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Hofstra University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Hofstra University Description:

Hofstra University's 240-acre campus is located in Hemptstead, Long Island, within easy reach of all the opportunities in New York City. The university has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 22. Campus life is active, and Hofstra can boast of roughly 170 student clubs and organizations including an active Greek system. Business is most popular among undergraduate's, but Hofstra University's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. On the athletic front, the Hofstra Pride competes in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,023 (6,893 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,950
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,070
  • Other Expenses: $3,083
  • Total Cost: $52,103

Hofstra University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,907
    • Loans: $9,126

Scholarships for Hofstra (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Hofstra University Mission Statement:

for the complete statement of mission and goals, see http://www.hofstra.edu/about/about_mission.html

"Hofstra University is a private institution whose primary mission is to provide a quality education to its students in an environment that encourages, nurtures, and supports learning through the free and open exchange of ideas, for the betterment of humankind. Hofstra University is fully committed to academic freedom and to the transmission, advancement, and preservation of knowledge for its own academic community and for the community at large. Hofstra University offers undergraduate and graduate programs taught by a research-active and professionally engaged faculty. Academic excellence guides everything the University undertakes."

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