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Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,497 Undergraduates
62% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York
11549
(516) 463-6600
www.hofstra.edu

Hofstra University, a private university located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, and one of the top 135 institutions of higher learning in the United States. The college was founded in 1835 when Hempstead resident Truesdel Peck Calkins proposed that an extension of New York University be built in his town. It was located on the land of wealthy Hempstead locals Kate Mason and William S. Hofstra and originally called Nassau College – Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island. Today, it sits on 240 acres of land in a suburban setting. Its motto is “Je maintiendrai” or “I shall maintain.” Notable alumni include actor James Caan, Former Governor of New York David Paterson, Federal Judge and sister of President Donald Trump Maryanne Trump Barry, NBA player Charles Jenkins, actor Christopher Walken and designer Leslie Segrete. The school’s colors are blue, white and gold and its mascots are Kate Pride and Willie Pride, a lioness and a lion, respectively. Its teams are nicknamed The Pride, and its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – CAA. Varsity sports offered include men’s soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis and golf, and women’s soccer, lacrosse and basketball.

Location

The Town of Hempstead is one of the three towns in Nassau County, New York, United States, occupying the southwestern part of the county, in the western half of Long Island. Twenty-two incorporated villages are completely or partially within the town. The town's combined population was 759,757 at the 2010 census, which is the majority of the population of the county and by far the largest of any town in New York. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

89

restaurants score

Students
45%

Men

55%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

69%

Live On Campus

340

New Transfer Students

Admissions
62%

Acceptance Rate

9%

Enrollment Yield

1070-1260

SAT Range

28,617

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$32,169

Typical Cost

$43,960

Average Tuition

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$16,500

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Communication Technologies

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, 200 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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