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Colleges / Hofstra University

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%

About Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Hempstead, New York. Hofstra University was founded in 1935. The college enrolls around 10,243 students a year, including 6,077 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Hofstra University

It is moderately difficult to get into Hofstra University. In 2022, Hofstra University accepted 68% of applicants. Out of 24,886 applications received in 2022, 16,862 students were offered admission.

Hofstra University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate 78%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 78%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%

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Hofstra University is located in the town of Hempstead, New York, in the suburbs of New York City.

If you are interested in seeing Hofstra University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Meadowbrook Parkway to Hempstead, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John F. Kennedy Airport.

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College Info

100 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549

Campus Setting: Suburban

Hofstra University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hofstra University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hofstra University is Continuous processing.

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Hofstra University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1190 - 1350


Math SAT Range

590 - 690


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1350 and Above


1190 to 1350


1190 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Hofstra University students is 1246. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hofstra University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1190 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1190 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hofstra University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hofstra University is like? There are approximately 10,243 students enrolled at Hofstra University, including 6,077 undergraduate students and 4,166 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from NY and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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