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Frequently Asked Questions What does a liberal arts education mean for me? At Hofstra, your liberal arts courses and major program requirements are completed simultaneously, to encourage you to synthesize the knowledge you gain from both. You will master oral and written communication skills and learn to think critically about the world around you. Hofstra graduates emerge as lifelong learners.

Does Hofstra have an Honors College? Yes! Students invited to the Honors College complete additional assignments and courses while working closely with professors. Students in all majors are considered for the Honors College and are notified of admission several weeks after regular admission to Hofstra.

Are there also graduate programs? Hofstra University offers more than 150 distinguished graduate degree offerings and more than 100 dual degree (undergraduate/graduate) options in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; the School of Education, Health and Human Services; the School of Communication; and the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit

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Hofstra University? Hofstra has a commitment to diversity and regards international students as vital members of our student body. Hofstra provides an outstanding faculty, a wealth of cultural and internship opportunities in nearby New York City, extensive academic resources, and facilities that are among the best in the United States. u

Here’s what you can experience at Hofstra: • Learn from accomplished faculty members (we have 1,165), including Fulbright winners, elite scientists, and recipients of Guggenheim Fellowships. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degrees in their respective fields. • Work with advanced tools and equipment, including one of the only Bloomberg simulated trading rooms in the US, professional TV and film production studios, advanced laboratories, and a library with 1.2 million print volumes that provides 24/7 online access to more than 49,000 full-text journals and 47,000 electronic books. • Choose your future. There are about 140 undergraduate program options in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education, engineering, health and human services, law, and honors studies. © Copyright 2012 by Hobsons, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WORLDWIDE. © Copyright 2012 by Hofstra University. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WORLDWIDE.

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Benefits of Hofstra’s Location • Hofstra offers the opportunity to live and learn on our beautiful, 97-hectare campus, with easy access to the academic, cultural, and career opportunities of New York City, only 40 kilometers away. The proximity to the city attracts students from more than 60 countries as well as professors, scholars, artists, and politicians from around the world. • Long Island is home to white-sand beaches, parks, and many cultural activities. • A diverse mix of cultural, social, athletic, and recreational activities delivers the full college experience. The Northeast region of the United States covers a relatively small area but is densely populated, with more than 53.5 million people. The state of New York is home to the country’s largest and most well-known city—New York City, population 8 million. New York City is an international center for commerce, entertainment, publishing, fashion, and research. Hofstra’s shuttle buses provide free transportation to local train stations, with easy access to New York City. Hofstra’s campus is a nationally accredited arboretum and museum, with park-like grounds and ivy covered buildings. The climate is affected by all four seasonal changes, with moderate winters. In the spring, Hofstra celebrates its Dutch heritage with thousands of tulips in the campus gardens. The campus also features a bird sanctuary, an observatory, and three art galleries. Amenities on campus include an Olympic-size indoor swimming pool, fitness center, grocery, and fullservice bank. Many students live on campus in our 37 residence halls.


Hofstra by the numbers, 2011–2012: • Undergraduate students: 6,636 • Graduate students: 2,845 • Cultural events per year: more than 500 • Number of international students: 673 • Student clubs and organizations: 203 • Undergraduate majors and programs: about 140 • Residence Halls: 37 • Average undergraduate class size: 21 • Campus dining facilities and restaurants: 20 • Theaters on campus: 6 • Undergraduate tuition and fees (academic year): $34,150 • Residence Hall: $8,150 per academic year (high-rise, double room; includes unlimited laundry access) • Dining Plan: $3,500 per academic year (level C plan)


Some fun facts about Hofstra: • Hofstra will host the U.S. presidential debate on October 16, 2012, becoming one of only two schools to host back-to-back debates (Barack Obama and John McCain debated here in 2008). • Hofstra offers more than 100 dual degree programs, saving you time as you earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree. • The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine will accept 60 new students in 2012 into its innovative curriculum that emphasizes translation of knowledge and understanding into effective action.


Top seven majors international students choose 1. Business 2. Biology 3. Engineering Science 4. English


5. Health Science 6. Psychology 7. Mathematics

Ready to learn more about Hofstra? We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us by mail, phone, or email: International Admission Office Hofstra University • Hempstead, NY 11549-1000 USA Phone: 516 463 6700 • Email: • Web:

Student Timeline: The following graph is a recommendation of the various activities you should complete as you move toward enrollment at Hofstra University (beginning with three years before you enroll) 3 years

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Research programs of interest on the Hofstra website at Learn about the courses, faculty, and student organizations that will make your experience a rich one.

Apply using the Hofstra Online Application or Common Application available at Submit the financial documentation needed for an F-1 student visa. (Bank letter or statement.) Secure your seat at Hofstra by sending in your enrollment deposit.

Funding Your


Hofstra University offers academic, meritbased scholarships to international students. To be considered, you must submit SAT or ACT scores with your application. All students are automatically considered for scholarships—you do not need to apply. There is no minimum score for consideration, although the average Hofstra student has an SAT score of 1171 (out of 1600) or an ACT composite score of 25. Some resources to consider for financial aid: • Family funds • Aid from your country • Loans • International organizations • Assistantships, fellowships, or internships


Sit for the TOEFL or IELTS exam if your first language is not English. English speakers should take the SAT or ACT, which is also required for scholarship consideration.


for Students With an average class size of 21 students and a student to faculty ratio of only 14 to 1, Hofstra students are well supported both in and out of the classroom. Every Hofstra student has dedicated academic and faculty advisers, in addition to access to tutors and many other support services. The Office of Orientation and Office of Student Leadership and Activities, as well as Hofstra’s Saltzman Community Services Center, are also available for all students. Campus Security officers ensure safety at Hofstra, but can provide students with easy directions to their classes as well. The Career Center offers dozens of programs designed to help students develop interviewing skills, focus their job search, and obtain competitive internships. Hofstra students are regularly awarded prestigious grants, fellowships, and assistantships. Hofstra University’s Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs concentrates on all aspects of international student life. The staff assists students with immigration counseling and travel requirements, and can also help with applications for optional practical training, curricular training, economic work necessity, program extensions, international student insurance, and visa renewals. For questions, contact the Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs at or 516 463 6976. More information is available online at


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Resources to Help You through the College Search and Application Process All of these agencies and resources and has offices around the world. are dedicated to helping international students. Regional Education Advising Learn about international admission Coordinators counsel international at Hofstra University. students about programs in the United States. Institute of International Education is a nonprofit organization that offers The U.S. Department of State services to all students, as well maintains extensive information as information about funding for about obtaining a visa on its non-U.S. students. website. EducationUSA promotes higher education in the United States with support from the U.S. government

U.S. embassies are a great resource for anyone wanting information on study abroad and visa requirements. 30005/12

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