Hofstra University Housing and Nearby Apartments


Despite its suburban setting, Hofstra University is no commuter school. Undergraduates seeking Hofstra on-campus housing have 37 residence halls at their disposal, in which a total of some 3,800 students make their home every year. As you can imagine, there is a variety of designs and concepts from which to choose, from high rises to two-story housing complexes. And a certain amount of space is set aside in one of the upper-class residence halls each year for students who want to apply for a Themed Living Community, such as Visual Arts, Active Living, and Math, Science and Engineering. Despite being able to accommodate such a large number of undergraduates (and a much smaller number of graduate students), there are still thousands of students needing Hoftstra off-campus housing each fall. Which is where Urban Edge can help. Look through the constantly updated rental apartment listings here on our website. And Urban Edge isn't limited to Hempstead rental apartments, or even Nassau County rentals. Given Hofstra's location some 25 miles from NYC, and its two Long Island Rail Road stations within easy free-shuttle-bus distance, at Hempstead and Mineola, students and especially Hofstra faculty needing off-campus housing have all the city in which to potentially find a place to live.

About Hofstra University

Since 1935, Long Island's Hofstra University has been a vibrant presence within the Village of Hempstead, located in the western part of suburban Nassau County. Because although Hofstra began life as an offshoot of New York University--it was rather inelegantly named "Nassau College - Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island" at its founding--it took only two years for the school to strike out on its own, and it has been growing and expanding ever since. Today Hofstra University (it was granted that status in 1963) is spread out over 240 acres, and, among other accolades and noteworthy acknowledgements, has been granted the honor of hosting a pair of United States Presidential debates, in the elections of 2008 and 2012. From its first graduating class of 89 back more than 75 years ago, nearly 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend Hofstra University in any given year these days, pursuing almost 40 different degrees (a figure that includes 15 dual degree programs) in one of ten separate schools and colleges. On Hofstra's spacious Hempstead campus, for example, students are busy taking classes at well regarded graduate Schools of Law, Medicine, and Business, as well as the College of Liberal Arts, the Honors College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Heath Sciences and Human Services, and Schools of Education and Communication. The most popular majors among Hofstra's nearly 7,000 undergraduate students include Psychology, English Language and Literature, Accounting, Marketing, and Business Administration and Management. Hofstra also runs a number of academic institutes, including the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency (which hosts a series of prestigious Presidential conferences, and is one of the reasons why the University was chosen to hold those Presidential debates), as well as the National Center for Suburban Studies, which makes sense, considering the country's first planned suburban community, Levittown, is also located in the Village of Hempstead. There are also a number of doctoral programs here at Hofstra, in both research and scholarship as well as professional practices. Despite the somewhat sprawling nature of Hofstra University as a whole, what with all of those colleges and schools--and there are more than 110 separate buildings on the campus--the undergraduate community has a core of tight-knit, extremely active students. In fact, there are more than 200 student-run clubs on the Hofstra campus, as well as some 30 fraternities and sororities, both local and national. Greek life has a long history at Hofstra, with Alpha Theta Beta present at the school's founding, and still active today. Hofstra also fields teams for 17 varsity sports, eight for men and nine for women, from baseball, basketball, and lacrosse to golf, tennis, and cross country, all competing at the NCAA Division 1 level. Scroll down for a list of apartments near Hofstra University.