Hofstra University

At Hofstra, you will find award-winning faculty, world-class academic programs, exceptional technological resources, and state-of-the-art facilities—all of this less than a one-hour train ride from the cultural, internship, and job opportunities in New York City.

Explore Hofstra University: A World of Opportunity

With a student population representing more than 67 countries, Hofstra University is committed to providing the resources that all students need to become integral parts of the Hofstra community.

At Hofstra, you will find award-winning faculty, world-class academic programs, exceptional technological resources, and state-of-the-art facilities—all of this less than a one-hour train ride from the cultural, internship, and job opportunities in New York City. Students benefit from small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and exciting on-campus events and programs.

Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university with 24 academic accreditations and 27 total accreditations. Hofstra is consistently recognized on the “Best College” lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, Forbes, LinkedIn and PayScale.com, and was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years. Hofstra is also one of only two universities chosen to host consecutive U.S. presidential debates (2008 and 2012).

Campus Life

Hofstra students are hardworking and social. Whether you commute or live on campus, you will quickly settle into your home away from home. Hofstra has 35 residence halls, 18 eateries, six theaters, a new fitness facility and 17 NCAA Division I sports, as well as an active club sports program. You can join any of our 200 student clubs and organizations, including 28 national and local sororities and fraternities.

As a Hofstra student, you can choose from 155 undergraduate program options, 170 graduate program options – including online programs – and more than 100 dual-degree program options, which allow you to earn both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately.  And, Hofstra is among only three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of law, medicine and engineering, and it is home to so much more.

Discover the program meant for you within one of Hofstra’s major academic divisions:

  • Frank G. Zarb School of Business
  • Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs
    • School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
    • School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University
  • Hofstra University Continuing Education
  • Honors College
  • Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Health Professions and Human Services

You will be able to conduct research with professors in our innovative labs on campus, including a big data lab, a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab, and a cell and tissue engineering lab And, you will access the same data and analytics used by financial professionals in our Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, which has 34 Bloomberg Terminals. Or, you can work in a cutting-edge broadcast studio at WRHU-88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University, which was named the top college radio station in the country by The Princeton Review (Best Colleges, 2015 and 2016 editions) and won a prestigious Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters in 2014.

Hofstra ensures that international students are well integrated into campus life by placing great emphasis on orientation, including programs that engage all students on and off campus.

The Office of International Student Affairs helps international students reach their educational goals by providing assistance before their arrival and throughout their time at Hofstra, including academic, social, cultural, legal, and financial opportunities.

Before classes begin, the office provides an intensive orientation program to introduce students to Hofstra and help them adjust to their new surroundings.  The office also assists with immigration counseling and applications for optional practical training, curricular training, economic work necessity, program extensions, international student insurance, and visa renewals, as well as travel assistance.  

Visit Hofstra

We invite you to visit the campus and see for yourself what it’s like to be a part of Hofstra’s dynamic community. We recommend campus visits during September or January semesters so you can experience our campus while classes are in session. No matter when you visit, we have designed special ways to help you make the most of your stay.

Admission information sessions are offered twice daily Monday through Friday, with each followed by a guided tour of the campus. To make plans to visit us, call +1-516-463-6700 or go to hofstra.edu/visit.  Or, take our virtual campus tour at hofstra.edu/see.


$50,000—$60,000 Year

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    TOEFL: 80+, IELTS: Band 6.5+

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