Founded in 1935, Hofstra University is a nationally and internationally recognized institution that has been cited on the Best College lists of U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, Forbes, LinkedIn and GraduatePrograms.com. Hofstra is also one of only two universities chosen to host consecutive U.S. Presidential Debates (2008 and 2012).
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.
The Office for Research and Sponsored Programs exists to assist faculty and others in pursuit of special efforts that can enrich the University's education, research and service endeavors.
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.
Safety at Hofstra is everybody's business. Hofstra students, faculty and staff are partners in creating an atmosphere that is safe and conducive to learning. Together, we form a potent team.The Hofstra community is an exciting, challenging and diverse community committed to the goal of academic excellence. In keeping with the academic mission of our institution, the Office of Community Standards has developed guidelines and procedures that define behavioral standards for all community members.
35 residence halls housing about 3,600 students, 18 eateries, 6 theaters, and more than 200 student clubs of which there are about 28 local/national fraternities & sororities.
Hofstra has a vibrant campus with hundreds of social, academic and cultural events per year.