Hempstead, NY
Hofstra University


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Recent Reviews

anthony
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Through my two years at Hofstra University, I have enjoyed my time so far. My teachers have been great to me and they are al...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Through my two years at Hofstra University, I have enjoyed my time so far. My teachers have been great to me and they are always available when I have a question or am struggling with anything. Being a commuter, its always harder making friends compared to living on campus, but with Hofstra being a small campus compared to others I have felt right at home and I've made some great connections so far. With my mom attending Hofstra previously, I think that has helped me during my overall experience and I and forever thankful. I hope these next two years provide more pleasure for me and I will be graduating at a proud alumni from Hofstra University.

Stefan
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Hofstra is what I would consider like the Baseline of what a good school should be, like it sets the standard and all other s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hofstra is what I would consider like the Baseline of what a good school should be, like it sets the standard and all other school should be better than it. despite this Hofstra's price tag is WAY too big for what it offers which again is just the basic standards.

Bayard
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If you were to ask my overall opinion of Hofstra University back in August of 2018, I would write a review that would probab...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you were to ask my overall opinion of Hofstra University back in August of 2018, I would write a review that would probably scare some people away. You see, I am a first year law student. The funny thing is that when I attended my undergraduate school, Queens College, I finally got to experience a world free of clichés and stereotypes. Some of the professors even became friends. I felt as if adulthood had finally arrived. When I graduated, I was eager to move on to my next academic challenge and I was looking forward to meeting new people. So it was pretty shocking that my first day at law school was a combination of high school and boot camp in one building. Academically, I felt as if I was in boot camp. Professors often cold called students and if a student didn't know the answer, the student was humiliated in front of the entire class. Also, if you were even 30 seconds late for class you were embarrassed some more. The only positive for me was the work . It was stimulating but overwhelming at the same time. I had to establish a new routine and I also learned some short cuts so my work load wasn't as time consuming. I started to realize that over time, the cold calling stopped and so did the humiliation. The interesting thing about time is that it can open your eyes. I came to realize that like boot camp, law school is a place for the most motivated students. If you have a thick skin then guess what? You actually have a chance in this new world. Also, professors are people too. I believe the social aspect of law school required a different kind of thick skin, but a thick skin non the less. In my new law school bubble, I felt as if I was transported back into high school. Cliches, isolation, and loneliness can set in quickly. At first, I experienced quite a bit of social rejection. Unfortunately for me, I forgot that I was no longer in my fraternity from Queens College and some people were a bit more guarded here. Sometimes I saw Instagram photos or snap chats of fellow classmates and I felt even more alone. However, I learned to adapt my game plan. I stopped asking some students to hang out but I continued to be nice to everyone and I always greeted others with a friendly smile. I tried not to gossip, even if others in my group were. Also, I really tried NOT TO take it too personally. After all, we don't know what it is like walking in other people's shoes and we are all people after all, right? I started to notice that the entire class was broken up into small groups and I made a decision that I wasn't going to be a part of ANY small group. Instead, I socialized with ALL of the groups. I would make sure I recognized all individuals . Over time, another amazing thing happened. Some of the separate groups started to mingle with each other and by the end of the 1L year, we were socializing together. Overall, my opinion of Hofstra University definitely changed from August to May. Now, I am almost depressed that the 1L year is ending. So as far as overall impression, I have to say, on a scale of 1 to 10, I give Hofstra University an 11. Thanks Hofstra. I am definitely looking forward to another amazing year this August.

Tara
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a highly academic school. The class sizes are small enough to actually know your classmates and professors. It is a gre...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a highly academic school. The class sizes are small enough to actually know your classmates and professors. It is a great institution. There is never a moment that you are left to feel like you cannot turn to someone for assistance. I would recommend this school to everyone.

Britney
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As someone who was a transfer student to Hofstra, I absolutely love it here. Don't get me wrong, it's not perfect; however, i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As someone who was a transfer student to Hofstra, I absolutely love it here. Don't get me wrong, it's not perfect; however, it's a lot better than some other schools. In my opinion there is no such thing as a perfect school; however, I do believe Hofstra is about as good as it gets. The academics here are excellent if you like hands on classes with 30 or less other students. The food in GREAT, compared to others (Most is made fresh as you order). The professors are all really invested in you and helping you succeed which sadly is sometimes a hard thing to find at Universities. All together, do I think Hofstra's perfect? Absolutely not. However, I truly believe that it is one of the best you will find. If anything please just come take a visit during the spring. The campus is absolutely gorgeous during that time.

Celine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I thought Hofstra was going to be an amazing school when I first applied, but all they really care about is money. I strongly...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I thought Hofstra was going to be an amazing school when I first applied, but all they really care about is money. I strongly believe that all of the money I pay for tuition goes into decoration for the campus. The computer systems in financial aid seem to be so outdated, for example there are many times when I have paid my tution and then later I find out that I have a hold on my account because of "outstanding balance". The students on campus also seem to be centered around money, they only choose to become friends with those who have a higher financial status. Professors are average, however most don't really seem to care about students. There have been many professors who never answer student emails or never have office hours. As for being a Biology major, it's pretty though. Biology on it's own is difficult but I find that the entire university is focused on it's business students and they don't even think twice about the biology students. In my opinion I see Hofstra as being an unequal university.

Deanna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Hofstra is a very great school. It is very personalized care from every professor and I love that. The classes are a ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Hofstra is a very great school. It is very personalized care from every professor and I love that. The classes are a good size and the school has great students who are very prideful of Hofstra. The tuition is a little expensive however for all that the school offers I think it may be worth it with the help of some scholarships.

Leilah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall I am greatly enjoying my experience at Hofstra University. The professors are always open to communication, and class...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall I am greatly enjoying my experience at Hofstra University. The professors are always open to communication, and class sizes are small enough to have in-depth discussions. there are a wide variety of classes to take, and the administration offers several resources to help students who may be struggling, whether it is with schoolwork, or something else. I would not choose to go to any other school.

Rob
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly think that they are an absolute rip-off. The school only cares about itself and doesn't even stand behind its own ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly think that they are an absolute rip-off. The school only cares about itself and doesn't even stand behind its own students. The first thing that I don't like is that the school makes its students jump through hoops to pursue the careers that interest them. For instance, I wasn't even put on the right course-track to be eligible for the application cycle that I wanted for medical school. I was forced to take courses out of sequence and during the January and summer term that did not contribute to my future success in any way. Additionally, I received minimal guidance from the university and was left jumping through hoops to finish a health science degree which is useless without a higher education. Additionally, the school was so eager to delay my graduation by a semester, that they didn't take into consideration the long-term effects that it would have on my career. Even after graduating, my own advisement dean would not even bother to guide me in the right direction on how to apply for professional schools. She the school's advisement office won't even return my phone calls. Additionally, I received no help from the school when it came to looking for a job during my time out of school or advancing my career. At this point, I feel as if they have taken my money and just hung me out to dry. For anyone who is thinking about applying to this school, do not go to Hofstra unless you want to avoid taking the SAT/ACT, have an academic plan in advance or are going there for one of the dual degree/linkage programs that they now offer. For everyone else, I recommend going to a community college and transferring to a better university from there. You will save a tremendous amount of money, stress and be more successful in the long-run. Going to Hofstra for just a 4 year degree in some bullshit major is just simply not worth it and a waste of your time/money. Additionally, a word of caution for my fellow male colleagues, if a girl tries to accuse you of anything, even if she has virtually no evidence, the school will side with her and make your life miserable. Like I said, unless you have a solid plan of what you're going to do at Hofstra, DO NOT GO! This place is just simply not worth your money!

Jenelle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My mom and I had an opportunity to visit Hofstra University's campus during Open House and we brought one of my closest ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My mom and I had an opportunity to visit Hofstra University's campus during Open House and we brought one of my closest friends along for the tour. Although my friend and I share an interest in studying anthropology and forensic science, she also likes drama and theater while I like dance. As soon as we stepped onto campus I could feel something different in the air. My mom had taken us to a few Open Houses, but there was something unique about Hofstra. The experience made us feel like we were the only ones there that day and compared to the other schools we visited, this tour felt more personal. I had a chance to meet with Gabrielle Gulmi who has been communicating with me at least twice a week for the past two months and no matter how many questions we asked, everyone was willing to provide us with answers. Earlier in the day my mom took pictures of us with the cheerleaders and when we toured the residence halls, we found ourselves visiting two of the cheerleader’s rooms. I could have died and gone to heaven right in that moment! I told my mom this was a sign. Hostra University has everything I am looking for. From my visit to the Forensic Science laboratories to chats I had with various professors and students I have no doubt I will have the full support I need to complete my degree. While I cannot fairly rate all areas of this survey, I’m sure I would give five stars after I enroll as a freshman.

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