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Hofstra University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at Hofstra

By Gender
By Major
Business - Management and AdministrationC
Computer ScienceB+
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcA+
Electrical EngineeringA+
Engineering DepartmentD-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C+
Music - Composition/TheoryB-
Music - PerformanceB
Music EducationA-
Perfomance ArtsB-
Political ScienceC+
PreDent and DentistryB+
PreMed and MedicalB-

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Surrounding City

... Hofstra advertises itself as being "close to New York City ...Read full comment
... They lure you in with the promise of a good education and job opportunities in the city after graduation, and then they slap you in the face with...Read full comment
... it's in a great location since it's very close to new york city, but there is also alot to do on the weekends on campus ...Read full comment
... I recently transferred to HU from a CUNY in the city ...Read full comment
... I went to another school in the city and got my degree there :-) Thank God I left here when I did ...Read full comment
... Garden City, the town next door, is nice ...Read full comment
... It's a 40 minute train ride from NYC, and it's VERY easy to get to and from the city at any time of day ...Read full comment
... I am a new york city kid, who was able to enjoy the best of both worlds - fresh air and being right outside new york ...Read full comment
... The surrounding city is awful, but the campus has plenty to do ...Read full comment
... Right by New York City ...Read full comment
... Availability to New York City: Before 6PM, the shuttle bus will take you to Hempstead ...Read full comment
... When i apply to internships in the city all the time people ask on interviews have u heard of so and so great guy/woman a lot of respect for so a...Read full comment
... Its near queens and the city ...Read full comment
... I also wanted to be closer to the city while still enjoying the comfort of a campus ...Read full comment
... Because these people want to hang out at New York City ...Read full comment
... Garden City is nice, but Hofstra is in Hempstead (and yes a girl was shot a block off campus last May) ...Read full comment
... Needs bills though and the city is dope ...Read full comment
... 2)Relaxed dorms: you can stay here all of winter break, there are no opposite sex rules, the RA's are pretty lenient about drinking 3)Faculty:I'v...Read full comment
... I received a WONDERFUL education as a Broadcast Journalism major, I interned at the Today Show in New York City(they told me part of the reason I...Read full comment
... I came to this school with the silly idea that it would be kind of close to New York City and that at least counted for something right ...Read full comment
... Also, Hofstra graduates are looked at with high regard in the job market, especially in New York City and the surrounding area ...Read full comment
... Not only that, but the fact that it's only 30 minutes from the city by train is AMAZING ...Read full comment
... Whether it's a free trip into the city to see a show or a ballgame, or a "build a bear" event in the student center, they really make you feel we...Read full comment
... If you need more excitement, you should probably go to a school in the city ...Read full comment
... Its pretty ghetto and because of its proximity to the city the real estate is expensive so the off campus houses are not big or in very good shap...Read full comment
... The campus is close to NYC so you can easily go to the city ...Read full comment
... The city is right around the corner, with the train station less than 2 miles from campus ...Read full comment
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