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Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business


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100 Hofstra University Hempstead
Hempstead, New York 11549
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Tuition & Fees In-State: $253,257*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $253,257*

Average Salary: $64,108

Graduates With Jobs 90 Days After Graduation: 93%

International: 3%

Minority: 34%

First generation college students: 36%

When do students declare their majors: Freshman Year

Acceptance Rate: 71%

Average SAT: 1,248

Average GPA: 3.63

HS Class Top Ten: 42%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statistics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business secured the 57th position in our 2023 rankings, maintaining the same impressive standing as in our 2022 rankings. The Long Island-based B-School had a much more exclusive acceptance rate of 71% for this year’s incoming class compared to the 86.31% rate for last year’s incoming class. Their average SAT scores have risen slightly to 1248 for the most recent incoming class from 1242 for last year’s.

In terms of careers, an excellent 92.65% of the Class of 2023 landed a full-time job within three months of graduating – down just a bit from last year’s rate of 95.36 for the Class of 2022. 

Internships saw a bit of a decrease, with 65% of the Class of 2023 landing at least one business-focused internship before graduating, compared to 73.50% for the Class of 2022. Of the three methodological categories, Zarb scored best in Career Outcomes at No. 56.


The Zarb School offers nine undergraduate majors including Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Sports Management, and Supply Chain Management. Programming addresses critical issues impacting our world and society such as sustainability, healthcare, the role of women in business, diversity and inclusion, and global leadership.

Overall, Zarb alumni view their undergraduate business education rather positively with surveyed alumni rating the quality of teaching in business courses an 8.71average rating. 


At Zarb, students are given an immersive and authentic experience from the start working with the same cutting-edge technology, software, and real-time data used by today’s business professionals.

The B-School’s Leo A. Guthart Hall for Innovation and Discovery is a high-tech wonder featuring a behavioral research in business lab for consumer research, a business development incubator, and the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship where students transform their ideas into ventures with support from local entrepreneurs.

The Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center trains students to detect and defend against cybercrime, and the Center for International Financial Services and Markets brings together scholars, top executives, and students to explore global finance and markets through engaging lectures, conferences, and related activities.


Through the B-school’s alumni network and strong corporate partnerships, students engage with senior-level executives at speaker series and conferences arranged by the school’s research centers. 

The Zarb Leadership Series is one prime example. The annual event is hosted in New York City and has featured lectures by CEOs including Ajay Banga of Mastercard; Roger Ferguson of TIAA and Michael Dowling of Northwell Health. 

“I took a January session course called Money and Capital Markets. We were lucky enough to go into the city for five of the course days and meet with industry professionals. I felt that those discussions really gave me an inside look at the finance industry that you don’t get in a classroom,” said an alum.

“[We] went to visit an advertising agency in NYC and got to sit in a meeting room with employees telling their stories to the world of advertising,” another alum said. 

These engagements, both through speaker series and class trips, give students insight into potential careers that they may be interested in while also providing them with unique opportunities to network and connect with the business community. 


Students at the Zarb School have a number of opportunities year-round to travel and learn business from a global perspective. Courses in Global Entrepreneurial Consulting, each with a different country of focus, are offered every spring semester. Past focus countries have included South Africa, South Korea, Ireland, and Israel. Students can also partake in the school’s dual degree program with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, where they spend six weeks in an internship in China.

“I participated in the Dual degree program with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian China,” one alum recalled. “The program gave me exposure to foreign professors and work environments helping to prepare me to work for a global bank.”

From an integrated education to strong business community engagement and global opportunities, the Zarb School takes students out into the real world to give them a sense of how they too can make their mark. 

Alumni say: 

“I spent a semester abroad at the University of Valencia in Spain, as part of Zarb’s suite of exchange program offerings. I was able to take coursework that fulfilled my BBA requirements, while also enriching my business education with international perspectives. At the same time, I got to explore a new country and culture – an enormously fulfilling personal experience, and one that increased the value of my education tenfold!”

“My senior thesis was important because I could research a topic in great depth that interested me, which allowed me to truly feel like a capable business professional.”

“The Dual Degree Program gave me a second business degree that was international. This degree helps me stand out in my job search as it is not a common opportunity provided across other universities.”

“I participated in a Consulting Case Competition my senior year, which Zarb’s management department hosted in partnership with GEICO. It was a unique, hands-on way to explore many of the topics we’d learned in the classroom while addressing real-life issues faced by a large and enormously successful firm.”