Discover YOU @Hofstra


Hofstra University is one of the largest private colleges on Long Island, New York, and one of only three universities in the New York metropolitan area with schools of medicine, law and engineering. Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university that is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, and Forbes.


Hofstra University and Northwell Health are launching a new undergraduate nursing program to address a nursing shortage fueled by an aging population and the growth of community-based health care. The Bachelor of Science degree in nursing marks the latest expansion of the Hofstra Northwell partnership, which includes the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. The first class begins in Fall 2021. In conjunction with the new program, Hofstra will build a $60-million, 70,000-square-foot Science and Innovation Center with state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and learning spaces for nursing and engineering students. The new building will open in Fall 2022.


The Frank G. Zarb School of Business opened its brand new, state-of-the-art building in January of 2019 as a way to enhance students’ hands-on learning by increasing their ability to do real-world business and research projects. The 52,000-square-foot building is equipped with a new Behavioral Research in Business Lab, an enhanced Center for Entrepreneurship, makerspace/startup incubator, multiple areas for student independent and collaborative study, as well as administrative, faculty and student club offices.

Hofstra’s diverse and driven student body of over 10,000 can choose from more than 165 undergraduate and 175 graduate program options in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, teacher education, law, health professions and human services, and honors studies. Hofstra offers more than 100 dual-degree programs that allow students to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately. More information is available at hofstra.edu/dualdegree.


Hofstra hosts hundreds of social, academic and cultural events each year. Notably, Hofstra is only the second school to ever host three consecutive U.S. Presidential debates, in 2008, 2012, and 2016. These events help foster a connection between classroom work and extracurricular interests, as well as encourage civic engagement among Hofstra’s students.


In addition, Hofstra offers 21 intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the NCAA Division I level and more than 220 academic, fraternal/sororal, media, multicultural, performance, pre-professional, religious, social, social/political, and sports clubs and organizations. The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, a 93,000-square-foot facility, is home to the Hofstra Pride men’s and women’s basketball teams and wrestling, and is also the site for events such as commencements, exhibitions, trade shows, televised political events and concerts.


Each year, the University is visited by more than 400 employers who recognize how much Hofstra students have to offer. In addition to the plentiful networking opportunities on campus, over 70 percent of students complete at least one internship at a top company before they graduate, thus gaining critical work experience that gives them an edge in a competitive job market.


Location: Best of Both Worlds

Hofstra’s 244-acre suburban campus is located only 25 miles east of New York City — a short train ride from all the cultural, recreational, internship and career opportunities the city has to offer — and is only minutes from beautiful beaches, shopping malls, restaurants and two international airports. The University blends longstanding traditions with twenty-first-century resources; it is home to both ivy-covered academic buildings and modern, facilities and resources, including: technologically advanced classrooms, six theaters, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an accredited museum, and an impressive 11-floor library that has more than 1 million print volumes and provides 24/7 access to more than 300,000 electronic books and journals.

And, students can choose to live in one of the 35 residence halls, each with a unique flair and life of its own, including living/learning communities, with 18 on-campus dining facilities options.


Off-Campus Programs

Hofstra extends learning beyond the classroom through varied internship programs and study-abroad opportunities. Internship programs take advantage of Hofstra’s proximity to New York City, allowing students to gain on-the-job experience in areas such as business, media, advertising, and entertainment. Through study-abroad programs in Europe, Asia, South America, and other locations, students can explore the world while earning college credits. More information is available at hofstra.edu/studyabroad.


Experience Hofstra

Experience all Hofstra has to offer: take a virtual campus tour or schedule an in-person campus visit. Go to hofstra.edu/visit or call (516) 463-6700 today.