Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,131
Total Number of Undergrads
6,861
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
46%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
93%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
48%
51%
Ethnicity

African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
White
77%
Hispanic
7%
Unknown
1%

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
From the classes I took, seemed pretty spot on for a private college.
Luis from Palmetto Bay, FL
It is comparable to my high school classes...I cannot decide if that says little about Hofstra's academics or a lot about my high school's academics.
Lorie from Minnesota
It is a branch of NYU. I've learned a lot here and know I will learn more. You have to experience it to understand it.
Blair from Deer Park, NY
I couldn't tell you. I have friends who say it depends on the class you take, but I am not in attendance yet.
Abigale
It depends on the classes you take, but advice from me is to look the professor up on Rate My Professor while registering for classes. Usually it's not the classes themselves that are hard, it's the professors that makes it really hard.
Victoria- Massachusetts
It depends on the major, but overall it's pretty tough. They want you to be challenged, but that's the only way you'll grow, right? There's people that help too though, if you're struggling. And every professor is available sometime during the week.
Mary from Murfreesboro, TN
There may be some professors who will be lenient when grading, but in order to receive leniency from the professors, a struggle of hard work and focus have to be put forth. There are some courses, depending on the majors, where there will be difficulty, but to resolve that problem, there are office hours when students can meet with the professors, one-on-one, and discuss the problems they have in their courses. Also, the University provides free tutoring in the courses where the students need help. There are very few exceptions for handing in assignments late. For example, if a student is absent for a class, the professors might let it pass if they are presented a note from an appointment or an e-mail from the student, basically explaining his/her sickness. However, that doesn't mean the assignment will be extended until that student returns. Overall, they expect students to be on top of their work just as well as professors should be on top of their teaching.
Kimberly from Hempstead, NY
There are many classes that are considered easy. That however doesn't mean that there will be many easy A's. The professors are generally fair and determine grades by mastery of the subject and effort put into the class. The effort applied to a class nearly always corresponds to the amount learned and the grade received.
Austin from Fairfax, VA

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