Hofstra University can help you get where you want to go, with small classes, dedicated faculty and a beautiful, energized campus, plus all the opportunities of New York City within easy reach.
Find your future by choosing from about 150 undergraduate and about 160 graduate programs, in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Health and Human Services and Honors studies, as well as a School of Law. The student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and a priority on teaching excellence ensures you're part of creating your own success.
At Hofstra, you'll have all the resources you need - excellent library resources with extensive online and print collections, state-of-the-art classrooms, learning and laboratory facilities, and extensive wired and wireless Internet access, including the only Internet2 connection among private colleges on Long Island.
A diverse mix of cultural, social, athletic and recreational activities delivers the full college experience. Hofstra offers students the opportunity to live and learn on our beautiful, 240-acre campus on Long Island and have easy access to the academic, cultural and career opportunities in the New York City metropolitan area.
Hofstra University is a private, nonsectarian institution of higher learning located in the Village of Hempstead, New York. It came into existence in 1935 envisioned as an independent institution of higher learning, but for the beginning, it was established under the aegis of New York University (NYU) and was originally known as "Nassau College - Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island". The original intent was realized in 1937, when it became the independent Hofstra College. The extension of NYU was founded on the estate of a recently deceased wealthy couple, 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. Hofstra College became a university in 1963. It has a law school, hosts numerous institutes and think tanks, holds an annual Shakespeare festival in its own replica of the Globe Theatre, and boasts an arboretum and a bird sanctuary.