to both education theory and classroom practice. I was able to apply everything I had learned and truly understand what it feels like to design and implement a daily curriculum. It’s incredible to look back on my four years at Hofstra and see how much the school and faculty shaped my personal goals … and made it possible for me to pursue a master’s degree at Harvard.”

Bruce Torff, Ed.D.

Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership

“For me, being a teacher is not about disseminating content knowledge. It’s about being someone special in students’ lives, helping them make decisions about the future. If you treat students with respect and run a class that’s fair and fun, you can make a course challenging.”

School Communication Hofstra College ofof Liberal Arts and Sciences Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Hofstra University and the oldest school at Hofstra. We believe that the liberal arts — the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences — are the foundation for all higher education. Our main objective is to help students gain an understanding of how people have attempted throughout history to render the breadth of human experience intelligible. Working with our highly respected faculty and with one another in an atmosphere of freedom and tolerance, you will develop critical thinking skills and learn to access and analyze information and ideas in a technologically sophisticated world.

Our students also master the oral and written communication skills required for leadership in any field, and we challenge all students to be active and ethical participants in a society characterized by increasing interdependence and diversity. No matter what your future holds, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will help you cultivate the moral judgment, aesthetic sensibilities, and emotional maturity you need as a socially responsible member of your local, national and global communities.


Christiaan Perez, Class of 2012 Program: Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP) Hometown: Antioch, California “The Model United Nations in my sophomore year of high school really opened my eyes to the process and importance of international relations. With the help of my professors, I re-created it here at Hofstra, and we participated in the New York City Model United Nations competition. I would like to focus on international relations, working to formulate foreign policies for elected officials, ideally at the U.S. Department of State.”

Robert Leonard, Ph.D.

Professor of Linguistics and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature and Languages

“A brilliant college president once told me, ‘Colleges and universities have qualities you can almost sum up in human personality terms.’ It’s true. Hofstra is forward-thinking and adaptable, intelligent, always wanting to do better and be better — exactly like so many of its students. And that is a great reason to teach here.”

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Hofstra University Honors College If you are a highly motivated, high-achieving student who wants to make the most of your college years, Hofstra University Honors College is waiting to challenge your mind and hone your critical thinking skills to a razor-sharp edge. An intimate community dedicated to discovery and intellectual engagement, the students, faculty and administrators at Honors College are committed to sharing the pursuit of excellence at all levels.

Culture & Expression. Together, each year’s class follows a common reading list, attends class-wide lectures, and actively explores topics in depth through small group discussions with some of Hofstra’s most highly regarded faculty. In fact, Honors College faculty members are specifically selected for their ability to fire your imagination and stir you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Our students come from every undergraduate major – from accounting to women’s studies – and they can be found in leadership roles in virtually every club and activity on campus.

Honors College graduates have gone on to outstanding graduate programs such as the law schools at Harvard, Columbia, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown, and to Yale University's Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program.

All entering Honors College students begin their Hofstra careers with a two-semester sequence of four courses called


Alex Moore, Class of 2012 Major: Global Studies Minors: Dance, Photography Hometown: Port Clinton, Ohio


“I came to college to learn — so I chose global studies because it interests me; photography and dance, the same. Hofstra’s Honors College takes advantage of its relatively close proximity to New York City, and it’s given me access to museums, shows, and countless cultural and dance opportunities that an honors college elsewhere might not be able to offer. That, plus the international study opportunities I’ve taken, has let me accrue a lot of life experience in a short amount of time, so I do not worry over being able to find a position that I am passionate about when I am ready.”

Warren Frisina, Ph.D.

Associated Professor of Religion and Dean, Hofstra University Honors College

“It’s about the conversation. Honors College is an invitation into a conversation that reaches back to the beginnings of human history and extends to the very specific questions, problems, hopes, and dreams students bring to our classrooms and offices.”

Meet Your Mentors The interchange between teacher and student sparks all learning. Hofstra University’s more than 500 full-time faculty members are noted scholars, writers, scientists, artists and professionals — but above all, they are inspiring teachers. Among them you will find National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows, Guggenheim Fellows, an Emmy Award winner, major grant recipients and dozens of respected textbook authors. Our professors, more than 91 percent of whom hold the highest degree in their fields, are acknowledged leaders in a wide variety of arenas, and they share a passion for passing on what they have learned and being the agent of your enlightenment. And we make certain you have every opportunity to establish life-changing, sometimes lifelong relationships with these extraordinary men and women. In fact, one thing that distinguishes Hofstra from so many other colleges is that virtually all of our faculty teach undergraduates, and many of our most eminent faculty make it a point to teach our newest students. What’s more, at Hofstra all classes are led by faculty members, not teaching assistants. With small average class sizes (48 percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students), you’ll be in an environment that encourages a free exchange of ideas. You won’t find our professors only in their classrooms, either. They take pride in being accessible, during and after office hours. They welcome your questions, and can offer not only the academic knowledge of an expert but also the life experiences of one who has labored in the field you wish to explore. They will work with you, inspire you, and teach you to stay hungry for knowledge and constantly quest for self-improvement. At Hofstra, that’s what we call teaching — and a great way to find your edge.

We want our new students to feel comfortable with New York City right away. So, each fall term, we offer faculty-organized, course-related trips. For example, this fall the politics and history cluster traveled to Ellis Island, the geology seminar climbed over rocks in Central Park, the business cluster visited Bloomberg Media, the engineering cluster traveled to Underwriters Laboratory, a seminar studying the problem of child labor worldwide visited UNICEF and Human Rights Watch, the pre-med cluster explored the wonder of the human form at Bodies: The Exhibition, and the labor studies seminar enjoyed a walking tour of Chinatown. We want our students to think of New York City as one of our classrooms — albeit a rather large one. These trips are one way to introduce you to all the city has to offer. 11

Meet Your Peers

Jordan Gee

Class of 2011

Major: Television Production Activity: Hofstra Association of Black Journalists Hometown: Medford, New York

When Jordan Gee arrived at Hofstra, he expected it to be a great next step toward a career in television production. What he didn’t expect was a world of new friends and a positive, collaborative educational atmosphere. Before coming to Hofstra, Jordan had already turned a successful internship into a part-time job at MSG Network, and working as a production assistant on telecasts of New York Islanders hockey games keeps him busy during the long hockey season. But that hasn’t kept him from plugging into the Hofstra scene. “At Welcome Week, the students and staff really went out of their way to make sure everyone felt like part of the community. And that’s the way it’s been in all my classes. The faculty, the students … everybody wants to help each other however they can.”

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Jill Reinholt

Class of 2011 (Hofstra University Honors College)

Major: Marketing Activity: Hofstra Marketing Association Hometown: Red Lion, Pennsylvania Jill Reinholt chose Hofstra University for its close proximity to New York City and because of the feeling she got when she first stepped foot on campus. “I did some surveys online, and Hofstra kept showing up, so I visited – and I loved it. It was by far the most welcoming university.” In Jill’s opinion, Hofstra has lived up to its early promise. As a first-year Honors College student enrolled in Culture & Expression, she had the chance to get to know a small group of students and teachers intimately as they explored the connections among disciplines. “The friends I’ve met, the administrators … everyone has just been great.” But Jill reserves special praise for her teachers. “I’ve been amazed by the professors here. I came in with the expectation that they would be more interested in their research. … that students wouldn’t be their No. 1 priority. But that hasn’t been the case. They’re right there with us, and they’re willing to help.”

For more of Jill’s story, visit

One of the most exciting things about college is the opportunity to meet new people … to challenge yourself with new perspectives. You won’t find a suburban campus with a much more eclectic, diverse, international student body than Hofstra University. Our students come from 47 U.S. states and territories, and 71 countries, each bringing their unique ideas and cultural heritages. And, like you, they are eager to expand their horizons and make new friends. Here are just a few of the students you might meet.

Andrew Schuetz

Class of 2011

Major: Entrepreneurship Activity: Spirit Support Hometown: Kennewick, Washington

Andrew Schuetz knew in the sixth grade that he wanted to own his own business. When he found out that there was such a thing as an entrepreneurship major, he thought, “Wow … this is perfect!” For Andrew, deciding on a school meant choosing among the relatively few colleges and universities that offered an entrepreneurship major. “I sat in on a class at my top three choices,” he said, “and my classroom experience at Hofstra [in Dr. Hayes’ entrepreneurship class] just blew me away. There were only about 20 students in the class, and it seemed like the professor knew the students on a personal level. It was just what I wanted.”

Kinni Akpabot

Class of 2013

Major: Biochemistry Activity: Resident Assistant Hometown: Akwa Ibom, Nigeria Going to college in America wasn’t part of Kinni Akpabot’s original plans, but circumstances in her homeland and learning about Hofstra’s plan to start a medical school clinched her choice of colleges. “After I took the SATs, I received information about Hofstra by e-mail,” said Kinni, who dreams of working for the United Nations’ World Health Organization. “I’ve wanted to become a doctor for a long time, and when I read that Hofstra was opening a medical school, I decided it was the right place to start studying.”

Andrew’s first three years at Hofstra have been, in a word, “fantastic.” “There are so many opportunities here,” he said. “There are 170 clubs on campus, and then there’s the city. It’s been a great experience.”

Kinni’s first year was a whirlwind of activities, including singing in the Hofstra Gospel Ensemble, participating in the Model United Nations program, serving as secretary of both the Residence Hall Council and the Pre-med Club, and volunteering at nearby Winthrop-University Hospital.

As a first-year student, Andrew enrolled in a First-Year Connections cluster that included economics and math courses. “The cluster was amazing,” he said, “and it was a nice way to meet other students with a common interest in business.”

“There are so many things available to us on campus … so many opportunities. The best equipment in my chemistry classes, a wonderful fitness center, and especially really helpful advisers who want you to succeed.”

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Enhance Your Experience At Hofstra, an education isn’t just something you get — it’s something you experience. Because college is more than professors, classes and course work. It’s about taking chances, opening your mind to new possibilities and exploring your options. It’s about being actively engaged in the world around you, and learning more about yourself. And, let’s be honest … it’s a time to have a little fun too.

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Get Connected Support From the Start Starting college is an exciting time, but for many it’s also a step out of their comfort zone and into a new world of independence and discovery. At Hofstra, we want to help you make a great start, and we’ll support you from the day you enter to the day you graduate. Our comprehensive First-Year Connections program includes seminars and subject clusters designed to introduce you to the intellectual and social life of the University and its surroundings (including many ties to New York City) and let you quickly connect with people who share your interests. Hofstra University has all the programs and resources of a major university, but is still small enough to provide the kind of personal attention and advice you need to succeed. Our admission counselors, faculty, student support services, academic advisers and career planning professionals are ready to help you capitalize on your hard work and chart a course to the future of your dreams. Support for Life Hofstra students and graduates alike benefit from the strength of our expanding network of alumni in practically every field of endeavor. Many of our most successful graduates feel a keen sense of responsibility toward their fellows in the Hofstra family, and they go out of their way to mentor undergraduates and graduate students alike, helping to open young minds — and open professional doors as well. And with more than 115,000 Hofstra alumni living and working in every state and throughout 100 countries, our alumni network has become a powerful international source of job opportunities, advice and referrals. Plug in, and tap into a world of potential. LEARN MORE AT HOFSTRA.EDU/ALUMNI.

Philip Rosenthal ’81 Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning Everybody Loves Raymond 16 16

If it’s true that you are known by the company you keep, Hofstra graduates are in good company, indeed.

“During my student orientation, I remember having a conversation with a senior who was in the process of successfully starting his own business. I remember thinking how far off starting my own business seemed for me, but this aspiring entrepreneur took the time to encourage my own path. Little did I know that two years later, I would BE that guy and have that exact conversation with an incoming freshman.”

Avi Arad ’72 Founder and Former CEO, Marvel Studios Inc. The Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry ’74 Judge, United States Court of Appeals James Campbell ’81 President and CEO, GE Consumer and Industrial Norman Coleman ’71 Former U.S. Senator from Minnesota Francis Ford Coppola ’60 Oscar-winning director of The Godfather Nelson DeMille ’70 Best-selling author of The General's Daughter Stephen Dunn ’62 Award-winning poet and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Steven Epstein ’73 Former Executive Producer of Classical Music at Sony Classic and winner of 13 Grammy Awards Martin B. Greenberg ’60 Chairman/Founder, Sterling Commodities Corporation Former Chairman, Commodities Exchange

Jeffrey Saliture ’08 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MyWorkster Successful Internet entrepreneur who sold his first dot-com while a Hofstra first-year student

David M. Katz ’86 Executive Vice President, Sterling Equities Co-owner of the New York Mets Lainie Kazan ’60 Broadway, TV and film star Raheem Morris ’98 Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Quinn ’74 President, Tiffany & Co. Philip Rosenthal ’81 Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning Everybody Loves Raymond Morton Schapiro ’75 President of Northwestern University Salvatore F. Sodano ’77, ’83 Senior Executive Adviser to the President for Corporate Relations, Hofstra University Former Chairman, American Stock Exchange Former Dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University Jack Weisbaum ’64 Chief Executive Officer, BDO Seidman, LLP Frank Zarb ’57 Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees Former Chairman and CEO, NASDAQ Stock Market Former Chairman and CEO, Smith Barney

The Center for University Advisement (CUA) offers a variety of assistance to help students with academic program planning, degree progress, pre-med and pre-law exploration, interpretation of Hofstra’s academic policies and procedures, and campus resources. Participation in the CUA’s University Tutorial Program is a great way to learn specific study skills while helping to boost your GPA. Students can sign up for our tutoring program as early as the second week of classes. And it’s free!

“I switched majors from speech pathology to pre-med. My adviser, Beatrice Nivens, was very encouraging, and she is still a friend to this day. I know in many ways I'm considered a role model, so it's up to me to be a mentor to other women.” Dr. Donna M. Mendes ’73 Senior Vascular Surgeon, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital First board-certified African-American female vascular surgeon 17 17

your questions ... Q. What sets Hofstra University apart? A. A distinguished faculty, a stunning, dynamic suburban campus less than an hour away

from New York City, breakthrough academic and cultural programs, state-of-the-art facilities … these are just a few of the factors that bring students to Hofstra University.

Q. Is it true that Hofstra is an arboretum? A. Yes. Hofstra’s lush, 240-acre campus is one of only 500 institutions nationwide that has

been designated an arboretum by the American Public Gardens Association. With more than 12,000 trees, as well as ornamental bushes, flowers (especially tulips!) and more than 60 outdoor sculptures, our campus offers students a beautiful, inspiring atmosphere in which to live and learn.

Q. What can I do outside the classroom at Hofstra? A. Hofstra’s campus is always buzzing. With more than 500 on-campus cultural events each year, a competitive NCAA Division I athletic program, and more than 170 student clubs and organizations, you might have trouble deciding what to do first!

Q. What if I like smaller classes, where the professors actually know me by name? A. Then Hofstra is a perfect choice for you. We keep our class sizes small, averaging just

22 students, and with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, we make sure our students get the personal attention they need to succeed.

Q. What can I do in New York City? A. What can’t you do in the Big Apple? Thousands of restaurants. Hundreds of museums and

galleries. Dozens of sporting venues and events. See a Broadway show, a rock concert or a poetry jam. Visit the Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Ellis Island, or any one of the scores of sites that make New York City the greatest city in the world. And, just as important, when you’re ready for employment or an internship, you’ll find open doors at some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies, and in just about every industry.

Q. I want to explore New York City, but I don’t have a car … what do I do? A. Do what thousands of Long Islanders do every day — take the Long Island Rail Road!

The Hempstead and Mineola stations are easily accesible by car, bus or Hofstra’s own shuttle, and trains run day and night. You’ll be in downtown Manhattan (and the hub of the largest subway and bus system in the United States) in just 45 minutes!

Q. If I do have a car, can I keep it on campus? A. Certainly. All you need is a registration sticker (which is free for students).

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answered Q. When it’s time to look for a job, will Hofstra help? A. Absolutely. Hofstra’s Career Center will help you prepare for a career from your first day

on campus and will continue to offer career guidance long after you’ve graduated. Of course, you can also turn to Hofstra’s extensive alumni network.

Q. How about living and dining on campus? A. Hofstra has a wide variety of residence halls and living options, from our high-rises to two-story residence clusters, including two halls reserved for first-year students and another for Hofstra University Honors College students. And for our first-year students, we do our best to match roommates with compatible personality traits and habits. You can also find your roommate on Facebook. As for dining choices, Hofstra features 21 on-campus eateries where you’ll find fare ranging from Asian to vegan, and everything in between.

Q. Is Hofstra safe? A. At Hofstra, we are committed to the safety of our students. Campus safety measures include

high-tech security in all residence halls, well-lit paths and conveniently located security phones, and a professional staff of more than 65 full-time Public Safety officers supplemented by hundreds of student safety employees. In addition, the University has implemented an effective emergency response plan to enhance our crisis response and communication capabilities. An overview of this plan is available at

Q. How hard is it to get into Hofstra? A. In the past two years, slightly more than half of all applicants were admitted, so we’re very

competitive. The average SAT score for students enrolled in fall 2010 was 1171 (not including the writing portion of the SAT). However, we consider a candidate’s entire record in addition to grades and test scores.

Q. What if I ever need help, guidance or support at Hofstra? A. We have excellent first-year programs to help you adjust to both the academic and social life

of the University. Every first-year student at Hofstra has a dedicated advisement dean (if you have declared your major) in addition to access to tutors and many other support services. The Office of Student Leadership and Activities staff, as well as counselors at Hofstra’s Saltzman Community Services Center, are also available to students. We’re with you every step of the way.

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Undergraduate Program Options Accounting: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.S.;* B.B.A./M.B.A.* Accounting: B.B.A./Taxation: M.S.*; M.B.A.* African Studies: B.A. American Studies: B.A. Anthropology: Anthropology: B.A. Anthropology-Archaeology: B.A. Art History: B.A. Asian Studies: B.A. Athletic Training: B.S. Biochemistry: B.S. Biology: Biology: B.A.; B.S. Biology – Cell & Molecular Biology: B.A.; B.S. Biology – Ecology & Evolution: B.A.; B.S. Biology – Marine Biology: B.A.; B.S. Business Economics: B.S. Business Education: B.B.A. Business: Accounting: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.S.;* B.B.A./M.B.A.* Entrepreneurship: B.B.A. Entrepreneurship: B.B.A./Human Resources Management: M.S.* Finance: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.* Information Technology: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.* International Business: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.* Legal Studies in Business: B.B.A. Management: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.* Management: B.B.A./Human Resources Management: M.S.* Marketing: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.S.;* B.B.A./M.B.A.* Marketing: B.B.A./Marketing Research: M.S.* Chemistry: B.A.; B.S. Chinese: B.A. Chinese Studies: B.A. Classics: B.A. Communication: Audio/Radio: B.A. Film Studies/Production: B.A. Journalism: B.A. Mass Media Studies: B.A. Public Relations: B.A. Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies: B.A. Video/Television: B.A.; B.S. Video/Television & Business: B.S. Video/Television & Film: B.S. Community Health: B.S. Comparative Literature: B.A. Computer Engineering: Computer Engineering: B.S. Computer Engineering - Concentration in Leadership & Innovation in Computing (CLIC): B.S. Computer Engineering - Option in Leadership & Innovation in Computing (OLIC): B.S. Computer Science: B.A.; B.S.; B.A./M.S.;* B.S./M.S.* Computer Science & Mathematics (dual): B.S. Dance: B.A. Dance Education: B.S.Ed. Drama: B.A. Economics: Business Economics: B.S. Economics: B.A. Mathematical Business Economics: B.S. Mathematical Economics: B.A. Education: Early Childhood and Childhood Education (with dual major in a liberal arts discipline): B.A. Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) (with dual major in a liberal arts discipline): B.A. Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) (with dual major in a liberal arts discipline): B.A. Secondary Education (with dual major): English Education: B.A. Foreign Language Education – French: B.A. Foreign Language Education – German: B.A. Foreign Language Education – Italian: B.A. Foreign Language Education – Russian: B.A. Foreign Language Education – Spanish: B.A. Mathematics Education: B.A. Science Education – Biology: B.A. Science Education – Chemistry: B.A. Science Education – Earth Science: B.A. Science Education – Physics: B.A. Social Studies Education: B.A. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math): B.A.

Other Education Programs Include: Athletic Training: B.S. Business Education: B.B.A. Community Health: B.S. Dance Education: B.S.Ed. Exercise Specialist: B.S. Fine Arts Education: B.S.Ed. Health Education: B.S. Health Science: B.S. Music Education: B.S.Ed. Physical Education: B.S.Ed. Engineering: Electrical Engineering: B.S. Engineering Science – Biomedical: B.A.; B.E. Engineering Science – Civil: B.E. Engineering Science – Environmental: B.E. Engineering Science – Production & Manufacturing: B.A. Industrial Engineering: B.S. Mechanical Engineering: B.S. English: English – Creative Writing & Literature: B.A. English – English & American Literature: B.A. English – Publishing Studies & Literature: B.A. English Education: B.A. Entrepreneurship: B.B.A. Entrepreneurship: B.B.A./Human Resources Management: M.S.* Environmental Resources: B.S. Exercise Specialist: B.S. Film Studies/Production: B.A. Finance: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.* Fine Arts: Fine Arts – Ceramics: B.A.; B.S. Fine Arts – Design: B.A.; B.S. Fine Arts – Painting: B.A.; B.S. Fine Arts – Photography: B.A.; B.S. Fine Arts – Sculpture/Jewelry: B.A.; B.S. Fine Arts Education: B.S.Ed. Foreign Language Education (French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish) (with dual major): B.A. Forensic Science: B.S. French: B.A. Geography: B.A. Geology: B.A.; B.S. German: B.A. Global Studies: B.A. Health Education: B.S. Health Science: B.S. Hebrew: B.A. History: B.A. Ibero-American Studies: B.A. Ibero-American Studies with minor in International Business: B.A. Information Technology: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.* International Business: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.* Italian: B.A. Jewish Studies: B.A. Journalism: B.A. Labor Studies: B.A. Latin: B.A. Latin American & Caribbean Studies: B.A. Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP): B.A./J.D.* Legal Studies in Business: B.B.A. Liberal Arts: B.A. Linguistics: B.A. Management: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.* Management: B.B.A./Human Resources Management: M.S.* Marketing: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.S.;* B.B.A./M.B.A.* Marketing: B.B.A./Marketing Research: M.S.* Mass Media Studies: B.A. Mathematics: Computer Science and Mathematics (dual): B.S. Mathematical Business Economics: B.S. Mathematical Economics: B.A. Mathematics: B.A.; B.S. Mathematics – Actuarial Science: B.S. Mathematics – Applied Mathematics: B.S. Mathematics – Chemistry: B.S. Mathematics – Computer Science: B.S. Mathematics – Engineering: B.S. Mathematics – Physics: B.S. Mathematics Education (with dual major): B.A.

Music: Music: B.A. Music – History/Literature: B.S. Music – Jazz & Commercial Music: B.S. Music – Music Merchandising: B.S. Music – Performance: B.S. Music – Theory & Composition: B.S. Music Education: B.S.Ed. Philosophy: B.A. Physical Education: B.S.Ed. Physician Assistant Studies: B.S./M.S.* Physics: Applied Physics: B.S. Physics: B.A.; B.S. Political Science: B.A. Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Allied Medical Professions Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Pre-Veterinary Psychology: B.A. Public Relations: B.A. Radio Production and Studies: B.A. Religion: B.A. Russian: B.A. Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics) (with dual major): B.A. Social Studies Education (with dual major): B.A. Sociology: B.A. Sociology: B.A./Applied Social Research and Policy Analysis: M.A.* Spanish: B.A. Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies: Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies: B.A. Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies – Communication, Citizenship, and Public Advocacy: B.A. Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies – Communication, Culture, and Social Action: B.A. Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences: B.A. Theater Arts: Theater Arts – Performance Sequence: B.F.A. Theater Arts – Production Sequence: B.F.A. Urban Ecology: B.A.; B.S. Video/Television: B.A.; B.S. Video/Television & Business: B.S. Video/Television & Film: B.S. Women’s Studies: B.A. *A dual degree program allows the student to earn both degrees in less time than if each degree is pursued separately. Learn more at

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