Hempstead, NY
Hofstra University


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Recent Reviews

Carlos
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I see many students, regardless of their major, very dedicated to what they want to become. Also it is a very nice campus, ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I see many students, regardless of their major, very dedicated to what they want to become. Also it is a very nice campus, is close enough to the city but at the same time is in a suburb so one can never be to far away from any type of lifestyle. Close to urban life, close to rural life, and exsisting in the suburban life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is a complete learning experience. College gets you prepared for life while still allowing you to experience it and have fun. Choosing where you want to spend two, four, or more years is very important. Making a list of the most important factors is key. Location, Size, Major availability, Job placement/Internship Programs, and Financial aid/Affordability are some big factors that can help choose, and definately help eliminate schools. Sometimes finances can play a big role in your decision, considering the price of schools (private school vs. public school). After narrowing it down to a handful, it is a PRIORITY to visit the campuses! It would be best to visit during classes, even if it is curing summer or winter classes. After all this is done, you should have a really strong feeling about where you might want to go. Even if your first choice is not there after this process, I'm sure that your gut feeling along with the preperation will help you choose an excellent place to achieve greatness and make some great friends along the way. GOOD LUCK!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Hofstra seems to be that there are really dedicated professors who genuienly love their careers and want to see their students succeed like they have. I am an Accounting major and Music minor, so I have a good look at both those who are striving for the "safe" careers and the "creative" careers. Either way, students and faculty are dedicated and really love what they do.

Giavanna
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bars, Clubs, Frat parties gettin broken up by the police purposely so the frats can make money off you then kick you out of t...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bars, Clubs, Frat parties gettin broken up by the police purposely so the frats can make money off you then kick you out of their homes ASAP hahaha umm girls that all look and dress the same because individuality is NOT ok on Long Island...uggs in the summer is deemed ok here i guess haha

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

a good amount of people that attend school at Hofstra are from a rich upper-middle class area mostly from Long Island or Jersey and can be close minded at times due to lack of diversity and experiences with different types of people. It can seem at times that they have grown up in an unbreakable bubble and the worst part is...most of them dont care to break it.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

LOCATION! your overall mood while youre at school could possibly affect your school work so check location. Parents and students should think of distance from home, type of people that generally attend the university, and the weather because schools that tend to be in cold areas can alter moods. I know when its sunny and nice out at my school everyone seems a bit happier. Night life is a big deal because parents, yes, your children are probably going to party. If you arent into the bar/club scene...stay away from city schools...the need of a fake i.d. (plus alot of cash for cover charges/drinks/ect.) could possibly be a set back. I have friends that go to schools that have great house parties every weekend and only spend about 20 dollars a week... I attend Hofstra University which makes spending more difficult. I spend 100 a week easy. So parents do have to understand that location affects money as well... college is what you make of it, who you meet, and what you get involved in... beware of sororites and frats at certain schools...they can be viscious...believe me i know

John
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very school and career oriented, but still like to enjoy their time at college and have a good time.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very school and career oriented, but still like to enjoy their time at college and have a good time.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell prospective college students to think about what kind of school they want to go to (size, cost, location, type of school, etc) and what they want to get out of college first. The next step is doing a lot of research and looking at many different schools in order to find the right school for you. Once you are there the most important thing, which many students lose track of, is your academics. You must always put school first because it is very costly and that is the reason why you are there in the first place. It is extremely important to be social and make friends because this makes the transition to college much easier, and it provides you with many opportunities to explore new things and find out more about yourself.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to be in a fairly large, but not a huge campus that offers a lot of programs. A person who is more liberal,and open-minded would do well at Hofstra given the diverse ethnic backgrounds and the many different types of students.

Danny
Describe the students at your school.

Typical Long Island students, but some are very focused, and others aren't so much. It's just like an average class.

Describe the students at your school.

Typical Long Island students, but some are very focused, and others aren't so much. It's just like an average class.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right school, you have to be aware of the things you personally enjoy. I was born and bred in a city, and i wanted to go to a school that was close to the same style i had. If you have no idea what you want to major in, i would reccommend going to a school with lots of options and classes so you can get a feel of what you like and what you don't.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish i had known more about the type of people who live in the area. I also wish i knew more about finincal options before going

Wesleyan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell other students to really look at schools for them and not to look just look at what is told to them. There are so man schols for so many different things that thre can be a school for everyone. I would tell parent to accept their child's decision because this is the beginning of their adult life and this decision starts the process of many other decisions that they will have to face without them. Getting involed in school can really be the determining factor in a student's time at their school so I would encourage students to do so because when you meet people who share your same interests you can make friends who will be with you for the rest of your life. I know I did and I'm glad I made the decision I did to come tot he school that I wanted because I really believe I would't be as happy anywhere else.

Dena
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

everyone has lots of fun all the time and are very determined to be happy. everyone seems very united and we all get along an...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

everyone has lots of fun all the time and are very determined to be happy. everyone seems very united and we all get along and are tied together as one student body. we understand each other and are always willing to help our peers

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't let anyone else sway your decision on a college to attend. go where you feel most comfortable, and be sure you can picture yourself at that college for 4 years, thriving and being happy. Once you find the perfect school, you'll know. Listen to your gut. Work hard to do well, but don't forget that academics aren't everything. Experience everything your school and campus life has to offer and make sure you are happy and having fun as often as possible. Happiness is everything. You'll hate your college experience if you aren't happy. Don't be discouraged if other people do better than you, only compare yourself to your own personal best. Remember: work hard first, but have fun too!

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone who is open-minded, liberal, outgoing, willing to work hard but also have a good time, someone who doesn't care about sports too much, likes the arts and diversity and culture, likes city life and not small towns, and doesn't mind a campus that drinks heavily and has students that stay up very late

Steven
What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I have had a number of excellent classes, including one Sociology professor (Mangino) that changed the way I view the world a...

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I have had a number of excellent classes, including one Sociology professor (Mangino) that changed the way I view the world around me and tought me so much.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College tours only show the silver lining of a school. There are many attractive campuses with incredible statistics, but make sure research is done on the general student body before making a final decision. Find students online who can make personal claims about campus life and websites are dedicated to giving prospective students the inside scoop about their schools of choice.. A perfectly groomed campus can be meaningless when it is filled with a cold-hearted student body.

Steven
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you take the time to go to the college and look at evert nook and cranny of the school. Come during the semester and observe the culture, the interactions and the classes of the students. Sit and watch a class that yoru interested in majoring in. It could be very helpful in determining if you like how the teachers interact with the students. Above all ask questions!!! Like all the teachers in High school said "there are no stupid questions". You'll gain a wealth of information just by doing so.

Andrew
What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

A lot of groups of people tend to socialize exclusively within their social network, and aren't interested in branching out.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

A lot of groups of people tend to socialize exclusively within their social network, and aren't interested in branching out.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who may or may not know what they want out of life. There's definitely a lot of self exploration involved when finding a major.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Explore all spectrums of schools. Look at big schools, small schools, private schools, public schools, etc. Tour campuses of all kind; urban, rural, suburban and everything in between. Make sure you expose yourself to everything so you know exactly what you like and what you dislike. Chances are, there is a school that has everything you like in a college. If you're unsure of a major, chose one that offers all kinds of majors, where you can find something you like.

Amanda
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It consists mostly of local students, the community is somewhat unified but there is a distinct diffenece between the commuti...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It consists mostly of local students, the community is somewhat unified but there is a distinct diffenece between the commuting student communirt and the dorming student community.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For students, the most important thing would be to choose a school for yourself and dont let any outside influences sway what you think would be best for you. Students need to realize that they are going to change a lot over the first year and that it is important that you put yourself in a school that is going to nurture that change and help you grow into an idependent person. For parents, listen to you children. They know more about themselves than you may know and in the end it should be their decision where they go. Advice is always important, but be sure to guide them and not drag them along the process.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

the campus is very beautiful and there is a good nightlife scene near by

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