About Hofstra University

Every program at Hofstra is designed to ensure you get the very best education. Academic support and career preparation round out your experience. Just a short train ride from New York City, you'll be surrounded by the nation's top businesses, industry leaders and entertainers. Students also have access to a surplus of experiential opportunities, internships and volunteer programs. Within one year of graduating, 99% of students are employed, attend or plan to attend graduate school.

Your future begins at Hofstra

Faculty with years of experience in their industry, a close proximity to New York City and highly ranked programs are the foundation of an education at Hofstra University. Interested in business? Hofstra ranks in the top 5% of the nation's best schools for undegraduate business majors (PayScale College Salary Report 2017-2018) and in the top 19% nationwide for mid-career salary for alumni with MBA degrees compared to all others with advanced degrees (PayScale College Salary Report 2016-17). If you have an interest in engineering, U.S. News & World Report 2020 ranks Hofstra's undergraduate engineering program (non-doctorate) #32 in the US. Similarly, Hofstra places highly in communication and liberal arts. Ranked #7 Best College Radio Station in the Nation (The Princeton Review 2019) and Top 15 Best Music Schools (Billboard Magazine 2017), you'll get your start in journalism and communication studying from accomplished faculty in the industry.

Thrive on Long Island, venture into the city

Situated on Long Island, New York, you'll feel safe and settled in a beautiful campus and supportive campus. The famed Hmptons and beaches surround the university, giving you a breath of fresh air and peaceful escape. Ready to experience what lies beyond? New York City is just 40 km and a short train ride from campus. Soak in the city life, unlimited cultural experiences and restaurants featuring every world vuisine. Named the #1 Most Influential City in the World (Business Insider 2018), you'll find much more than entertainment in the NYC. You'll find promising career opportunities, such as an internship with the United Nations or a Fortune 500 company in the industry of your choice. New York is home to the most Fortune 500 companies in the country, so you'll be sure to find career opportunities tailored to your interests.

Add cutting-edge technology to your education

Hofstra understands the importance of real experience for the real world. All of its programs are backed by state-of-the-art facilities that enhance your learning. Whether you'e studying in class, participating in a student organization or researching for a project with practical implications, Hofstra University provides you with the right resources.

Imagine learning about investing in one of the largest academic trading rooms in the nation. Learn to trade stocks, invest in companies, and build a business plan in the 52,000 square-foot Frank Z. Garb School of Business. The building opened its doors in January 2019 and also features the Behavioral Science and Market Research Lab where you can research consumers’ physical and physiological behavior with the latest technology to analyze their engagement process to a brand or a product.

One of only nine US universities to collaborate in a cybersecurity program with Facebook, you can participate in the cybersecurity training coding academy with Facebook and CodePath.org for free. If engineering and science are in your future, explore the innovative Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science or School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The Lawrence Herbert School of communication boasts impressive programs for broadcasting, filming, and writing. Get real-world experience working alongside accomplished faculty before you even graduate.