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Hofstra University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
7,348
Total Undergrads
Including 585 Part-time
1,450
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $111,192)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $79,405)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 32 - Yes -
Basketball 14 14 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 23 - -
Golf 7 7 - -
Lacrosse 42 28 Yes -
Soccer 28 22 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - -
Tennis 8 9 Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 7 13 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 12 - -
Wrestling 20 - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.8%
Hispanic 7.4%
Non-resident alien 3.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.3%
Two or more races 0.7%
White/non-Hispanic 62.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 12
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Austin from Fairfax, VA
  • 5
  • Dorm life at Hofstra is pretty good. Rooms are comfortably livable. Bathrooms are not elegant but are more than good enough to get the job done.…

  • Jun-07-2012 Read More
  • Lorie from Minnesota
  • 5
  • The dorms are awesome. The RA's are always helpful. The rooms are clean and most of them have been redone over the past year.…

  • Jan-12-2012 Read More
  • Kimberly from Hempstead, NY
  • 4
  • The dorm life is good. Students can do whatever they please, just as long as the University's regulations are being followed. Meaning, they may bring friends and/or family to visit…

  • Nov-11-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Erica from Somerville, MA
  • Jul-18-2014 I am a past student here

    Man do I miss the food there! At the time you don't realize that it's awesome, but it is! What I would do to have my omelette lady and sushi guy back....

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  • 1
  • Kate
  • May-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The meal plan is pretty much like a credit card and you are dining out every time you go get food. IT is a terrible plan and everything is too expensive. The only good thing is a starbucks on campus. The meal plan points do not transfer to the next year so any leftover money on your card by summertime is lost. Everything is overpriced for food that is not the good.

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  • 4
  • Holly from Brooklyn, NY
  • May-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is great, there is a variety that ranges from nathans to sbarros. The chefs of the student center try to cater to what you need which is also wonderful. However, after a while you might get fed up with the food so there are great off campus dining.

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  • 4
  • Megan from Plano, TX
  • May-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are about 20 choices of eateries that Hofstra prides itself on. They like to switch some things around, but generally you have a good choice on what to eat.

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  • 4
  • Laura from Bronx, NY
  • Mar-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Many places to eat on campus. you might get coupons to eat off campus throughout the year from various handouts in the student center. only sucky thing is that all the places on south side of campus close at nine and on weekends.

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  • 4
  • Hannah Ananda from Hempstead, NY
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food diversity is very good, nevertheless the food is pretty expensive. We have Au Bon Pan, Starbucks, Sbarro, Subway and other food restaurants. We use our ID cards with a certain amount of money on it for food.

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  • 3
  • June from Long Island, NY
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Meh. It's hard to eat healthy on campus because there's so many tempting options. The sushi bar is pretty decent, however, so I'll give them that. You get tired of the smells of the food places really fast, but there's food in abundance. It's not cheap though, so definitely get a meal plan.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Erica from Somerville, MA
  • Jul-18-2014 I am a past student here

    As they say You're in greek life or have no life ;) No but greek life has a very strong presence at Hofstra. If you were very active in high school clubs/orgs then you will love Greek life because (if you're like me) you'll find that something is missing since you no longer have all these things to do. Greek life will instantly solve that- you will always have some kind of event to attend, a friend to meet, volunteer work to be done, signs to be made you name it. I've been pushing this a lot in the review, but surprisingly I was really against greek life when I came here. I got lured into Round Robin by a friend but fell in love with it. You will really just have so much fun as a greek it's hard not to. Just find the right one and make sure that you find the people who will actually care about you!

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  • 0
  • Hannah Ananda from Hempstead, NY
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many sororities on campus, for girls and boys. They have many traditions and one of them is going to a bar called Mchebes close to campus every Tuesday, just for Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Rachel from Palmdale, CA
  • Oct-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is small but successful. There are no official sorority or fraternity houses, but many members choose to live together off campus.

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  • 0
  • Kristy from Northvale, NJ
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty big. Its not everything but its pretty big. Its not for everyone but you can certainly try it out, learn more about it and find which one suits you best

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Long Island
  • May-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Statistics says Greek life is not very big. The presence of Fraternities and Sororities on campus is huge. Getting involved in Greek life is really fun.

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