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Hofstra University Student Life

Hofstra University is on a 244-acre campus in a suburban setting in Hempstead, New York, not far from New York City. There are many activities and organizations for Hofstra University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Hofstra University also has fraternities and sororities.

Hofstra University has a thriving DanceWorks. In fact, more students participate in DanceWorks than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Hofstra University include Student Government Association, Professional Fraternity Council, Hillel and Hofstra Chronicle.

Hofstra University students' favorite campus traditions are Fall Festival/Music Fest (Spr), Relay for Life and Club Carnival during Welcome Week.

Does Hofstra University Offer Student Housing?

Hofstra University offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Hofstra University students live off campus. In 2021, 31% of undergrads at Hofstra University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 67% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Hofstra University. There are 3,500 spots available in on-campus housing for all 6,120 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,911 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Hofstra University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Hofstra University Athletics

At Hofstra University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Hofstra University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Hofstra University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Hofstra University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Hofstra University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Hofstra University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Hofstra University has Residence halls have security cameras, require card access to enter, and entrance is monitored by resident student safety representativ.

Plan a Visit to Hofstra University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Hofstra University, take Meadowbrook Parkway to Hempstead, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to John F. Kennedy Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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Hofstra University Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

65%

In State

35%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

55%

14%

12%

9%

5%

3%

2%

0.33%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

6,120

Graduate Students

4,324

Non-Resident / International Students

286

Hofstra University Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

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Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$49,410

Out-of-State

$49,410

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