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Hofstra University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 585 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $111,192)
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


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Blair from Deer Park, NY
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of various restaurants both on and off campus. McDonalds, Chiptole and pizza places are here. There are two Starbucks on campus and one off campus, along with a Dunkin Donuts off campus. Free coffee and tea is available in the commuter lounge. Somedays there is also free food to be found.

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  • 5
  • Mary from Murfreesboro, TN
  • Sep-17-2015 I am a current student here

    I realy like the food. Every break they switch out one of the dining options. This semester there's a new Mediterranean stand with pita and's great. :)

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  • 1
  • Griffin from Bend, OR
  • Jan-23-2015 I am a current student here

    Found bugs, and plus they have a set list of food providers that hasn't changed since they built the school.

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  • 4
  • K from Joliet, IL
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many places on campus for a person to eat. Ranging from red mango, subway, Nathan's, Au Bon Pon and so much more. You will never go hungry on this campus.

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  • 3
  • Freshman
  • Oct-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good and they give you a lot. Unfortunately healthy options are extremely expensive compared to other foods.

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  • 5
  • Abigale
  • Aug-27-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I really enjoy the food, they have healthy places to eat, the dining plans are really easy to figure out.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Mary from Murfreesboro, TN
  • Sep-17-2015 I am a current student here

    About 10% is in greek life, it's there if you want it, but if you don't you're not out Also there's pre-professional sororities and frats too, which is pretty cool.

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  • 0
  • Griffin from Bend, OR
  • Jan-23-2015 I am a current student here

    Yes the frats throw the parties, but they also have to herd everyone out when the cops come and arrest people.

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  • 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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