Hofstra University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 109 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 10,814 (6,824 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $22,426
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

This program has been extremely enriching and challenging (but in a helpful and healthy way) thus far. My cohort in the MFT program is fairly small, but I prefer it that way; it allows for more interpersonal connections between students as well as with the professors and rest of the clinical staff. I feel there is a great support system established for the students and help is always available. The only true negative is the cost of the program. It is a lengthy graduate program, 3 years long, which I definitely feel is necessary in this field to acquire the proper experience, but at $1,200 a credit it puts a hefty stress on one's bank account. Overall the program is wonderful, the staff is warm, inviting, helpful, and they truly care about their students' success. I would not change my decision to enter this program if I had the chance to.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my program is the size which affords a very hand on experience and and the opportunity to make lasting connections with both peers and faculty. Professors who teach the program are clinicians who have a lifetime of experience can be he helpful. The cons include it not being very diverse nor representative of the outside world. Aside from color, Socioeconomic status also seems to be the same throughout. Support may also be lacking. You have to seek out opportunities for growth in your field.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

The few pros, but certainly not limited to are the knowledgeable professors, intimate classroom setting, and independence. The professors are skilled individuals that are specialized in their area of expertise. Questions are encouraged as well as critical thinking. An Intimate classroom experience allows for special attention when required. One on one learning is common, in addition to extra help. Hofstra supplies their students with a sense of independence. Students are allowed to choose their placement for their required internships. Normally, schools decide this for the student, but Hofstra encourages students to venture out and find our passion.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

Their scholarship is very difficult to maintain even if your GPA is sufficient. Too much emphasis on one final is very stressful, considering it is worth over 85%. However, the staff is pretty helpful and there is a great use of technology which is a positive.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I think that the classes that I am taking at Hofstra are preparing me for my future career of being an educator. The professors that I have had thus far know what they are talking about and for the most part they can explain it in a way that students can understand. Some of the courses that I have taken were incredibly helpful, while others were helpful overall but were incredibly difficult to get through. I was poorly advised my first semester. I was put into classes that required background knowledge in education that I had not had because my Bachelor's degree was not in education, so it was difficult for me to make it through the first semester. I commute to school so I cannot really comment on the affordability of living. I do not use public transportation to get to and from class but I rated it because from what I have seen and heard, it works well and is easily accessible.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

I can't imagine having a better experience anywhere else.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

This is my first semester at Hofstra University and I already can apply my strategies and skills that I have learned during this short time to my teaching. The school and staff has been extremely helpful and the workload is manageable but just like anything else, you have to work hard. The student body is diverse and the school utilizes its technology very well.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program is terrific except for one professor who many of us felt did not teach what we needed to know.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros of my graduate program is that my class sizes are small and I really get to have a relationship with my professor. The cons of my graduate program is that it can be expensive, however, it is worth it because it is a very thorough and well planned program.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

collegial atmosphere; career services professionals very helpful and approachable
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