Hempstead, NY
Hofstra University


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Recent Reviews

Whitney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school. Good size to get around and looks nice. People respect Hofstra, especially sports. Administration is alright. F...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school. Good size to get around and looks nice. People respect Hofstra, especially sports. Administration is alright. Food's not the best but alright.

Describe the students at your school.

There are all sorts of groups for everyone, even frats and sororities. It's a pretty casual campus that everyone can find something to do and somewhere to belong. Students are fairly aware politically and usually more left leaning.

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Honors college is a great thing. Cool people and teachers and activities.

What are the academics like at your school?

Classes are pretty small and participation heavy. Teachers know you. Classes help to get you ready for a job but also are good learning experiences. Requirements aren't ridiculous.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

People know each other, lots of ways to meet people. Good sports games to go to and clubs to get involved in. Mall and NYC not far away off campus. Drinking on campus but there are other ways to spend the weekend.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Drugs and STDs and lots of money.

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Located in not the greatest neighborhood, but just outside of great areas and only 30 minutes by train from the city. My fav...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Located in not the greatest neighborhood, but just outside of great areas and only 30 minutes by train from the city. My favorite things about hofstra are the location (closeness to the city) and their flexibility with double majors

Describe the students at your school.

Pretty diverse, much more so then I thought it would be. Upper class income kids are still the most common, but that probably has to do with the price of tuition

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I love honor's college and all the stuff they do for us!!!

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

There are some of these on campus, but the majority of us are not

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

That they are snobby Long Island Girls that tan excessivly and wear only designer clothes

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Sorrorities and Fraternities are BIG! Even though there are none that live directly on campus, Greek life is a major part of Hofstra. However, even if you are not in a frat, there are definitely enough activities and clubs around to keep you occupied!

What are the academics like at your school?

I love all my professors, especially all those in connection with the dance department. All the classes i've had are relatively small (30 or less) and the teachers learn your names, as long as you come on a relatively frequent basis. My professors have been great at assisting me both with class and other issues.

Shawn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is just the right size, lots of campus involvement and pride. Good school to go to.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is just the right size, lots of campus involvement and pride. Good school to go to.

Describe the students at your school.

Lots of groups including frats and sororities. Mostly left leaning school.

What are the academics like at your school?

Good class sizes and friendly teachers. Requirements not too hard but challenging.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Rich druggies and "Hofstra girls" with STDs.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Lots of activities and plays. Partying but not the only thing to do. City nearby.

Mike
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school that is not very well appreciated, by the surrounding area at least. It is situated in a beautiful arbor...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school that is not very well appreciated, by the surrounding area at least. It is situated in a beautiful arboretum and is a diverse learning environment.

Describe the students at your school.

Certainly diverse. I don't think anyone would feel out of place here

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Honor's College rocks! And so do the Liberty/Republic dorms!

What are the academics like at your school?

Many professors are great, others aren't so good. I feel like that is commonplace of any college. I have learned some incredible stuff in the three years I've been here, and I will remember everything I've learned and will apply it towards the rest of my life.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Social life is fun. No pressure. Just do what you want. Many clubs seem to have a lot of trouble gaining recognition or support though, maybe because this is such a big commuter school.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

We are rich, spoiled, wanna-be gangstas going to a poor school with a sad social community and laughable academic credentials.

Jacob
What is your overall opinion of this school?

the location is great (close to new york but still has greenery and space). the residential buildings are ugly as hell, the a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

the location is great (close to new york but still has greenery and space). the residential buildings are ugly as hell, the academic buildings are pretty on the outside but on the inside they could use some work. i pay too much money for things that are unnecessary and the price of food is out of control. the faculty is pretty good overall...a lot of experience, but theyre all not going to be perfect every time. the career center is great. there is no pride for the pride....people need to get into the college atmosphere more. overall, though its everything i need...but we could use more things that i would enjoy for all the money i pay. the town is not a college town...no real cool places to just hang out and chill without paying way too much money for it....things could change, but it is satisfactory.

Describe the students at your school.

the student body seems separated into some cliques like H.S. but there is no racial, sexual, anything else issues i dont think...it has good diversity and students from all over.... its big for a private school but its a good size for me.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

mostly. my unspoken pre-judgements have been quite accurate after listening to certain people speak to me or other people. things dont get fixed, although we pay too much money, and the food services are ridiculous... so yeah, mostly they are true.

What are the academics like at your school?

Its all over the map...some teachers are good and hard...some are irrational... some are easy...some students arent college level students, some students are really intelligent... it has a wide range....

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

a lot of things to do...though many people dont take those opportunities... parties on and off campus... clubs galore... dorm halls are friendly and diverse... its always just a matter if students take the initiative to do something....

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

that if they wear uggs and look like an orange theyre probably from long island... and they are probably sub-par in terms of intelligence... it does not get a reputation as a school of very high standards... and that lackmann services are horrible and too expensive... and that nothing ever gets fixed in time.

Alex
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hofstra's a pretty good school, not too big, not too small. It only takes about 15 minutes to get across campus. Most people ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hofstra's a pretty good school, not too big, not too small. It only takes about 15 minutes to get across campus. Most people usually think about the sports teams when they here the name. Outside of the school, there isn't much around. Not too much bad happens, but there are some bad fights and a sexual harrasment case. Teh administration does a decent job but certain people do little for the money they make and the amount they contribute. A lot of the school has pride, decent turn outs at sports events, especially since half the school commutes. The things most people complain about though is the food service.

Describe the students at your school.

I think all groups are accepted well. There are groups and organizations for about everyone, either that or some sort of speaker or rally or something of the sort. This includes political rallies and lectures. There are groups that tend to hang out, but mostly the fraternities and sororities. Otherwise, the groups are fairly wide. Most students are left in terms of politics and social issues.

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The Honors College is a great opportunity to meet people and offers a unique experience that I would not have otherwise.

What are the academics like at your school?

The classes are pretty small, about 25 students a class. The proffesors tend to learn you and because the classes are small, they are often discussion classes. The ideas often travel outside of class too. The school is competitive with a certain group. Like all colleges though, there are those who really really care and those who don't at all, with most right in the middle. The Communications department is pretty good, offering a lot of classes and good advisement. The requirements are not unreasonable but challenging, offering all you need to know for the fields while offering enough time just for learning.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

There are so many groups on campus. I'm part of the Hofstra Film Club, but not very active. But it is a good group if you are interested in film making. The campus always has something going on, giving events from dances to speakers almost every day. There are also several plays a year. People are fairly friendly so leaving the door open for people in the hall to stop by can be common. Thanks to the Honors college and the dorms and activities, I met my friends. Every weekend there are parties, but plenty of other things to do. Off campus, there are theatres and the mall and the NYC to go to.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

A lot have STDs and most are rich.

Simon
What is your overall opinion of this school?

i think this school is te perfect size for me... it not too big and not too small. i would change the foundation of te onors ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

i think this school is te perfect size for me... it not too big and not too small. i would change the foundation of te onors college. it is currently based on a humanities social sciences curriculum. they should broden the base of te curriculum to fit different types of honor students

Describe the students at your school.

i believe that the student body is adequately diverse and allows you to find many friend many social and racial backgrounds

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I am part of the honors college and enjoy being part of it. i do wish they would add other thing to thier program

What are the academics like at your school?

the academics are very good. i am in te biochemistry department and i believe the subjects required for the degree are very related to the field and taught by very knowledgeable professors.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

They are all stereotypical long islanders

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

i am involved with phi delta epsilon and help darfur now. i believe hofstra has many well organized groups and groupd that can fit any personality.

Devin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is just the right size for me. Its not too big and its not small at all so im loving it. I spend most of my time ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is just the right size for me. Its not too big and its not small at all so im loving it. I spend most of my time in Hofstra USA as this is where i work and it consumes my life. I think administration makes a few mistakes here and there but for the most part theyre doing an ok job. Lackmann is rather expensive however. Students shouldnt' be running out of a 1400 dollar meal plan with 3 weeks left of the semester.

Describe the students at your school.

The students are all very nice and all different students interact. Nobody really seems to care about the future and everybody is just worried about the next exam or essay they have to get done.

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Hofstra University Honors College is awesome. WE have alot of fun together and everybody helps each other with hw when needed. I really HATE lackmann as they are way over priced and the food isn't that good.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

in some cases this is extraordinarily accurate but in others such as myself and my close circle of friends this isn't the case.

What are the academics like at your school?

I like the academics here. The professors are all very helpful and personal with students. Class participation is really common in some classes but others are merely lecture and take notes.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I met my closest friends from my dorm and from orientation. Most of the events around campus are pretty popular for the most part and being awake at 2am either means you're drunk, working, or writing a paper for the next day. Saturday nights either involve working, or hanging out with friends. Drinking hasn't happened in a while because i've been working so much.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

1 in 3 has an STD! and Rich sum-bitches.

Matt
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hofstra is a little too wrapped up in itself and needs to focus more on its' students. Paying almost 40 thousand dollars a y...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hofstra is a little too wrapped up in itself and needs to focus more on its' students. Paying almost 40 thousand dollars a year to go here, there should be a little more given back to the students.

Describe the students at your school.

The student body is what you make it. There are so many different people here and different clubs and groups that you can find anything you want. Students come from all over, half are from Long Island and the other half are from all around the country. I think there is a big gap between commuters and residents.

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I am doing this for the Honor's college!!

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Some what, stereotypes have to come from somewher, but they don't cover anyone.

What are the academics like at your school?

I love the academics here, well mostly. I am forced to take classes that I don't really care about and that takes away from time other classes that I would like to take. All of my proffessors, well at least the ones in my major know my name and keep up with my personal life to a degree, it is nice.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

There is always a ton to do on and around Hofstra. The city is also only a 40 minute train ride away. If someone says there is nothing to do on a Friday or Saturday, or any night of the week really, they are just lazy and aren't looking. Hofstra has a great mix of academic events and nightlife events.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

That we are all rich and drive the car Daddy bought for us.

Erin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hofstra is a great size. We are a medium sized school with many of the perks of a big campus but have the intimate feeling of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hofstra is a great size. We are a medium sized school with many of the perks of a big campus but have the intimate feeling of a little school. I love that Hofstra is so close to New York City- even a lot of my professors have taken us on field trips or had assignments that require a trip in.

Describe the students at your school.

Hofstra has a group for everyone. While we used to be a commuter school, the residential population is building and there is so much to do on campus. There are clubs for everything from politics to sports to music to knitting! What's nice about all of these clubs though is that they put on programs that anyone at the university can attend.

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Honors College at Hofstra is such an awesome and unique experience in college. Its the perfect mix of intellectual conversation and lecture and fun activities!

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

No. There are a ton of students here from all over the country and around the world. There are students of all types as well!

What are the academics like at your school?

Class sizes here are small. My freshman year I had one class of six students and one class of eight! All of my professors know my name and Ive gotten to know a lot of the students in my classes well also. Technology here is one of my favorite things about the classrooms. All the classes have smart boards or smart computers with projection screens. I love that professors take advantage of that

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

That we are a big commuter school made up of only Long Islanders

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The most active campus organization I am in the the Residential Student Association. We plam programs for all residents on campus. This year we held Hofstra's first student wide formal. We also had a movie night outside on our intramural field and brought in a hypnotist to raise money for FOP. Hofstra is also holding a Relay For Life event on campus this year. The students have become very active in fundraising for a variety of causes.

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