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I cannot tell a lie: I am without a doubt a proud member of the Hofstra Pride. Hofstra University truly is an amazing school ...
I cannot tell a lie: I am without a doubt a proud member of the Hofstra Pride. Hofstra University truly is an amazing school containing an endless stream of opportunities. The campus itself is gorgeous and pretty big for a private university, but still not so big that it's overwhelming. From the very first time I stepped onto the campus I got a "homey" feeling, and that has stuck around throughout the years I've been there. The community on campus is great as well, we have so many clubs that there is literally something for everyone. Sure, Hofstra is not at all located in a college town, in fact, it still baffles me that such a nice university located in such less than ideal town - that's putting it lightly. However, the atmosphere of the campus itself, the next city over (Garden City), and NYC being a 45-minute train ride away balances every thing out pretty nicely. Hofstra is a great place academics wise too. Being a Hofstra student opens so many doors to astounding opportunities, not only while you're a student but especially once you've graduated. The resources are definitely there, you just have to take advantage of them. Also, I've come across some amazingly helpful and support professors and faculty during my time there. My ONE complaint about Hof - now that they've gotten rid of Lackmann as our dining provider- is hinted at in my review title: IT'LL COST YA. Hofstra is very expensive in every way possible, from the tuition to the housing to on campus dining to the bookstore and more. I seriously die a little inside every time I think about how much student debt I'm in, and I'm still not done yet. It definitely doesn't help that our financial aid office is not the easiest to deal with, which is super frustrating because a lot of students spend A LOT of time having to deal with them. In fact, a lot of the bigger, main administrative offices could use some improvement. A lot of the time I see where my money is going and I'm satisfied for the most part, there have been issues that have popped up and I find myself questioning,"HOW IS THIS AN ISSUE WITH ALL THE MONEY WE'RE ALL PAYING YOU?!" So all in all, Hofstra: an absolutely amazing school to attend, but at a price. Literally.
This is my third year attending Hofstra University. I have found it to be a very welcoming community where I have been able t...
This is my third year attending Hofstra University. I have found it to be a very welcoming community where I have been able to explore opportunities and thrive as a student and as an individual. I would encourage anyone who likes small class sizes and large university advantages to visit our campus. Fun fact over 90% of students graduate with jobs or admission to graduate programs after four years of attending. (mic drop)
Hofstra University is a great school that offers you opportunities to figure out what you want to be in life. It has a great ...
Hofstra University is a great school that offers you opportunities to figure out what you want to be in life. It has a great environment where one can feel safe and the people who attend the school have great attitudes and are always nice to each other. The university provides great food thats enjoyable to all and the housing provides great space for personal items and studying. The location of the school is convenient near the mall, close to many food places and a hospital. I believe that going to this school is a great decision to go to because of all it has to offer and the great atmosphere they provide.
The place to get work done is the Axinn Library
Don't treat college like high school because you'll regret not putting full effort into the work you submit to your professors.
The most common stereotypes is the way the fraternity boys are seen and the stoners. They see those types of people as underachievers when in reality they are actually really great students.
The most popular groups is most likely the sororities/fraternities
I think as far as opportunity goes, Hofstra is a great location to be in. Students have every opportunity to ride into New Yo...
I think as far as opportunity goes, Hofstra is a great location to be in. Students have every opportunity to ride into New York City and search for opportunities there. Each department is always sending emails regarding internships frequently. However, the food is over-priced and not that good, neither is the scenery/view. It is rare that you would come across a person who really likes the options it has to offer, in terms of food. If I had to change anything about the campus, it would be those two things.
Our Greek life is very much alive on campus. But there are over 200 clubs on campus, and many of them are well and alive (with loads of members). If you are a guy (or girl) like me and don't want to be involved with any frats, then join more than one club. I am starting a club myself, and I hope to get as many students involved on campus with mines. Most of our sports are intramural, so if you were looking for college league team Hofstra sort of lacks in that area, but it stills has them. If I had to choose and say which one is most popular now, it would be the Hofstra v. Zombies club. It is a club where students dress up like zombies and human survivors and go around campus attacking one another with Nerf equipment, and turning one another into zombies. It is exactly like a videogame, only in real life. (I am not a part of this club, however).
The students, I have found, are very nice. Everybody waves and speaks to you, even if you don't know them (and sometimes you may have to be the first person to wave sometimes), but they all come around. The students, from my experience, are more accepting of others and this is due to the diverse community. You will find many acquaintances and friends, no matter who you are. But people will treat you how you treat them, and that is universal; if you are nice and sincere, normally that is what you will get in return. I also would not be intimidated by any of the other students, they are in the same boat you are in: trying to make friends, prosper academically/financially, and have fun.
Senior year truly does move the fastest, and as nice as that sounds, it is also very frightening. You have to do your homewor...
Senior year truly does move the fastest, and as nice as that sounds, it is also very frightening. You have to do your homework and pay attention in class, I know you’re ready to graduate, but slacking makes everything a lot harder. DO NOT hang around the wrong kids, and by that I mean do not do drugs or party, the consequences are not worth the hour of fun. Senior year is even worse with no freedom. Read the emails that the school sends and do not be afraid to talk to the guidance counselor, even if she forgets that you even exist, sometimes you have to take the initiative. Apply to colleges right away, apply for financial even sooner, and apply for the scholarships offered to you by the community. Searching for scholarships elsewhere is not as easy as it sounds, and free money is always worth the extra effort. All in all, try hard, have fun, and stay true to who you are!
Beautiful campus with wonderful professors and cats.
Beautiful campus with wonderful professors and cats.
First of all I'd tell myself not to worry so much! Everything will be fine, just breathe. I'd tell myself and other seniors to make sure you manage your time properly. You have to study for so many things in college that it is important to get your homework and essays done quickly. Start studying at the beginning of the semester so you won't drive yourself crazy during midterms and finals. I'd want myself to know that it's okay to ask for help; from professors or tutors or RAs. When life gets stressful, it's good to have friends you can talk to. I'd tell myself to talk to more people, especially in my house. You are going to be living with these people for almost a year so you should make good friends with them. Lastly I'd tell myself not to worry because you'll be okay. You will find yourself here; so just breathe.
I wish I knew how to budget better.
All I can say is don't Hofstra seems appealing with it being so close to NYC, but that's really the only good thing. I majore...
All I can say is don't Hofstra seems appealing with it being so close to NYC, but that's really the only good thing. I majored in drama, and half the professors were educated at Hofstra! No one in any department knew what they were talking about and they told us if anyone came up to ask why the tuition was so high we should avoid the question. The so called "BFA" program is a scam, and without it you're basically paying 60k for no major. The kids who had gotten in came out with no connections, about the same education that AMDA could give you (except 50k cheaper) and a school that looks the other way when you ask why you don't have a job. It says a lot when someone transfers to a community college just to get out of the trap that is Hofstra. The food is awful and the amount of times people found bugs in their food was too many to count. Hofstra is located in the lovely town of Hempstead, known for its gangs and high crime rate. My first year I got three emails a week telling us to travel in groups because there had been students mugged walking back from parties. The school totes their proximity to NYC as a feature yet sets a time limit on the shuttle that takes you to the nearest train station, saying that after a certain time it's too dangerous for them to come, and if you find yourself stuck there then you better know someone with a car. Even the attendance policy, which varies per major, is insane. If you find yourself in the hospital, or just sick, then you better show up to class with an IV because if you're absent more than 2 times they drop your grade and recommend you drop the class. If I could give this school 0 stars I would. If you're even thinking of attending simply because you didn't get in anywhere else (like the majority of people who go to Hofstra, it's a 'well I didn't get into my top choice but this will do' school), I implore you to look elsewhere. I didn't do well my first semester of freshman year due to my family moving and it being a new environment. As a result I lost my scholarship, but when I tried to explain that I was simply getting used to being alone and not having any family close they told me that it didn't matter and that I could appeal again next year. They rope you in by showing you the gym, which is about the only thing they'll spend money on, and have the student guides, who are paid to lie (I know because I went to the training to be one, but when I was told about the questions to avoid: tuition, do people drink/ do drugs). The dorms are small and packed (they have 4 people to a room the size of a normal dorm, they call it a quad). There's so much to say about why this school is terrible, but I'll leave it at a simple DON'T. Don't go, no matter how appealing it sounds, it's not.
The students are generally nice, depending on who you meet.
Depends on the major, but for arts, they're awful.
Work hard, searching for Job very often. really very smart.
Work hard, searching for Job very often. really very smart.
tennis club! That's the club I love. I meet my closest friends during the mass. we feel for both of us, we matched to each other, then we keep communicate more and more, we went shopping together and we do our homework together when we catch a free time off campus, we take a train all the way to manhattan and shop, and have some fun. It's really very nice. Party?? I will say I don't know, I never been to a college party..
I love my friends, by the way I am roman catholic, so we went to the mass every sunday, sometimes wednesday. I feel go to church together really helped to bound our friendship. Hofstra is a free school, so people can wear whatever they want to class, specially during the halloween. I feel this is really very fun. Girls are most fashion and guys wear the same clothes always. I am not so sure about the financial backgrounds for most of the students at my school. But they all owns a car... so I will say their financial ability are at the middle class level.
My major is Accounting and International bussiness. My favorite classes are ECO001 and 002, in these classes, I learned a lot about the market and how the sociality market work during our life. My classmates are really very smart, so they can teach me when I got a problem.
Hofstra Uuniversity is a diverse educational environment which allows students the opportunity to learn both from their profe...
Hofstra Uuniversity is a diverse educational environment which allows students the opportunity to learn both from their professors and their peers in a way that encourages students to continually challenge themselves to do better.
Hofstra combines the feeling of a large university out on its own with the proximity to one of the biggest cities in the world allowing for a combination of two diverse educational environments at one institution.
When I graduated from high school I was truly convinced that I wanted to be an artist, creating computer and three dimensional movie graphics for a living. It was not until I jumped into that world and began working towards that goal full time that I determined that I enjoyed being an artist far more when I did not depend on my craft to make my living. Going back in time I would remind myself that I am young, with all of the time in the world, take some time to experience at least five totally different lines of work to determine the lines of work that you do or do not want to go into, it may surprise you to find where your interests lie when there's a practical application associated with what you're learning. I found that I liked art more as a hobby than a profession, I hated waiting tables, I have no talent for construction or painting, although I enjoy both for short periods of time but I have a surprising passion for medicine. Sometimes life takes you on the roundabout way to find the things that you are truly passionate about.
I wish I knew how large the school of business was. Not just in actual size but in ideal. The school I attended previously wa...
I wish I knew how large the school of business was. Not just in actual size but in ideal. The school I attended previously was smaller, more community-based, so move love for business and serving the community grew. In Hofstra, it was diluted with big exec talk and corporate adoration. It wasn't for me.
The story I’d tell high school me about the college transition is one of hope and responsibility. I’d say: High school is such a worrisome time for you now, but acceptance and expansion are on the way. You’ll meet new people from new places and what strength that will bring to you will astound you. You’ll be embraced for who you are and enhanced for who you are not, both by peers and professors. But despite your new friends and trusted mentors, you have the right and responsibility to stand up for yourself, to take care of yourself. College away from home is the time you learn who is truly responsible for you: you. Everything mom nags you about ad-nauseam? She’s right to remind you. Because amidst this newfound freedom and opportunity, experience and wonder, might come a lost grip on the important stuff. Nourish yourself, protect yourself, be your own advocate and have your own back. Stay true to yourself while welcoming in new possibilities. That balance will save you. Oh, and focus on your work. Study something that makes your heart beat fast.
Radio Hofstra University saved my mind and soul while I was bogged down with uninteresting business classes. The creative environment allowed me to learn more about myself while having fun and honing professional skills within the organization's management opportunities. It was a blast. Everything I learned in college was at WRHU.
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