Hofstra University

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#T-143, overall score 43.08/100

Fun Fact:

Hofstra has hosted presidential debates in 2008, 2012 and 2016 — the only university to have hosted debates in three consecutive election cycles.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Hempstead, N.Y.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Campus type: Suburb
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,899
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 850
  • Jewish population share: 12%
  • Student origin: 62% in-state / 38% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Hofstra Chronicle
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Pride
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Flying Dutchmen

COST & AID Score: 0/15

ACADEMICS Score: 6.67/20

  • Score: 6.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 64%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Median SAT range: 1130-1310
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: Yes

ISRAEL Score: 10.67/20

  • Score: 10.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 36
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 10.67/11

  • Score: 10.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 1.62/1,000 students (low)
  • City crime rate: 20.14/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 15.08/34

  • Score: 15.08/34
  • Hillel: Hofstra Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad at Hofstra
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi, SDT
  • Jewish a capella group: Chai Notes
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 80 (36 Orthodox, 30 Conservative, 14 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Bernie Madoff

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