Hofstra University is a private institution founded in 1935 and located in Long Island, New York. Its schools offer degrees in liberal arts, health sciences, engineering, education, nursing, business, law, humanities, performing arts, medicine and communication.
The university puts a lot of emphasis on research. Its faculty includes highly qualified professors such as Fulbright scholars, Guggenheim fellows, National Endowment for the Humanities and National Institutes for Health award laureates.
The campus, located 15 miles east of the New York City, is buzzing with life and activities. It is composed of 35 residence halls, six theatres, over 200 student led societies and clubs and just under 30 fraternities and sororities. It has full accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Hofstra also prides its own museum which holds an indoor and outdoor collection of around 5,000 works of art and up to six exhibitions per year. Its Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary and rare tulips reflect the institution’s Dutch origins - indeed even the university’s motto and logo used to reference the House of Orange-Nassau saying “I stand steadfast”.
The Hofstra libraries’ collections of over one million books are accessible 24/7. Students can practice baseball, basketball, field hockey, volleyball, golf, softball, lacrosse, soccer, cross-country, tennis, and wrestling.
In 2008, Hofstra hosted the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain and a series of free lectures and conferences on politics and public policy.
Hofstra University offers the appeal of a large university along with all the comforts and amenities of a close-knit campus community. The Hofstra community is composed of students with drive, determination and ambition. Hofstra’s mission is to provide a high-quality education to all students in an environment that encourages, nurtures and supports learning through the free and open exchange of ideas while fostering a sense of social and ethical responsibility. Its students know what they want from their education and expect to be successful in their career and life aspirations.
U.S. News National University Rankings 2016 placed Hofstra University the 133rd. Washington Monthly National Universities Rankings 2016 ranked it the 297th.
The most popular majors by the number of registered students are psychology, accounting, marketing management, radio, television, and digital communication, public relations, journalism and finance.