Hofstra University

United States of America

133thQS World Ranking

Established in 1935, the Hofstra University is a private nonprofit institution located on the Long Island Village of Hempstead approximately 25 miles east of New York with 116 acre campus area. The university is noted for a series of prominent Presidential conferences, as well as being selected to host United States Presidential Debates in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

The university offers various degree programs across respective colleges & schools with 6 undergraduate, 14 graduate, 15 dual degrees. The most popular programs include Psychology, Marketing/Marketing Management, Accounting, Public Relations/ Image Management and Finance. The graduate schools include Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Maurice Deane School of Law and the School of Education. The university also holds full accreditation in about 27 academic and research areas. Hofstra has its own museum accredited by the American Alliances of Museums. The museum boasts a collection of around 5,000 works of art and puts on about five exhibitions annually.

The University has an approximate student population of 10,800 with a student to faculty ratio of 14:1 and an acceptance rate of 62%. Hofstra is one of the only two universities chosen to host Consecutive U.S Presidential Debates in the year 2008 and 2012.

Hofstra is considered a large research university according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university’s Honors College has a more selective admissions policy than that of the university as a whole and offers rigorous educational opportunity for high-achieving students. The School for University Studies provides a program for students whose abilities are not reflected in standardized test scores; while New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH) is designed for students whose educational progress to date has been restricted by limited educational opportunities or economic status.

Notable Alumni: Avi Arad (Film producer; founder of Marvel Studios; producer of the Spider-Man and X-Men films), Joe Morton (Actor, Terminator 2, American Gangster), Stephen Dunn (Pulitzer Prize for poetry), Steven Epstein (Sony Classical music producer)

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"The M.A. in Applied Linguistics involves extensive work in both theoretical and applied areas of language and linguistics. A ""hands-on"" field experience involving a tutorial workshop and classroom observations is taken in the English Language Program for international students."

Letters of recommendation, An Essay, Extracurricular Involvement, GPA 3.0

Editorial assistant,English as a foreign language teacher, Lexicographer, Magazine journalist, Newspaper journalist, Publishing copy-editor/proofreader, Writer

31st Dec


This program enables its graduates to apply basic scientific knowledge and methodology to improve organizational performance and to increase customer and employee satisfaction. It is based on the philosophy that researchers and practitioners benefit when they collaborate on problems of mutual interest.

Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Personal Interview

Clinical psychologist, Counselling psychologist,Educational psychologis,Forensic psychologist,Further education teacher,Health psychologist,High intensity therapist,Occupational psychologist



The African Studies major will introduce the student to an interdisciplinary program that coordinates and develops courses in African and African Diaspora life and culture.

Letters of recommendation, An Essay, Extracurricular Involvement

Professor, Author, Playwright, Analyst, Counselor, Editor

1st Aug


Educationally distinctive, American Studies is both intensive, in having America as its unvarying concern, and extensive, in relying upon different disciplines.`

Letters of recommendation, An Essay, Extracurricular Involvement

Professor, Author, Playwright, Analyst, Counselor, Editor

1st Aug


Economics focuses on the behaviour and interactions of economic agents and how economies work. Microeconomics analyzes basic elements in the economy, including individual agents and markets, their interactions, and the outcomes of interactions. Individual agents may include, for example, households, firms, buyers, and sellers.

Letters of recommendation, An Essay, Extracurricular Involvement, Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 at the time of application to the MS program

Market Research Analyst, Economic Consultant, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Actuary, Credit Analyst, Financial Analyst, Policy Analyst

1st Aug

a) Common Application or Hofstra online application

b) Official SAT/ACT scores

c) Typical SAT scores: Critical reading and Math-1180, Evidence-based reading and Writing + Math-1250, Average ACT 26

d) Average GPA 3.61

e) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

f) TOEFL: IBT-80 or higher, PBT-550, CBT-213 or higher

g) Acceptance rate: 61.6% (2014)

h) Secondary school record

i) Personal statement or essay

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Undergraduate: $43,960

Graduate: $1,322 per credit hour

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Hofstra University is $13,800 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Applications are reviewed as they are received and there is no specific deadline to apply by.

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