Hofstra University

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Hofstra University can be found in Hempstead, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Hofstra University has an enrollment of around eleven thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1160 (25th percentile) to 1340 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 25 (25th percentile) to 30 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants that get into Hofstra University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Hofstra University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.42 - 3.64. This school has an acceptance rate of around 68 percent with 9 percent of applicants deciding to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Hofstra University acceptance rate 2021 will be around 61%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hofstra.edu.

Overall Hofstra University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hofstra University was reported as 68.5% in Fall 2020 with over 24,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Hofstra University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Hofstra University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hofstra University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 62.2%
  • 2017-2018: 63.9%
  • 2018-2019: 63.2%
  • 2019-2020: 68.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 60.7%

How Does Hofstra University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hofstra University is twenty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Molloy College78.0%
Adelphi University74.3%
SUNY College at Old Westbury77.8%
New York Institute of Technology67.8%
Long Island University-C W Post Campus80.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hofstra University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 660
Math580 - 680
Total Score1160 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 32
Math24 - 28
Composite Score25 - 30
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