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Hofstra University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1935
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 8,498
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $204,639,084
Admissions Address

100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Website

http://www.hofstra.edu

Admissions E-mail

admitme@hofstra.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jessica Eads
Admissions office telephone: (516) 463-6700
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.hofstra.edu/application Tuition deposit: $250 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 62%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 59%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 63%
Total applicants: 13,493
Total acceptances: 8,366
Total freshman enrollment: 1,716
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 35%
Male applicants: 5,741
Male acceptances: 3,652
Male freshman enrollment: 847
 
Female applicants: 7,752
Female acceptances: 4,714
Female freshman enrollment: 869
Out-of-state freshmen: 47%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 348
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 111
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 23%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 46%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 80%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 56%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 71%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 – 620
Math: 550 – 630
Combined: 1080 – 1250

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 5.0%
600-699 32.0% 41.0%
500-599 56.0% 49.0%
400-499 8.0% 5.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 14%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 22 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 7.0% N/A N/A
24-29 46.0% N/A N/A
18-23 46.0% N/A N/A
12-17 1.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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