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Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%

Hofstra University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Hofstra University. The acceptance rate at Hofstra University is 68%. Out of 24,886 applications received in 2023, 16,862 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Hofstra University, the application fee is $70.

Hofstra University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Hofstra University's admissions stats.

Hofstra University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 32%
Mean SAT Score 1246
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 37%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 8%
Waitlist Yes

Hofstra University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Hofstra University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15

Applying Early to Hofstra University?

Hofstra University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Hofstra University directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Hofstra University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Hofstra University accepts approximately 78% of early action applicants and 68% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Hofstra University admitted 1,674 of the 13,771 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Hofstra University Admissions

Is Hofstra University Hard To Get Into?

Hofstra University is a moderately difficult school to get into.

In 2022, Hofstra University accepted 68% of all applicants, around 16,862 from 24,886 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Hofstra University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Hofstra University

Hofstra University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Hofstra University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Hofstra University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Hofstra University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Hofstra University for more information on admission factors.

Hofstra University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Hofstra University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Hofstra University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements proof of degree, TOEFL required for international students
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hofstra University?

Students admitted to Hofstra University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 28% 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 88% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Hofstra University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 31%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 5%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Hofstra University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Hofstra University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 37% of Hofstra University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Hofstra University?

To be competitive with other Hofstra University applicants, you should strive to score between 1190 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hofstra University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1190, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Hofstra University student is 1246.

To be most competitive at Hofstra University, you should strive to earn between 27 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 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hofstra University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

More Information on Transferring to Hofstra University

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

Hofstra University Admissions FAQs

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:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Hofstra University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Hofstra University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hofstra University?

❌ No, Hofstra University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. 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 it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Hofstra University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Hofstra University is 68%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hofstra University?

🟨 Hofstra University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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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Hofstra University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Hofstra University? Hofstra University is a somewhat selective institution. The Hofstra University acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

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.

Hofstra University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Hofstra University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.74. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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