Hofstra University (Zucker)

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
44
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
2008
US News Rank - Research
70
US News Rank - Primary Care
84
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
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Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 100K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.82
Median MCAT
517
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes - minimum
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Has any member of your family ever been employed by or on staff at either Hofstra University or any entity of the Northwell Health System? If yes, please explain.

2. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1500 characters)

3. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1500 characters)

4. Have you ever been subject to any investigations, actions, or convictions (either institutional or legal)?

5. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1500 characters)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that there may be certain challenges you have encountered during the application process. Please use this space to describe any of those challenges. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge.

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that there may be certain challenges you have encountered during the application process. Please use this space to describe any of those challenges.

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Has any member of your family ever been employed by or on staff at either Hofstra University or any entity of the Northwell Health System? If yes, please explain.

2. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1500 char)

3. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1500 char)

4. Have you ever been subject to any investigations, actions, or convictions (either institutional or legal)?

5. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1500 char)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1500 characters)

2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1500 characters)

3. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1500 characters)

2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1500 characters)

3. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1,500 characters)

2. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1500 Characters)

3. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (i think 1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (All 1500 characters)

2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation.

3. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge.

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now.

2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time.

3. Please share anything your application does not include, but that you would like to bring to our attention. For example, is there anything special you would add to our School?(1500 Characters)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now.

2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time.

3. Please share anything your application does not include, but that you would like to bring to our attention.

All character limits are 1500. They also ask you to upload a photo.

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