Hofstra Law School

Rank 140 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • Hofstra Law School
  • Hofstra University

Hofstra Law School is a law school located in Hempstead, New York. The school was ranked 140 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Hofstra Law School is approximately 263.

Admissions website: https://law.hofstra.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: lawadmissions@hofstra.edu

Admissions phone: 516.463.5916

Can I get into Hofstra Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Hofstra Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 151 156 158
GPA 3.24 3.58 3.74
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2264 72
# Admissions offers 1013 -
Class size 263 84
% Accepted 44.7% 43
% Yield 25.3% 30

During the 2023 application cycle, 2,264 people applied and 1,013 were offered admission.

Hofstra University has a 1L class size of 263, and yield of 25.27%. 256 out of 1,013 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 25.27% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Hofstra University has a median LSAT of 156. The 25th percentile LSAT is 151 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 158.

The median GPA is 3.58. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.24 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.74.

Hofstra Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 126 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Hofstra Law School cost per year?

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Grads with debt
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Salary, 25th %
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Cost of attending Hofstra Law School

In 2023, tuition was $65,838 and the annual cost of attending was $97,553 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Hofstra Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Hofstra University make $80,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $68,000.

59.1% of law graduates from Hofstra University go directly to work for law firms, while 3.0% clerk for a judge. 4.7% of graduates go into public interest.

72.8% of Hofstra University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Hofstra Law School

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University prepares passionate students to have an impact in the legal community and beyond. Since 1970, Hofstra Law has provided an education rich in both the theory and skills needed to produce outstanding lawyers, business executives, and community leaders. Located on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Hofstra Law is 20 miles outside New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law offers a JD program, as well as LLM graduate degrees in American Legal Studies (for foreign law graduates) and Family Law. Two joint-degree programs are available: a JD/MBA in conjunction with Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business and a JD/MPH in conjunction with Hofstra’s School of Health Sciences and Human Services.

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are they sending letters or emails? decision is on the portal but no letter was sent
i just got the email
Oh u just heard back from Hofstra?
Oh I’m mad late 😂
Congrats Journey
Thank u!! 🙏🙏
Does anyone know how or when they let u know about scholarships?
I got the scholarship info email right after the acceptance email
just switched to "file with admission committee" how long should i expect until a decision?
For me it went from 1/4 to 1/24
No I’m sorry it was 1/9 to 1/24 so 15 days for me
School is a joke - good luck y'all.
oof wow
Why u say that?
Can someone plz drop if theres a new discord?
and is anyone going to accepted students day???
plz dm me if yes
How long after sending in your app did it take to get an email with status checker details?
Hey, looking to hear others thoughts on this decision- Hofstra is offering a full conditional scholarship and seton hall is offering 150k non conditional. With tuition hikes , I’d prob end owing 45-50k so I’m currently looking into outside scholarships that don’t look so promising. I’m interested in criminal law although that can change. I’d love to be a trial lawyer at one point. Seton is slightly closer to me in distance. Also I’m old. So def don’t wanna rack up debt unless it’s worth it. With a few more $$ I can prob pay off seton while attending. Can’t make up my mind. Thoughts?
@Journey37: If ranking matters to you, then I'd go to Seton Hall. Personally, I'd go where the money is. Coming out with a small debt is still a debt
@pinkprincessxoxo: thanks for replying. I could care less about the ranking but I do care that it seems like a better school lol. Agreed about the debt
Something I’m worried about is people keep telling me 50% of Hofstra students lose that full scholly
I looked into it further and you're right. That's extremely predatory and tbh maybe not worth the risk. The minimum is a 2.2 so you'd have remain in the top 50% percent of the class. One option could be to attempt to negotiate the scholarship
Has anyone gone from being on the waitlist to accepted?
Is there a discord link or LinkedIn page for admitted students from this cycle?
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