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Undergraduate - Direct Entry

Hofstra University

Hofstra’s proximity to New York City makes it the perfect choice for students looking for hands-on study and integrated work opportunities. The Frank G. Zarb School of Business is ranked in the top 5% of business schools in the US, and many of its students take advantage of the university’s unique work experience opportunities, such as the Wall Street Semester.

Meanwhile, The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science offers immersive learning through its Co-Op program, working in collaboration with over 150 corporate partners, including Estee Lauder, Google and IBM. Finally, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication counts some big names in the entertainment industry among its alumni, not least, Hollywood director Francis Ford Coppola.

First-year Undergraduate Direct Entry

Academic entry requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Additional requirements may also be required
  • Minimum GPA equivalent: 3.0

English language requirements

  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo: 120
  • Academic English: Level 6

Academic and English language requirements may vary by program.


All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

If you have completed high school, secondary school or have received a school-leaving certificate, and you have taken or are currently undertaking college-level study, then you're eligible to apply to transfer to Hofstra University. Fall and spring semester starts are available. More information about transfer applications can be found on the university website.

Academic entry requirements

GPA 2.5 with 24 or more transferrable credit hours. GPA 3.0 with fewer than 24 transferrable credit hours. High school and university coursework will be evaluated.

English language requirements

  • TOEFL: 80
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • PTEA: 53
  • Duolingo: 120

How to apply

Apply via INTO Global Application

Key Information

  • 93% of Hofstra degree recipients are employed, attending graduate school, or both Undergraduate & Graduate Alumni Outcomes 2021-2022.
  • One of three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of law, medicine and engineering.
  • Hofstra University is the only university to host three consecutive US presidential debates in 2008, 2012 and 2016.


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Applied Physics - Computer Science (B.S.)

Applied Physics - Engineering (B.S.)

Art (B.A.)

Art History (B.A.)

Asian Studies (B.A.)