If you want to apply to Hofstra University, the application fee costs $70.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|Hofstra University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||32%|
|Mean SAT Score||1246|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||72%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||19%|
Hofstra University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Hofstra University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
Hofstra University accepts about 78% of early action applicants and 69% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Hofstra University admitted 1,674 of the 13,771 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into Hofstra University. Hofstra University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Hofstra University accepted 69% of students, around 16,630 of the 24,062 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hofstra University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Honors College is program very difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2021, Hofstra University waitlisted 32 students. Of those, 5 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Hofstra University must submit the following items. Double check with Hofstra University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||proof of degree, TOEFL required for international students|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Hofstra University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 35% submitted a class rank. At Hofstra University 32% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 90% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Hofstra University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||20%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10%|
|2.50 and 2.9||7%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
Hofstra University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Hofstra University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 72% of Hofstra University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Hofstra University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1160 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hofstra University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Hofstra University student is 1246.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hofstra University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hofstra University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Hofstra University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hofstra University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hofstra University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Hofstra University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Hofstra University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Hofstra University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hofstra University.
Does Hofstra University accept transfer credits?
Hofstra University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hofstra University accepts:
Does Hofstra University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Hofstra University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Hofstra University?
No, Hofstra University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Hofstra University's acceptance rate?
Hofstra University's acceptance rate is 69%.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Hofstra University?
The early action acceptance rate at Hofstra University was 78% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Hofstra University? Hofstra University is a somewhat selective institution. The Hofstra University acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hofstra University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Hofstra University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1330 and Above
1160 to 1330
1160 and Less
The median SAT score for Hofstra University students is 1246. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hofstra University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hofstra University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Hofstra University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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