Hofstra University

Graduates: 3936
Undergraduates: 6848
Graduates: 3936
Setting: Large four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $36,350.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,350.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1150 / 25 / 3.51
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 46:54
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 61%

Hofstra University is a private institution that was founded in 1935. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,893, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hofstra University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 135. Its tuition and fees are $37,400 (2013-14).

Hofstra University is a private institution whose primary mission is to provide a quality education to its students in an environment that encourages, nurtures, and supports learning through the free and open exchange of ideas, for the betterment of humankind. Hofstra University is fully committed to academic freedom and to the transmission, advancement, and preservation of knowledge for its own academic community and for the community at large. Hofstra University offers undergraduate and graduate programs taught by a research-active and professionally engaged faculty. Academic excellence guides everything the University undertakes. Hofstra University�s undergraduate education provides a firm foundation in the liberal arts and sciences designed to encourage intellectual curiosity. This broadly based education develops students� analytical and critical thinking, strengthens their communication skills (oral and written), promotes cross-cultural competencies and provides information literacy and technological skills that prepare students to become lifelong learners. Hofstra University is dedicated to the pre-professional, professional, master�s and doctoral programs that support a wide range of career aspirations. Hofstra University is devoted to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse academic community of students, faculty, staff and administrators respectful of the contributions and dignity of each of its members. Hofstra University�s faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research and service. The University emphasizes and supports the creation and synthesis of knowledge as well as its dissemination. We believe the best education for students is one informed by their teachers� scholarly pursuits. Hofstra University is committed to providing the informational and technological resources required for learning and the advancement of knowledge. Hofstra University strives to cultivate students� social and ethical responsibility, aesthetic sensibility, creativity, and emotional and physical well-being. Hofstra University offers educational, co-curricular and cultural programs and activities that foster an awareness of local, national and global issues, encouraging students to be active citizens and contributors to their local, national and global communities. Hofstra University recognizes its important role in our local community and in participating in a broader national and international dialogue. We offer programs and seek opportunities that mutually benefit the Hofstra community and those beyond our campus.

The college�established as an extension of New York University (NYU) � was founded on the estate of a recently deceased wealthy couple, Dutch immigrant lumber magnate William S. Hofstra (1861�1932) and his second wife, Kate Mason (1854�1933). The extension had been proposed by a Hempstead resident, Truesdel Peck Calkins, who had been superintendent of schools for Hempstead. In her will, Kate Mason provided the bulk of their property and estate to be used for a charitable, scientific or humanitarian purpose, to be named in honor of her husband. Two friends, Mr. Howard Brower and Mr. James Barnard, were asked to decide what to do with the estate. Another Hempstead resident, Truesdel Peck Calkins, remarked to Mr. Brower that he had been looking for a site to start an institution of higher education, and the three men agreed it would be an appropriate use of the estate. Mr. Calkins approached the administration at New York University, and they expressed interest. The college was founded as a coeducational, commuter institution with day and evening classes. The first day of classes was September 23, 1935, and the first class of students was made up of 159 day and 621 evening students. Tuition for the entire year was $375. The college obtained a provisional charter, and its official name was changed to Hofstra College on January 16, 1937. Hofstra College separated from New York University in 1939 and was granted an absolute charter on February 16, 1940. Hofstra's logo flag Hofstra�s original logo was a seal created by Professor of Art Constant van de Wall in 1937. The insignia was derived from the official seal of the reigning house of the Netherlands, the House of Orange-Nassau. Used with the permission of the monarch of the Netherlands, the seal also included the Dutch national motto Je Maintiendrai, meaning �I stand steadfast� (literally �I shall maintain�) in French. In 1939, Hofstra celebrated its first four-year commencement, graduating a class of 83 students. The first graduates had strong feelings for the new institution. When they were allowed to choose whether they would receive degrees from New York University or Hofstra, they overwhelmingly chose Hofstra degrees. Academic recognition of Hofstra was affirmed when the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accepted Hofstra for membership on November 22, 1940. Early in 1941 the college was elected to membership in the American Association of Colleges. In 1950 Calkins Gymnasium was the site of the first Shakespeare Festival. It was performed on a five-sixths-sized replica of the Globe Theatre. With the approval of the New York State Board of Regents, Hofstra became Long Island�s first private university on March 1, 1963. Also in that year, the Board of Trustees resolved to make Hofstra architecturally barrier-free for individuals with physical disabilities, stating that all students should have access to higher education. Although this later became federal law, Hofstra was recognized as a pioneer in this regard. Other forward-thinking programs and events followed, including the New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH) program, which was established the following year. NOAH is Hofstra�s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program. In 1963, Mitchel Air Force Base was closed by the military and declared surplus property. The University asked for acreage to be used for educational purposes and was eventually granted 110 acres (0.45 km2). Remnants of the concrete runways from the Air Force Base serve as parking lots for Hofstra's North Campus. In 1963, the Hofstra University Museum was established. The University reorganized its divisions into �schools� in the 1960s. Hofstra was authorized by the Board of Regents to offer its first doctoral degrees in 1966. In 1968, the Hofstra Stadium became the first to install Astroturf outdoors in the East, and the New York Jets began holding their summer training camp to the North Campus, until 2008, when the Jets moved to Florham Park, New Jersey.


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Chief_administrator: Stuart Rabinowitz (President)
Phone: 5164636600
Geographic region: Mid East DE DC MD NJ NY PA
Website: www.hofstra.edu
Financial aid office website: www.hofstra.edu/financialaid
Net price calculator web address: www.hofstra.edu/Admission/adm_calculator.html
Online application website: www.hofstra.edu/application
Admission office website: www.hofstra.edu/admission
Undergraduate application fee: $70.00
Graduate application fee: $70.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No