Hofstra University

Hofstra University Admissions and General School Information

Over 130 undergraduate programs are available at Hofstra University, located less than 30 miles from downtown New York City in Hempstead, NY. Degrees are offered in business, communication, education, engineering, liberal arts and the sciences.

Founded in 1935, Hofstra University offers its students approximately 150 options in six different areas of undergraduate studies, and about 160 graduate degree programs within its colleges and schools. The campus hosts over 500 events in theatre, music, art and lectures, and it provides excellent library, classroom, learning and laboratory resources.

The school's 37 residential facilities house up to 4,200 students from the United States and 73 other countries, and the average class size is 22. Hofstra University's campus also includes a recreation center with a weight room and indoor track, as well as an olympic-size indoor swimming pool.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Hofstra University offers both an online and traditional application process. There is no deadline for regular applications, but students are encouraged to apply early for review by the Admissions Committee. Transfer applications are also accepted and considered on a rolling basis. International applicants are welcomed, but in these cases final transcripts are required to determine any advanced standing credit. Financial aid and scholarships are available to qualifying students.

Schools of Hofstra University

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Hofstra University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses a Division of Natural Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, Division of Humanities and Division of Social Science, along with research centers and interdisciplinary programs. Graduate degree programs are available in 19 areas of study.

Frank G. Zarb School of Business

At Hofstra's Frank G. Zarb School of Business, candidates are offered a bachelor of business administration degree program with majors in legal studies in business, accounting, finance, information technology, entrepreneurship, international business, management or marketing. Minors are also offered in seven of the areas of concentration. A combined B.B.A and M.B.A program is also available, and for marketing majors a combined B.B.A. and M.S. program in accounting, taxation, marketing or marketing research is an option.

School of Communication

Hofstra University's School of Communication offers three departments. The schools' Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations Department offers undergraduate degree programs in journalism, public relations and mass media studies, with minors available in the same areas of study. A Master of Arts in Journalism graduate program is available. The Radio, Television and Film Department offers a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations of audio/radio, video/television or film studies and production; a Bachelor of Science with concentrations of video/television and business, video/television and film or video/television; and a Master of Fine Arts in documentary studies and production. The Department of Speech Communication, Rhetoric & Performance Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and Rhetorical Studies with concentrations in communication, citizenship and public advocacy, culture and social action or speech communication. The school also has a Master of Arts in Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies program for graduate students.

School of Education, Health and Human Services

Hofstra's School of Education, Health and Human Services offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as preprofessional teacher preparation programs. In its Department of Curriculum and Teaching, a Bachelor of Arts is available with a major in liberal arts and sciences and co-major in elementary education or secondary education. A Bachelor of Science is available with concentrations in school health education, community health education, exercise specialist and athletic training, and students may also choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education. Graduate certification programs are available in three areas, as well as advanced certification in four specialties. Master of Science programs in Education are designed for students holding an undergraduate degree in fields other than professional education.

Honors College

The Honors College at Hofstra University allows students to fit honors work into their major, minor or elective studies. Almost all courses at Hofstra offer an honors option, and students work separately with their professor on honors enrichments along with regular coursework. Meetings outside of the class with the instructor are also part of the honors program. The Honors College has a study abroad opportunity that provides another means of enriching students' academic experiences.

School of Law

Hofstra School of Law has nearly 200 courses available and offers both J.D. and LL.M degrees, as well as a joint J.D/M.B.A. program. International programs, study abroad programs, live client clinics, fellowships, externships, intersession courses and summer study programs are part of the legal education available. LL.M programs are available in family law and American legal studies.

New College of Interdisciplinary Studies

The New College of Interdisciplinary Studies offers freshman and sophomore students personalized degree plans. Freshman are offered the block course option where one course is taken every three 1/2 weeks, totaling four per semester. Degrees are built around two areas tailored to individual student interests and objectives. The four areas of study in the undergraduate program include social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and creative arts. A Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies option is available to graduate students.

School for University Studies

The Hofstra University School for University Studies offers candidates not meeting its admission requirements a one-year, structured program in the undergraduate community. The program helps students attain the academic level necessary during their freshman year at the university. Students completing the curriculum gain skills to transition them into the degree programs at Hofstra University.

School of Medicine with North Shore - LIJ Health System

Once it is established, The Hofstra University School of Medicine, part of the North Shore-LLJ Health System, will be the first allopathic (MD) medical school on Long Island in over 35 years. The college hopes to admit its first class in 2011 and is pursuing preliminary accreditation.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
  • Phone Number: (516) 463-6600