Hofstra University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (21)
My undergraduate experience at Hofstra has been the best four years of my life so far, and I loved it so much that I decided to come back for my master's. I've seen a lot of mixed reviews on this site about the school, but the thing is that every school has its up and downs and there's no such thing as one perfect school. Regardless of where you end up, your college experience will be what you make it. I didn't enjoy my classes initially. Once I changed majors and started studying something that I loved, however, everything fell into place. My professors were also extremely dedicated and cared about us as individuals. Most of them are still active practitioners in their field, so they teach at night and work during the day. They were all super knowledgeable and up-to-date in their fields, which can't be said for every college. A lot of people complain about the cost of tuition here, but the school gives out so much scholarship money that it's pretty doable. The return on investment is worth it, too - having their name on my CV has opened a number of doors already, and the alumni network is huge. Overall, I can't recommend Hofstra enough.
I have loved everything about my experience at Hofstra so far. The school has given me so many opportunities in just three years here. I have met some of my best friends since attending, and I feel as if I have my own life away from home. It really feels like a community, in the school of communication and at the university as a whole. I could't see myself anywhere else!
Hofstra University is an amazing school with amazing opportunities. Upon finishing my sophomore year, I already had internship experience and many professionals within my personal network. Professors are always willing to make time for students, even outside of class. The campus is filled with beautiful plant-life. In addition, Hofstra is really close to NYC, which is perfect for students looking for internship and job experience!
The school is great. Simply put. If you are someone that wants to further themselves personally and professionally than this is the place for you. If you want to pursue leadership opportunities and set yourself apart from the crowd, this is the place for you. If you're someone who just wants to wake up, go to class, rinse and repeat, then there are better places to go (if I'm being honest). The school does have a bit of a cost to it, but they do give scholarships and financial aid out to many if not most students. But regardless, the resources, experiences, and opportunities you have here as a student significantly outweigh that number. I am graduating within the next year, and I have little to no doubt that I can find a career out there and pay back my student debt in no time. I loved my professors and the administrators here who helped me out along the way. My best advice is for students who come here to not be afraid to ask questions, take the extra step, and explore all of their possibilities.
Hofstra University is a great university overall, the only real complaint I have is the number of tutoring positions in the engineering department. The chemistry department has at least one for every major subject but the engineering department only has two available overall.
This school was terrible!!!!! I attended one semester here and absolutely hated it. Everything that is promised at tours and orientation does not come true. The instructors were lazy and didn't care about their whether their students succeeded or not and many of them said this was because they worked at other colleges. For the amount of money I was paying it was definitely not worth the level of education I received. I stayed on campus and the food was terrible!!!! I selected random for my roommate and it seemed as though they selected someone the complete opposite of me. When I wanted to change my roommate they stated there were no available rooms. They assign roommates before orientation so if you meet someone at orientation... goodluck trying to room together! Everyone that goes here is rude! The only thing to do on the weekends and weekdays is party so if you don't do that good luck having a social life because there is no activities set up by the school. This school ruined my college experience and cost a pretty penny for a miserable experience.
Good professors, tuition was not cheap, even with a lot of scholarships, I would advise to find scholarships on-line to help with tuition. Had to take a lot of liberal arts classes, which I did not think was necessary. I think it would have been helpful to take more classes in sociology and psychology instead.
Hofstra University is a decent school. It is quite expensive though and the exams are not easy. Most of the exams in my program were long answer. I am planning on going back to graduate school because it is difficult to make a comfortable salary with only a Biology degree. It is still rewarding to have a degree though.
Hofstra University has been a great fit for me. It has provided me with ample opportunities to learn and gain experience in my field. The program I was apart of is prestigious and is well known out in the field. All of the professors in my field have been so supportive and helped me succeed. I enjoyed the program so much, that I decided to continue on to obtain my Master's Degree through Hofstra's Five-Year program. Thus far. that program has been one of the best decisions I have made. I have learned so much and am getting ample preparation for working in the field.
My time at Hofstra has really been quite the learning experience. It did not only make me grow academically but I've grown significantly all around. Whilst there was a lot of academic support from professors, the nature of the learning environment lends itself to autonomy. The campus life may not have been very diversified but diversity is present and well celebrated, through clubs and other campus activities. My biggest issue with Hofstra was with the registrar and student financial services. They are not very accommodating to students' financial needs and act very bureaucratic to the point where it can get in the way of a student's education. The advisors were also not well assigned to students based on their majors and as such many of my peers and myself included run into problems with registering for the right classes.