StudentsReview - Hofstra University - Life at Hofstra Copyright 2015 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html Life at Hofstra - Comments en StudentsReview: Positive Review about Hofstra for Unknownhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html Hofstra is an excellent university which offer a diverse student population. College is about applying oneself to achieve thier best attributes in thier academic studies.... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 01:06:06 GMT StudentsReview 951-162705 951-162705 951 0 Unknown Female Undergraduate Class 2015 2nd Year Positive Hofstra is an excellent university which offer a diverse student population. College is about applying oneself to achieve thier best attributes in thier academic studies. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 01:06:06 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about Hofstra for Perfomance Artshttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html All I can say is don't Hofstra seems appealing with it being so close to NYC, but that's really the only good thing. I majored in drama, and half the professors were educated at Hofstra! No one in any... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:15:04 GMT StudentsReview 951-156694 951-156694 951 43 Perfomance Arts Male Undergraduate Class 2017 2nd Year Negative All I can say is don't Hofstra seems appealing with it being so close to NYC, but that's really the only good thing. I majored in drama, and half the professors were educated at Hofstra! No one in any department knew what they were talking about and they told us if anyone came up to ask why the tuition was so high we should avoid the question. The so called "BFA" program is a scam, and without it you're basically paying 60k for no major. The kids who had gotten in came out with no connections, about the same education that AMDA could give you (except 50k cheaper) and a school that looks the other way when you ask why you don't have a job. It says a lot when someone transfers to a community college just to get out of the trap that is Hofstra. The food is awful and the amount of times people found bugs in their food was too many to count. Hofstra is located in the lovely town of Hempstead, known for its gangs and high crime rate. My first year I got three emails a week telling us to travel in groups because there had been students mugged walking back from parties. The school totes their proximity to NYC as a feature yet sets a time limit on the shuttle that takes you to the nearest train station, saying that after a certain time it's too dangerous for them to come, and if you find yourself stuck there then you better know someone with a car. Even the attendance policy, which varies per major, is insane. If you find yourself in the hospital, or just sick, then you better show up to class with an IV because if you're absent more than 2 times they drop your grade and recommend you drop the class. If I could give this school 0 stars I would. If you're even thinking of attending simply because you didn't get in anywhere else (like the majority of people who go to Hofstra, it's a 'well I didn't get into my top choice but this will do' school), I implore you to look elsewhere. I didn't do well my first semester of freshman year due to my family moving and it being a new environment. As a result I lost my scholarship, but when I tried to explain that I was simply getting used to being alone and not having any family close they told me that it didn't matter and that I could appeal again next year. They rope you in by showing you the gym, which is about the only thing they'll spend money on, and have the student guides, who are paid to lie (I know because I went to the training to be one, but when I was told about the questions to avoid: tuition, do people drink/ do drugs). The dorms are small and packed (they have 4 people to a room the size of a normal dorm, they call it a quad). There's so much to say about why this school is terrible, but I'll leave it at a simple DON'T. Don't go, no matter how appealing it sounds, it's not. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:15:04 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about Hofstra for History/Histories (art history/etc.)http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html I absolutely adored my time at Hofstra. It's easy to graduate with multiple majors if you plan your time well, and I've had a lot of wonderful professors that know me very well. There are plenty of op... Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:57:12 GMT StudentsReview 951-112767 951-112767 951 41 History/Histories (art history/etc.) Female Undergraduate Class 2015 4th Year Positive I absolutely adored my time at Hofstra. It's easy to graduate with multiple majors if you plan your time well, and I've had a lot of wonderful professors that know me very well. There are plenty of opportunities you can take advantage of. I would highly recommend Hofstra. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:57:12 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about Hofstra for Engineering Departmenthttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html READ THIS BEFORE ATTENDING So at one point in my life I was considered brilliant, a 150+ I.Q. , but then a car accident and brain injury changed things. Im still capable of doing a lot but the advi... Wed, 14 May 2014 08:53:33 GMT StudentsReview 951-108316 951-108316 951 61 Engineering Department Male Undergraduate Class 2018 1st Year Negative READ THIS BEFORE ATTENDING

So at one point in my life I was considered brilliant, a 150+ I.Q. , but then a car accident and brain injury changed things. Im still capable of doing a lot but the advisors their dont help. For ex, I said I dont need to be overwhelmed because I have bad anxiety, and what does my advisor do??? He puts me into Calculus 3, Calc based physics and Matlab (an engineering math based on computers and computer language). So instead of challenging me with a few different courses, he puts me into 3 difficult math classes. My professor, who I confided in about my course load said "that was definitely the wrong thing to do, even for a person without anxiety." On the other hand my calc 3 teacher, is unreachable after class and outside his office hours. My classes were during his office hours, and he wasnt willing to give me 15 minutes. For ex: I had a question, he thought it was irrelevant and said talk to me after class ill help you. After class he says I have to go. He is also slow at grading tests. For ex: we had a double and triple integral test 2.5 weeks before the final, and he didn't get us the test back nor did he post a solution to the test. How is one to find out what areas he needs work on if you don't get your test back? He said " well its a lesson learned, take the class again." At 4500 per class I think not. The teachers constantly fail the students and then blame the students for not studying. Im sorry if 70% of the class is a C- or below, the teacher has a great deal to do with it. This University, as much as they want to be IVY league, will not be unless they remove the trash they have for teachers. I had a 3.9 GPA transferring in, and a 2.4 after one semester there. Their BIO department sucks, baaaaaaaaad! My brother going pre med, had a teacher who failed to teach the material. He zipped through slides without explaining anything (I mean 230 powerpoint slides for one test), the class average was 56 on the first test. So what does he do, he takes another teachers class average (a 79), combines his with hers, averages the two and then curves the test. That right there is coercion, hiding his failure to teach with one that could. So in the end he is getting relieved of that class, and during the final a student says" I smell fear and resentment up there," and the teacher says " you think thats funny, take a look at the test." Because he was getting relieved, he purposely made the test not passable to spite the department. Now you have a bunch of students who have to plea to have a grade adjustment, but in order to get into med school, you need B+ or better. In the end, you have a corporate lawyer running the school at a whopping $950,000 per year, and is turning it into a business rather than a educational institution. For the money go somewhere else, and experience a world away from Uniondale, which is riddled with crime.
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StudentsReview: Advice Review about Hofstra for Biologyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html Im a commuter, so you could argue that i have a skewed view of campus life but i have plenty of friends that live on campus and freshman year for me was spent on their futons so i do know what campus ... Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:53:24 GMT StudentsReview 951-105715 951-105715 951 6 Biology Male Undergraduate Class 2016 2nd Year Advice Im a commuter, so you could argue that i have a skewed view of campus life but i have plenty of friends that live on campus and freshman year for me was spent on their futons so i do know what campus life is like. bars get dull quickly, and parties only go downhill after welcome week, most of the reason i like hofstra is because of the friends ive made but hofstra itself hasnt done much. The value of a degree from here just doesnt feel like much. There are definitely brilliant people at this university that i know but there are also people that are complete idiots and they arent even just the athletes, it bothers me that in two years me and another person who can barely hold a conversation is gonna get a degree. Im not saying hofstra is bad, it is definitely one of the top universities in america but i guess im just the type of guy that like being the best of the best. I know plenty of people who have lived on campus and find it to be great but even they found that until they joined a fraternity it sucked, and then there are people who i know that transferred out and say it was the best decision they made. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:53:24 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/HU_comments.html