Hofstra University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
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(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

2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program I am currently enrolled in has a wonderful faculty. The faculty as well as our supervisors are there for support and have guided each student into this new experience. The program makes sure the student comes first and attempts to make each student a better clinician. However, the school itself is expensive. Although the school does give out financial aid in loans, they hardly have any scholarships available.There is hardly any transportation around the area and living on campus is overly priced. The program is also affected with financial issues since there are hardly any scholarships given to students.
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

My undergraduate, graduate and continuing education experiences have been made possible because of the accessibility of such great programs at Hofstra.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school with many amenities, and networking opportunities. Education is superb. However, certain areas can be spotty in living quarters/conditions/environment.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2014

My program is creative art therapy, the pros are intensive courses but flexible schedules to meet full-time or part-time students' needs. The professors are great at teaching as well as helping students prepare themselves for being an art therapist.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: The TESOL/LOTE program at Hofstra probably has some of the most knowledgeable professors of this field that exist. Truly brilliant professors. The courses that I have taken have exceeded my expectations so far and have helped widen my knowledge base of the field greatly. Another thing that's nice is that the graduate school tuition is actually cheaper than the cost of undergraduate tuition. The social life is great. Not too far from the city, bars in walking distance, close proximity to Rockville Centre, Huntington, Jones and Lido beach, The Roosevelt Field Mall, Tanger outlets, and lots of shopping. Cons: That "I actually know what I am doing" feeling will not come until you have your Student Teaching semester. Until then the professors teach you the ways in which we all should be teaching if the world was perfect and there were no limitations of time and no state administered tests. I hear from a lot of current tesol teachers who are in my classes with me say that they wish they could teach like the professor describes but, there is not enough time, and too much test preparation to take care of. Another con, even though the tuition is cheaper than the cost of undergraduate admission at this school, it's still not cheap! Otherwise I am very satisfied with my choice of Hofstra University!
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: The TESOL/LOTE program at Hofstra probably has some of the most knowledgeable professors of this field that exist. Truly brilliant professors. The courses that I have taken have exceeded my expectations so far and have helped widen my knowledge base of the field greatly. Another thing that's nice is that the graduate school tuition is actually cheaper than the cost of undergraduate tuition. The social life is great. Not too far from the city, bars in walking distance, close proximity to Rockville Centre, Huntington, Jones and Lido beach, The Roosevelt Field Mall, Tanger outlets, and lots of shopping. Cons: That "I actually know what I am doing" feeling will not come until you have your Student Teaching semester. Until then the professors teach you the ways in which we all should be teaching if the world was perfect and there were no limitations of time and no state administered tests. I hear from a lot of current tesol teachers who are in my classes with me say that they wish they could teach like the professor describes but, there is not enough time, and too much test preparation to take care of. Another con, even though the tuition is cheaper than the cost of undergraduate admission at this school, it's still not cheap! Otherwise I am very satisfied with my choice of Hofstra University!
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program is we have small class sizes, excellent skilled teachers, and numerous of networking opportunities. The con for my graduate program is the tuition because it is a private school.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty have been very approachable outside the classroom, and are always willing to help you succeed. The quality of most of the faculty is good to excellent--there are a few bad apples, as there are in any academic setting. Office of Career Services tries to help with career placement, but most of the time the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing in that office. Also, there are few opportunities for students to network with alums and attorneys, or one another (there is a definite lack of interaction among sections). The campus is beautiful, but Hempstead is the polar opposite. The cost of living is outrageous for such a lousy area, and living on or off campus will cost you about $6000/semester.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I am very happy to be a part of the Rehabilitation Counseling master's program at Hofstra. It is a competitive program with an outstanding reputation in New York state. The job outlook is strong for this field and Hofstra's program being one of the few in New York State there is a greater chance for job placement immediately after graduation. The faculty is helpful and supportive as well. Overall, it is a very good program.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Very competitive, not the best record regarding safety and the surrounding area. Not the best resources and teachers are very hit or miss.
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