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My problems with Hofstra started on day oneQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
My problems with Hofstra started on day one and never ended in the 1.5 semesters I was there. I'm sorry I ever applied. I tell everyone I can to stay far away from this poor excuse for an academic institution. Heed my warning and save yourself the headache and frustration.

Hofstra and Zarb have a knack for providing false information or promises. Don't take anything they say during the open house at face value. I was told I'd be able to do an independent study during my interview, and when the time came, they refused and didn't give any reason. They also advertised 10 elective classes on the website, but last semester they only offered one.

Most of my professors were incapable of conveying the material in a meaningful or digestible way, and some never made eye contact with the class throughout the whole semester. six of the ten classes in my program were a complete waste of time.

If you have any complaints or want to vouch for your right to a decent education, the dean and department chairs will either ignore you or talk down to you until they think you will give up. I had an associate dean laugh in my face when I told him I wanted a better education. Use that information as you will.

Finally, incompetence must be a job requirement for all Hofstra employees. Most faculty and administration either talk down to you, tell you they'll do something or follow up with you and don't, or ignore your emails and phone calls completely. I've seen this behavior from Zarb, financial aid, housing, registrar, and HR. You would think that at least financial aid would be more careful since they're dealing with people's money. Nope. I had to watch them like a hawk and correct their same mistakes over and over again. The area is also very unsafe. The first week of my first semester there were TWO reported gun-point break-ins and robberies on campus. Just visit Hempstead and you'll see what I'm talking about.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2019
Campus Aesthetics: B, Education Quality: F
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I would highly recommend going to another college.BrightMusic - Performance
I would highly recommend going to another college. I am a 1st year music major, and this college makes me think I'm trash, both from students and professors. Sure, there are some exceptions, but even the students and professors who are nice aren't the best people in the world. In general, if you're going to be a student here, assume about 90% of the students and professors are against your favor, because they are. My advice to any incoming freshman is to look for a real college that knows how to make you think you matter to them, but this isn't that type of environment.
1st Year Male -- Class 1922
Surrounding City: B, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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I regret the day I came in forEducation
I regret the day I came in for orientation to Hofstra's Graduate School of Education. I have never had gainful employment as a teacher, just as a substitute. Luckily my husband has a decent job because I cannot make a living with my worthless Hofstra education degree. Please stay away. I wish I could at least say I learned something at Hofstra, even though it didn't lead to a job. The classes were for the most part worthless. I had horrible mentor teachers for my student teaching assignment. They had no interest whatsoever in mentoring. I try not to even think about the time and money I wasted or I get almost suicidal. I hope I can help at least one person from wasting precious years of their lives. Unless you know someone, you will have an extremely hard time finding a decent teaching job on Long Island.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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