Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1142
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $36,350
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,354
  • University Selectivity
    59%
  • University Yield
    11%
  • Average Salary
    $51,905
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1968
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
134 Hofstra University
Weller Hall
Hempstead, New York 11549, United States
Website
405x225

Zarb School of Business

Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business is located just 25 miles from New York City and is among only 10 percent of business schools to earn accreditation in both business and accounting from AACSB International. The Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room is among the most technologically advanced academic facilities in the nation. Community partnership projects, executive speaker series, experiential learning opportunities are offered to enhance leadership skills. Our network of successful alumni consistently provide connections leading to prestigious internships and full-time positions.

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Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
59% Hofstra University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Character/personal abilities
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
29686% 29,686
59% 59
11% 11
59% School Selectivity
11% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT/ACT required for some
  • Are Interviews Required? By invitation only
Additional Requirements:

International applicants: TOEFL or IELTS is required. Transfer applicants with fewer than 24 credits earned should submit high school transcript and standardized text scores.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
0% 0.0
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 90
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Freshmen applying to the business program must meet the same minimum requirements that are used for the University as a whole.

Careers

Financial Services 18%
Top Industry
  • Other 12%
  • Consulting 9%
  • Manufacturing 4%
Price Waterhouse Coopers 7
Top Employer
  • Deloitte & Touche, LLP 4
  • North Shore Long Island Jewish 4
  • KPMG, LLP 3
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
50% 50
59% 59.252482758620694
50% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
20% 20
17% 16.796475409836066
20% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
21% 21
9% 9.484761904761905
21% Accept Offers
82% Graduates seeking full-time employment
18% Graduates not seeking employment
45% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
3% 3
$39,500.00
38K 41K
Finance/Accounting
45% 45
$53,760.00
25K 90K
General Management
7% 7
$68,786.00
56K 90K
Human Resources
3% 3
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Management Information Systems
4% 4
$51,000.00
40K 62K
Marketing/Sales
18% 18
$43,000.00
24K 80K
Operations/Production
3% 3
$54,000.00
24K 100K
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
19% 19
$47,083.00
19K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
19% 19
$55,583.00
40K 63K
Consumer Products/Retail
11% 11
$45,571.00
25K 60K
Consulting
9% 9
$41,600.00
35K 50K
Financial Services
18% 18
$51,571.00
30K 75K
Government/Education
4% 4
$80,000.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
4% 4
$46,250.00
40K 50K
Manufacturing
4% 4
$58,750.00
19K 100K
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
$80,000.00 Data not provided
Non-Profit
1% 1
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
3% 3
$43,333.00
25K 60K
Sports/Leisure
4% 4
$54,000.00
24K 100K
Technology/Science
6% 6
$55,167.00
38K 90K
Transportation
1% 1
$65,500.00
41K 90K
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
12% 12
$42,643.00
24K 70K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
96% 96
$52,560.00
19K 100K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2
$32,000.00
24K 40K
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
$41,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
1% 1
$38,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. West
1% 1
$80,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • New York Islanders 7
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers 7
  • UBS Financial Services 6
  • Long Island Real Estate Group 5
  • Metlife Inc 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 61
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 40
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,514
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career counseling, career assessments, internship and job planning, mock interviews, career workshops, online instructional videos, alumni events (networking, mock interviews, and resume reviews), specialized internship programs, online job and internship postings, online career resources, career fairs, guest speakers, career panels, etiquette dinners, employer on campus interviews, employer information sessions, Alumni Student Konnection (ASK) program, Path of PRIDE educational tool.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$51,450
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $36,350
  • Fees $1,050
  • Expenses $14,050
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$51,450
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $36,350
  • Fees $1,050
  • Expenses $14,050
72% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 3% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 61%
  • Merit 39%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.hofstra.edu/sfs/financialaid/index.html
Scholarships
$13,756,140
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$16,705,334
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Zarb School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
36% 33
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
41% 24
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Zarb School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
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Business Program Classes
20% Less than 20 Students 13% More than 50 Students
67% 21 to 50 students
24 Average number of students in non-business required electives
99 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2003
Degrees Offered
  • BBA/Bachelor's of Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
96% 96
50% 50
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. Matthew Sonfield

    Entrepreneurship; small business; minority business; family business; managerial consultation; automotive business history

  • Susan Martin, JD

    Patronage employment practices; securities regulation; litigation financing; and the life settlement industry.

  • Dr. Carole Jurkiewicz

    Organizational behavior; organizational performance as a function of employee ethicality and organizational structure.

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Internships.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Zarb School in China; Exchange program with University of Amsterdam; Korea University Business School; Montpellier Business School; Changwon National Business School; TABSA (the TransAtlantic Business School Alliance) which includes partnerships with the Kedge Business School; Hochschule Bremen University; University of Valencia; University of Hertfordshire.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Circle K (general assistance to disadvantaged); VITA (community tax assistance); Undergraduate peer tutoring program; Capital One Financial Education Corps (financial literacy to fourth grade students).

Students

27% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 33% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1220 75th Percentile Score on SAT 27 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
58% 58
Hispanic
14% 14
Asian American
12% 12
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
4%
1%
81%
1%
4%
9%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
92% 92
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
8% 8
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
78% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
52% 52
64% 64

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 18,484
Alumni Donations
$1,715 Average Gift $1,150,000 Largest Gift

David Mack

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Frank Zarb

    Non-Executive Chairman/Promontory Financial Group, LLC

  • Randy Frankel

    Owner/Tampa Bay Rays

  • Debra Sandler

    President/Mars Chocolate North America