Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 48%
- 20 to 49 students: 48%
- 50 or more students: 4%
Continuing Professional: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
- Frank G. Zarb School of Business
- Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Honors College
- New College
- School of Communication
- School of Education, Health and Human Services
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
- Post-bachelor's certificate
- Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
- Finance, General: 3%
- Law: 4%
- Marketing/Marketing Management, General: 3%
- Psychology: 2%
- Foreign languages
- Sciences (biological or physical)
- Social science
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
- Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Double major
- Dual enrollment
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- External degree program
- Honors program
- Independent study
- Liberal arts/career combination
- Student-designed major
Sometimes online courses are offered during the summer.
Tips to Succeed
- Become familiar with the online registration system.
- Become familiar with train stations and schedules.
- Don't register for classes you're not interested in.
- Finish distribution classes as soon as possible.
- Have a good time!
- Have an idea of what you want to study before coming.
- Learn to navigate the surrounding areas.
- Learn to tolerate the traffic jams.
- Learn where the appropriate places to park are.
- Research professors before signing up for classes.
- Stay on top of your DAR to make sure you have all your requirements.
- Take advantage of professors' office hours.
Did You Know?
- Hofstra has recently been ranked sixth in the nation among private colleges and universities in the number of faculty receiving prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships.
- Hofstra has worked hard to integrate the Internet with classes through Hofstra Blackboard. It's a place where professors can post notes and assignments, and students can subsequently obtain those notes, finish assignments, and send them in all without leaving the dorm room.
- For incoming students worried about which classes to take or what major to choose, your fears are well put to ease by the aid of an organization called the Center for New Student Support Services. Located on the second floor of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, not only can they assist you with the academic transition, but also with just about any other questions you may have as a new student.
- Hofstra has continued to create new areas of study, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Among the new inductees to the course bulletin are a slew of courses making up a new legal studies in business program. One of the new graduate courses is in the the School of Communication and involves documentary film studies. Just recently, the audio/video/film department has begun to evolve into the graduate studies frontier, and surely more options are on the way.
- For those students looking for somewhere to study besides the deafeningly dull library or in the constantly noisy dorm room, one of the main eateries, Café Bistro at Bits 'n' Bytes, has an expansive dining room, and most students never make their way towards the back. Several comfortable booths are available while you learn and dine at the same time.