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Hofstra University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 415 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% 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 10.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.0%
Hispanic 13.6%
Non-resident alien 5.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.7%
Two or more races 2.4%
White/non-Hispanic 55.9%
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.…

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  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Victoria- Massachusetts
  • I am a current student here

    I'm a very picky eater, so I find it hard to find food I like. If i wasn't so picky I think I would eat way more here but another thing again is the price. Each year they raise prices on all the food and that too is getting so expensive that people are just going to the store and buying their food from there.

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  • 2
  • Elisheva from Trumbull, CT
  • I am a current student here

    The food has gotten worse and more expensive. Would not recommend. Au Bon Pain is the only place to eat on campus that has decent food.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    There are so many different dining options at Hofstra. We have all day breakfast, fresh made pasta, salad bar, ramen stations, build your own burger and more. There is also Aou Bon Pain, Starbucks, Sbarro and more. There are also many gluten free options available to students.

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  • 4
  • Kennedy from Angola, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Our food on campus is very diverse. There are tons of options so you don't really get sick of the same food. We have chain-food options such as Sbarro, Freshens, Smashburger and Au Bon Pain. My personal favorite is called Bits & Bytes which has the best burgers, salads and ramen on campus.

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  • 5
  • Lauren from Groton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    There are so many Great options on campus for food including Sbarro's pizza, Starbucks, Smash Burger, Au Bon Pan, Red Mango, and so many other dining hall options. We have a debit system swipe option which is great too!

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  • 4
  • Maya from Franklin, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Their are so many different options for dining on campus: we have traditional college food in the dining hall along with several chains stationed around campus. The meal plans run on a debit card system so you're only paying for what you're getting each time you go to get a meal or a snack.

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  • 5
  • Lyndsey from Williamson, NY
  • I am a current student here

    So many awesome food choices here on campus! Starbucks, Sbarro, Smashburger and so much more! always somewhere to get something to eat! Especially at our 24/7 convenience / pizza shop store!

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    As far as college food goes, Hofstra has great food. There are more options than I've ever seen on another campus, and they're very accommodating to your individual needs and preferences. There's also food made-to-order available 24 hours a day.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Victoria- Massachusetts
  • I am a current student here

    I am not involved in Greek Life but I know a lot of people that are and it's very active. They have off campus housing and there's always events going on. And yes, they do throw big parties and do a lot of things for Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Elisheva from Trumbull, CT
  • I am a current student here

    I have never had problems with the greek life, and even if it doesn't seem like its for you, Hofstra has pre-professional fraternities that you can join that are of a different caliber than other greek organizations. In these, you can become a part of a network of individuals who can help you succeed during your time at Hofstra.

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Groton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    There is greek life but you aren't forced to join if you want a social life. There are plenty of people who don't but also a lot that do go greek. If you don't wanna go greek there are a ton of clubs you can join to get involved too!

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is present on campus but not overwhelming - perfect for those who want to do it but also perfect for those who don't.

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  • 0
  • Mary from Murfreesboro, TN
  • 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
  • Erica from Somerville, MA
  • 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
  • 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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