History, Affiliations and Ranking
Hofstra University is a private, nonsectarian establishment of higher learning situated in the Village of Hempstead, New York, USA. It was established in 1935 as an expansion of New York University (NYU) called "Nassau College – Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island." From acquiring independent university status in 1963 to becoming one of the country's Best Values, Hofstra University has consistently provided engaged and experiential learning in an intimate learning environment, while offering the resources of a large University to students from around the world. Hofstra University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Hofstra University is placed at #162 in National Universities by US News and World Report 2022 Rankings, while the QS World University Rankings places the university in the bracket #171-180 in US Universities rankings for 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The campus is about 7 miles from Queens Borough, and from the tenth floor of its library, students can overlook the entire city of New York. There are over 3,500 students living in 35 residence halls and 220 student clubs, 18 cafes, and 6 theatres. The institution also has a bustling campus, with a variety of social, cultural, and intellectual events held on a regular basis. The university's libraries offer 24/7 online access to more than 100,000 full-text journals and 200,000 electronic books. Hofstra University is recognized in 32 areas, with 28 of them being academic. It provides approximately 165 Undergraduate and 170 Graduate degrees. Programs are offered across 11 Colleges and Schools of specialization, some of which include, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Health Professions and Human Services, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Honors Study as well as Schools of Law and Medicine. The university's Office for Research and Sponsored Programs is well-known for assisting academics and others in enhancing the institution's educational and research efforts. In addition, Hofstra also offers Continuing Education and Pre-professional programs.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Hofstra University was the first and the only private university of Long Island until March 1963. It is also the only university to ever host three consecutive US Presidential debates. Studying at Hofstra University has proven to be a smart career investment, as 93% of the University's graduates are employed or enrolled in Graduate School within 1 year of graduation, with 48% of the students securing employment during their program itself. Further, the University has award-winning faculty who have cutting-edge expertise in their fields - they are Fulbright Scholars, Emmy Award-winners, Guggenheim Fellows, groundbreaking scientists, best-selling authors, pioneering educators, and successful corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, and business executives. Hofstra University has more than 136,000 alumni spanning 50 USA States and more than 100 countries. Some of the notable alumni include Christopher Walken (American Actor), Francis Ford Coppola (American Film Director), and David Peterson (Former Governor of New York).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Hofstra University has a full-time student enrollment of over 10,200 students, out of which 6,050 are undergraduates, 2,853 are graduate students while 911 and 419 students are enrolled in Law and Medicine programs respectively. 32% of the overall student body comprises students who were in the top 10% of their high-school class. Also, 38% of the students are international students attending Hofstra from outside the United States, and represent more than 88 nationalities on the campus. Hofstra University is highly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. More than 200 cultural events are organized on the campus annually to acquaint students with various global perspectives and cultures. Some of the top companies that hire students from Hofstra University include Citi, JP Morgan and Co., Morgan Stanley, EY, Deloitte, etc.