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Hofstra University Data & Information Overview

276 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
68% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Hofstra University Ranked?

#552 Best Colleges in Nation
#37 Best Colleges in NY
Teacher Education Subject Specific Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Hofstra University was awarded 276 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Hofstra is ranked #552 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 142 colleges in New York, Hofstra is ranked at #37.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Hofstra?

68% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
37% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Hofstra University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 68%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 37% of students accepted to Hofstra submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 590 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hofstra University  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Hofstra University  ( 590 to 690 )
Hofstra received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Hofstra University  ( 27 to 31 )

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Hofstra University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
43% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Hofstra University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hofstra University is 43%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hofstra University

80% Freshmen Retention
55% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Hofstra University has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Hofstra for first-time, full-time students is 55%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Hofstra University.

Hofstra University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,806 Full-Time Undergraduates
38.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,120 undergraduates at Hofstra with 5,806 being full-time and 314 being part-time.

How Much Does Hofstra University Cost?

$33,682 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
$36,924 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Hofstra is $33,682. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Hofstra

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$30,346 $29,656 $33,635 $36,657 $35,479

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Hofstra, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hofstra, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $9,231 a year. That adds up to $36,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hofstra is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Hofstra Graduates Make?

$65,439 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Hofstra make about $65,439 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Hofstra graduates since it is 54% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Hofstra University make the most money.

Location of Hofstra University

New York State
5,806 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Hofstra University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hempstead, New York. Hempstead is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Hofstra are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: 516-463-6600

Hofstra University Majors

104 Majors With Completions
1,600 Undergraduate Degrees
1,640 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 104 majors graduated from Hofstra University. Of these students, 1,600 received undergraduate degrees and 1,640 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 118 $28,127
General Psychology 101 $24,883
Finance & Financial Management 87 $52,070
Business Administration & Management 86 $33,020
Accounting 77 $42,692
Marketing 67 $39,535
Public Health 62 $35,093
Allied Health Professions 58 $19,904
General English Literature 56 $31,921
Journalism 49 $33,777

Learn more about the majors offered at Hofstra University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Hofstra

23% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 2,350 students took at least one online class at Hofstra University. This is an increase from the 1,488 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,350 482
2019-2020 1,488 251
2018-2019 1,270 207
2017-2018 1,157 197
2016-2017 901 254

Learn more about online learning at Hofstra University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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