Founded in 1935, Hofstra University was founded in 1935. Since 1970, we have provided a comprehensive, contemporary law education to our students, helping them become skilled, informed and ethical attorneys. We have a history of making meaningful contributions to the local and national dialogues about pressing social issues.
Find your future by choosing from about 140 undergraduate programs and about 150 graduate programs, in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Health Sciences and Human Services, Engineering and Applied Science and Honors studies, as well as a School of Law and School of Medicine. The student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and a priority on teaching excellence ensures you're part of creating your own success.
We pride ourselves on our excellence in teaching. And all of us are convinced that for a student to get the maximum benefit from his or her education, it can only happen in an environment where teaching excellence is the highest priority. But teaching excellence doesn’t just happen. It needs to be enriched by a faculty member’s active research agenda and scholarly pursuits. Through journal articles, textbooks, presentations, concerts, exhibits, performances, our faculty have developed a national and international reputation.
The Hofstra University Career Center is a team of professionals who put students first. We achieve our vision of empowering all Hofstra students toward meaningful careers and lives through one-on-one appointments for career counseling available in person, via Skype, and telephone anytime the university is open.
Topics covered in career counseling can range from uncovering your strengths, to making decisions about experiential learning (including internships, study abroad, on-campus experiences, etc.), to preparing to tell your story on a job search or in graduate school applications (including interviewing, resume, cover letters, applications, and more).
In order to help students reach their academic, professional, and personal goals, the Dean of Students Office directly supports the staff members who direct the following offices: Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness; Community Standards; HofstraCard Services; the Interfaith Center; Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach; Campus Recreation; Residence Life; and Student Leadership and Engagement, which includes Orientation and New Student Programs, Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion, LGBTQ+ Programming and Advocacy, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Community Service.
Students who wish to apply for on campus housing must complete a two-step application process. Once both steps have been completed, the Office of Residence Lifewill assign a housing space and will communicate the housing assignment to students by sending an email to their Hofstra pride email account. It is important to apply for housing as soon as possible. Housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis based on students' housing application submission date. Information about the housing application process is sent to new students in their Admissions acceptance packet.
The Hofstra University Library supports the curricular offerings of the University, fulfilling the research and instructional needs of university students, faculty and administrators through collaboration with these constituents. The University Library recognizes the diverse, multicultural nature of the Hofstra University community and creates collections that reflect these multiple perspectives.
The Help Desk provides computer assistance to the Faculty, Staff and Administration of the Hofstra Community.
Student Health Services advances the Hofstra University and the Division of Student Affairs mission and goals by working in concert with our colleagues to create a learning environment where high quality, accessible, cost effective health care, education and health promotion services, along with personal responsibility and positive action lead to success.
We have assembled many resources to create an active and engaging campus and a safe living and learning environment. The members of Student Affairs will be your guides as you explore your opportunities at Hofstra and prepare for your future. We are excited to help you with that journey.
The Club Sports Program consists of student organizations that offer competition in a particular sport on a recreational collegiate level to enhance the experience of Hofstra University students. There are 26 different teams with over 800 students participating. They are intended to be recreational and competitive, as well as educational and instructional in an effort to connect students who share a common interest. They are voluntary and welcoming of any and all skill levels.
OSLE oversees the Student Government Association and approximately 200 undergraduate, fraternal, and graduate clubs and organizations, advised by various departments. Our diverse student clubs and organizations fall under the following categories:
Hofstra University is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).